Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Friday, August 19, 2005
How to sell an Edinburgh show...
pretend you're still at school (Teechers)
stay in miserable teutonic character all day (dieclatterschenkenfietermaus)
pretend you're dead, possibly as a result of free love
strike a light
ask about an exotic animals whereabouts
attach your press to your flyers, but keep the wimple on
exposure is the key
pretend you're dead again, but this time at the hands of a Nazi general
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Robin Cook RIP
While I was in Edinburgh, of course, his funeral was held along the Royal Mile, and this meant I could stand with many others outside and listen to the service. It certainly was very moving, and Gordon Brown's eulogy was particularly good. "a 30 year masterclass in effective eloquence" I think he said. How so.
The slight breeze was taking the broadcast of John McCririck's bit slightly away from my ears and so I wasn't entirely aware why people were clapping when he stated, as I found out later, his criticisms of Tony Blair. I'm not sure that the funeral was entirely the right time for it though.
Nice to be able to pay my respects though. Rest in peace.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Edinburgh Fringe Diary
Thursday, August 04, 2005
VP update 04aug05
*Architecture In Helsinki – In Case We Die (Moshimoshi).
*Bell Orchestra – Recording A Tape The Colours Of The Light (Rough Trade).
*The Lucksmiths – Warmer Corners (Fortuna Pop!).
*Mostly Autumn – Storms Over Still Water (Autumn).
*Quit Your Day Job – Sweden We Got A Problem (Bad Taste).
*Red Letter Day – Everything Matters (Zip).
*Shout Out Louds – Howl Howl Gaff Gaff (Capitol).
*Vacabou – Vacabou (All Saints).
*Aeon Spoke – Emmanuel (Mercy Stroll).
*The Fallout Trust – When We Are Gone (At Large).
*Hammer Vs The Snake – In It For The Money.
*Harrisons – Wishing Well (Melodic).
*Helen Love – Long Hot Summer (Invicta Hi-Fi).
*Hush Collector – Flowby (Candy Cone).
*Jynxt – Electric Knives (Halo).
*Letrix – Something Beautiful (Interference).
*Math & Physics Club – Movie Ending Romance (Matinée).
*The Modern – Industry (Vertigo).
*The New Shapes – You’ve Got Me Running Round (Pop).
*The Voltaires – Anti-Love EP (This Is Art).
*The White Stripes – My Doorbell (XL).
*Dropscience, Bangkok, The Bridge, Z- List Tears. Warrington Parr Hall. 29jul05.
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Edinburgh Nights, Evenings, Afternoons and Mornings
Hopefully it'll be a daily thing.
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
There's a new Beefheart blog available detailing stuff about gigs played and such.
View it here.