Posts Tagged ‘camden’

Lounge On The Farm

July 20, 2010

Hello there,

I feel an update is in order!

Lounge on the farm was fantastic, we ended up playing three sets-one on the sheep dip stage, where we were booked for, and two on the strummerville stage. The Sheep dip gig went well, apart from me breaking a string which meant we couldn’t play a couple of songs we wanted to. Crowd seemed to love it, even though it was a little early for people to be drunk to dance. The strummerville gigs went really well-thanks to trish and the gang for putting us on there. There was a really nice atmosphere over at the strummerville stage; so good that most of the people we knew spent the whole weekend there, sitting by the fire and getting up to general mischief.

The weekend was a succes for me apart from the last night where it started raining. I’d just finished watching fionn regan so had that fuzzy feeling. Just bought a cup of tea so now had that warm fuzzy feeling. I guess you could say i was happy. Then i got into my tent and it started monsooning it down. My tent didn’t have the outer sheet either (it’s a long story involving convectional evaporation, the wring types of pegs and mould. Big pieces of mould) so i got soaked. Miserable times guys…

But in the morning we went to morrisons for a nice fish and chips with the resident pensioners so it all worked out for the best.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Gig at Proud Galleries on the 15th. It was a really special gig and we all had a great time performing, even though we couldn’t see anything/body due to an overzealous smoke machine. Thanks also to Depot who played a ‘blinder’ and let us use all of their amps and drums and things.

Until next time

Gaoler’s X

Mr Bombastic

May 4, 2010

The gig at Tommy Flynn’s was excellent. It was always going to be busy, as it took place on Camden Crawl weekend in the heart of town. And busy it was…

The set went really well, we even threw in a brand new song called ‘Famous Green Dress’ which we’re all really loving at the moment, having recorded it for our third E.P.

Behold a Pale Horse played just before us and were excellent, this being the first time I’d seen them live.

It was my 21st birthday the next day so when the clock struck midnight, I was bombarded with Jagerbombs (someone’s got to drink them), and by ten past I was ready to party. Ended up in The Camden Head after Omar kindly got us in, which was a lovely place and then got a bus to Ben’s house in Palmer’s Green for more drinks. Had lots of fun there, mainly eating pizza and the standard putting on of songs you’re sure everyone needs to hear on Spotify.

To cut a long story short I woke up at mid-day, and had an hour to get back to Kent for my Birthday meal. Anyone who knows me knows I am not a cartographer, but even I knew that was impossible. So I managed to miss my own Birthday! O well, I had a fun night and managed to apologise my way out of it in the end.

Only a couple of weeks until Alchemy comes out! Be sure to pre-order your copy over here!

Adios
Gaoler’s x

Tony Partridge

April 9, 2010

Hey

The gig at Proud Galleries went really well the other night. A strange mix of people, which i guess is to be expected in Camden on a Friday night, but we had a few people dancing down the front which was good to see. Is tropical played a blinder too. Love that song of their’s called ‘I think we’re alone’-sounds like i’ve know it all my life! Ended up in Punk in soho with one third of them and a few others: very drunk indeed. Thought i’d lost my wallet, which wouldn’t have been the first time. Got angry. Found it again. Was happy.

Just finished watching 24hour Party People. I’d been told i should see it and hadn’t had a chance to, but i recorded it when it was on the other night. It’s actually really good and i recommend it. Steve Coogan is great as Tony Wilson, although he pretty much plays Alan Partridge with longer hair. And there’s nothing wrong in that.

Just about to buy my tickets for the Hop Farm festival in Kent. It’s not far from where i live and therefore would be blasphemous not go, especially seeing a s a certain Mr B.Dylan happens to be playing! Can’t say no really…see you there?

There’s been a few more shows added to our calendar, so head on over to our myspace for more details. Tomorrow night should be good as we’re playing at the Scala for the Game launch night.

Adios

Gaoler’s x

Captain Flowerpot

January 9, 2010

Just got back from an excellent gig at the Flowerpot in Kentish Town. It’s always so much fun there and we’ve never had a bad gig. The guys who run it are so friendly making the entire place have a great party atmosphere. Plus the fact that you get pretty much unlimited free drinks helps as well. Thanks to everyone who came down, I know it was ridiculously cold, so major respect for leaving the house. Hope you had as much fun as we all did!

Ended up relenting to the temptation (i can resist everything but…) of fried chicken in the form of Chicken Palace just before we played. 1 piece chicken and chips for £1.50…you can’t go wrong ( I don’t work for them by the way, I just like to spread news of a good bargain) The gig itself was really fun, pretty busy by the time we got on stage and there were a couple of excellent dancers in the crowd. We love a dancer! I ended up using a 10p coin as a plectrum for the last couple of songs, Brian May styleee, and apart from momentary brain freeze on one song, the set went without hitch!

Getting home was E F F O R T however and I ended up in Charing X Mcdonalds, trying to escape from the relentless cold, with Nick Connett and Alex Gettinby (who run a great night in Dartford that we’re playing at soon). I heard that it was colder in England that night than at the South Pole! So technically we were all explorers; pushing the boundaries of human endeavor, battling howling winds, the whipping sheets of snow, trudging over the ice in my Reebok workouts, waiting for the N21 bus.

So, the first gig of the year is done-roll on the next one!

Gaoler’s Daughter x