Friday, November 23, 2007

Something For The Weekend 33

Dear Dave,

I guess you’re eager to hear all about how The Signals rocked their socks off to a sell-out crowd in a Cavern-like venue in Edinburgh on a wet and miserable Monday night in the middle of November? Yeah, me too. Let’s just say that we played good (three drunk Americans were kind enough to comment, “You guys rock”) but the crowd was somewhat less than “sell-out”. Moving on…

…and talking of miserable, I was in Yorkshire this week… zzzzzzzzzz… although watching England get beat in a bar full of English people was kinda fun.

Other than that… um… nothing… but of course I’m looking forward to seeing you in the pub tonight. And if you’re concerned that there are only a limited number of shopping days left till we humbly celebrate the birth of Christ in a restrained and respectful manner and you’re still wondering what to get me, I’d be very happy with this thank you very much.

Cheers, Edge

Friday, November 16, 2007

Something For The Weekend 32

Dear Dave,

How are you? Long time no see / speak / type / hug. What have you been doing lately? Are you all growed up yet? Started shaving? Still in short trousers?

Sorry I haven’t been in touch much. Life goes by pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look round once in a while, you could miss it. No, wait… that’s Ferris Bueller.

As for me, well I won’t bore you with the details of why I haven’t had the urge to write much so let’s concentrate instead on some things you could be doing this weekend.

I guess you’ll be getting all excited about the big Scotland v Italy game tomorrow and no doubt feeling some anxiety as to whether you’ll be asked for proof-of-age if you try and get into a public house to watch it with the rest of the boys. Alas, I won’t be able to join you all for a few drinks because unfortunately I’ve managed to get hold of a ticket for the game so will be at Hampden in person to witness our glorious victory. Probably.

Afterwards, if you’re thinking of taking your lovely lady to the movies, I’ve seen a few new films lately which might be of interest.

Bruce and I went to see “Run Fat Boy Run” but spent the whole time holding our stomachs in so the humour kinda passed us by. We also caught the latest Michael Moore documentary “Sicko” having previously seen his earlier efforts “Bowling For Columbine” (excellent - fascinating and riveting) and “Fahrenheit 90210” (average – not enough Tori Spelling). “Sicko” examines the current state of the health care industry in America and it was interesting, if not exactly cheerful, but it made me a bit scared of ever returning to the States in case I catch a cold and have to remortgage my house to get a prescription.

I’ve also seen “Superbad” – not as funny as it should’ve been – and “Eastern Promises” which was short on humour but packed full of graphic detail about how to kill someone with a knife. If you like that sort of thing.

Music-wise, the whole Police-gig-cancellation-fiasco must have left me mentally scarred because I’ve barely listened to anything recently despite acquiring some new cds from Amazon. But here’s one musical event to “get on your radar”… as they like to say all too often in the most boring of work meetings.

On Monday night, November 19th, The Signals - “greatest pub rock ‘n roll band ever” – are scheduled to play a short set in a bar called Bannermans in Edinburgh. It’s located down in the Cowgate under one of those spooky bridges where the Burke & Hare bodies are buried and we’re due “on stage” sometime after 9.30pm. There are a couple of other bands playing as well so I think you have to pay to get in. I’ve no idea what it’ll be like – although some of the videos on their myspace site are a bit scary-looking – but tell everyone you know if you get a chance.

Have a great weekend and catch up soon. Till next time.

Cheers, Edge

Thursday, November 08, 2007


…I’m starting to think that 400 might be my limit…