First of all - yay that this has over 3k plays:
Pre-order links here.
Third - I am glad to be involved in this:
Now, where were we?
After brilliant Helsinki, Teenage Fanclub forged on to Cologne (where I was reminded that I played a random solo gig in The Blue Shell, many moons ago).
We sold out of gig tickets...
|Cute, huh? And the wee cassette's nice too.|
|Post gig Kölsch in Cologne.|
Then we were off to Switzerland.
|Vadian! (*googles Vadian*)|
|Loved this venue - a wee converted cinema.|
|Guitar George Borowski opened for us here and did a fine job.|
|Cheeky wee Swiss number - good for what ails you apparently.|
|Un- *burp* - Untitled.|
|Bologna venue was near the church tower. The Franciscan Friars left Teenage Fanclub a welcome note in the dressing room.|
|Tiramisu in Bologna (not as nice as mine when I'm on form - by the way).|
|Window shopping. One for my Christmas List if Santa is reading...|
|Didn't know she lived here|
|Nice city to reflect on.|
|Caesar hails a taxi.|
|They do one tapas here - but they do it deliciously well.|
|Sweet? Savoury? Och, both.|
|More Zaragoza window shopping.|
Before Madrid soundcheck I zipped off to the Prado to look at Las Meninas.
|I snapped a wee bit of Goya before getting a row.|
|Que pasa, Tio?|
|Paella con arroz negra, Madrid. All done with squid ink apparently.|
|"So I said to him I said - I wouldn't pay that if I were you..."|
|I managed to grab an hour in the Guggenheim - which was amazing.|
|Cidre et galettes|
|Me and him.|
|Norman's back in London.|
|Me and Paul blinkin' Cook!|
Teenage Fanclub have played for some stonkin' audiences (1800 full-voiced Madrilenos was one of several highlights) and met some great people. Next stop - Japan.
Meanwhile I am reading this:
It's not exactly a rib-tickler but the chapter A Portait Of Manoug had me chortling out loud.
In other news, some of my music popped up in this, and the rugby documentary Building Jerusalem for which I provided the soundtrack is now on Netflix.
Now - did I mention that my album with Harry Pye Bonjour can be pre-ordered here?