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After my trip to the web cafe on Saturday I got the train to Peterborough where I met The Wheels On My Wagon before heading off to my parents' house. My sister is over from Dubai with her THREE boys, which was all rather lovely - seeing young kids on an annual basis like that doesn't HALF bring home to you how quickly they grow up, how all kids develop at lightning speed, and also how soon individual personalities appear. MOSTLY however it brings home how much fun it is running around, shouting, firing foam rockets into trees and making Noises. A LOT!

Chris was having his 60th birthday party in the evening, which was LOTS of fun - The Mylands came, and Mileage appeared to be impressed that the night before people were BOASTING of having met him. We sat around and drank beer and ate food and everyone was having a lovely time... until some idiot got up in front of everybody and sang a load of songs.

Here's what I played:
  • I Come From The Fens
  • Besame Mucho
  • It Must Be Love
  • It Only Works Because You're Here
  • The Peterborough All-Saints' Wide Game Team (Group B)
  • Do The Indie Kid
  • Boom Shake The Room

  • It was a funny little set, governed by REQUESTS, also by me thinking everyone would know "Besame Mucho" and finding that, actually, that was just me. I was trepidatious about doing it, as I was VERY conscious that it could be one of those DOs where One Of The Kids DOes Their Turn and you have to be polite, but it seemed to go OK.

    There was a sudden upturn in DRINKING, at least at my seat, for the next twenty minutes while I calmed down, and then our little group got onto a proper singalong with my Blue Book Of Songs, which was DEAD good, and we carried on until it was only us left. Or maybe our singing drove people away?

    Anyway, we had a lovely time, though CRIKEY: next day i was KNACKERED. If three late nights in a row can do this to me, how am I going to cope with a whole week in Edinburgh? LIE-INS, i feel, may be the answer!

    posted 28/7/2008 by MJ Hibbett

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