Belated Birthday Swings And Roundabouts

Beauty and the Beast was fab. As was the Sunday birthday lunch. Weather was iffy but…meh. It’s Scotland. What are ya gonna do?

Yesterday was the belated added bonus of my Warm Digits boys being on the radio doing a live session on BBC Radio 6 Music on Marc Riley’s show.

They played The View From Nowhere, Feel The Panic and Replication. Replication sounded particularly fantastic. It is clearly going to be a live favourite for me. I remember particularly enjoying that when seeing them support Polica back in Feb. 2020 at St Lukes.

Just before the show was under way, I had an email from Eventim, the ticket agent I bought my tickets for their upcoming Glasgow gig with. The email was informing me that their Glasgow gig is cancelled. Oh, damn!

And yes, it is true. Sadly it is cancelled. But I will get to see them in Edinburgh at the Stag and Dagger in just under two weeks time, so that’s some compensation. Might have to see if I can get to Manchester as well. I have a ticket for their gig at The Cluny in Newcastle, but that’s near Christmas. But I’ll hope that the weather and travel is okay and that I can actually get there too. The Cluny is a fab venue.

In the meantime, here’s a link to BBC Sounds and the Marc Riley show from last night. He played a great blend of music. I recommend listening to the whole show. It was very entertaining.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00112m0

Happy Birthday To The Other “Sexy Scott”!

Bon Scott. Might not be what you would call “classically” good looking…but geez I think you’d have yourself a good time in his presence! Certainly a night you wouldn’t forget in a hurry! Always just…with that glint in his eye, you know? Those Cancerians….ya gotta watch them! Lol

He’d have been 73 today (today already being July 9th in Australia – Bon’s adopted home). Happy birthday, Bon! You are missed. AC/DC was never the same without you.

Off Topic? Kerr Birthday Options…

Hmmm. It would appear I overstepped the boundaries in what is deemed “off topic” or perhaps “advertising” on SMO FB.

In my defence – one: it was very much ON TOPIC as far as I was concerned, for I was merely theorising what Jim may do to celebrate his 60th birthday this July.

Secondly – I don’t advertise anything. Nothing on my blog is monetise and I don’t have advertising here. Perhaps I should have obscured or cropped out the ticket buying info of the screengrab of the Van Morrison gig I was referring to that he could go to for his birthday. But I would have thought it obvious that I was not intending to advertise anything.

I mean, yeah, Van’s giving me kickbacks. Geez! *rolls eyes*

Anyway…I shall discuss my non-endorsement, non-kickback, non-advertisement SUGGESTION of what Jim may be able to do to celebrate his birthday.

The Who play Wembley Stadium on July 6th – there’s one SUGGESTION…
Van Morrison plays The Roundhouse in London on July 6th & 7th – there’s another SUGGESTION…

Jim could indeed enjoy BOTH shows that weekend. Or indeed (as I alternatively SUGGESTED), Simple Minds could throw a gig around that time and we as fans could celebrate his birthday with him…unlikely as that option will be.

Anyway…no matter what he decides to do for his birthday, I hope he celebrates it well, and has many more to come.

Sorry to go “off topic” SMO FB. Heaven forbid someone should talk about music on a music page (albeit a specific band page…can we not talk about their influences? Did Jim not talk of Van Morrison within his most recent post?).