From The Desk Of Pete Astor: “One For The Ghost” (Famous Last Words)

Pete Astor has been a staple of the British indie scene since the early ’80s, fronting a diverse number of outfits including the Loft, the Weather Prophets, the Wisdom Of Harry and Ellis Island Sound. He launched a solo career in 1990, as well, and is also a senior lecturer in music at the University of Westminster. Astor’s latest release is One For The Ghost (Tapete). He’ll be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week, writing about the origins of these songs and how they relate to the LP’s theme of past and future, complete with illustrations he created with Susanne Ballhausen.

Astor: It’s always hard to resist those remainder bookstores—it’s the search. I’m sure it’s related to some kind of primitive hunter/gatherer thing. Maybe. And, of course, you generally find nothing, but it did find this and unlocked a song …