Listen up good people.
On Saturday 20th September 2008, Robert Foster (pictured above), is playing a gig at Oran Mor in Glasgow - and I'm hoping as many of you as possible will get along.
Some of you might not be familiar with Robert's work, but for most of the past 25 years and more, he's been best known as part of one of Australia's greatest exports - Go Betweens.
Sadly, the death of his compadre Grant McLennan a couple of years ago brought an end to the band, but Robert is now embarking on a solo career. Normally that alone would be enough to put out this call to get along that night.....but there is something else.
Comrade Colin from And Before The First Kiss, a blogger loved and admired by many the world over, is going to live and work in Seattle for a number of months. I'm determined that he gets a decent send-off. So, having just come in from having a few units of alcohol in his company, an idea has been hatched.
Its long been the intention to try and get a gathering of the Scottish bloggers (and indeed any bloggers from further afield), as well as sundry non-blogging but music-appreciating friends in the one place at the one time. This gives us a meaningful excuse....
The fact its the Oran Mor means that those who dont necessarily fancy the gig can get along for part of the night given that its a multi-purpose venue with a number of bars.
The plan, as it stands, is to meet in the main bar around 7.30pm. Those who want to go the gig can do so....those who want to stay in the main bar can do so....those who cant make it along early on can then meet up again in the main bar afterwards.
So far, myself and Colin are definites. Matthew, aka Toad is highly hopeful, while Ed of 17 Seconds is keen to be part of what is hoped will be a historic and memorable night. Sadly, Mike at Manic Pop Thrills is otherwise engaged. If I had other anyone else's phone number, I'd have called you.....
So.....anyone else care to come along???? Just leave your comment here or send an e-mail to the address on the right hand side of the blog.
mp3 : Robert Forster - Rock-n-Roll Friend
mp3 : Go Betweens - Dive For Your Memory