Another quickie this morning as I'm going to take some time to tidy things up round here, and in particular sort out some new links over in the right hand column as there's been a few more blogs come to my attention in recent times (and sadly, one or two old friends have fallen by the wayside).
This morning's post has been inspired by one of the best bloggers out there in terms of quality, albeit because of so many other things going in his life with family and football (or soccer to our transatlantic friends), his place out there on t'internet is sometimes neglected.
But stand up and take a bow Mike from Manic Pop Thrills.
I have to hold my hands up and admit that Mike is in fact a mate. We first met through a mutual love for Raith Rovers FC, and through inbetween talking about the football, we discovered we had a lot of common musical tastes and had in fact been to a lot of the same gigs.
Mile lives on the east coast of Scotland, some 80 miles or so away from Glasgow, and Dundee is the nearest city of note that bands occasionally call into. And just the other day Mike was lucky enough to capture what seems to have been a great gig by Teenage Fanclub - his review (complete with exclusive photos) can be read here.
Mike reckons that Alcoholiday is the finest song in the TFC back catalogue, and I reckon that's a right good shout. And as a way of saying thanks to Mike for all he's posted in times past, and as an apology for not being able to make it along to this gig that he's promoting in Dundee on Friday 21st November (I'll be in Madeira on a week's holiday with Mrs VV), here's something that's a bit hard to get a hold of nowadays:-
mp3 : Teenage Fanclub - God Knows Its True (Peel Session)
mp3 : Teenage Fanclub - So Far Gone (Peel Session)
mp3 : Teenage Fanclub - Alcoholiday (Peel Session)
mp3 : Teenage Fanclub - Long Hair (Peel Session)
Taken from a 12" EP that was released back in 1991, its the session that was recorded on 28th August 1990 and broadcast on 30th September 1990.