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Guy’s lovely and intelligent words on both the listening to and the making of songs.
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A day of great bike rides chasing D through Heidelberg streets in the bright sunshine and tourists everywhere and St Patrick’s day to boot. The castle is lit up at night and we walk up there later with beers and actually see a ghost that we watch for 20 seconds before she vanishes. Dogs with blinking blue lights on their collars, sweet smelling streets everywhere and hills. Eat at cheap...
titting around: in love again... →
Last night was the crescendo of an absurdly week. I shot across town on the back of a terrifying amount of teaching hours that had been crammed into the past few days and arrived in the Freebutt, Brighton (transformed for one night only to the headquarters of WowTown by the wizardly Thomas…
At the weekend a relocation to Elizabeth’s lovely light flat high on a hill in Zürich - walks round the old town and great little rides on the Polybahn red railway. Two concerts - one in Wohlen and another in Winterthur. The second with Homelife who turn out to be familiar faces from Manchester - on the great Humble Soul label. They’ve driven a long way to be here and have brought a...
oldmanofthelake: quick pen & gouche.
Wood burner in Theresa’s room fizzing away but possibly losing the fight against the cold down here. I’m on it’s side and I’m helping as much as I can you know. Wednesday in Bern and played three times in one day. 10-o-clock in the morning and singing Barbara Allen to a class of students in the university and taking questions on folk music. I’m not an expert but I...
True story: Funny enough as usual got stopped going through customs with laptop, microphones and all that - lots of wires and metal tubes showing up on the x-ray machine - but believe it or not 10 minutes later had managed to sell a copy of ‘The Wife’ to the customs folks, and even given out flyers to the next gig in Berlin. Good enough start to the trip - bums on seats indeed. So...
Squeezed into back seat of BMW heading fast enough to Berlin from Bremen. Mp3’s of house and pop out of the stereo now thankfully not hissing out of the speaker next to my ear but panned to the front seats better thanks. Last night Fee and I played the last of a week of gigs up this part of Germany, tomorrow I’ll catch a plane down to Switzerland for some more. Halfway point of sorts...
Fee and I get to play in Prinz Willy in Kiel right up at the top of Germany this evening. The snow fell heavy overnight - outside this cafe in Hamburg the sun is shining on the thick stuff everywhere. The spring has backed off quick up this part of the country. Prinz Willy is a lovely place to play, and Willy himself is a proper lover of music and a generous host. I think some friends of mine...