Cosas Que Leo #103: THE GREATEST LIVING ENGLISHMAN, Martin Newell

“I, for instance, wanted to write jangly little English songs about love affairs on run-down rainy railway stations. I did not want to write the type of Great Big Rock Songs that hard-loving men in poodle cuts, being all brave-through-the-tears, would bawl out during their US Stadium gigs. I wanted to bring pop music back to the village green. I didn’t want to write about route 66, I was more interested in the A120 side-roads near Elmstead Market.”

The greatest living Englishman

MARTIN NEWELL

Autumn Girl Books, 2019

367 págs.

**** Memorias parciales, sospecho que autoeditadas (del todo coherente con su pequeña cottage industry de DIY pop), de parte de uno de mis músicos favoritos, además de faro espiritual y modelo moral («¿Qué haría Martin Newell en mi lugar?» es una pregunta que me hago con creciente regularidad según avanza mi carrera literaria; y mi vida, vamos)