Now that’s a lovely ale

Bath Ales ... Gem
Bath Ales … Gem

I often have Gem at WOMAD, so when I recently saw it in the local supermarket I thought I’d try a couple of bottles. Well it was just as good as the draft. I was really impressed I have to say.

Edinburgh Fringe 2015: The Blues Brothers Live

Ed Fringe 2015: The Blues Brothers Live
Ed Fringe 2015: The Blues Brothers Live

This was a must for me at Edinburgh this year. Of course, with a show like this you never quite know what you’re going to get before you get there. It’s a gamble, like most of the Fringe, but even more so when you’re a big fan of something like The Blues Brothers.

But it was very good. Very good indeed. They did all the major songs and more. The routines were very good, Jake was especially convincing and all in all it was a good gig.

I think I should go to a few more Blues Brothers tribute bands.

I can’t believe that Sylvian’s new release is sold out already

I’ve missed it. I’m really annoyed about that. I’ve checked the confront recordings site and it confirms that it’s sold out. How irritating is that! I didn’t even know it was going to be a limited edition release. I thought I’d just be able to get a digital edition.

I guess I could look for a copy on eBay and pay too much for it. I’m not really happy about it all. Sort of annoyed with myself too.

So I didn’t make it out to Open House London at the weekend

Instead I had a very quiet weekend and caught up on a load of things instead. It was a bit of a shame, but not the end of the world of course. I didn’t really fancy anything in particular from this year’s set of buildings either. Still, perhaps I should make a bigger effort to go along next year. We’ll see.