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  1. ps ... Age is mind over matter...

    If you don't mind, it doesn't matter! 

    It is certainly no barrier to sheer talent shining.

    In the last three months, three of my favourite gigs have been by artists with a combined age of 223. 😯😯😯

    Bob Cheevers at 80 is the elder statesman of the three. 😎

  2. On Friday night I went to see Bob Cheevers on his farewell tour.

    The venue shared this feedback from Bob the following day...

     

    "Last nites packed gig was the most fun, satisfying, responsive, personal and rewarding I’ve played in my whole career. Thank you wonderful folks in and around the Coatbridge area and The Georgian Hotel, 50rpm & John Goldie for such a memorable gift. W/love"

    Wow!

     

    "in my whole career"!

    Let's put that in context...

    This is from a Grammy nominated, EMMY award winning octogenarian who has performed all over the world for decades and was chosen to open for Johnny Cash on the Man in Blacks last ever tour! 😯😯😯

    That is the highest praise possible from a gig that I was privileged to be at. 😎

  3. On 5/15/2024 at 1:54 PM, beyond our ken said:

    Worth a mention, while we are on the topic of Fraser Spiers

    I was shocked to see that the true legend that was Eric Cuthbertson had passed away when the roll of fallen buddies was run on Saturday at the game.

    I checked online and it turned out to be the same guy

    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/'Eric+really+was+a+one-off...+he+inspired+many'.+Tributes+paid+to...-a0781903756

    I knew Eric since 1975 and often helped him and his then roadie, Mick, haul his unfeasibly heavy amp combo up to the lounge at the silver thread when the lift didn't work.  We also set up his gear for the recording of Danny Kyle's album at the town hall where he completely stole the show as performer and compere.  Graham Lyle told me a few years ago that Billy Connolly was absolutely raging about that, but he never credited Eric for the  joke that brought him to fame on Parkinson's show so I doubt Eric cared.

    I enjoyed his company many times and his singing & playing were sublime.  He managed to reduce me to tears one night in his house in Hunterhill, when he told us the story of his childhood & treatment for polio.  I never heard him complain once and  his condition was carte-blanche for some of the most outrageous jokes and comments i ever heard.  His wife Liz had a lot to put up with as she cared for him and raised their son while Eric was full-time at work and near enough a full-time musician for most of his life

     

    RIP Eric

    Lovely tribute BoK. 

    Sad loss for music 

    Hang on to those special memories.

    Silver Thread! Deserves a thread of its own. Some stories to be told there, I reckon. 

  4. 2 hours ago, beyond our ken said:

    I remember hearing Fraser play when he popped up in jam sessions around Paisley & Glasgow around 75-76.  Wonderful that he is still going after almost 60 years

    Wow... Impressive indeed.

    I first saw him in the middle 90's with Carol Laula.

    He is bothered by arthritis now but listening to him, you would never know. 

  5. Just now, BuddieinEK said:

    Been at a few recently . ..

    Starless, supported by Xan Tyler. Brilliant   It was an album launch gig for Starless, the project of ex Friends Again and Love & Money keyboard player Paul McGeechan. His list of guest vocalists is like a who's who of Scottish music. Well worth checking out.

    Next up was Briana Corrigan, with the ex Beautiful South vocalist being in great form. Such a distinctive voice and a great live performer.

    The following night I went to see Rob Wheeler supported by Katee Kross. I've seen Katee many times and at just 25, she is about to release her 5th album. If you like country Americana, you will love Katee. Rob Wheeler was new to me but I will go back to see him in a heartbeat. 

    That covered April. I'm cutting down.

    So far in May I have seen...

    David Starr and Erik Stucky. Starr is one of my absolute favourite artists and should be a household name. Such a beautiful voice, and when you can boast John Oates of Hall and Oates as one of your band members and album producers, you know you have quality.

    On Wednesday I popped through to Kilbarchan to see the Oregon based trio The Hackles. Brilliant three part harmonies and very engaging songs.

    Saving the best for last, I was in St Luke's last night for the album launch by Paisley's Jill Jackson.

    The Curse of the Damned is a brilliant album (number 1 in the charts, 2 places above Beyonce).

    Backed by a 7 piece band and with moothie maestro Fraser Speirs guesting on two numbers, it was a surefire contender for gig of the year. 

    Jill and band. 

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  6. Been at a few recently . ..

    Starless, supported by Xan Tyler. Brilliant   It was an album launch gig for Starless, the project of ex Friends Again and Love & Money keyboard player Paul McGeechan. His list of guest vocalists is like a who's who of Scottish music. Well worth checking out.

    Next up was Briana Corrigan, with the ex Beautiful South vocalist being in great form. Such a distinctive voice and a great live performer.

    The following night I went to see Rob Wheeler supported by Katee Kross. I've seen Katee many times and at just 25, she is about to release her 5th album. If you like country Americana, you will love Katee. Rob Wheeler was new to me but I will go back to see him in a heartbeat. 

    That covered April. I'm cutting down.

    So far in May I have seen...

    David Starr and Erik Stucky. Starr is one of my absolute favourite artists and should be a household name. Such a beautiful voice, and when you can boast John Oates of Hall and Oates as one of your band members and album producers, you know you have quality.

    On Wednesday I popped through to Kilbarchan to see the Oregon based trio The Hackles. Brilliant three part harmonies and very engaging songs.

    Saving the best for last, I was in St Luke's last night for the album launch by Paisley's Jill Jackson.

    The Curse of the Damned is a brilliant album (number 1 in the charts, 2 places above Beyonce).

    Backed by a 7 piece band and with moothie maestro Fraser Speirs guesting on two numbers, it was a surefire contender for gig of the year. 

  7. 1 minute ago, beyond our ken said:

    https://www.itv.com/news/central/2024-05-02/remarkable-musician-electric-light-orchestra-keyboardist-richard-tandy-dies

    For anyone who appreciated the more accessible prog-rock and prog-pop sounds that arose in the 70s, after the self-indulgence of late 60s proggers, then the keyboard player was the kingpin, elevating the sounds to an orchestral level.  ELO, in Richard Tandy had one of the most underrated and yet one of the most accomplished multi-instrumentalists of that time, in the form of Richard.

    You may not find the name  trips off the tongue, but you remember the sounds.  From the boogie-woogie piano on "Roll over Beethoven" to the piano intro on "Evil Woman" (surely one of the most instantaneously recognisable intros of the modern era) he put an earworm in every single listener's head.  And then there was his guitar playing, a soft jazzy sound that was best displayed on "Strange Magic", Jeff Lynne described it as his favourite ELO guitar piece-which is saying something.

    Richard played on all but the very first and very last ELO albums, and retired from live performances due to health issues just before ELO played their biggest gig at Wembley Stadium.

     

    Totally agree.

    Very talented and under appreciated artist who was a key part of the ELO sound.

    RIP 

  8. On 3/30/2024 at 5:01 PM, BuddieinEK said:

    £812 for 4 draws... But I'm not greedy. 😂

    I cashed out the second Well scored... £92...

    Seconds later, Aberdeen scored. 😎

    Minutes later Dundee scored. 😎

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    Generous odds on a draw today. Screenshot_2024-03-31-18-49-49-126_com.bet365Wrapper.Bet365_Application-edit.thumb.jpg.4fa86df2fb91bff3f9082917759ed74e.jpg

  9. 1 hour ago, northstbuddie said:

    Good to see Ryan Strain back - but would have liked to see him team up with Connor McMenamin on the right as this combination provided a real attacking threat in the first part of the season.

    Also a welcome return for James Bolton in the middle of the defence.

    Bolton replaced by Taylor after 29 minutes. 

  10. 12 minutes ago, northstbuddie said:

    Agree that Kwon should be in the midfield - however he is likely to be in the Celtic midfield next season, whereas hopefully O'Hara will still be with us.

    Yup.... I reckon that has to be one of the gaffers main considerations.

    Looking at the positives... Strong bench... If we use it correctly this time. 

  11. 14 minutes ago, northstbuddie said:

    Good to see Ryan Strain back - but would have liked to see him team up with Connor McMenamin on the right as this combination provided a real attacking threat in the first part of the season.

    Also a welcome return for James Bolton in the middle of the defence.

    Agreed with both but I cannot understand Kwon not getting a game, especially after the Killie car crash.

    I like O'Hara and understand that he is the captain... but I'd have preferred to bring him on from the bench for leadership if needed, at least in the short term. 

    Still... Gaffers choice so COYS. 

  12. 2 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

    I knew I'd forget one. 

    I've had the thali lunch in Phat Bhuna a few times. Its a bit "meh".

    3 course lunch in Royal Taj for £9.99 on a matchday is excellent. 

    Last time I was in the Paisley one it was still a chippy and I was on lunch break from West Primary. 😯😂😂😂

     

    I've been to the new Phat Bhuna in Cambuslang twice now and really enjoyed it both times.

     

  13. 6 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

    Indian Scene, Multan, one in Moss St (can never remember the name), Koh I Noor, Royal Taj, Ashoka and now this new one.

    7 sit-ins is a decent number to choose from.

    AFAIK Kwang Tung has reopened or is reopening as a sit-in.

    Phat Bhuna in Canal Street too.

    They opened a sister restaurant in Cambuslang.

    Tried it last week... Very tasty and great value. 

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