And so we enter a new era, I've got a flexible keyboard for the ipaq, so expect more postings, gentle reader.
The gig on frday night was hysterical in places. In their defence, I can't slag off he first band, as we pootled up the road towards the dubin castle and got some italian food, knowing in our jaded gig-goers hearts that we wouldn't be missing a vast amont. In hindsight, I wish we'd had the same attitude when we saw franz ferdnand last weekend. First up Bob Logan III was fantastic, the man would be on eurotrash with his buzzsaw bluegrass slide guitar insanity were he a european :) Second was the Kills, who were frankly good for 2 songs until their tortured 2 person detuned guitar/male vox/female vox torpid sub-white stripes dirges finally turned me off enough to have a crack at bluesnarfing the assembled mass of leicester students. Honestly, their drum machine was feeble, their vocals uninspired.
But I digress, the support for Mikey Tramp was great, a real bunch of van halen tributees! The guitaist has great moves, the vocalis had a northern candour which was endearing and the bass player looked part-cylon, part-vogon (dweeb alert!). great act, lots of energy, and the catchy 80s choruses you can follow when thoroughy hammered.
Mike himself? very intimate, as his guitarist had been stopped at gatwick! So it was a 3 piece unplugged set, and great stuff too.
Joost the drummer wants me to record some stuff for a project he's doing, says he's got friends who asked if I teach. He's still doing a battle of the bands thing, so isn't coming down to castle roseore at the moment. Stuff will happen, just keep telling myself that...