Jeff Morris, the editor and layout artist of The Wizard of Ads trilogy, toasts the almost-completion of the Wizard Academy campus during a recent visit to the office of Academy Vice-Chancellor Daniel Whittington. Daniel shared the music of Elbow with us (below,) proclaiming it, “England’s most brilliant, overlooked band. A bunch of not-pretty 40-somethings with great lyrics and a don’t much care attitude,” or something along those lines. You’re going to like hanging out after class with Whittington. And if Jeff Morris is around, you’re going to like it doubly well.
This song by Elbow is a different twist of the same,
self-pitying blue note played earlier in The Psalm of a King.
“Mondays is for drinking to the seldom-seen kid.”
“I’ve been working on a cocktail called ‘Grounds For Divorce.'”
“Doubt comes in on sticks, but then he kicks like a horse.”
“There’s a hole in my neighbourhood
down which of late I cannot help but fall.”