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Otway was excellent last night. A couple of friends (who will remain nameless, although as it was discussed on this thing it's not all that mysterious) had been coming along, but they both dropped out, citing a variety of frankly pathetic excuses. Their loss. On the upside, if I'm ever near Waterloo station again, I know that a shop there sells family packs of Golden Wonder salt and vinegar crisps, which of course come in the right colour packet and therefore don't taste of cheese and onion.

I went to a bookshop yesterday and bought two at full retail price. I should probably support the publishing industry at some point - the amount of remaindered stuff I end up with just isn't funny. Anyway, I picked up a copy of the Three Musketeers (Thanks Tony) and a biography of Cromwell (predictable, me?) which I was reading on the train last night. I've been meaning to go to the museum in Huntingdon. Must remember to actually do so. I've been meaning to visit Denver sluice as well, actually. It's interesting how the English Civil War relates to the suppression of the Covenanters in Scotland - there are memorials to them everywhere. The biog I got is almost thirty years old, and I'm sure it clashes with another book I have about Cromwell's Irish campaign, on the subject of civilian casualties, so I'll have to reread that one soon.

Today is sunny and I've just got the paper. I have to get rid of some garden rubbish while we have the skip out front too. And I've just noticed that the garage, while successfully replacing the speedo, have managed to leave one of the dashboard lights borked. Never mind, I can live with that for the moment.
...salt and vinegar crisps, which of course come in the right colour packet ...

Purple?!? I miss chips crisps being in the right colour packets. Salt n vinegar should be purple, and cheese and onion should be yellow, dammit.

Only if purple becomes light blue when you turn it the right way up.
A couple of friends (who will remain nameless, although as it was discussed on this thing it's not all that mysterious) had been coming along, but they both dropped out, citing a variety of frankly pathetic excuses.

*whistles* *looks innocent*

Next time, promise. So rattler didn't make it either?
No, he begged off too. End of the month, other concerts to go to, pressure of time . . . the usual.

www.otway.co.uk has a list of dates. And various other odds and ends.
If it's any consolation, I had a really dull night in and wished I'd gone. Just a case of money, time, too much on and Fiona dropping out first meant I didn't look like the biggest wimp! ;) In hindsight, I should've just sold some vital organs and gone down there, sod sleep.
Not much of a consolation, really. Still, he'll be pushing the next hit for the rest of the summer, so chances to see him won't be scarce.
Hey! I only provisionally wimped out first. Right up until about quarter to eight I could have gone, it was only then I wimped out properly. :p
Standing up to be counted
Otway was excellent last night.
I've only seen him a couple of times, but am glad to hear that there's likely to be a good number of upcoming chances to see him again, and hopefully when I'm back in the country.
Re: Standing up to be counted
When'll that be? He's due to stop being a one-hit wonder in the autumn, so what he'll do after that's uncertain. Probably more of the same, but he's an odd bloke.

Re: Standing up to be counted
Thought he already was a one-hit wonder and this would make him into a two-hit wonder?

I should be back sometime over the summer, though not for very long -- not sure if I'll coincide with his period of wonder-dom. Fingers crossed. Would be a novelty to me to see him with a recent hit under his belt.
Re: Standing up to be counted

this would make him into a two-hit wonder?

Yup. He's getting a lot of mileage out of preparing for it, too. It's due to happen sometime in the autumn, I think.

Would be a novelty to me to see him with a recent hit under his belt.

Doesn't bear thinking about. He hasn't gotten over the first one yet, and it's been 25 years.