October 10th, 2007

breaking bad

Fade to Grey

H played guitar at a Help the Aged fund raiser on Saturday (it was called 'Fade to Grey'). I went to see him play, and I noticed at the next table a chap in a smart suit with grey hair. He listened to the whole set. It turns out that was the Lord Mayor of Coventry. Later he asked a reporter to take a picture with H and some other participants. Here it is.

H is the chap sitting at the front with a checked blue shirt. The other guitarist, kneeling next to him, is his good friend Peter. The guy whose hand appears to be resting on H's head is the mayor.

H picks interesting songs which seem, rightly or wrongly, of significance. From memory in this set he did Angel from Montgomery*, Saint Genevieve, and I ain't ever satisfied, I shall be released - I can't remember what else.

*funny to hear H singing 'when I was a young girl I had me a cowboy'. Nobody laughs though.
breaking bad

Happening

The new Radiohead album In Rainbows is now available for download and you pay what you think fit. Alexis Petridis gives five stars here 'the strongest collection of songs the band has assembled for a decade'. Paul Morley live blogs it here.

I'm all excited now.

ETA - bought it and you get it as a 48MB zip file, but I haven't downloaded it yet