Brizzle gig 2018 06 01 Rookes and DIDI

Two new artists I am following did a double headlining tour with the Brizzle gig in Cafe Kino. (see later for gourmet restaurant critique)

Bouncy stage.

DIDI had not brought her band with her, so a one woman show, excellent stuff and I got to hear the “radio edit” of Back Off. Filmed it as well. Previously only heard the live version which uses a different four letter word.

Rookes.

I took a load of video footage but annoyingly used up all of Louis’ memory before that last two tracks which were quite different and very good.

Now I am going to go all Jay Rayner on you, I arrived early because I didn’t stop off at the m-way services for an over processed rubbish burger as this gig was beneath a vegan cafe. So I decided to sample their menu, and had one of the bean burgers.

As it happened I ended up with Richard and DIDI in the queue and DIDI and I had the same bean burger, It was LOVELY. And way cheaper than a Burger King thing.

The ingredients were being prepared as we watched, and the size of the burger was enormous as were the curly fries I had as a side dish.

So make sure if you go here for food that you are really hungry.

I had some organic cider which went down a treat and DIDI had some pink lemonade that really didn’t touch the sides either.

If you are after vegan, local, organic produce this is the place to go. Service was great and cheerful. I’m definitely a flexitarian but this burger beat hands down a withered offering from the usual suspects.

So whilst we were waiting for it to be served, DIDI unveiled her secret new limited edition EP she had had produced and will not be available in general circulation IIRC. So I bought a couple then and there, and she signed/doodled one for me.

As ever, go out and find new bands and artists and support them. You will probably find you get cool new stuff, cut rate tickets and a warm welcome that most large bands don’t offer to their anonymous punters.

Now to process the photos of Alan and my games last Saturday, as JP and I have a session lined up on Friday !

The Men that will not be blamed for delaying posts

Yes, another gig, this time The Men that will Not be Blamed for Nothing. Thought that it would help shake off my flu (it was day 12 and I was fed up, and I’d missed the previous gig on day 2).

Last gig of the tour so they threw everything in to it, as did the support bands. Didn’t get back until 1am Monday so cream crackered for the next couple of days.

But then there aren’t many bands that do songs about Marie Curie, Charles Darwin and Cholera. (And who doesn’t like a good song about cholera ?)

However, I did start another clear out of figures and re-organising the keepers.

As some of the Byakhees know, using old take away curry plastic boxes is dead useful for posting stuff you’ve sold and keeping ots of flock, bits and so on. Unfortunately I’ve either posted all of mine of the boxes and lids don’t match up.

So I asked a few months ago at the curry restaurant for the supplier’s details…

So I got a box of 252 of the blighters for about Β£40.

My e-bay sales are now going to arrive in luxury, and the remaining piles of lead will be properly sorted.

Music: Metroland

I had this going through my brain cell so I checked out the video, and it seems relevant for AVBCW.

Music: The March Violets Mortality Tour & Album (and Saffron Dreams)

The Purple ones are out and about again, but they are also planning a new album at the conclusion of their US East Coast Mortality tour:

Full details, delivered in Si Denbigh’s idiosyncratic style about the Pledge Music campaign for the album are here.

At the time of writing, about 24 hours after the launch it is at 37% funding already, not bad.

A tithe of excess funding again goes to charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

Yes, a double CD of live, “re-forged”, new and previously unreleased material, plus a DVD to boot.

As a complete side comment, I ended up giving a Bhuddist Monk a lift today (as you do in the depths of the countryside), all done up in his saffron robes. He was looking a bit bedraggled. We had a good chat about the Dalai Lama, Tibet, Hay-on-Wye and playing wargames.

I thought he might be offended by the later point, but he happily confirmed that Bhuddist Monks may take up arms in certain circumstances, which confirmed what I’d read in Peter Hopkirk’s book Trespasser’s on the Roof of the World.

Made Glorious – The March Violets – Into the Sun (Ha Ha Crow Baby)

Finally, Pop Pickers, the March Violets’ first proper album is available for non-Pledgers and other deviant slackers to buy.

A digital download has been made available here.

From the Violets’web site:

We have NO copies left of the Limited First Edition 2 CD version of the album. We won’t be making any more of this Special 2 CD bonus disc version. It is now a collectors item.

HOWEVER You can order a digital copy of the new album by using the Bandcamp link below. It is Paypal, but you do not need a Paypal account to order, credit and debit cards work very well and securely.

Glad I got a few copies of the double album, and Byakhee Richard got one as a present.

The Rebel Colonists, and I know a few of you visit this blog (my sad techie webmaster side kicks in), are also lucky enough to have the pleasure of a March Violets Tour:

The web sites have more info.

The front cover of the Crow Baby 12″ single. Now that was something to come home to. πŸ™‚

Train (missing)

A musical interlude:

The second encore from the Albert Hall gig by the Sisters of Mercy in 1985:

Why isn’t the last encore included on ‘Wake’, the film of the Royal Albert Hall concert in 1985?

By the time we hit the stage for the last encore, some of the necessary machines had been switched off.
Various film technicians had decided that we’d finished. Andrew had been performing with a couple of cracked ribs, and he had indeed decided to finish, but Lemmy was in the dressing room to convince him that another encore was in order. After a short discussion and a multilateral assessment of all the available pharmaceuticals, the band hit the stage again – but too speedily for the aforementioned technicians.

There was some audio-visual material from the last encore, but Polygram “lost it” shortly after the film was edited and released.

Now all I have to do is work out where my Train is going for the BoB scenario on the 31st !

March Violets April 2014 Gigs

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The Purpleness goodness continues.

  • 5th April – Fulford Arms – YORK UK
  • 10th April – Poppodium Nieuwe NOR – HEERLEN HOLLAND
  • 12th April – Resurrection – KAISERSLAUTEN GERMANY
  • 26th April – Convergence – CHICAGO USA

They are also playing Alt-Fest in August

More details on their website, and another certain site.

 

Hang on…

Err did they say they might play a new song ?

Play Loud, Play Purple.