Search This Blog
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
These Are For Brian
I'm going to kick off by paying tribute to the legend that is Brian (of Linear Tracking Lives fame)
I got a train into town that took about 15 minutes. Brian took a 13 hour plane trip from Seattle to Amsterdam and then another short hop from Amsterdam to Glasgow.
And what a guy - an encyclopedic knowledge of indie music and someone who knows more about Glasgow based music than I ever will.
Fitting then that he got to met and shake hands with Ken McCluskey outside a Glasgow pub ,meet David from Kid Canaveral in another Glasgow pub and then quite possibly the highlight of his life (after his wedding and the birth of his kids) finally getting to shake hands and talk to Stephen Pastel (in a record shop in a pub) after having been to speechless to do so on a previous visit.
Brian - we salute you
The Bluebells - Cath
The Bluebells -Young at Heart
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Brilliant - I look forward to seeing Brian's snapshots. Good to hear 'Cath', which has always been my Bluebells single of choice.ReplyDelete
He might have an encyclopedic knowledge of Glasgow indie music but it you can console yourself he knows nothing about football - witness his use of the words "the match was a joy" to describe the Airdire match last weekend............ReplyDelete
It was a joy George. five goal thriller but I thought Brian was going to pass out from hypothermia at half time.Delete
Or alcohol poisoningDelete
Worth saying Jim,Dirk and I were in a sunny Glasgow beer garden about thenReplyDelete
Exactly, CC! Read yesterday's posting @ sexyloser and you'll understand how sunny it was in there ...ReplyDelete
Ah, thank you, CC. What a weekend! It was a thrill meeting pop stars, but it was more fun hanging out with the gang and ribbing each other.ReplyDelete
No kidding, George, it was an exciting match with a playoff appearance on the line. Found myself getting into it. Comes down to just enjoying sports, I think.
The vicarious experience quotient is really high for me! Thanks for all the sharing of the weekend!ReplyDelete
I'm keeping my eyes peeled for the play off score tomorrow night.ReplyDelete
Brian's constant expression of wonderment the entire weekend was a big part of what made it. He met three of the most genuinely nicest and friendly pop stars from the Glasgow scene, all of whom were as delighted to meet him as he was thrilled to talk to them.ReplyDelete
He also went home with a fair collection of music including a CD signed by The Close Lobsters. I reckon it'll take him a few days to get over his jetlag but looking forward to reading his take on things.
Dirk's memories too, are priceless!!