The crash cymbal in ‘Hurricane’.
The golden rule of crash cymbals is that you can have one, but you’re only allowed to use it (at most) three times within a song. NOT AS PUNCTUATION IN EVERY FUCKING VERSE […]
Don’t micromanage, don’t stress. A great number of people will wander off and have a fag in the garden, a few might be entranced, some people will consider this the greatest night of their life, many will be ind […]
I’d like to stress at this point that I am as big a fan of the Dels (capitalisation explained within the book) as the author is. Their songs, their stance, even their trousers were (and are) among my cultural a […]
The thing (that we’ll kiss goodbye) is, Justin Currie was right. The story of Del Amitri is not that dramatic. Nobody died, no-one fell out, there is no heroin hell, no c […]
One of our party notes approvingly that she has the same hair as Turin Brakes’ bass player.
Later, I point out the uncanny resemblance to DI “Dot” Cottan from Line of Duty of Travis bass player Dougie Payne. […]
Venue: The Regent, Ipswich.
Anyone who tries to stir up an Ipswich audience with a stirring call to arms like “How ya doin’, Ipswich?” or “Are there any Travis fans in tonight?” has eithe […]
Venue: UEA, Norwich
“Everyone here is so old!” stage whispers a woman to her queuemate outside the UEA. “How dare you?” I gently mock back, however she is not wrong. We are as far from th […]