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Banjo Party Time!

Posted on May 6th, 2012 by tonieee

We’re having a Banjo Party Time in our house as provided by the Geoff Love Banjos. I got this from a charity shop about 15 years ago because the cover is so ace! I haven’t listened to it in a long, long time and finally got round to digging it out from the pile of […]

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Why don’t we ever just listen to records?

Posted on April 29th, 2012 by tonieee

Ralph is away camping so I’ve been taking advantage of the opportunity to just sit and listen records which is such a rare treat. These days I normally only listen to music while performing some other tasks. So far I’ve listened to: Shreds and Patches by John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris Buckfast Bottles in the […]

Recorder and records

Posted on April 28th, 2012 by tonieee

Today I got a wooden recorder from a charity shop. I’ve never played a wooden recorder before and I expected it to sound different to a plastic one but it sounds the same to me. The language in the instructions is quite old fashioned: “A wise player keeps his recorder in a case or carton. […]

I Am A Robot by The Thyme Machine

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by tonieee Songs about robots are the best kind of songs.

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Today I’ve been listening to CATNAPS

Posted on April 20th, 2012 by tonieee

I think you should too: “I Sat on the Edge of My Bed and I Sang You Velvet Underground Songs” is the best name that I’ve heard for a song in ages and it’s a great song too. My favourite on the album is “It’s Bad Enough” – it has trumpets! Not enough indiepop […]

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Velodrome’s first practise!

Posted on April 18th, 2012 by tonieee

The first new Velodrome 2000 practise with all of us there. It was so much fun – I’d forgotten how much I love playing in this band! Remembering the songs was easy – it was like falling off a bike!

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The Wendy Darlings at the Chameleon

Posted on April 16th, 2012 by tonieee

The Wendy Darlings were amazing at the Chameleon last night too. Here’s a picture of Markie acting as an improvised music stand during their rather marvellous version of the Primitives’ Really Stupid. My legs hurt now from dancing too much to Horowitz and The Wendy Darlings but it was worth it!

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Horowitz rock!

Posted on April 15th, 2012 by tonieee

Pete rocked so much he crashed my camera and I could only get a photo of him in the quiet song!

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Wendy Darlings/Horowitz/Trianglegrams in Nottingham

Posted on April 14th, 2012 by tonieee

The Trianglegrams (which is The Parallelograms without Meriel as she is currently on maternity leave) are playing at The Chameleon in Nottingham tomorrow evening (15th April) with the wonderful Wendy Darlings and marvellous Horowitz. It’s an early evening show (5.30pm to 9pm). We’ll be doing a few Parallelograms songs and then a bunch of covers […]

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Waiting for the Popguns

Posted on March 30th, 2012 by tonieee

I’ve just found out that The Popguns are playing in Brighton tonight! I want to go so much! I wish I’d found out sooner…

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