Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Pimp my Strat up!

A bonus for my battered old Fernandes Strat - new dice-shaped control knobs. 

I got these from - great selection, quick service, easy fit. 

Now I'm wondering about a decal as well..... 

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Crown Hotel, Biggar

We had great fun playing at our friend Iain Shedden's birthday party. A massive gathering of the clans, with all the enrichment that comes from seeing some of your oldest friends.

The Primevals set went down well. Then we took a break, and came back with a few covers - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White, Midnight To Six, The Fire Of Love. 

Next up - Mr Chris Bailey. I have 4 copies of the 1st Saints album. That's 4 more than he does. We played (I'm) Stranded, and then No Time. That would be the A & B side of their debut single. Chris was funny, charming, and fired up for some rock & roll. The birthday boy, Mr Shedden,  took over on drums for Talk To Me Baby, and then Chris was bribed with a Gin & Tonic for G-L-O-R-I-A. Which lasted about ten minutes, with backing vocals from me & our old compadre Seori Burnett (elder brother of Rhod Burnett, Primevals original drummer). I've known Seori since 83 - that's the first time we've gigged together! 

Onstage, Chris referred to us as his compadres - a word which chimed with me, as I use it carefully & selectively. An absolute blast. 

It was exactly the kind of event that re-kindles your belief in humanity.

I'm Stranded - With Chris Bailey

No Time - With Chris Bailey

Gloria - with Chris Bailey, Seori Burnett, Jom Doak & Iain Shedden

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


A good evening's work, rehearsing for a gig at a friend's birthday party on Saturday.

Primevals set

1 defying science
2 a road trip
3. spiritual
4 blues at my door
5 rightful duty
6 way beyond tore up and clay
8 someone to love 
9 stream of life
10 it dont feel fre
11 elixir
12 hit the peaks
13 primevals call
14 saint jack
15 sister

Covers - 

1 i happen to love you
2 fire of love
3 the letter
4 sometimes good guys don't wear white
5 route 66
6 big boss man
7midnight to six man
8.louie louie
Saints- time
2 stranded
3 erotic neurotic 

That's a year since I rejoined. Jings!I 

I just got some more of the photos from the rehearsal in December - Here's one (above, click for bigger)

and here is a flickr photoset of the first part  - now updated to add the second part