Archive for January, 2008

Weekends at the end of January

Are almost too weird to stand! You go in the city and see these crazy people who have spent January in a monastic huddle, suddenly come to life again.

I went to some of these Celtic Connections events..The Old Fruitmarket in theMerchant City of glasgow was really good. I can’t remember wh owas playing, Chris Drevers(?) , not at all my kind of stuff..but the folky folk were good and there wasn’t too big a queue at the bar!

Went back to the Connections club in the Central Hotel, or whatever it’s called now!

Not a nice place…and some of the folky folk lost their cool in the tense heat of the battle for beer in that less than relaxed atmosphere.

But it was a worthwhile foray into a different night out for me…..still managed to find time to go into the Beer Cafe and catch up with Stevie and a few guys…

But by the end of the weekend I was wondering if we should take these breaks from the booze and the none stop enteertainment….like a marathon runner with a niggling injury…we lose the stamina to compete!!


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New Year….same old venues!

Went down to King Tut’s last night to see “We Are The Physics”. There was quite a good crowd for the night before the first pay day in the NewYear if you get paid four weekly and work for local government!!

 Although I did have a sense that there were dozens of  friends and relations on the guest list….of which I was not one, I would add, even though my young cousin is in the band! 

Anyhow, I went with young Sean, who I was meeting around 9.30pm. While waiting for him I turned my attention to the jukbox and tried to play 5 songs in a row that would last me till then…Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys)(reflects how I feel in the New Year) Dry the Rain, (Beta Band), How Soon is Now (The Smiths) Just Like Honey (J&MC) and ended…to make the time up…with Marquee Moon (Television)..

..Well, I enjoyed it!

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