After Christmas I treated myself to a couple of things on Amazon, notionally using some xmas money from Mum (happy birthday today BTW – 70 candles!).Â Unfortunately they had not quite arrived when the snow fell and so they didn’t get delivered here until today, when the postman brought a huge backlog of mail – […]
Entries Tagged as 'Concerts'
November 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Music
Jayne and I hit the town in Horsham tonight: an Italian meal, followed by a walk down to the Queens Head to see Covered playing.Â We did that because Damian (AKA Pootergeek) sings with the band.Â He keeps inviting me to come along to shows, but previously they have all been down on the coast.
September 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Spock’s Missing · Music
Another clip from the Leuven show.Â A shame the camera doesn’t pick up the reactions of the musicians in the band while Spizz is murdering the guitar.Â Love the wall of sound at 2:50 and the jump into reggae at 3:25.Â It has been intersting to see the song develop over the years: when they […]
September 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Summer in the Greenhouse · Music
I don’t think anybody filmed the 100 Club show, but this is the next best thing – the Spizzenergi Stella Artois-fuelled show in Leuven two days later.Â This is their climate change song… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Spizzenergi 30th Anniversary Gig · Music
Went to see Spizzenergi (again) tonight.Â I’m not keen on going ‘up west’ when I have to work the next day, but it was to mark 30 years since the first Spizzenergi incarnation, and having seen them on tour back then in 1979 I thought it would be good to make the effort. As always […]
August 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Thirty years on – Spizzenergi in London · Music
I went online tonight and bought my ticket for the Spizzenergi 30th anniversary gig at the 100 Club.Â I decided that it wasn’t worth the risk of just turning up because with all the publicity there is a real chance of it selling out.
June 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Airships · Music
As mentioned in a recent comment, a video for Airships by Athletico Spizz 80 has been uploaded onto Youtube.Â It has some slightly ambiguous comments attached. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video The description says: The longest and most popular song wanted / requested to be included in the […]
Just back from seeing Metallica at the O2 Arena.Â A late return, courtesy of London Transport who closed the Jubilee line due to “essential engineering works”.Â I think the only way they could have annoyed us more would be if they had announced it was closed due to unessential engineering works. The return home was […]
March 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on More music on the horizon · Music
Apart from Metallica at the O2 this month, there is anotherconcert to look forward to this year: Spizzenergi‘s 30th anniversary gig at the 100 Club in May. (Advance tickets here for a tenner each)
March 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Music, Work
A trip to visit somebody in head office this afternoon gave me a chance to catch up on some homework.Â It is a 30 to 45-minute drive each way and no chance of distractions – I do not have a company mobile phone and certainly no hands-free kit so no chance of phone calls. It […]