Thursday, 28 July 2011
The main band was eventually defeated by sub-standard guitar strings which was a shame because they were pretty good. I was a little disappointed that the crowd let them off so easy but I obviously don't understand the stresses on the modern-day touring band or for that matter the stresses on the modern-day mid-week music audience.
The band had made the Mercury Music Prize long list and as such had some kudos. The sound-check could have been easier if the musicians had a clue about what they wanted to sound like but I got the feeling they would have rather been anywhere else than right here, right now. Eventually intervention was appropriate and with a few minor adjustments the mix came right; loud does not always equal good. My ears are just about shot to bits from too much loud music and motorbikes but I can still hear the difference between a good and a bad mix.
The band picked up and split like there was somewhere they had to be.
The drummer took a moment to say thanks and that was very cool.
I wished him well on his quest for fame.
He seemed tired.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Followed by the Red Arrows weaving their intricate lattice across the sky.
Ending up back at home firing up the home-made chiminea, drinking beer and eating meat.
Monday, 18 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
Arrived through the post today from Rowan who I met while baffled over Simos electrical problem. I got as far as knowing the problem wasn't the coil but not being able to figure out why. I forgot the name of the guy that fixed it but I learnt valuable lessons about electrical testing.
Rowan, you spoil me. Cigars straight into the Humidor, fresh untainted pipe bought for the St Johns and enough stickers to adorn everything I own. Superb. Nice to meet you and good chatting about some of lifes finer pleasures; bikes, dogs and tobacco.