A Sunday in September: time to crawl out from under the shadows of summer, rub the crust of nostalgia from our eyes, and face the internet again. Firstly, in solidarity:
Onto November: we’ll be supporting Jersey Budd at the O2 Academy in Leicester on Saturday, November 16th. Yeah, I know, Jersey Budd! Yeah, I know, the O2! Jon has done some recording with Jersey, so there is maybe some nepotism involved, but (and?) we’re thrilled. (Jon and I were just at the O2 on Friday watching the unexpectedly hilarious Eels perform their Action-Men-with-guitars schtick – loved it, but not going to pilfer their beards, tracksuits ,and aviator shades theme….) For those Leicester music-anoraks among you, here’s an interesting Six Degrees of Separation fact: Jersey Budd supported Kasabian earlier this year at the concert at Royal Albert Hall in aid of…Teenage Cancer Trust.Here’s his video for single One More Time:
And in the midst of all this looking forward, allow me a bit of reflection – because we had two lovely gigs in early July; the first a retirement party at the legendary Boat Club in Nottingham for one of our most loyal friends and followers, and the second a slot at local festival GlastonBlaby. We were supposed to play at FleckneyFest as well, but Styx got stricken with the noro-virus and, well – ’nuff said. Anyway, thanks to Jill for the honour of celebrating her next stage of life with her, to Cisca for depping on trombone at GlastonBlaby, to the festival organisers for putting on a great day, and to our friends and family for continuing to love and support us and take photos – which I’ll upload into the Gallery soon.
And that’s the round-up – as the days grow short, and the leaves turn to flame…I haven’t got time for this “waiting game”. Until October –