So, I'm on the Subway in New York and my wife sits down with my daughter next to a guy that turns out to be Richard Lloyd, guitarist and founder member of Television. I have a brief chat with him 'cos he gets off at the same stop as us, and for what it's worth, I mention RTYD and give him my card. He says he's recording for a Jimi Hendrix tribute record that is coming out soon and that he is due to play a show at the Borderline in early Oct.
How cool is that!
Monday, 30 August 2010
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Thursday, 5 August 2010
Organised by RTYD's new boy-wonder Marc Verlaine, the ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP-Social was held last night at The Miller pub in London Bridge. It was intended to be a chance for members to meet and chat and network. And that, they enthusiastically, did. There was no awkwardness. People walked in and were immediately made to feel welcome. Everyone had plenty to share and talk about. It was, of course, a room full of people with a lot in common.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. What was nice was that no one was sound-checking, no one was playing, so attention wasn't divided, and you could hear yourself talk and hear others clearly. People also moved around the room, and made an effort to talk to others.
It was all over by 10 o'clock, which, as Tox of 14 Carat Grapefruit points out, is significant. There were some very familiar faces, and some new ones, which is always nice.
The following acts, 14 Carat Grapefruit, The Outbursts, Trad Arr. Kryptic Klu, The Dipsticks, The Rayfields, The Greedies, The Lone Groover, Riff Raff, Creak, oh, and Pocket Rocket, all sent at least one representative.
I was particularly impressed by those who came not knowing anyone. That, is the spirit.
Why not try it where you live?