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  • September not February! It’s in just under a month.
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • John Grant at the Ally Pally tomorrow night. 1st gig for 19 months!!!
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Last nights gig with John Grant at the Great Hall at Alexandra Palace was fantastic. First gig for 19 months and he was fabulous, great voice, brilliant songs real passion in his lyrics. The hall was wonderful. It’s been renovated but being listed, they’ve done it to preserve its original appearance so there are holes in parts of the ceiling and plaster missing from the walls. A sort of shabby chic.
    It would make a great venue for a Goldfrapp gig, just saying Alison & Will !
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • This coming Sunday, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis at the Regency in Ipswich, which is near us.
    No gigs for 19 months then, like buses, two come along together!
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Well, the Nick Cave gig was interesting. I’m not that familiar with his music, it’s more a Lisa thing but the two I do know, ‘Red Right Hand’ & ‘Higgs Boson Blues’ he didn’t play!
    It was more sermon than gig. A lot of the songs are personal monologues it seems, lots of references to God, (he lost a Son who fell from a cliff near Brighton) and he struts around the stage, bird like, stick thin, gesticulating, often on his knees, or his arms up in the air. The die hard Nick Cave fans all rushed to the front for the 2 encores, and you could see there was a lot of reverence towards him, holding their hands out so he could touch them, not in the rock concert fist bumping way, but longer contact, almost in a ‘receiving the host’ way.
    Strange, but enjoyable. I will be loading two vids I took up to Lisa’s YouTube account later today (look for ‘Lisa Rippon’ on YT) and I’ve already posted three from Tuesday night’s John Grant gig.
    Enjoy!
    Post edited by Urban_Tribesman at 2021-09-13 05:42:40
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • So, my upcoming year:

    Erasure
    Pet Shop Boys & New Order
    Midge Ure
    Lost 80s (Men Without Hats, Flock Of Seagulls, etc)

    Hope to go:

    Sparks
    Chvrches

    Won't/Can't come to me:

    Blancmange

    Missed, but had been interested:

    Psychedelic Furs
    Modern English

    Cancelled on me:

    DEVO
    Gary Numan
    Heaven 17
    ABC
    Georgia

    ...and another I can't think of at the moment...sure wish they'd announce US dates! ;)

    (...and yes, there will be some more contemporary stuff, but these were the cream that rose to the top.)
    Post edited by TinSoldier at 2021-10-04 22:43:35
  • Did another Floyd Effect gig a week or so ago. Still one of the best Floyd tribute acts around. As usual, they played the whole of DSOTM all the way through but they also played most of A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

    Next up, the Human League and Dare 40 at Wembley Arena.
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • I thought I knew my bands. I Never heard A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Whew!  
  • An album from about 1987. This is Dogs of War.
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

  • Post edited by Urban_Tribesman at 2021-10-30 18:46:37
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • You misunderstand me.  I listened to it on youtube.  "'Whew!"  was my reaction.  Very nice indeed.

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