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I had a lovely time in Lewisham last night, as i was playing once again at The Fox & Firkin, where I always seem to have a GOOD TIME. It was Sunday Acoustic Night, so I rolled up about 8.30pm and met Mr Johnny Yeah, ACE CHAP, and together we covered, pretty much, all vital and important ISSUES of the day. The world, i believe, can consider itself SORTED OUT - i only hope somebody was taking MINUTES of our discussions!

We saw Neil from TV For Dogs, who was on first, and was dead good. NERVES started up on me after he'd played, and I spent the next half hour or so WORRYING and sensibly drinking COCA COLA. I was on LAST, so was also worrying about The Last TOOB - GLAMOUR!

Anyway, I went on just before half past ten, and THIS is what I played:
  • The Peterborough All-Saints' Wide Game Team (Group B)
  • Red & White Sockets
  • The Drummer's Lament
  • Good Luck In Your New Job
  • Clubbing In The Week
  • Fucking Hippy
  • The Lesson Of The Smiths
  • Easily Impressed
  • Boom Shake The Room

  • I had the UBERSET CDs with me, so thought I ought to actually DO an Uberset, but also SLID IN the Live Debut of "The Drummer's Lament", which seemed to go down quite well. INDEED, the whole set did, although i was a bit SCARED to start with as i was a) convinced the people down the front HATED me then b) when i realised they DIDN'T, convinced myself everybody ELSE did. I don't think they did though, as they joined in with "Easily Impressed" and, actually, I thoroughly ENJOYED myself. It was LOVELY!

    After a bit of a chat i dashed off for the FUTURISTIC MONORAIL (i.e. the DLR), and ended up in the same carriage as one of the chap's who'd been sitting down the front, and we had a GRATE DISCUSSION on Teaching Methods: did you know that These Days, THE KIDS don't actually necessarily READ the books they're studying all the way through? Apparently with "pre-1914" novels they only read BITS of them! I was HORRIFIED, and then i was slightly horrified at my own reaction. Half of me thought "Hmm, maybe it is a wise introduction, to give them the idea of what it's about" and the other half thought "But what's the point of THAT?!? LITERATURE is GRATE and needs READING! And anyway, I had to do it!"

    OK, maybe MORE than half of me thought the latter... but anyway, it was ACE to have somebody to DISCUSS with in this way, and by the time i got to Stratford was in such a good mood i didn't mind missing the last Central Line home. It had been a GOOD night, a proper SUNDAY EVENING of ROCK and THOUGHT!

    posted 24/10/2005 by MJ Hibbett

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