I want to be the creator of a band called The 19Graties. We will do covers of songs from the 1980s. They will be great, but we want to give the impression – in a cool, detached, ironic-but-chic way that they might actually grate. And there will be 19 of us in the band. So […]
No end to ironies as the band in the empty bar strike up their attempt at a rousing rendition of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. They were there, up on the stage. And they played on. And on…staying strong. Singing “How I wish/how I wish you were here…” And no one was there.
This Saturday, December 14 the Boomshack Band will play Wellington’s San Francisco Bath House. These guys always put on a great show. Drummer Ricky Boyd runs a tight band through some three dozen rock’n’roll classics with hints of rockabilly and jazz, surf-rock and twist and shake dance tunes. There are a handful of vocalists to […]
I was playing a gig in Feilding. Nothing wrong with that, though nothing great about it either. When, a woman, a regular whenever we play, comes over for a chat. She seems to know most of the band – and now – apparently, knows me (I’ve never talked to her before). “Simon”, she says, “I […]
They had these fucked up tables Shaped like this: /___\ Technical term; trapezium I think Americans call it A snaperzoid? Anyway, they sort’ve slotted Together to make a long Rectangle - so they should’ve just been this shape…[ ] To begin with Point is That was the Best thing About a dull, thin Hall. At […]
Paul McCartney & Wings, Band On The Run (1973) I still have my folks’ copy of this album – I’ve had CD reissues but the original LP still sounds fine to me. And it’s got Helen Wheels (which the CD version didn’t have). Helen Wheels might not be the greatest song but it was my […]