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Saturday was a day of MUCH eating and drinking, and things continued in this vein when I found myself alone in the house at lunchtime with a TREACLE PUDDING. Well, what was I SUPPOSED to do?

It was thus a somewhat bloated Hibbett who wobbled up the hill to The Brixton Windmill, there to play at the Damnably All-Dayer, my first gig of my forties. George Damnably was there, as was Janice who was running the day and Sean and Rob from Airport Gurl, who were going to be doing a set of Go-Betweens cover versions. At times it felt like we were ALL the people there - at one point I was the ONLY person in the entire pub! - as it was a lovely sunny day with a barbecue outside, and also FOOTBALL.

People did come back in for the gigs though and we spent a delightful couple of hours in the company of Former Utopia and the aforesaid Airport Gurl set, before it was time for me to mount the stage and do THIS:
  • The Peterborough All-Saints Wide Game Team (group B)
  • Here Come The Dinosaurs
  • Don't, Darren, Don't
  • A Little Bit
  • For The Fate Of The Earth
  • Theme From Dinosaur Planet
  • Literature Search
  • My Boss Was In An Indie Band Once
  • The Lesson Of The Smiths

  • I hadn't intended to go QUITE so crazy on the Dinosaur Planet songs but once I started doing them I rather enjoyed myself. Oddly, perhaps, For The Fate Of The Earth seemed to go down the best, considering it doesn't make an AWFUL lot of sense without the story going beforehand, but everyone seemed to get into it, ESPECIALLY the sound guy who seemed VERY keen. Perhaps less surprisingly the end of Literature Search was greeted with a STUNNED SILENCE. It's been a while since I managed to do that, and I have to admit I did take some PERVERSE DELIGHT in it.

    I'd intended to stick around for a while afterwards but things had run a bit late and I had an appointment with HOME to get to (see also: curry and football and Feeling A Bit Tired Out At My Age) and so not long after I'd come off stage I was hugging my way out of the building and rolling down the hill to the tube station. That's the first gig of my forties DONE - I did 398 of them during my thirties, I wonder if I'll beat that THIS decade?

    posted 22/6/2010 by MJ Hibbett

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