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Today Wednesday January 29

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Rosie's

Ray Harley (tpt), Herbie Hudson (tmb/vcl/hca), Jim McBriarty (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Tommy Graham (dms), Olive Rudd (vcl).
I had to miss The Chilli last night because I'd got The Fever. This morning, the ague had subsided but so had the lights on my automobile which meant a look under the bonnet. This of course brought the neighbours out in force each offering their own pearls of wisdom none of which proved to be very helpful. The problem, we decided was neither in the fuse box nor in the bulbs - after all two bulbs wouldn't go simultaneously would they?
Eventually, we gave up and I took it to a specialist in car electrics whose lair was within walking distance of Rosie Malone's where, as is their wont on Thursday afternoons, the Maine Street Jazzmen were strutting.
I managed half an hour in the company of Gosling the Guitar (ret.) and heard some good bouncy dixie on such numbers as "I'm Beginning to See The Light", "My Mother's Eyes" and "Swannee River" plus vocals from Olive on "Jeepers Creepers" (inc. the verse) as well as "Swing That Music".
This took things to the end of the first set wherupon my phone rang.
It was the car people.
My car was ready.
What was the problem?
Two bulbs had blown simultaneously!
Lance.

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