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June 10, 2008

Three Week Look Ahead



As regulars around here will have noticed, there's not really been much actual progress on The Project lately. I won't rehash all the stuff that's been going on, but suffice to say that the planets are starting to align and soon I should be ready for another big push.

July 1 is a major project milestone, so I think it's worth looking forward to that date to see what's on the horizon. As June passes into July, not only will the UK be celebrating the half-way mark of the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament (and moaning about how all our players were knocked out in the first round) but I'll be celebrating the mid-point of The Project. Exciting times! It's all downhill from here!

The in-laws will be with us for a couple more weeks. After we've had our farewell hugs and dried our tears they'll board the big shiny bird headed west and I'll start my new 'commuter-friendly' job, creating shedloads of free time. As soon as possible I'm hoping to hook up with some folks who messaged me recently via the Partysounds website. The plan is that we'll drink some beer, shake the tree and see what falls out.

On the concert front, having started off the Summer 2008 run with Rufus Wainwright, we've got Robert Randolph lined up at the end of June, then Dolly Parton, Jason Mraz and Macy Gray in July. Still unconfirmed, but possible depending on other commitments are Little Feat (IndigO2, July 11) and Drive By Truckers (Electric Ballroom, August 4). Oh, and while I think about it, I've been getting a lot of hits lately from people looking for Oli Brown information and my review of his band's debut album "Open Road". I won't be able to make the show, but for those of you in London who can, Oli is supporting The Blue Oyster Cult at the Kentish Town Forum TOMORROW NIGHT (June 11). Go along and check him out!

So, for the next few weeks you, The Reader, can expect general banter, the occasional iPod DJ entry and general project water-treading. After that, though, watch out! It's full speed ahead!

4 comments:

Axe Victim said...

It'd be cool to meet up for DBT in Camden Dawg? That's me giving it all the backslang but it just doesn't seem to work with me... but you dig my vibes Jackson?

Kenski said...

I'm actually keen :-) Really liked the sampler and found a few semi-decent (sound quality-wise) live bootlegs on archive.org.

Plus I'll actually be working nearby! Not certain whether we'll be in London on the night though... waiting to see!

Kenski said...

And as for the street talk...

...WHY????!!!

Oh hell, why not, Homie? I can dig it... (70's flashback-o-rama!)

Axe Victim said...

Yo yo yo yo Kenski baby you know you too cool for school... aw mamma. And all of that jazz etc.