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Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Tuesday August 22

Afternoon
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Evening
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Why I'll miss these weekend gigs in 'The Toon' - Hate that word!


I 'tried' - pun intentional - but the crowds at Hebburn station and on the sardine packed Metro trains made my proposed trip to the Jazz Café a bit of a 'scrum'.  Suddenly, all the Mackems and Maggies are fans of the funny shaped ball! So, rather than risk life and limb, I went instead, to a local pub where they also smash peoples faces in. However, unlike St. James'
Park, Twickenham etc where that is part and parcel of the sport. they get arrested for doing it!
And this was but the eve of the game twixt Scotland (SNP) and South Africa - may whoever scores the most of them things win.
I think the only true sport is boxing!
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Well.... braved the crowds and indeed the Toon twas a bit packed out for sure .... in great contrast to the chilled atmos at the Jazz Cafe :-) All good stuff.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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