Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Gradually getting round to updating for this year and adding more text (& non gig stuff) which goes back to December. (Ouch).
However I have some time Saturday morning hopefully (as Sky have made it impossible for me to go to Saints as I'm with Katy Perry in the evening).
If not updated then you can slap me with a kipper and call me susan!
VersaEmerge, Electric Ballroom 15.2.11
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Rose Elinor Dougall (Acoustic) Jazz Cafe 9.2.11
Stop Start Synchro / I'll Know We'll Never / Meditation (Astrud Gilberto Cover) / Third Attempt / Another Version Of A Pop Song / To The Sea / Back To Stay (John Martyn Cover) / May Holiday
Peterborough 5th February
Started in The Hand & Heart which was a bit of a walk. However passed a barbers showing Saturday afternoon premiership football on a greek channel on the way to it. A nice pub a bit like someones front room. The Wortlery Almshouse was next which is a nice Sam Smiths place, bit cave like or very stoney. The Palmerston was an all ale place where the beer is poured from a back room behind the bar, a bot odd. The Office next door was more pub like and after a pub on a housing estate it was off to the game. A dramatic 4-4 with Saints being two goals up twice. Afterwards went to the Coalheavers, again an all ale pub, placiung my order the barman said stoutly "it's a stout" allowing me to change my order. After one I cannot remember, Charters was another ale place on a boat. Finally The Brewery Tap near the station is under threat of closure due to redevolpment of that part of the city, a shame as it's quite decent. A good day out.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The Mods Play The Who, Sutton Utd 28.1.11
Apart From Rod, Half Moon 26.1.11
Killing Cancer Concert 13th January
Richard Ashcroft was first on. Fairly dreary, opened with Sonnet and ended with Lucky Man with two other lesser known Verve songs in between. Rightly refused to play The Drugs Don't Work considering the charity it was for.
Bryan Adams next and was brillant. Vying away from recent stuff he did Run To You, Cuts Like A Knife, When You're Gone (with a patient who undergone this new treatment) and Straight From The Heart.
Roger Daltrey solo next who tested the audience with two obscure country blues numbers.
After the Interval people were plugged in and Jeff Beck did Becks Bolero and Day In The Life before Debbie Harry appeared for Heart Of Glass and Call Me. Beck disappeared when she started her final number One Way Or Another.
The Who were on next and seemed a little under rehearsed for Baba O'Reilly, Who Are You and Won't Get Fooled Again. Beck the replaced Townshend for another blues number Mannish Boy, when finally all reappeared bar Ashcroft for a rendition of The Who's Join Together.
A good charity show but a little short considering the stall seats were three figures in price. It was over by half ten so around two hours if you didn't include the interval. Still it's for charity after all.
Dagenham Away 3rd January
First away trip of 2011 to Dagenham & Redbridge. Essentially a non-league ground with a decent stand behind the goal where the aay fans (us) were situated. A nice clubhouse bar, a bit like Kingsmeadow was found within. Beforehand a decent pub was found, The Cross Keys (pictured) and an awful one by the tube station called the Railway (cracked windows, unclean). Usual faces in the away end and a decent win for the Saints highlighted by Lallana's overhead kick to start the scoring. Good day out but hopefully won't be here again in a long while barring cup draws.