I’ve only just discovered the mine of Cocteau Twins clips on YouTube, who knew? A rare and precious band who tickled your ears with such wonderment you had to wonder had angels come to earth and formed a band in Scotland. A unique and unmistakable sound an important landmark on my musical map (because there are like maps of music aren’t there, aren’t there?). “Pink Orange Red” a pretty early song here live (and they are not ashamed of having their tape machine playing the instruments they don’t have the manpower for when playing live) off their ’85 Tiny Dynamite EP. And because Dave is assuaged with 3D world commitments and has to down shift his blogging at Complex System of Pipes here is a bonus clip “Carolyn’s Fingers” from the Blue Bell Knoll album which transported me from Deansgate station to Victoria seemingly in an instantaneous dream like fugue, the long trudge in cold winter rain going unnoticed as my walkman allowed the music to envelop my consciousness. Which is to say even on a miserable day in Manchester there is wonder to be had, don’t let the call center get you down.