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Gavin's Blog- day 13 (Gig blog)

Posted by webmaster on June 3, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)



There is an old muso saying: 'Shit rehearsal, good gig'. 

Don't always work. Indeed it's usually the only way to play the next gig. Especially when the rehearsal is really bad. And trust me we did not want to play The Golden Lion last Friday, May 31. It was that bad. 

It had started out badly when Mr Guiver . .. guitar and all round good egg . . .set off at half nine with Mr Alan (Bass Player- Bitten by Monkees) and again, all round good chap ...

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Gavin's Blog - day 12

Posted by webmaster on May 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Where is the bloody time going? 

Two weeks tonight we play Golden Lion

So, I reckon time to gee up the boys.

So I sends 'em a text saying basically, hope your solo rehearsing is going well . . . keep it up . . . ensure you come to the gig knowing the set plus these four songs.

I receive a telephone call from the drummer man who tells me he has managed to find an app that allows him to have all the songs in one place that will allow him to access them . . . (eh?) ....

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Gavin's Blog - day 11

Posted by webmaster on May 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

So it came . . . and it went . . . and it were great.

Guivey came down Wednesday night and I had a little bit too much to drink.

Thursday woke feeling slightly off-key.

Good days work. Came up with what we think is a stormer of a new track.

People downstairs from me came round with a bottle of wine to ask if we would go out the next day as they were having prospective buyers round. The bottle of wine they proffered as a bribe slipped down a treat. Didn't have the heart...

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Gavin's Blog - day 10

Posted by webmaster on April 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Apologies for the interecession but I have been ill.


Whilst I am realiably informed that I had flu and that is why I feel like shite I soldiered on like the brave little soldier I is.


I've noticed that Mr Neil Taylor also has flu . . . but is being attended by his very own geisha girl . . .I'm fine on my own chaps . . .don't worry about me.


What is worrying is the inability of anyone in this band to remember anything that has occurred o...

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Gavin's Blog- day 9

Posted by webmaster on April 25, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)
I'm just giving a) A LITTLE LIFE TO CHINA If you don't approach me If you can't take me in hand You can't expect me To maintain a stand You expect fidelity Well I'm high all the time as you know And when all that bad news arrives There will be no time Just demands to go I'm just giving a little Life to China I'm just saving my sanity I'm just giving a little life to China What's that say About you and me? There'll be no time for a considered reply No when I'm fine, no key ... Read Full Post »

Gavin's Blog - day 8

Posted by webmaster on April 25, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

There's something about today's date that sends a shiver down me spine. Wonder why that is? It'll come back to me.


Talking to a friend about the Clash brought back memories of when we played Notre Dame in London a week after a famous Clash gig at the same place. Management had us pumped, press were in, A and R guys all over the place. Lights down.


Count in . . . 1 . . .2 . . .3 . . .4 . . .


Lights up . . . singer strikes pose . . . Gui...

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Gavin's blog - day 7

Posted by webmaster on April 24, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

So I gets a call from Sybs the Drummer Man. No he's not lost this time but he is afraid SOMETHING is lost.


He's afraid that Mr Guiver - guitarmanextraordinaire - has lost his marbles . . . a ukism for nuts, gaga, frooty loopy, mad as a bag of badgers (when I first heard this I asked why . . . man said if you were in a bag with other badgers wouldn't you be mad . . .good point).


Anyways, Sybs man is thinking the Guive has lost it cos he told him - Sybs got...

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Gavin's blog -day 6

Posted by webmaster on April 22, 2013 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

So I thought that I would have an 'Honest Sunday' yesterday.


Unable to find anywhere to go to meet young ladies i have succumbed to the Internet. Had three dates last week . . . all perfectly lovely ladies but not a spark.


I suddenly thought that probably my . . . ahem . . . mercurial personality (ahem again|) might be the problem. I mean I just can't shut the fuck up. And the more I gabble, the more nervous I get and , we.., I'm not sure about the dates ...

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Gavin's blog - day 5

Posted by webmaster on April 19, 2013 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Well the trawling through the back catalogue is throwing up some surprises . . . some good, some not so bloody good.


For example. Giving a hand to China was written about thirteen years ago and was one that we tried in a get together in June 2000. A very traumatic yet sooooo exciting period of my life. I came upon a recording of the session which is pretty shit throughout BUT 'China' actually worked. A nice surprise.


I then, yesterday, came across a CD wi...

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Gavin's blog - day 4

Posted by webmaster on April 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The search for songs that had disappeared continues apace. Found some tracks that me and Guivey wrote mid 80s and I reckon there's a chance one or two of them could stand a workout with the boys.


Had a date recently with a woman who badgered me into seeing the documentary. Good to know that it captures the spirit of the band cos I aint heard from her again.


Hopefully will have London date soon . . . just reciprocated with Brad from Monkish and got them a ...

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