Wednesday, 31 October 2018



1.19% of Boys’ names in 1959; steadily falling away since.

First Aid Kit


First Aid Kit at The Usher Hall Friday 26th October, very good show, easy-rock with great harmonies. Went with Bill and Woody. Next concert..King Crimson!

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Gig 50– DM@30

A Special gig at Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh
20th October 2018, the 30th anniversary of Ian and Gavin dropping round to start a band, which turned out in the end to be Dancing Mice.
The set covered all seven albums, great to dig out Tamagotchi Girl, Crusader Castles, Blue Screen, The Science of Survival, and at long last the world premiere of a live version of Waterboy Blues, which will definitely feature in the future.
I - Pictures of Biggles, Cool, St Rita's Matrix, Backroom Boys, Tamagotchi Girl, Crusader Castles, Blue Screen, Freiburg (CH) '98
II - Death Makes You Feel Like a Man, Waterboy Blues, The Science of Survival, Swiss Disco, The g Factor, Red Star, It's Abnormal, Mouse in Love, Selling The Party.
Sound: Tom. Took a lot of trouble and the sound was great onstage and front of house
Reception: Warm, appreciative, strangers wowed.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Robert Fergusson Wreath 2018



Lovely autumn day at the Canongate Kirk, with Leona, Ruby, Charlie and Moyra, followed by coffee in Cafe Vivo.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

More annoyances

Looks like I can’t post photos via Open Live Writer again grr.

Monday, 8 October 2018

The Musical Box


Genesis tribute band at the Usher Hall last night, remarkably good mimics. Some odd choices of song, e.g.”Time Table”, “Seven Stones” and finishing with “Looking For Someone” from Trespass. Also, came on dressed in the fox-head for “The Musical Box” which was just wrong.

Did my arithmetic and realised it was 43 years since I saw the real band at the Usher Hall, which makes me 58 yrs old. Two Exclamation Marks in brackets.

Accompanied by Bill W. Expected to see Dale G.