Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Today in 1980 Lennon was shot so that's one excuse to post this and the other is the fact that we have had something like 51 days of the stuff without letup. I think someone ought to write some more rain songs as it's more a part of our winter than all these 'Marshmallow world' or 'Frosty the Snowman' types of thing you get at the moment.
Just finished peeling a huge batch of pickling onions ready for Christmas. If you want to do some yourself now is about the right time to get them in. Of course your eyes and nose stream...but I found that if you do it outside it's better, but well ventilating the work area is also helpful. We bought some pickling spice to beef them up a little - this will probably result in a few difficult moments for those not initiated into the world of eating strong pickled onions. Try to avoid this non-brew condiment as a vinegar substitute - it's the stuff they use in chip shops and its not really vinegar.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
We are very excited to be playing in 2010 at this famous venue on March 6th for a special show. Article on the venue's history here
The OCCII is a music venue that specialises in alternative and underground music, from hardcore punk through to trance. The majority of the OCCII crew are volunteers, keeping in line with the venue's squatting history and culture. Squatters moved into the building in 1984 and were granted ownership in 1989. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the venue is also home to less alternative activities, including children's theatre, arts & crafts and noise sampling workshops. Venue website here
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
This was on Ichiban's rock and soul stream last night - it must be 40 years since I remember hearing it before - there's a nice live version of it on youtube but it lacks the essential backing vocals so we'll go with this one. It's the sort of thing that used to get played on the radio when I was a little one.