Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Brighton Belles

Had a great day out in Brighton on Sunday. My sis had bought us tickets to see the Kaiser Chiefs so we heading down there for the day.

After having a spot of lunch and hitting the shops we headed out with my friends to see some cabaret. One drag queen (the lovely Davina Sparkle), and two cabaret singers later (Jamie Watson and Jackie Kahn) we went to the gig.

I don't think my sis knew what had hit her as its not a scene she is used to but we had a whale of a time.

The gig itself was fab. Luckily they didn't leave all the good songs until the end because we had to leave a few minutes before for the train. They have boundless energy and passion and the lead singer was climbing over the stage as if possessed by some mischievous spirits.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Busy week

Went off to see the Manic Street Preachers on Wednesday, via our favourite Brixton pub the Far Side. After bad days all round we got a bit tipsy which I think helped. The Manics were flawless and professional but I think ATP has ruined me a bit. There was no raw passion. It was more like a damp squib.

Afterwards we found a new pub down a side street, I couldn't tell you what it was called, but I could take you there! It was quite small, quite camp and definitely a good find. I do enjoy Brixton drinking. There is always something interesting going on.

Thursday I had my work Christmas do which was an opportunity to try out the food in the Dartmouth Arms. http://www.thedartmoutharms.com/. I wasn't disappointed as the food was lovely. A good time was had by all and I ended up asleep on the sofa watching re runs of neighbours! I was just tired honest.

Last night I went to the ballet to see the Snow Queen. Having once been in the Snow Queen play at school as the grandmother ( a very important part don't you know), I thought I would be clued up on what was going on. I am definitely losing brain cells as I was trying hard to remember the plot, and was a bit disturbed that I had always though Kay and Gerda were brother and sister, not lovers. Anyway it was lovely, although I was a little tired and enjoyed my hot chocolate on the train home far more than I should do at my age.

Today I'm off to town for the Frost Fair and the Louise Bourgeois exhibition
and then meeting friends for drinks.

Tomorrow I'm off to Brighton to see the Kasier Chiefs. Its all go...

Wednesday, 12 December 2007


Had a fab time this weekend at ATP. We were a little worried when we got there that there weren't as many bands playing as before but it all turned out ok in the end.

We missed the first two bands we wanted to see which was a bit dissapointing but we checked out our chalets and they were better than last years so we were happy bunnies. A quick sloe gin later and we were off. Top bands of the weekend were Fuck buttons, Seasick Steve, Julian Cope and John Cooper Clarke.

I am still receiving councilling after seeing Jerry Sadowitz. Him wanking on stage made me glad to be a lezza and I was also glad I wasn't in the front row as he was very spitty. He also asked for no one to review his act. Many apologies Jerry.

Anyway back to reality. I can't wait to see who organises it next year. I am hoping for someone more upbeat (Julian Cope please step forward). I found Portishead to be a bit depressing in places.

I also hope Malakai are feeling better as the lead singer had man flu and his voice wasn't the best.

In a change of musical direction I am off to see the Manic Street Preachers tonight as my mate fancies the singer.