Monday, August 13, 2007

Guy Garvey's tribute to Tony Wilson

I'm not exactly an Elbow lover, so Guy Garvey doesn't entirely induce cheer in me. Still, you had to love his tribute to Tony Wilson whose death he acknowledged on Saturday by recounting his first meeting with the H himself. Apparantly GG had a full speech of praise prepared. Only a few points into his cataloguing of influence, however, Wilson promptly said "fuck off" and walked away.

It's a credit to what the man was that such a tale continued to endear him to Garvey (let alone us).