"Nobody died that year. Nobody prospered. There were no births or marriages. Seventeen reverent satires were written - disrupting a cliche and, presumably, creating a genre. That was a dream, of course, but many of the most important things, I find, are the ones learned in your sleep"
Castling - Renata Adler
This seems very fitting since I was introduced to Speedboat in 1984 through the music of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions and their first album, Rattlesnakes. On this collection the song 'Speedboat' is one of the many outstanding tracks on this album. Lloyd was in the news recently when it was announced that he will be releasing a new set of music this summer that was crowd funded by his fans. Over the years he has assembled a great body of work that is definitely worth a listen.
"She looks like Eve Marie Saint in On The Waterfront
As she reads Simone de Beauvoir in her american circumstance
Her heart, heart's like crazy paving
Upside down and back to front
She say ooh, it's hard to love
When love was your great disappointment"
Speedboat - Lloyd Cole