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Blog: Totally Acoustic 26/10/10

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I got to The Lamb on Tuesday night at half past six thinking I'd be the first there, and so was amazed to find LOADS of people already arrived. By seven o'clock I not only had all the ARTISTES for the evening but also a TON of them from Totally Acoustics past and future, it was DELIGHTFUL!

We thus managed to kick off pretty much PRECISELY punctually - INDEED I had to go downstairs for an extra Nervous Look Around just to stop myself from starting EARLY. As ever I went first, and this is what I did:

  • Totally Acoustic
  • The Peterborough All-Saints Wide Game Team (group B)
  • Good Luck In Your New Job
  • Leave My Brother Alone
  • Please Don't Eat Us
  • The Fight For History
  • Other Bands' Setlists
  • Easily Impressed

  • As with the first episode, I messed up the theme tune pretty badly, but once that was laboured through I had a LOVELY gig. Last time I'd been a bit nervous about doing it, partly because I hadn't really done many gigs lately, mostly because I was EXTREMELY conscious of being taped and worried whether it would work. This time I felt like I'd practiced the "new" songs sufficiently and all was well - i ESPECIALLY enjoyed doing Good Luck In Your New Job - it's funny how some songs just slip out of the setlist and I forget that, actually, they tend to go pretty well. Back in the setlist for THAT one i think!

    Next was Mr Winston Echo, who i have known for YEARS and has always been fantastic but who now seems to be entering into a new GOLDEN AGE of performing - he seemed more ASSURED and CONFIDENT than ever, but in a CHARMING way that draws you in to his disarmingly clever songs. His inbetween song chat was GRATE too, especially the long description about what he does in his job, and I know there were many there who had not seen him before but will, i think, be GAGGING to do so again. An excellent set!

    And finally we had the man that people are calling (well, I'm calling) The Patron Saint Of Totally Acoustic, Mr Pete Green. Right at the start of doing gigs Totally Acoustically Pete and I went on a NATIONAL TOUR of Upstairs Rooms Of Pubs, and he's been coming back on a semi-regular basis ever since. I really wanted him to be in this first run of podcasts to give it the STAMP of AUTHENTICITY and so was delighted to have him, this time doing a self-labelled more WISTFUL set than usual. That was his intent, at least, though I must admit that MY favourite bit was when he did "Up The Mariners"... though I wish it would STOP RINGING ROUND MY HEAD, as it has done ever since.

    With that all completed there was the usual time for beer and TALK before heading off into the night, with a head full of PODCAST THORTS and BEER. It was a lovely evening, and if you'd like to CHECK the VERACITY of this statement, you now CAN!

    For LO! the podcast is online now! And it's GRATE!

    posted 28/10/2010 by MJ Hibbett

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    Comments:

    Ah, then you'll be wanting to download and read all about the original version of 'Up the Mariners' then, right, Hibbett? http://www.codalmighty.com/site/ca.php?page=fun_stuff/up_the_mariners Heh. Thanks for having us again, comrade - listening to the podcast right now and it's confirming my memories that the evening was indeed GRATE in every way.
    posted 28/10/2010 by Mr Pete Green

    Probably the SECOND best football song... EVER! I especially like the way the lyrics say "We're gonna win the cup... one day." Lovely!
    posted 28/10/2010 by MJ Hibbett

    Here's another good football song - there aren't that many: Megson - The Longshot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNx7tV8W86I Sorry I couldn't make it on Tuesday Pete.
    posted 28/10/2010 by Tim Eveleigh

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