Even Nearer the End of E/T/C… and other stuff

Well, tonight is what should definitely be the last E?T/C gig. Nick had to skip the Wednesday gig in Newcastle and I figured it would be best to let Roger do a solo slot as I doubt that my bass parts would work to well in a more acoustic setting (looking forward to reworking them though). Anyway, to cut a long story short, we managed to get a last minute gig at Henry’s Cellar Bar πŸ™‚ And Nick is still just about in town and can make it! Should be a good evening, Henry’s is a good place to pay, a nice sound guy too. Fingers crossed we ca get a nice live recording of the gig to go with the cd.

Talking of the cd, it’s done. And I’m the only one not to have heard it yet. Roger and Nick have entitled it “This Is The Modern Blues” which is fine by me.Β  Hopefully there’ll be a track or two up on the web at some point.

Still talking of cds, I bought a best of Talking Heads recently. Given that I’m a fan of Adrien Belew and Brian Eno, it seemed to make sense. I only really knew “Once In A Lifetime” so it’s a chance to see what else they did. I also gave in and bought the recent Pentangle boxset. I guess that means I can give the old cd I borrowed of my dad a year or so ago back to him! The boxset is great, withΒ  sleeve notes so heavy that they detached themselves from the case.

The band that uses to be known as Pretty Sound also had their first (and final???) gig of the year at Henry’s. Which went really well. A bit rough and ready in places, but there was a pretty good turn out and judging by the recordings we played pretty well for the most part πŸ™‚ I don’t know what else, if anything, will be happening as Naeem, Lucy and Emile have finals coming up, but it’s been fun playing with them πŸ™‚ And we ended up with a handful of decent songs πŸ™‚

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