Music and Meandering

Music and Meandering by yours truly, Heather-Davina.

I live, laugh and love in London, but I'm a Glasgow girl at heart.

I ramble a lot about music, literature, events and living life in general.

Well behaved women rarely make history.

So I was down in London on Tuesday. I love London. The atmosphere is just so exciting. I feel like a kid on the first day at the big school, trying to be cool but feeling slightly intimidated by how many unbelieveably cool people you’re surrounded by. The way people dress, the determination in their stride. I would really like to be a 6th year down there rather than a P7 who’s there for a day visit. I feel my move there is inevitable, but exactly when is still to be decided. It feels like a long summer holiday before the first day back at school.

However, when I was down, I managed to stumble across a real Banksy piece, not get lost, and walk past a man blasting Snoop Dog on his ghetto blaster while waiting for a bus. I bloody love London.

There is too much on tonight

Those Detour lads are putting on a gig in Electric Circus, Edinburgh. Since I now live in Edinburgh, I like this. Two thumbs up. After some serious punk-grunge last week with Lady North and PAWS, this week I’ve got my dancing shoes ready for Bwani Junction and The La Fontaines, and extra deoderant on for Hostage and Slimes in the Mortar and Pestle label room. It’s going to be sweaty. Plus, it’s open til 5am. And there’s a Karaoke room. What’s not to love.

Then, I saw the lovely TeKlo mention on Facebook, that he’s doing a gig in Cab Vol with the oh so handsome Silvertongue. I spent most of July moaning about how there were no good gigs on in Edinburgh, then in August I get hit in the face with two corkers in one night!

THEN! Bear Arms, Hunt/Gather and Crusades are playing at Flat 0/1 in Glasgow tonight.

AND THEN! Meursault are on at Stereo in Glasgow too!

WHAT THE HELL GUYS! THERE ARE SEVEN DAYS IN A WEEK! SPREAD YOURSELVES OUT GOD DAMMIT!

I’ll be at Electric Circus. But I expect a full report on all the other gigs. Thank god for social media.

Frabbity Rabbity have new tracks! And promise of a new album! One, two, three… “Yeaaaaaaaah”. The first time I heared it was when they performed live on Vic Galloway’s show at the Fringe a couple of weeks ago and sounded beautifully and tentatively fresh, showing growth and development like in The Winter of Mixed Drinks, but reclaiming some of the delicate and raw sound from Midnight Organ Fight.

January 2013 is the rumoured release date. If someone could start a rumour it will be released in October 2012- and then for that to happen- my impatient nature would really appreciate it.

A couple of wee snaps from Wickerman 2012. 

Gerry Loves Records New Release

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The wonderful and funny Gerry Love Record boys are releasing yet another wonderful limited edition 7” Split Single this time with Adam Stamford (Y’all is Fantasy Island) and Rick Redbeard (The Phantom Band). They are also celebrating with a few wee gigs in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Buy the vinyl and go to the gig. It will be good and it looks very beautiful….the vinyl that is. 

I’ve left my record player at my parents’ house in Glasgow post-move to Edinburgh. This is a VERY good reason to sit on a train with a record player on my knee

Live SAY award updates from Pop Cop

Well if we weren’t excited enough for the SAY awards tonight- Pop Cop’s rounded up some amigos to give a continuous update on what’s going on.

Dress? Check. Tickets? Check. Hot date? Check. Phone so I can keep updated with what’s going on… even when I’m in the same room? Check.

An interview with The Xcerts

What an enjoyable little read over lunch.

New Album = Yeaaaaaaaah

Axl being a cunt= Booooooooo

I’m too full of food to be any more articulate right now. Just read the damn interview.

Some lovely new music for a rather grey Tuesday night in Edinburgh. 

Graeme, Pete, Fergus and Gillian, collectively The State broadcasters, are a Glaswegian band, who are bringing out brilliant music through Olive Grove Records.

Have a listen.