Jun 2013

Glastonbury 2013

Got the car packed and ready for tomorrow's drive to Glastonbury. Need to put in the cool box of cider and Murphy's then tis ready to roll on down to Somerset for five days of music, drinking and peopling. Photos and stories to follow no doubt.

Liquid Supplies
Liquid supplies sorted for the five days there (reasoning that for every 1 pint I buy in supermarket I will save about £2.50 in the festival).

You can't always get what you want = You can sometimes get what you want

Neil Young in Glasgow

Went to the SECC on Thursday to see Neil Young which was at truly gigantic gig. Neil & Crazy Horse were on top top form They only played for 15 songs, but with the rock outs this was a full 2.5 hour performance. Not bad for a 67 year old.

Glasgow Setlist:


  • Love and Only Love
  • Powderfinger
  • Psychedelic Pill
  • Walk Like a Giant
  • Hole in the Sky
  • Heart of Gold
  • Blowin' in the Wind
  • Singer Without a Song
  • Ramada Inn
  • Cinnamon Girl
  • Fuckin' Up
  • Mr. Soul
  • Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
  • Roll Another Number (For the Road)
  • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Enjoyed the grungy version of La Bamba by Los Lobos the support act earlier too. They were like the ultimate party band. Class act playing in all sorts of styles.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Going to Glasgow to watch Neil Young play one of his few gigs this year in the UK. I have seen him once before - at Glastonbury - where he set the night on fire. The reviews from Birmingham and Newcastle have been 5 stars (from 5!) and he looks on top form.

So looking forward to it! Then two days later
Fyne Fest! Which I will report back on in the Real Ale blog.

Harcourt at the Scandi

Saw Ed Harcourt on Friday at the Scandinavian Seaman's Church in the Baltic area of Liverpool. First time I've been to a gig there.

On arrival we found that he'd moved the gig downstairs into the cafe as the piano upstairs left a little to be desired - well it had too few keys and wasn't tuned. The last time I'd seen Ed was at the Liverpool University years ago, when he kept getting heckled and eventually walked out saying he didn't need that.

This gig turned out to be top draw though - there was even cake! - and it lasted the full night. Mainly he played solo on the piano, but he also played on electric guitar and has some songs with accompaniment of fiddle and backing - including Catherine AD, who was the support act.


He ended the gig by going upstairs to play three songs on the church organ and on the mini piano!