Photo by Alice Mess
Carl has concluded his Italian minitour last night in Rome, at the Lanificio. The show was highly appreciated, although the mic wasn't working perfectly. "The beginning was a bit slow" says Alice "maybe because many people didn't know songs like Ballad of Grimaldi or So Long, but after What a Waster, Carl and Anthony started to move their arses and so did the crowd. There were tears everywhere during The man who would be king and Time for heroes".
In the meantime, Carl's new song "So Long" got thumbs up by the NME column "1o tracks you have to hear this week":
9. Carl Barat – So Long. The cup of the Libs lover runneth right over: reunions, tabloid stories, gigs left right and centre, and now – Carl solo! Dirty Pretty Things this ain’t, as El Barât peforms at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall backed by a violinist in a suit that looks like he half-inched it from the Telstar costume department. The song is a Celtic-tinged ballad, Carl crooning, “So long my lover, it’s over…” You can’t get rid of us that easily, Carly boy.
All is well with Carl, and I wish I could say the same for Peter. But after all, as they say, no news is good news, so let's roll on to the Gigs of the Week.