A long time ago, I watched "Belle and Sebastian – Fans Only" with Cho + Bobby. I'm not normally into movies about bands because they usually seem a bit self-serving and precocious. However, in this case, "Fans Only" was completely fascinating…because the docu-pic showed that the members of B&S are every bit as peculiar as any listener might hope them to be.
Then today, I received an email from the organizer of a design book club I try to attend every few months, with the possible selections for March. The list included:
Put The Book Back on The Shelf
(Belle and Sebastian songs interpreted by several sequential artists)
"Now, the band's colorful lyrics and gorgeous, full-bodied melodies have provided Image Comics with the inspiration for a new kind of comics anthology. With the full-color, 144-page PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF, a stellar collection of independent comic creators and cartoonists put their own spins on a cross section of Belle and Sebastian's songs, crafting stories inspired by the band1s music, drawn from the band's entire catalog." (from the Image Comics site)
Finally, I remembered hearing last week that B&S have a new album out, called The Life Pursuit. Now, all of these things are either completely coincidental OR a divine message that it was a damn good thing I bought a ticket to see B&S at Avalon tonight. Did I mention that The New Pornographers are opening? Yes, the show is indeed going to r-a-w-k, even if we do have to go on the "all ages" night since Bobby has class the night of the "21+ show." At least we be able to eschew standing positions near the side with a clear view of the band…since all of the frosh will be smashed against the stage.