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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Gig 43 – Quiz Culture Launch



Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh  13/11/14

Live 2014a


A Physical Husband, Eleanor, Backroom Boys, Watching Waters Rise, Red Star, Broken Road, It’s Abnormal, Hide and Seek, Mouse In Love, Selling The Party. Encore -  Dungeness

Sound: Leonora . Too loud and blurry for the first two numbers, then sorted.

“Trivia” patter. Films went smoothly.

Reception: All went down well, including the new ones. Unplanned encore due to public demand.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Quiz Culture Done

Success; back from the manufacturers, sounds better than expected.


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Brighton Metropole

Brighton Metropole 2014

Brighton Metropole 2014 b

Went to Brighton for meeting and saw Lucy, Christopher and Kitty- Bee in the evenings, all very nice.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Plumed Horse

Plumed Horse

Taken out for a super treat meal with Mary and Jane.

Tomato salad, veal, lemon pannacotta. Yum.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Fire In The Night

Woken up at 3.15 by a big bang outside, followed a few minutes later by a bigger bang. Smell of burning and visible smoke being blown by the wind. Had to get up and check the house, then a fire engine came along the street; the fireman said they had been called but didn’t know where the fire was! eerie and unsettling. Nothing in the newspapers today. A bomb?

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Ian Reid

Died of lung cancer on Monday. A great guy, a sore loss to all his family colleagues and friends, one of whom I count myself very lucky to have been.

Here he is in CDG Paris in 2001.

Ian Reid 1960–2014.

And this is his music.

Friday, 6 June 2014

St Columba’s Exhibition


Annual bash at Freemason’s Hall. Poor show. Then afterwards, Cafe Andaluz, really good.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Gig 43


Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh  15/5/14


Physical Husband, Eleanor, Backroom Boys, Cool, Watching Waters Rise, Four Times On The Floor, Thrills, Red Star, It's Abnormal,  Dungeness, Crusader Castles, Selling The Party.

Sound: Leonora . Faultless.

“Tribute” patter. Some glitches with the films.

Reception: Surprised applause, comments such as “nice!” Premieres of Backroom Boys and Red Star went down very well.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Curtain Fix


After 20 years, dodgy rail finally renewed and smart cord sewn on pelmet.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Roland Bye Bye?

JP-8000 into the shop for battery change; can they do a data dump though?


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Thursday, 6 February 2014

“Battery Low” Nightmare

After 15 years, JP-8000 showing Battery Low. Have to get a sequencer for saving everything. This is going to be more difficult than I can be bothered with.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Vengeful Squirrel God

Squirrel building drey beside window box; sorry, no not this year, after gnawing through the bathroom sill. Away.

Friday, 31 January 2014