Toronto Tim Says:
A preface: You must remember, I'm from the left side of the pond, and several of the UK bands we chat about here on this blog are/were about as popular here as yuck... vegemite! We've never had the privilege of seeing for example Prefab Sprout, Blue Nile, Deacon Blue, Miracle Mile and others perform live, having never toured Canada. I've seen Lloyd Cole (who lives in the US) in all of his dour glory, entertaining but not exactly 'Mr Charisma'... one time with Grant and Robert of the GoBetweens opening. You can see we're severely deprived. However, I am getting a second chance to appreciate these experiences in retrospect thanks to the magic of the 'Internet'.