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Damn few, and they're a' deid. [Jan. 18th, 2016|10:27 pm]

On Saturday we went to the first concert of the year, Tim Dalling and his Bonie Squad (pronounced 'bonny') at the Cluny - or rather Cluny2, a venue new to us, out of the back door of the pub and in again, down stairs and down more stairs to a little theatre space which must surely be below the level of the Ouseburn.

"We're going to fill the theatre with dead people!" said Tim. That has been the theme of this winter - and besides, the last time I had an evening out the room was full of phantoms. Tim's dead people weren't ghosts, though, just people who weren't alive any more. He sang songs about dead people: his grandparents, his brother, Michael Marra (and, more cheerfully, Michael Marra's song about Frida Kahlo's Visit to the Taybridge Bar). And he sang his own settings of the work of dead poets: Ernest Jones, Louis MacNeice, Julia Darling. Sometimes accompanied by Neil Harland on double bass, Ian Carr on elegant guitar and stand-up comedy, Rhona Dalling on violin, vocal and support (her own songs and banjo), sometimes solo - including a lovely a capella version of Julia Darling's Indelible, miraculous ... A good evening.

[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2016-01-19 04:51 am (UTC)

; '

The Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died this week..
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-01-19 09:53 am (UTC)

Re: ; '

I just heard that this morning. Are / were you an Eagles fan?
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[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2016-01-23 04:39 am (UTC)

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i like some of their later songs, when they weren't so country.. not (they were always country)))

i find lately as i revisit all these dead rocker tunes that they were pretty formulaic and country beat. they get boring fast. i guess when you finally get to bbc , you've finally made it. i have the same problem with the band, the allman brothers, ccr all those country rockers. something red neck about america aside from motown and jazz in new york. point in count

nice song, just a little bit whiney..

Edited at 2016-01-23 04:41 am (UTC)
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