And so, and I type this with a sense of sad inevitability, it’s all gone a bit Pete Tong.
There was this on FB:
I have been sacked!
Reunions can be tricky. We were told that this one was always meant to be short term and it’s often best not to drag it out too long, especially if there is no prospect of new material. It could end up like The Pixies, or looking like a Loop tribute band – Hoop? Loopy? There have been loads of reunions in recent years; Chapterhouse, Swervedriver, The Telescopes et al. We’re threatened with the prospect of a Slowdive reunion, but that’s just too awful to contemplate. Slowdive really were the dullest band ever (IMO).
But I’m so
glad that I got to see Loop again. I’d never expected to and it’s been such fun (for me). And it has reinvigorated my interest in music (I’m soooo out of touch) so, for me at least, it’s not all
about looking back. There are still some gigs to come in North America and at Roadburn, but no more (yet?) announced for the UK. I’d go of course. How could I resist? I’m powerless to resist, but I’d miss John. He’s cool. He’s one of the ‘classic’ Loop line-up and I want
him to be there, even if I am too short to be able to see him behind his kit
. But at the end of the day he has to do what is right for him. Reunions can be tricky you see.
I’ve had a love affair with Loop for more than a quarter of a century (crikey! How old am I?). Yes, it’s been a rather one-sided love affair, but that’s ok, and I don’t want it to end. This recent live jaunt has been like one last brief moment in the sun…if the sun was at night… and really noisy…and mostly obscured by dry ice. Well you get what I mean. A gorgeous, heart pumping, heart stopping aberration. A last mad moment of joyous Loop-y goodness.
Whatever happens next we’ll always have the music. So, People of Loop, if you do ever read this, whatever your differences, together you created something beautiful, so thanks for that.
Hopelessly devoted to Loop ♥