So whilst browsing t’interweb I note that Stephen Malkmus is embarking on an UK tour. Might be interesting, so I check out the dates:
Sept 13 – CCA, Glasgow
Sept 16 – YES (The Pink Room), Manchester
Sept 17 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Sept 18 – Moth Club, London
If a couple of small pubs constitutes a tour then my and my mates are the Rolling Stones every weekend.
I realise that finances are tight in the music biz these days, but I have far more respect for those that jet into London, do a gig, then jet out again than this nonsense. That’s the trouble with middle-aged people, they’re just not prepared to put the work in.