Diary of Lisa Taylor, reluctantly 42 (and a half)

Or.. 'f.ck me I'm forty.. two.. and a half', though can look 38 on a - not so deluded - good day. Or 'How to reconcile a well experienced mind trapped in a still - but for how long? – youthful body.' Don't have the 30somethings angst/problems, neither have the resigned (?) ageing baby-boomers in safe family territory outlook yet. Here's how I cope, one day all sexy women will get old... but never invisible. © Lisa Taylor 2005/6/7/8/9. Jeez.. so much for the 42 and-a-half delusion

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

9 June - Gigs & Try

Ex neighbour is in a band. Never managed to see it/him so now that they're conveniently performing in Kilburn I go... Since am good with gig etiquette we arrive in time to watch most of the support. Think they're called The Nation. Then we watch the awfully named Brian Jacket Letdown who are very er.. odd (good no doubt but how to sell them, who woudl buy it I don't know) and then this girl called Rose something.

Toph and I are doing a little race to name the influences we spot in the music cause we're old. We come up with Joy Division, Prefab Sprout, Genesis with Peter Gabriel, Supertramp, Martha & the Muffins, and many more. This is across the 3 bands but the BJL probably account for 20 since they are eclectic. At some point Toph turns to Cecile (another neighbour of the one in the band and says 'This one is very Genesis'. She looks blank. She's 30. What did we expect. It's all dust eventually even for the lamb who lied down on Broadway.. What the F was all that about?

The Rose girl is sort of happy power girlie pop and whilst not my thing, am surprised at how confident she is, how they play well and have a great sound and generally seem very proficient. Bad name though, not the Rose but the McDougal or Mcgowan. Why bother and not make up a nice band name. Then I go on the net and check it all out (that's my only tip for remembering anything, if you constantly google anyone you come across, some of the info will go in, then you can surprise people at parties by regurgitating their CV back at them. Never fails to flatter) and am glad to say that my musical instincts are pretty darn good still. Said Rose was one of the 3 Pipettes. Never my thing either, that infections 60s pop but the decent success and number of gigs played by that combo neatly explain her professionalis in the small confines of the Luminaire. She knows who she is.



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