Saturday, February 23, 2013

Rocking in the free world...

Playlist
Various - Best of 2012
Various - Last 100 Acquisitions
Crawford - String Quartets
Capital Models - Covers EP

Out this morning around 10 to pick up Dr Prog...


....and drive into town for a visit to the library (more classical stuff borrowed - mostly string quartets) and some tasty coffee and toasties at Cafe Lucano - opposite the place on George IV Bridge which is always the source of some annoyance to me whenever I pass it and see it packed and with people outside having their picture taken next to it...

Phil was on good form, demonstrating how a fellow swimmer's arm movements annoy him when he goes to the baths...



Back home, I spent the afternoon (while Anne watched Hearts lose 3-2 at home to Inverness and Queens, almost inevitably, won 3-0 against Albion Rovers) (a) rehearsing for tonight by playing along to previous recordings and (b) re-recording my vocals for the EP and (c) remixing it all and posting it up here...

Capital Models - Covers EP


...and on the CMs page - removing the previous version...

Prepared (forgetting of course which T Shirt I usually wear) and noted continued weight loss - April/December/February...

At 6:30 I was at the venue and Keith and Jamie soon arrived...

Excellent hospitality from our hosts and we set up in front of the big screen TV which was providing a rerun of "Baywatch"...






In the end we played our full three sets to a very small but appreciative audience, the idea for the gig only having been formulated on Thursday night...



Having not played for eight weeks, some songs were a bit ropey but it wasn't too bad for only our second gig and audience interaction banter was good...

And people were dancing - which was good - especially enjoyed the kind of cross between line-dancing and Riverdance performed by a couple of people...

A leisurely take down as we hung out in the bar with the stragglers and old chum Paul Reynolds - the only audience member we knew...



Not much of a birthday party then for Mr Sproule but it turns out his birthday was last week and he only invited a handful of people along in any case...

Back home by twelve and then out again an hour or so later to pick up Anne and Lynn from their own night out for Lynn's sister's birthday which all seemed to have gone very well with much enjoyable dancing having taken place - presumably not line-dancing...

To bed around two - long day...

Highlight of the Day : Keeping on rocking in the free world...

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