Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie is available to stream for free (really free) on Vimeo.
Due to Mrs Y double-booking herself, I’m left with a spare ticket for this. It’s a Car Wheels anniversary show with the full band, in which, as I understand it, Lu will play the album in full for the first half and then do a greatest hits-type second act. And all in an intimate 650 capacity venue.
I’m currently at the barbers, sitting in line for a haircut, so don’t have the tickets with me but from memory they were pretty cheap, maybe twenty five quid, and definitely under thirty.
Anyone fancy it?
I’m currently sitting in Pink Lane Coffee in Newcastle. The only other people on here are two men of even more advanced years than myself. Earwigging their conversation, it’s clearly someone being interviewed. From what I’ve heard over the radio and the clatter of the coffee cups, it’s pretty evidently a progger or quite possibly a difficult improv jazz artist. I’ve heard the word “cerebral” being used, as well as phrases such as “pre-jazz/pre-prog”, and “reaching out to an audience”, as well as their lack of appeal to young people.
He’s just confessed he’s resistant to describing some of his favourite gigs over the last few years but I couldn’t quite catch why that was.
There’s a distinct lack of HORAs but that might just be down to the interviewer.
Who the hell is it?
Big Big Train? Big big bargain more like!
Due to insurmountable financial and logistical challenges, I’m no longer able to attend this Friday’s Big Big Train show at Cadogan Hall this Friday that I bought a ticket for this time last year. It’s a very fine seat, H16, so somewhere in the middle of the stalls, eight rows back – and it will be empty unless someone steps forward and takes it off my hands.
The price on the ticket is £42 but it’s all yours for just £20 plus postage.
Anyone want a pair of general admission tickets for Wilco for the Manchester gig at the Albert Hall on 18 November? We were planning to make the trip down from the North East and make a weekend of it but to be perfectly honest, now that it comes down to it, Manchester’s such a pain to get to from here that we just can’t be bothered!
I bought the tickets through Songkick just over a year ago and the buggers still haven’t posted them out yet. The email receipt says they will be sent more than 14 days before the gig though, so they should be with me any day now.
The gig is sold out now but if you cover my costs at £78.75 they’re all yours.
Can I interest anyone in a ticket for King Crimson at Usher Hall this Thursday 17 September? The seat is in the centre-ish of the stalls, row H (so nice and near the front but not so near as to give you a stiff neck). I’m asking for what I paid for it – £71.50. The only drawback really is that you’d be sitting next to me.
Crikey, where did that come from? And it’s a free download too (for a while anyway).