Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Time of your life

The days are just flying by at the moment.

Friday I went to The Great Escape in Brighton. It was awesome. We drank Pimms on the beach, hung out with friends, made some new ones, saw Tubelord, Sam Isaac, This City and some other great bands, played arcade machines, stumbled across and spent three hours taking advantage of a free hotel bar, went to a club with the ex-Toploader guitarist to witness an amazing Australian live techno act and felt terrible for it all the next morning. This wasn't helped by the awful food at JB's American Diner. If you're in Brighton and find yourself thinking "hmm, I'm really hungry", just keep walking! Having eaten chips for 4 of the previous 4 meals my body was screaming out for something different. What it certainly wasn't ready for, however, was the disgusting pile of sloppy cheese ("mash potato").

Last night we had the BSM Pre-Summer Party at The Enterprise in London. It was a good night and featured brilliant live music from Secondsmile, Blakfish, Cut The Blue Wire and Capitals. Unfortunately the sound guy decided not to show up so we had to run across the road and borrow the one from the Roundhouse, who actually made everything sound a lot better than the last time we put on a gig there, so that was a bit of a blessing in disguise. Disaster number two came when the decks wouldn't work so we had no music between bands. Our stand-in sound guy told Jack that if he was a Trade Union member he wouldn't advise touching the dangerous machines. And then to round it all off we nearly suffered a third, and potentially fatal, disaster as Blakfish's set roared so loudly and featured so much jumping around the ceiling below actually began to crack! And you thought God gave you rock n roll!

The promised 6 Machine information really will follow soon. If you're that bothered you can read most of it at www.bsmrocks.com anyway

Just confirmed Secondsmile to play at this years Guilfest alongside Blondie, Kula Shaker and Dodgy. If it's good enough for you it's good enough for me, if it's good enough for two it's what I wanna be. Come on, don't act like you don't know the words. Oh ok, here you go: Govinda Jaya Jaya, Gopala Jaya JayaRadha-ramanahari, Govinda Jaya Jaya, Nrsingadeva JayaNrsingadeva... And so on. Anyone who doesn't remember Kula Shaker's inspired lyrics are going to think I was just whacking my head on the keyboard for the past 10 seconds.

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