Thursday, April 7, 2011

Splinters in your fingers...


Well boys, girls bloggers and blogettes we're away for a week and bit. Rolling round the Cotswolds and revisiting sunny Stow and its surrounding areas. Already I'm mentally stretching out at the very thought of doing a smart right into Burford 'Gateway to the Cotswolds' and leaving all the usual fuss and faffery over the hills far way.

Although, one event that could have kept me anchored back in Southend happens this coming Sunday, when, local keyboard whiz kid and compositional pixie David Woodcock unwraps his third album Splinters at The Railway Hotel..

Splinters will be showcased with an afternoon of live music where Dave will be joined by the album's collaborators for live run throughs of his 15 newly minted tunes. I'm unable to get Splinters in my mitts until we're back, but both of Dave's previous outings Homemade and kitchen Sink will be packed in the holiday napsack.

So while we're away from home and way out west - I'll leave you with you a song about our home town - a sort of Blur, Kinks and Madness stomper framed around an actual Southend street.

And yes all David Woodcock songs really are this good..



11 comments:

The Polyvinyl Craftsmen said...

Meteor Road was the first road I lived in when we moved Westcliff. Can't listen to the song though, Divshare player is not working, says song has reached its download limit.

Enjoy the Cotswolds, stopping for a cake and cuppa in Burford High St?. That's always our welcome to the Cotswolds.

John Medd said...

Have a good break M. See if you can't slide into The Thatched Tavern this time! Say hello to Carys for me.

Mondo said...

There you go Coops, sorted - Paul Blow Up's dad lived in Meteor Rd too.

Cheers John - will poke me beak in if we're out that way..

davyh said...

I'm very envious: I've had very little to do this week, but next week when the girls are off I'm loaded up! Hope it continues to shine for you, baby.

Mondo said...

Cheers Davy - sunshine by day, cider by night. My kinda getaway

Ps check this Dave W tune out. The Adventures of You and Me. It'll put a spring in your step and a lump in your throat..how can you not love a song with the line...
'I was especially excited by the end of aisle bargains, that read "Any 3 for a pound"'

Piley said...

Am lovin' DW's work... Think there's a bit of Chas and\or Dave in there too at times, but deffo early Blur\Kinks vibe.

If all goes to plan we'll be there on Sunday for the launch (hope hope).

Have a fab holiday all you Mondo's!

P

Ishouldbeworking said...

Ooh, have a lovely English Spring time, all of you. I can't get that song to play either, so I'm making up my own version and singing it aloud instead. It's not half bad, as it goes.

Mondo said...

There's allsorts with Dave W P, Pulp, Chris Difford even early-era Eno in some ways..have a good one Sunday..

Thanks ISB we shall..just buzzed you a link for DW DL

The Polyvinyl Craftsmen said...

We'll enjoy Dave on Sunday for you! Here's some holiday music for you, with songs about body parts, murder and fighting. http://polyvinylcraftsmen.blogspot.com/

MikeP said...

And I was born in Meteor Rd

The Polyvinyl Craftsmen said...

Been listening to Splinters, bought one at Dave's launch on Sunday, top stuff!

We’ve got a new podcast up today featuring amongst others: Parliament, Johnny Pate, Billy Childish, The Monks, The Sonics, The Fall and X-Ray Spex.

http://polyvinylcraftsmen.blogspot.com/2011/04/transmission-7.html