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Our BT Broadband isn't working properly at home just at the moment - once again I've tried all i can to fix it but am PERPLEXED and THWARTED... and also, after the DEBACLE last time when it turned out it was my own fault, I'm reluctant to ring anyone, so am crossing my fingers and hoping that when I get home tomorrow night it will be MENDED. BY MAGIC.

The upside of this is that it DISCOURAGES me from just sitting back down at the computer when I get home, and instead doing some work on THE SHOW. For the most part this has involved THINKING about it, which resulted in me LEAPING out of bed this morning and dashing downstairs to work out a BRAND NEW SONG called "(theme from) My Exciting Life In ROCK". Previously The Show had started with The Peterborough All-Saints Wide-Game Team (group B) which is ALWAYS a good way to start a set but, I realised, meant that I'd have do TWIST AROUND a bit to make it fit. The THEME of said Show is a Rock Biography, with various chapters - it starts with the Introduction then moves to Chapter 1: Growing Up, which is where The Peterborough All-Saints Wide-Game Team (group B) should REALLY go.

Moving that around meant that the first song was now I Did A Gig In New York which is ALSO a good way to start a set... but, in this case, has about five minutes of STORY leading in to it. THUS I resolved to write a theme tune and, having done that, and having had quite a bit MORE moving around, removal and addition of songs various, means that THIS is pretty much the setlist for Edinburgh:
  • (theme from) My Exciting Life In ROCK
  • I Did A Gig In New York
  • The Peterborough All-Saints' Wide Game Team (Group B)
  • Work's All Right (when it's a proper job)
  • Professional, Competetent, Rocking And Tight
  • Do The Indie Kid
  • Clubbing In The Week
  • Hey Hey 16K
  • It Only Works Because You're Here
  • The Lesson Of The Smiths
  • Sod It, Let's Get Pissed
  • Easily Impressed
  • Boom Shake The Room

  • It does look like quite a LOT of songs to me - it's meant to be an hour long, and that's at least 40 minutes JUST on the songs. Hopefully the talky bits will get quite QUICK by the time I actually DO it, as having a vague idea what I'm about to say next will make it a bit easier. I'm having the first proper run-through over the weekend with Steve Who Is Stage Manager, so we'll see how we get on.

    In the mean-time tho, it is back to more Conventional ROCK Pursuits, as The Vlads gather tonight in Leicester to ROCK The Firebug in the company of Mr Phil Wilson and The Mai 68s. If you happen to be around, do pop along won't you? It will, i feel, be Rather Good!

    posted 22/5/2008 by MJ Hibbett

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