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18 Jan

If you read the blog you should really be reading, you’ll know that I’ve been thinking about beauty lately.  While I’ve been concentrating on the beauty that is too vivid to process, what about the beauty that goes unnoticed?  Is it as beautiful?  And what about the beauty you imagine to exist but isn’t a reality at all?  Does that make it less beautiful?  Oh, it’s all so tragic!

Elvis Costello’s millionth album was called All This Useless Beauty because he expected that to be the fate of the songs contained within.  Now that’s tragic.  And really funny.  Just as you’d expect from him.   I love Elvis Costello, of course, but I’ve always adored this version by Lush of the title song.

And, this song seems fitting for a day like today.

Listen!  Download!