Monday, July 26, 2010


The Twang - Watershed 17.7.2010

This was at the end of the official pub crawl. Strange venue for The Twang who were headlining a stage at Guilfest the following day. A normal set lasting about an hour twenty that didn't omit anything obvious. A good show in a smaller venue than when I've seen them before is exactly what you would expect.


Melissa Etheridge - Shepherds Bush Empire 29.6.10

Hadn't seen Melissa Etheridge for about a decade and although the £40 ticket seemed a bit pricey, the scareness of her UK tours swung it for me. A one off UK date saw a nationwide audience, with a few scottish people making the journey south. It was a sell out crowd though I got annoyed when maurading my way down to the bar that there was a wall of couples with plenty of room in front of them but not moving forward theirselves or allowing people to pass. Still managed to get my normal place on the left just ahead of the bar. Coming on at eight o'clock Melissa played for about two and three quarter hours. Still she missed out a couple of my favs and singles such as No Souvenirs and All American Girl which was a shame. However, we got a slice of her new album Fearless Love and classic track such as Chrome Plated Heart and Let Me Go. The set culminated in a ten minute plus version of Bring Me Some Water seguing to an even longer Like The Way I Do. Classic stuff. The encore just featured one song, a ballad that closes her new album but still a worthwhile eveniong to get reaquainted with my favourite 12-string guitarist (besides myself).

Set - Fearless Love / Miss California / Similar Features / Chrome Plated Heart / If I Wanted To / Company / I Want To Come Over / The Wanting of You / Let Me Go / Heaven on Earth / To Be Loved / Brave & Crazy / Indiana / Drag Me Away / Nervous / I'm The Only One / Bring Me Some Water / Like The Way I Do ///// Gently We Row

Friday, July 16, 2010


Pub Crawl XV - Animals

I am shamefully behind on this blog and will update it possibly Sunday. However, I have in the last few years announced our annual pub crawl here so here goes.

Tomorrow (what great notice for the casual reader) is the date of the crawl starting at midday in Waterloo where, hopefully, we shall proceed to visit twenty or so pubs which all have the name of a different animal in it, The Camel & Artichoke being the first of which. Should be good fun, am preparing as we speak with a nice glass of red wine. Will do a write up here together with a couple of previous gigs, views of the World Cup and other stuff on Sunday providing I am not too hungover.

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