Thursday, 4 January 2018

Triangulate

Carrington - home to Carrington Triangle Folk Club, would you believe?


New year, new Triangles. 2017 - that was the year that was, it's over let it be. 2018 - a new year of acoustic sessions at the Gladstone. And if you don't know Carrington, the Gladdy sits in the middle of the triangle - yes it really is a triangle (see the map above).

 Last night I renewed my subs and belted out a couple of Oldies but Goldies from my, ahem, back catalogue (I love writing this stuff - you'll just have to take my word that Leeds, 1972 and Dog With a Bone went down a storm). Come along one night if you don't believe me - details on the left). That's right, it'll be my caustic wit that will get me thru this year. It never did Toby Young any harm.

                      🔺🔺🔺

Sticking with triangles, the Black Crowes borrowed a classic seventies cover from Hustler magazine for their splendid Amorica album. I saw the band quite a few times around this period - 1994/95 - and they 🔺never🔺 disappointed. I particularly remember their stoner front man Chris Robinson's mission statement he sermonised one night: "To get to it, you've gotta go through it." Ain't that the truth?

The Black Crowes - Wiser Time


Glory beyond our reach

3 comments:

  1. I briefly met Chris Robinson on a roof in Kensington one evening in 1992, at the album launch party for 'Southern Harmony and Musical Companion'. I told him I enjoyed the record, which was playing at deafening volume nearby. He said precisely four words back to me. 'Thanks man - hemp freedom'.

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    1. Southern Harmony was, and remains, an astonishing piece of work. I like your understated style of name dropping btw!

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    2. All these years later, this is the first opportunity I've had to drop that one into a conversation! I should fess up however - I'm not a fan. I approached Mr Robinson at the bash with the sole intention of bagging an autograph for a regular customer who was massively into the band.

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