The thoughts and ocassional ramblings of a 30-something muso.
Hello, I’m a muso. I'm one of those guys you see digging around the racks of vinyl in London's backstreet record shops. I'm not addicted, I can give it up whenever I want. I just need to find that limited edition 7" single that the NME made single of the week. Maybe you've bumped into me in the queue for the bar at The Academy or The Astoria. There are thousands of us in London - I've seen all the regular faces in the record shops and at the gigs.

This blog is my attempt to write about the records that I love, the gigs I've been to and, well, anything else to do with music. Hopefully you'll find something here that makes you nod in agreement or rant in disagreement or maybe even laugh.
Thursday, July 01, 2004
Glastonbury Festival, Saturday Morning

Saturday morning we awake to the sound of rain and remember the weather forecast that 20mm of rain would fall today. Do we let this get us down? Well, yes, until we manage to buy some waterproof trousers and have a healthy breakfast. And then it’s time to head to The Other stage with enough lager to see us through the morning.

First on are The Duke Spirit, who have the sexiest lead singer since Justine Frischmann and a sound reminiscent of The Velvet Underground. We rustle along in our waterproofs and it starts to rain again.

The Subways, an unsigned band who won a competition to play this slot, are on next. They’re a three piece from Hertfordshire with some OK songs and a sound that’s much older than their years (they can’t be much older than 16 any of them) which makes us think of Ash. They look freezing as the rain comes down again but they lap up every moment of playing on such a large stage. I suspect we’ll be seeing more of this band.

The 22-20s played a similar slot last year, which is a mark of how their career has stalled over the last year. It was very brave of them to put out a live mini-album as their debut, but we’re hungry for some more songs and today they play pretty much the same set they’ve been playing for the last year. Don’t get me wrong, this band are good but they’re going to be left behind by the younger kids (OK, so they’re not much older than The Subways but they’ll wonder were these years went one day).

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