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13823 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 42 of them this year alone and, so far, 42 this month (Jan. 12).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Sat 15: Elsadie & the Bobcats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm..

Sun 16 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 16: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 16: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 16: Garner-Pope Duo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 17: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

After all these years the Maltese Falcon finally turns up in Newcastle...

Sam Spade: Is that Russell? 
RussellYeah, speaking.
Sam Spade: Listen, I know it's raining but I need to see you. I'll be at Prohibition Bar. Meet me at three o'clock.
Russell: Okay, but what's it about?
Sam Spade: I can't tell you now, but Gutman will be there and Cairo. Oh, yeah, Miss O'Shaughnessy will meet us there.
Russell: Okay, three o'clock.

Newcastle's Prohibition Bar opened its doors on Sunday afternoon and who should be there but Sam Spade with a bunch of shady looking characters. Sam's an old hand at this game so there were no worries that he could look after himself. 

Cairo didn't impress Sam, even when waving a loaded gun in his direction. As for Gutman's henchman Wilmer, Sam first riled the knucklehead then dealt him a knockout blow. Miss O'Shaughnessy figured she could get round Sam using her feminine charms. Ha! Sam was having none of it! If the 'black bird' was so important to these two-bit losers - killing to get there hands on it - Sam reckoned he could be in for a piece of the action himself. As dime novel private investigators invariably do, Sam Spade emerged unscathed from a rollicking good yarn. It was nice to meet up with you once again, Sam.      
Russell

1 comment :

Lance said...

Well done Mitch! It's good to have the tradition of Sunday afternoon films back. I remember, back in the good old Crombie days, Keith would often show a movie if no one turned up for the jam session. The Maltese Falcon may have been one of them - it was his kind of picture.

Love the line by Bogie - "The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter." If Hammett hadn't wrote it first then Crombie would have!

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