Chinese New Year today reminded me of this line, from Suede’s 1994 non-album single, Stay Together. I have the cassette single of this track in a box somewhere. Released on Nude Records, it was the last song put out by the band in its original line-up before Bernard Butler left (and I lost interest, because that alchemy that tends to arise out of creative friction in bands was gone). I must say that the video, which I saw for the first time now — we very rarely got to see “alternative” music videos on South African TV back then — is pretty crap compared to other Suede videos I have seen. Anyway. Here’s to the Year of the Horse being a vast improvement on the Year of the Snake just past.