Marianne Faithfull is now 64, and she has a new record coming out. This is great news to read: I love it that she and others of her generation are still making interesting, provocative and great-sounding records. Click here to read an interview in The Independent in which Faithfull lays out quite a bit about her private life, including depression and a recent addiction to sleeping pills ... and, yes, the inevitable questions about having been a junkie and Mick Jagger's ex.
One of her points:
"My entire back catalogue, pretty much, has been undervalued and overlooked. Even Broken English. When they compiled the 100 best records of the century back in 2000, Broken English was nowhere to be seen." She snorts. "Which I think was just absurd."
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.