"and the whiskey and wine entered our veins when blood was too weak to carry on…"
Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers At Last
"A band like The Strokes only comes along once in a lifetime. You should be grateful that they’ve come along in yours."
In 2001, the NME was ridiculed for ending a concert review with this now oft-quoted line. But thirteen years later, I’ve got to say that they were completely and utterly right.