Woozy With Cider (Jon Hopkins Remix)
Woozy With Cider, 2007
I always loved the original version of this (from The Year of The Leopard), but the keyboard melody always seemed a little flimsy. This, though. This is perfect. Just piano and Yorkston’s lovely stream of consciousness murmuring - precisely the right balance of brightness and melancholy.
“Sure enough, 99% of the people I meet have scant regard for entertaining me. It seems I’m too old or too slow or too quiet - just wrong. Well I’m glad. In their cocaine-fuelled electronic cabarets I’ll be the man at the bar drinking overpriced whiskey from a barmaid whose too good to catch my eye, as she only works here two nights a week. The rest of the time she’s a singer in a rock and roll band. I bet she’d change her tune if I told her my album had peaked at number 172, that I also had friends who worked in bars, and that didn’t define who they are. Though it certainly helps their capacity to drink. But I’ve strayed off the subject, and now I’ll be leaning over, waking you up, and you’ll squint at me between the cracks in your eyelids, woozy with cider, as if you were asking just exactly where we are and exactly what I wanted. And I’ll be happy, as we won’t be taking anything too seriously.”