It was a little over a year ago when I first heard that Lol Tolhurst was writing his memoir from his wife Cindy Levin, as the three of us were having lunch in a cafe near their hometown of Venice. To then hold the book, "Cured - The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys," with it's purple and black artwork, and picture of Lol and his childhood friend, Robert Smith, felt like Christmas. Like finding a secret treasure, especially for Cure fans, but also for those who enjoy reading one person's journey though life. The highs and the lows. Captivating tales to break heartstrings or to laugh out loud while reading alone in a cafe (with people looking at you sideways).
"People don't expect us to have any levity. They expected us to be super serious," Lol said during his appearance and interview with Lyndsey Parker at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. "The thing is, what you have to understand is, we were always serious about what we did. We took what we did very seriously, but we never took ourselves that seriously."
Cindy Levinson – vocals
Dayton Borders - synthesizer, keyboards, guitar
What's old is new again. So many bands that have arrived over the last five years or so have a resemblance to styles in music that go back 20 or more years. The Sounds have a liken to Blondie, Interpol could easily pull off Joy Division covers, and The Rapture, who opened up for The Cure during their recent Curiosa tour, are definitely children of those new wave pioneers. Personally, I had mixed feelings about the birth of electro clash, wondering why I wouldn't just throw on the real thing, be it Heaven 17, ABC, or even Flocking Seagulls. Then I started discovering acts like Fischerspooner, Miss Kitten and Ladytron, and I was hooked on the newbies as well.