Friday, September 30, 2011
5 YEARS OLD TODAY.....
.....and you're all invited to come along to my party which is being held in the building pictured above!!!
Some men when they hit middle-age and worry about growing old buy a fast car or a speedboat. Or at the very least take up membership of an expensive gymnasium. Me?? I started a music blog......
And here we are, 5 years to the day and some 1700 posts later (and that must somewhere in the region of 7000 songs!!!) still battering out the same tired old cliches. Loads of folk to thank for me getting here......but hopefully you know who you are and won't mind that I don't list any names......
I had a great post planned for today....but it's going to have to wait a wee while as something else I reckon is a bit more worthy.....namely the fact that I am, kind of, really throwing a 5th Birthday party in the building up at the top of this posting.
The truth of the matter is that to mark the 5th Birthday I wanted to do mark the occasion with a special event but wasn't sure if I could pull if off. Taking inspiration from fellow Scottish-based bloggers like Matthew (Song By Toad) Ed (17 Seconds), Mike (Manic Pop Thrills), Lloyd (Peenko) and Jim (Aye Tunes) who have all either started up record labels or promoted gigs, I got my finger out......and thanks to the help of the wonderful collective known as Butcher Boy, I'm now arranging and promoting a gig that they are headlining!!
The date is Saturday 19 November and the venue is the Langside Halls on the south side of Glasgow, running from 7.30 - 10.30pm and Butcher Boy will play their first hometown gig since the release of Helping Hands a few months back
I'll be adding a support act in due course and I've also arranged for the bar (with very reasonable prices) to be open as well. The cost of each ticket is £8 plus an 80p booking fee. It will be fully seated and I've made 150 tickets available via this link:-
I don't know what possessed me to go ahead with this venture as everyone I know who goes down the gig promotion trail tells me it's a nightmare....but fun if successfully pulled off.
So it's fingers crossed.
The band have been hugely helpful in all of this and I really am grateful to them for agreeing to perform. All I need now is 150 folk to come along and show their appreciation.....
mp3 : Butcher Boy - Keep Your Powder Dry
mp3 : Butcher Boy - Why I Like Babies
mp3 : Butcher Boy - The Day Our Voices Broke
That's one track from each of their three superb LPs.
Oh one thing I meant to mention......
The way I've organised the tickets is via an on-line service that you pay by card and get an email confirming you can come along. In a wee twist to the usual, anyone coming along will receive a ticket as they come through the door as a souvenir....something like a specially designed postcard. But I'm still working on that....in the meantime I've a sound man to worry about, the rider for the band, finding that elusive and appropriate support act and sleepless nights that enough folk will come long.
As for that pre-planned and appropriate posting scheduled for today.....well please tune in early next week when all will be revealed. In the meantime, here, once again are all the songs that I ever featured on TVV in the first 10 postings covering Friday 30 September - Wednesday 11 October 2006
mp3 : James - Fire Away (extended version)
mp3 : Lloyd Cole - Butterfly (The Planet Ann Charlotte Mix)
mp3 : Hey! Elastica - Eat Your Heart Out (12" version)
mp3 : A House - Endless Art
mp3 : A House - More Endless Art
mp3 : David Kitt - Me And My Love
mp3 : Julian Cope - Bagged-Out Ken
mp3 : The Triffids - Rent
mp3 : Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - Rent
mp3 : The Jam - When You're Young
mp3 : The Jam - Smithers Jones
mp3 : Albert Hammond Jnr - Hard To Live In The City
mp3 : Half Man Half Biscuit - Albert Hammond Bootleg
mp3 : The Beta Band - Dry The Rain
mp3 : Billy Bragg - Greetings To The New Brunette
mp3 : Arab Strap - Afterwards
mp3 : The Pale Fountains - Thank You
It somehow seems appropriate to stop there.......Top 20 tunes to turn you on today.
I'm going to take a wee break for a few days....back on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.