The Friday night music at the Squirrel is being curtailed during the summer so the regular first Friday gigs are cancelled for now. As one of my PA speakers got damaged it is no real hassle for me personally.
On a lighter note The Erdington Club Mothers, which ran successfully for a while in the late seventies and early sixties and had a great music scene going with top bands playing there, had a reunion for it’s old fans and musicians who played there in those days. I recorded my first album there for Pye Records and was invited to the re-union.
I travelled down there on Saturday by train and really enjoyed the way the organisers had displayed all those old posters advertising various bands promoted there. In addition there were many stalls with records for sale. There were also a succession of musical performances from bands from those days. The music was great and just proved that that era produced some great musicians and they are still going strong. Music does keep you young.
The next gig at the Squirrel will be on Friday 5th of February as the January one falls on New Year’s day and I don’t wish to be playing to an empty pub. I shall be nursing my hangover somewhere else, probably at home.
I have just realised that the days are getting longer again, although they are still pretty short. That said, the sun is shining outside, but across the street an ambulance is parked and someone is not going to be having such a good Christmas as they might have hoped for.
So for all you hopeless people who will be making new year resolutions only to find them impossible to keep, may I suggest one you should make and keep, is to look forward to each day and enjoy it to the full, whatever sadness it may occasionally bring. Enough of the oracle mischief, seasons greetings to you all.