Friday, November 17, 2000

17th November 2000

Well the Low gig at the Union Chapel was an awesome experience. They are
in serious danger of becoming my top band of all time. The venue was an
old church which suited their "quiet" music perfectly. I would like to
play this venue myself one day but I think I may struggle to fill the 1000
capacity!! Wednesday was a top vibe despite it being Wembley Arena. The
Who playing their greatest hits for nearly two hours, well it just doesn't
get any better than that does it. Townshend and Entwistle on excellent
form and playing as good as ever, Daltrey giving it loads and Zak Starkey
filling some very big shoes on the drum stool ( Keith Moon's, not Kenney
Jones'). You may notice the date at the top of this page for a gig in
Liverpool next year. I will add other dates to this when they come in. I
was doing some "web work" with Ket on the stuff for the new site which is
coming along. It is taking this long because Ket has about 15 other sites
to do at the same time so I am helping him out where I can doing little
bits of pages. I would like to apologise to anyone who has mailed me at
the "kingofpop" e-mail address because they have been stacked at the
server since I changed web hosting and I have had a look at them and will
set up an e-mail account after I have done this page and collect them and
answer over the weekend. I hope to do them tomorrow but I cannot guarantee
that my head will be working properly because I have a 30th birthday to go
to tonight with a few of the chaps and it could get a bit ugly ( curries
etc ).

Thursday, November 09, 2000

9th November 2000

Quite an eventful week that will hopefully be topped off with a top gig
tomorrow night.. Sunday night was spent in the garden with my son playing
with small explosives. My wife had taken my two daughters to see Mel C (
yes, very sad I know but what can you do) so it was only fair that "the
chaps" got to blow things up in the garden. This was followed by pizza and
watching "Aliens" in the dark. Tuesday was a swift trip across the channel
for a Xmas booze run with two foxy chicks. Shopping with women isn't
always bad chaps!!!!! It depends on who you are shopping with!!! It was
like the Krypton Factor!! Q: How much cheap wine can you get in a Rav 4?
A: Enough to have a really good party. My love of red wine could seriously
get out of hand with cupboards being turned into wine racks etc. Football
this evening watching The Reds in Europe; a victory but not very inspiring
which bring me to tomorrow night. I am off to see Low again at the Union
Chapel in Highbury which should be a major major vibe. The gig is in a
church and you watch the band whilst sitting in pews apparently and the
venue should be perfect fro the band. I may have another entry tomorrow
night but I may suspend my gig review until next Wednesday night when I
get back from going to see THE WHO!!!!!
30th October.
Three games, nine goals and nine points!!!!! Does this mean the Anfield
hoodoo is well and truly over. I left for Liverpool yesterday morning and
belted up the motorway in two hous and forty-five minutes but
unfortunately the journey home was to be a lot longer because of the gales
and mental weather we have experienced in England over the weekend.
Despite the rain my spirit could not be dampened during the FIVE hour
journey home. The traffic was ridiculous all the way down the M6 and I
don't think I got out of second gear until I reached Birmingham. I arrived
home to find water leaking through my ceiling and several buckets arranged
around the floor. Thankfully nothing has been really damaged and as I am
writing this my mate Kevin and his brother Mick are outside braving the
last of the gales to repair my roof. Go to go and make the workies some