22 July 2000

Montréal 1

I spent an entire day in Montreal with Visage’s Fade to Grey stuck in my head. This was for three reasons:

  1. The hotel room was right next to the elevator shaft, and the motor made a noise like the rising synth boing that appears at several points in the song after the line “We fade to grey”.
  2. The song is partly in English and partly in French, rather like Montreal.
  3. I had watched The Teletubbies that morning on Canadian TV, and this had reminded me of the fact that a few months ago Steve Strange of Visage was convicted of shoplifting a Teletubby.

This is all true, even the last bit.

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