Satch Bus, between Newcastle & Brummy Town.
A (Newcastle) Room With A (Better) View --
Today's journey: 208 miles, 4'06".
Woke with a sore throat. Steve has been sick, and Mick Brigden had a cold last week. My turn.
In the back lounge, computing opposite Galen the Good, Hero. The front lounge has become the de facto family zone with the Bisonette & Satch families vibrant. Mr. Drummer has spent most of the morning in the back with us & is now in his bunk, doing horizontal eye exercises.
Have just listened to last night's Soundscapes from Newcastle City Hall, on the back-lounge sound system. Strong, probably of greater appeal to adults than the young.
14.54 Joe mentioned he had been asked: why doesn't Robert sign autographs?
A short telling of the why do you feel the need to radically fetishise the inherent and delineated meanings of Robert's music? story, featuring R Chris Murphy & John Sinks at the House of Blues in Las Vegas & the Los Vegas airport & then a club in Madison, Dr. Lucy Green, how she heard of the story & invited moi to write the foreword for her most recent book, on the education of popular musicians.
15.24 We are looking at the hotel, and it is looking at us, over an unmoving motorway.
18.35 A Vision Of Hell: Birmingham NIA --
This is a venue that might be useful for some events, and none of them musical.
The floor of Joe's dressing room, with Merchandising Hero. Suitable Work for The Professional Player? --
Manager Mick Brigden has re-joined G3, back from a short visit back to the US. And from a pal -- http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,3604,1244573,00.html