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Today i am a little WORN OUT as I had a DELIGHTFUL yet ACTION PACKED weekend... of ADVENTURE!

Well, maybe not ADVENTURE, but definitely PUBS. It all began on Friday evening when I met with Mr S Hewitt to discuss PLANS for going to the Edinburgh Festival next year. It was an EXCELLENT meeting during which MANY items of business were sorted out, and also there was DELICIOUS HEALTHY BEER.

I spent most of Saturday working in COTTAGE INDUSTRY, mostly COLOURING IN the covers for "A Million Ukeleles". It took a REALLY long time and I've still got LOADS to do - i watched several episodes of Futurama and most of the last two thirds of series one of Battlestar Galactica whilst doing so - and so it was a bit of a RELIEF to pack it in and take myself back into town for the Birthday Celebrations of my good friend Mr Simon Wilkinson. Again there was BEER.

Sunday saw yet MORE hand-making, this time mostly ASSEMBLING CDs. I've now made 97 of the planned 200, and they really do look rather good tho CRIKEY it's been a big job. This time I watched the final episode of Battlestar Galactica (Series Two will be MINE before this day is done) and the British Comedy "Magicians" which was... well, it was by no means "Sex Lives Of The Potato Men", but nor was it "Shaun of The Dead". It was a British Comedy film.

By now BOGGLY EYED with HANDICRAFT I set off out AGANE, this time to The Buffalo Bar where I was playing at a Lost Music night. As i think I said the other day, this was RATHER handy as I was going to go along ANYWAY to see Sarandon, so when the chance arose to step in and do a gig MYSELF (and thus get in for free) it would have been foolish NOT to do so. So i did.

It was a LOVELY night - i got rather nervous before going on, as it's been FOUR WEEKS since I last did a gig, which seems AGES now but, as The Dates In My Diary pointed out this very morning, until a couple of years ago that would have been the Normal Frequency. Anyway, yes, NERVES were raised also because I was planning to try out some New Stuff and INDEED i did, as follows:
  • I Did A Gig In New York
  • Honey Honey You Work Too Hard
  • My Boss Was In An Indie Band Once
  • The Peterborough All-Saints' Wide Game Team (Group B)
  • Programming Is A Poetry For Our Time
  • Do The Indie Kid
  • The Lesson Of The Smiths
  • Easily Impressed
  • Boom Shake The Room

  • It all seemed to go rather well - people appeared to enjoy it, there was a good shout out in Easily Impressed and the room gradually filled up as I played. I was HAPPY.

    Afterwards the evening was a DELIGHT. I ended up speaking to SEVERAL and VARIOUS dead nice people on a number of topics, it was REALLY nice. The other bands were all DEAD GOOD too. I'd not heard of Keith John Adams before but he was excellent - it's not something i ever usually pay attention to, but his GUITAR SOUND was AMAZING, and the onstage CHARISMA was HIGH. Apparently he is a reporter for the BBC World Service too! After him was Navvy, who were also GRATE - they have the happiest drummer I think I've seen in a long time, and ALSO a percussionist, which worked EXTREMELY well. Then finally it was Sarandon who were, as ever, BRILLIANT. They're dead EXCITING to watch and it feels BOTH a) like they're on for ages because all the songs are so PARED down to The Good Bits but b) like they're on and off far too quickly, as it's all so GOOD.

    I had a BRILLIANT time anyway - and apparently there were "Three Radio One Disc Jockeys!" in the room, as a people kept excitedly telling me. I know one was Huw Stephens but not the others, so i am going to IMAGINE that it was DLT and Emperor Rosco, out on the RAZZ after the 40th Birthday Do. It is a HAPPY thought, and it was a very HAPPY ME at the end of it all!

    posted 1/10/2007 by MJ Hibbett

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    Thanks for stepping in and make the night go with a bang!

    posted 11/10/2007 by Trev Oddbox

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