The Grandmothers On Tour

The Grandmothers, a band which I’ve long wanted to see live, will be on tour throughout Europe starting January 7 2004. And they’re playing a gig in Belgium too! Since, apparently, their record company is doing close to no promotion for this tour, here’s the tour list for your perusal:

  1. 7-1-04 CH-Winterthur – Gaswerk
  2. 8 / 10-1-04 Italy
  3. 11-1-04 A-Ebensee – Kino
  4. 12-1-04 HR Zagreb – KSET
  5. 13-1-04 D-Nürnberg – Hirsch
  6. 14-1-04 D-Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
  7. 15-1-04 D-Dresden – Tante Ju
  8. 16-1-04 D-Schwerin – Speicher
  9. 17-1-04 D-Erfurt – Gewerkschaftshaus
  10. 18-1-04 D-Hamburg – Fabrik
  11. 19-1-04 D-Berlin – Columbia Fritz
  12. 21-1-04 N-Bergen – Garage
  13. 23-1-04 N-Oslo – Rockefeller
  14. 24-1-04 DK-Odense – Rytmeposten
  15. 25-1-04 D-Kiel – Räucherei
  16. 26-1-04 D-Bonn – Harmonie
  17. 27-1-04 D-Lorsch(near Mannheim) – Musikth. Rex
  18. 28-1-04 B-Sint Niklaas – CC
  19. 29-1-04 UK-Brighton – Concorde 2
  20. 30-1-04 UK-Wolverhampton – The Robin
  21. 31-1-04 UK-London – The Borderline

For tickets, drop a mail at JTC online.

Blame the PA!

Well hah. I just got the jury report emailed to me with regard to Moonbug’s performance at the West Talent rock rally. It goes:
“Moonbug started off very promisingly with a riff remniscent of Pinback, but the songs unfortunately didn’t get what they deserved.”
Blame the PA: close to no monitor!
“A number like “These Boots” has lots more potential.”
The jury obviously didn’t have a clue as to the origins of this song, which is of course a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walking” – we played only part of it in a sort of frenzic Dick Dale-ish punk-rock version; sort of an interlude to glue together two other songs.
“A very nice sound, surely, but the interaction between the players was less than satisfactory.”
Blame the PA: close to no monitor!

Please Hear My Plea

When Dr Sharleena flew over to Barry Towers recently, she brought with her (among other things) a copy of Dub Room Special. Yours truly was absolutely delighted because he had never actually seen the video in question (shame on him!) — until we opened the box the video was in, and noticed the video had split in two, leaving it damaged beyond repair. Since then, Dr Sharleena has been inconsolable, mumbling things such as “His name is Craig Latta!”, “Oh Nappy! Smokin’!” and playing OSFA from dusk til dawn. This has to stop! So here is my request: would any of you kind souls out there reading this, happen to be in possession of “Dub Room Special” and be willing to send us a copy? Thanks!