This is my first new blog post of my new site! Whoop!
Last night was a school night gig! I was joined by Sian and Jase. The reason it was a goer was because it was pretty early doors and it was around the corner in The Globe. We'd actually gone to see the support act Thomas Truax, who is truly unique in every sense of the word. The headliner was Bob Log III who I'd never heard of, but the poster of depicting what looked like one of Daft Punk playing a banjo was intriguing.
It was a fair turn out for a Tuesday night of around 60 people, but blimey it was actually colder in the venue than it was outside! I dunno, I don't think the Globe is a great venue. I actually like it cause it's just around from my house but they've really really got to sort the sound out.
I've seen Thomas Truax about half a dozen times? He's got an eccentric and wandering act which never fails to get any audience grinning from ear to ear. I think it's combination of home made instruments (The Hornicator and bionic drum machine Mother Superior made up of old bike wheels) and his honesty. He always uses all the space of a venue and last night saw him wandering around the balcony and stairs. I was really taken with one of his new songs 'Save Me' which had a line about a homeless person saying that they actually have two homes, their skin and the coat. Very arresting.
There was a new home made instrument in the shape of a mini drum type toy box with a length of extendable plastic ventilation plastic pipe. Truly weird and wonderful.