So Laura Cantrell was just on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC One.
I've blogged about the amazing Laura before. Something like 17 years (!?!) after hearing a 'demo' of this song, how great to be part of performing it on national telly. What am I talking about??? click HERE
I'm just saying have a *think* about adding a drum solo
Now go and buy her "Not The Tremblin' Kind" or her new "BBC Sessions" album - or anything by Laura Cantrell. You won't be disappointed.
Last night (Sun 29th May) I went to see Robert Forster at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in dear ol' Glasgow town.
His voice was a bit rough ("sorry for sounding like Joe Cocker or late period Dylan"). Any other artist might have cancelled. But Robert + band put on a *brilliant* show. Humour and theatre and dynamics. Loads of highlights including Surfing Magazines, Draining The Pool For You, Danger In The Past, A Poet Walks and a pretty special version of this.
His new album "Songs To Play" is great.
Teenage Fanclub played some shows with The Go-Betweens in Spain in 2000 when their reunion album "The Friends Of Rachel Worth" was coming out. Then a few years later we played another run of shows together, finishing up in Bilbao's Cafe Antzokia which was particularly memorable. Draining The Pool was a highlight then too, with Robert intoning "I'm gonna go up those stairs" as the band vamped behind him before he made his exit at the end of their set. I think it was the last Go-Betweens club show before we lost Grant McLennan.
I was at Tut's with my old muckers Finlay Macdonald and Sushil Dade. A good few years ago me, Fin, Sushil and John Hogarty backed Robert for some songs at a gig in Glasgow. Here's a stream of us playing Lee Remick.
Where does the time go?
Now I'm off to write music for a project I can't tell you about.