This Is Memorial Device, the debut novel by David Keenan, is a love letter to the small towns of Lanarkshire in the west of Scotland in the late 1970s and…
March 7, 2017 | by Faber Social
Untitled: Richard Starkey’s famous poem that he put to music under the name The Beguiled never had a proper title but it was all about hippy music at the end of the world.
The two best hippy albums are So Far and Mass In F Minor
that’s what my pal Stevie said to me
that’s because they both sound like the end of the world
then he quoted from I think from a fanzine by Lindsay Hutton out of Grangemouth where some guy was talking about coming back from Vietnam and listening to Mass In F Minor and feeling his skin crawl
you think that isn’t what Neil Young is about?
I said yeah I hear you but what about David Crosby?
I’ll tell you about David Crosby motherfucker he said to me
then he told me that David Crosby had sailed a Viking ship down the Suez Canal
that’s right he said
how does that tally?
I thought about the end of the Sixties and I thought about the end of the world and I realised it was right there in the 1980s