25 March 2009
the tour of the playground part three
- naomi wolf
i really loved the gig in nottingham. it was just one of those nights i guess. we show up in radar played a lovely set at the beginning of the night, and he did play every grubby little memory, and it was very beautiful and very sad. the rest of the set was lovely too. all the songs are sounding so sad at the moment though. i think the new album might be their nebraska.
then after nottingham we went on to brighton, albeit in a slightly depleted way. there were only four of us there to soundcheck and one of them was me and i'm useless. pete ended up having to play everything. obviously that isn't possible all at the same time, so the only thing we could play was the introduction to be gentle with me. sounded alright though. the bobby mcgees were special guests for the brighton show, so it was great to get to see them. i swapped some cds with them afterwards for a seven inch and some cds, which was nice. swapping is the future. perhaps on the next tour we'll just let people swap things for our merhandise. although i'm not sure what'll happen when i try to buy things afterwards and all i've got is a load of weird stuff people have swapped with us.
we drove back after brighton so i got home at about three o clock in the morning. nice to be home though. then the next morning we drove to bristol. the fox and the bramble were very special guests and very special they were. they have the most amazing little drum. and afterwards i didn't even need to swap anything to get one of their cds. i have a lovely six track cd called notre memoire as a souvenir. it has a lovely song on it called the giant and his heart which reminded me of the quote at the top of this weblog.
and then today we're going to southampton, and after that we're in london. frightening in a fun way.