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Some trains and tubes later I was back at Monkey Chews in Chalk Farm - last time I played there the bloke after me took all his clothes off and did a poem about his penis, but this did not recur. Instead we got The Bumblebees, featuring the two lads me and Pete Green played with in Bristol, and they were GRATE. Lots of tunes, LOTS of extremely AMIABLE banter ("Camden was nice - well done everybody") and ESPECIALLY ACE all-together singing bits. I couldn't help but think, as I looked around the room, that for your first London Gig this was about as good as it could get, especially as there were about SIX Record Labels in attendance! They were all very much of The Indie Variety so i don't THINK anybody would have been garlanding them with cocaines afterwards, but still.
After them was Horowitz, playing the best gig i think i have seen them do. It was probably helped by the sound being good, but everything really worked together and it was full of FUN and SONG and DANCING. GRATE!
And then it was ME, doing THIS:
The Peterborough All-Saints' Wide Game Team (Group B)
The Fight For History
Professional, Competetent, Rocking And Tight
Billy Jones Is Dead
Do The Indie Kid
It Only Works Because You're Here
The Lesson Of The Smiths
It all seemed to go FINE - i was a bit off-put by the fact that there was a woman stood right at the front THROUGHOUT who looked vaguely ANNOYED by the whole thing - as ever, even if there's 500 MILLION people leaping around having a good time, I'll always see the person who ISN'T, and I think me introducing The Fight For History by saying that at least Boris Johnson getting in meant that all the fcuking idiots who voted for him would get a taste of what Tories In Power is REALLY like annoyed her even MORE. Or, maybe she just thought I was rubbish!
It was VERY VERY HOT INDEED throughout too, so i may have looked MOVED to TEARS during It Only Works Because You're Here, but it was actually SWEAT. It was all good fun though, especially towards the END of the set when i did the LOUD FAST ones, which I think I should have done throughout.
A quick nip outside with Nick And Pals for a GASP OF AIR, then back in for Zipper who appeared to have bought a TON of Spanish People with them, and LO! there was much dancing until SUDDENLY it was nearly midnight and time to head home for TUBES.
It was, I must say, and all-round LOVELY night. The Accidental Tour: So Far, SO GOOD!
posted 4/5/2008 by MJ Hibbett
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Thanks so much for playing, Mark. You were as brilliant as I've ever seen you. It's funny how you can replace Steven Norris with Boris Johnson in The Fight for History and it still makes perfect sense. Gah. Things will get worse before they get better but they *will* get better. Still: gah!
'Billy Jones is Dead' made me cry.
posted 5/5/2008 by Marianthi
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