Dale Guitar, Dick Legend!
I went to see Dick Dale (Guitar Legend) on Tuesday, and absolutely fantastic he was, too. I alwasy say that the previous time I saw him he was Incendiary (note the capital) and he was as good this time too. Apart from the venue being much smaller and not in Lodnod, the main differences were a) that it was one bloody fuck of a lot louder (being in a scummy brick-lined cellar in the Old Town rather than in the Queen Elizabeth Hall) and b) that at the end he didn't even leave the stage, but got his pen right out and went back to the stagefront to chat and sign things. I think he hung around there for about half an hour or so - long enough that myself and CJ fucked off to the pub. He struck me as a great bloke, as well as a fine entertainer and (naturally) an excellent musician. Lara and Anonymouseth were there, of course, as well as Glen and Dave. I asked Dave about his 4-track, which has Historical Significance as far as my friends are concerned. Still fully working, apparently, and has all 4 tracks exposed unmixed on sockets on the back, which is just the answer I wanted.
Anonymouseth has also mailed me to point out that as well as mclusky in April, King Tut's (in Glasger) has the mighty mighty NoMeansNo playing in July, so everyone look out for gig-going opportunities and maybe even new records around then.
Oh, and also:
With the aid of a couple of new bits of cable, I have my (Ultrawide) SCSI card talking to the (SCSI-1) scanner (courtesy of AJ & Nicky - thanks, I owe you). It's probably trying to remember the morse code it learned in primary school. Drivers and apps are currently downloading.