All Cleaned Up

…went to Chicks Hotel on Saturday…IMG_3710

 

 

 

…blagged a freebie for me and my good friend Dee…so stood at the back to let the paying punters get the good views…that and the beer are wholly responsible for the quality of these pic’s…IMG_3706 IMG_3715…Bill Direen was awesome…haven’t seen him play for years…love the back-porch presentation of old favourites….very warm, welcoming & homey…Hamish Kilgour on Drums was a treat but almost obscured from view….

….big ups to Kane Strang for his set…beautiful voice, nice guitar and great stories in his songs….

…thought I’d get a better view watching thru someone else’s phone…(once watched a football match on TV thru binoculars, for a “live” feel….quantities of booze were involved with that as well)…IMG_3737

 

…thankfully David Kilgour is tall enough to be seen from the back of Chicks without the aid of social networks…(although they do obscure the top of his head)….IMG_3740

 

…Robert Scott is another matter…standing on one leg and leaning to the left I managed to click his hat & nose…
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…Matin Phillips jumped in to perform keyboard duties on “Tally-Ho”…IMG_3729

 

…and Pete Gutteridge glowed in the dark for several tunes…IMG_3739

 

…I’m glad I could almost see Hamish when he played with Bill, couldn’t even see the the tips of his sticks during the Clean…IMG_3718

…my good friend Dee played with the buttons whilst Stephen & /or Tex were looking the other way….

…thank you to The Clean for letting me in for free & playing an inspiring set…thank you to Bill & Kane for great sets as well….thank you Tex & Stephen for the perfect sound…first time for ages a live gig hasn’t made my tinitus a prob’ for days afterwards…and thank you Chicks Hotel for continuing to be a damn fine venue…

…and an especial shout out to my good friend Dee who drove there & back …thus enabling me to get rather drunk!

Was He Wearing A Red Wig At The Time

….we may never know…

…David Kilgour, international-dunedin-musician-man-of-mystery, was in the shop the other week to drop in some copies of the  re-released Great Unwashed Lp….

…the only copies he had left had been out to his most recent gig at Chicks Hotel…

…according to David “somebody” had spilt beer in the merch’ box and damaged these must-have artefacts….

…”somebody” then let slip that it was his good self that had perpetrated this unforgivable form of vinyl-abuse…

….how do you get top price for beer soaked goods?

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….simple, you get the perpetrator to confess in….with a Vivid marker…

…instant collectable….

…that smells of beer.

…(and, you may be wondering,  was David wearing the “compulsory” red wig whilst signing said Lps?…he is a very shy & private person, I respect that & could not possibly divulge that piece of highly personal information….

….for less than a tenner).

More NZ Musicians In Wigs

…just when you thought it was safe…IMG_1320

…Mr Heazlewood, through his obsessive use of Farcebook, has been single handedly responsible for more than his fair share of traffic on this sight… for that we thank him…on a recent visit to the shop, he was more than happy to show off his new guitar and associated gurning skills….

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…Mr Robert Scott, local folk musician and artist of international renown(the landscape in the background is one of his) played us some hot licks on the button accordion (audio not available)…. (thank god)….

…I’m assuming he wont “forget” his guitar for the next Too Tone photo shoot….

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… the ever elusive (and very sensible) Mr David Kilgour politely declined to take part in the proceedings.

…(and the real reason for the photos??…rushed out the door with a nagging “there’s-something-else-I-need-to-do” kinda feeling….yup….didn’t scan more ‘toons)….

…normal transmission resumed next Tuesday.

 

…more of the same…but different….

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