KID SHIRT

Saturday, July 31, 2004

LAST NIGHT'S SYN-DRUM SETTINGS



Fascinating stuff, eh?

I'M GOING TO COUNT TO THREE AND MAKE AN OWL NOISE

"Unnnh. W-what happened? I-I..."
Last night's Dave Goldsworthy tribute gig was a damn good night out: great to see so many old faces back in the Big Y; people up from Brighton, Southampton, London Over-spill, etc...thanks to Simon for making it happen.
Well, Kid Shirt finally made his 'live' debut performing 'Storm Nelson' by The Chesterfields in the guise of a demented pimp-hypnotist, complete with a hilariously unintentional 'rewind'. I was also rocking some serious purple velour which, somewhat worryingly, people seemed to think suited me. I tried to pass it off as an Acid Folk look, but I'm not sure if anyone believed me. Someone asked me to play at their wedding though. A big, big thanks to Dave S. for bringing the Eddson Hypno-Wheel and a strobe over to the gig, and for acting as my unofficial stage-manager. Ditto: Thanks to Flinty's Keyboard Repair Shop for fixing my Syn-drum. I think/hope people liked it; it certainly got a few laughs which is what I hoped. If anyone finds my false beard could they please let me know.
I enjoyed the whole evening, but El Dopa deserve a special mention for their versions of the Bunnymen's 'Villier's Terrace' ("I've been up to Smith's Terrace; I've been in a daze with Dave...") and a rocktastic 'Highway to Hell' by AC/DC. I seem to remember ending up back at El Dopa HQ drunkenly dancing to Stevie Wonder, so it must've been a good night.