Saturday, 5 January 2008

key boards and dash boards

Hi folks I am back with a big hello to every one in the 8 that will be great. Thanks to every one for their good wishes over the past weeks. I am more rested and enlivened though not fully fit. It is time to break out the winter cycling kit, pump up the tyres and head out on the bike. I am sure this year will bring the usual mix of up and downs but I hope your downs are small ( the odd puncture ) and your ups scale the heights.( shares in massive EBB album ). Seriously though, we in EBB world wish you peace and all good things.

The EBB is on the verge of confirming a show in Bergen , Norway for March 2008. That will be a nice little expedition. We have a long association with the Norwegians and especially the town of Bergen where we have passed some very happy times. Bandages was recorded in Oslo in the south. We enjoyed Oslo to the full. In fact we over did it on occasions. There are no plans to play any where else at this time which will give us an opportunity to re group and record the new material.

Belated congratulations to Shoreham Steve and family on their new family member. I had planned to turn up on their door step with Ramblin’ to perform a tune or two on the acoustic as poor Steve has been trying for ages to get to see the EBB. Sadly life conspired to thwart that. How ever, we are still up for it if you guys will provide tea. Happy days Steve.

It seems ages since I was writing this blog on a regular basis so it is good to be back and I will try very hard to keep it all up dated. I’ve got a couple of new songs under way one of which is almost finished. I feel to do a couple of unusual ( for me ) gigs in the street in 2008 which will involve the passing public and hopefully some Supperists. I really want to do some different stuff this year. I will also be releasing some new music into the public domain very soon as part of “my alternative strategy for 08”. This will be a collection of pieces from the archives and some newer pieces. With Ramblin’s help I am hoping to get a few copies of Small Group work available. I am also planning to do a bit of busking with a difference. I have been developing an idea to perform very short songs to passers by in the street but in a “neutral language” i.e. words that have no literal meaning what so ever. I have carried out a trial session to test the water and I was encouraged to develop the idea further. So look out for me. I might be down your way. I might rope in our Tony and crew to make the video.

Also in the planning stages are a series of events under the banner MINDS WIDE OPEN. This idea came about during a long conversation with a dear friend who never fails to keep the socialistic fire a light. We were discussing how people have become disempowered under recent governments with regard to public demonstration and expressive collectivism in general, especially in respect of new anti terrorist law implementation. Gordon did drop the banning of public demonstration in Westminster Square but he has been a bit quiet on other promised reform. Actually he looks a bit lost to me. The dreadful thought comes to mind that he might be missing uncle Tony. Any way my friend and I thought that some Supperists might like to participate on a series of events that would cover a number of bases. One of the objectives we have is to combine with others to increase our own self-awareness. So, who among the Supperists would be up for spending 48 hours in 2008 on the streets of London with a sleeping bag and not much else, on a Sponsored Sleep Out? My friend and I think London would be best for a starter, as I know the place and could arrange adequate support. So far it is just an idea in the embryonic stage and I would appreciate any feedback. I would hope the events might also be able to lend power to good causes as well as educate those of us taking part. All ideas / suggestions welcome.

I thought it might be nice to begin the year with a competition or two so here is the first. I have a couple of ONE picture discs made for me by Ramblin’ with extra un-released material. Just decide what Andrew ( road manager ) is saying to Luke in the picture at the top of this post and enter it in the comments section. Discs will go to Luke’s favourite two entries. There are only two of these ONE discs (I know – a bit confusing). Ramblin’ has added to this eccentric out put by labelling both discs one of ONE. Usual rules – make as many entries as you like providing they are all under a different name. The competition will run until Wednesday 16th january ( Lukes birthday ).

Peace

copy right e d g a r b r o u g h t o n 2008



38 comments:

Anonymous said...

its ok to come on now , the oldies have nodded off!

shoreham_steve said...

Rob and Ramblin' - We'll provide tea, booze,veggie food and my four year old will sing along to 'Evening over Rooftops' as it's his favourite!
Many thanks for your good wishes.
A happy New Year to all Supperists.

strummit said...

'There's no vibrations'.... but wait?

Happy new year to you all, looking forward to a great 2008. All the best
Strummit

Pat said...

so - how much do you reckon we would get for the van ?

Pat

Anonymous said...

its ok now soldier, your free there will be no vietnam tour for you !
the moth
aka
tony

Anonymous said...

Up Yours!

keith

Jarle said...

Good to see you back in business Rob !
I think he's bragging....her tits thrust up to heaven, and her back was arched like a bow :)

Anonymous said...

I think he is saying 'Hello Luke. Having returned from successfully purchasing that rather fine-looking packet of crisps you are brandishing there, are you now ready to climb on board the respective vehicle that will enable your father and uncle's underground rock ensemble to get from one performance to the other?' Luke thinks very deeply about this for what seems like an agonizingly long time before replying 'You know what, yes I think I am.' Hurrah!

Angela said...

Andrew - Do ya think Rob will let me sing You'll never walk alone for an encore tonight ?
Luke thinks for a second and replies - NO ! - bastard !

Anonymous said...

"call this a band bus! When i worked for Emerson lake and palmer we had 21 artics 3 limo's 4 mini buses and a private jumbo jet!"

TimCo said...

Luke; "My dad's a recidivist subversive, leader of a mythic underground anarchist rock band and has dedicated his life to undermining the forces of oppression"

Andrew; "Mine's the head of MI5"

Mocca said...

Luke there are definitely no demons in the van - I checked every thing earlier.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob ,tho ive been leaving comments ref the competition, ive not disreguarded the rest of your blog and am still contemplating the sleep out ect ,just wanted you to know,i will get back to you later
cheers
tony

oetzi said...

Greetings from your Dad. He's just met Pope Tony, I. He asks you to re-write "Poppy" to "Pope I" and try to give "Out Demons Out" a clerical sense.

Soloman said...

The sun found a crack in the whirling black - the freezing land was free and then we ran out of bloody diesel Luke

Anonymous said...

We're the Fukawi tribe and don't lets forget it Luke!

Benjamin Horrendous said...

Andrew: "Quick Luke, help me! Someone's just stabbed me in the back with a clarinet!

Anonymous said...

ahh young master Luke, may the force be with you.


Yoda from lincoln

samm said...

Do you think we could leave 'em asleep in the bus if we go clubbing Luke ?

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Rob.
You have been missed.
Is Andrew saying ?

'No Luke, the facial hair is not a Van Dyck - It's a Beefheart'

Best wishes to Shoreham Steve on new addition and don't let the baby go on strike mate.

Paul, deep in Dales

shoreham_steve said...

Thanks for your good wishes, Paul in them there Dales. I'm happy for him to strike for a better life to be born in........but that got me thinking, perhaps Andrew is saying to Luke, 'We're not going anywhere in this crate, the thing that holds that together decided to change its mind'
Or, 'I got confused and set the sat nav for the Heart of the Sun but that's bloody Pink Floyd,innit'

Anonymous said...

Luke if you ask me are we nearly there yet, or say stop the bus i need a wee , one more bleeding time!!



yessismeeageen

Anonymous said...

Cometition:
"No YOU play, I'LL drive"
"Is that a guitar in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?"
pAUL
pault@deepsouth.co.nz

Anonymous said...

no its..drummers in the front, keyboards and guitars in the back !

Bazza said...

Well Luke I still think pulling the gig because one side of the audio on the bus cinema system has gone down is a bit rich !

Anonymous said...

i told you ,if you sing the wheels on the bus go round and round ,one more time you can bleedin walk

Anonymous said...

MY dads mini bus is bluuue, and its got 150 miles per hour on the clock ..so there!!

Anonymous said...

of course you don't need a passport to get in to Scotland....yet!

Anonymous said...

Dick Dale ,who the heck is Dick Dale

Anonymous said...

"I suppose you want to go to the First Supper!"

ramblinmad said...

Not for the compo, just to join in innit

"Yeah, I've weed meself, pooed me pants, the seats are all wet, an it stinks - an' it's the 'death seat,'an' the belts are iffy"

"I'm still sitting in the front!"

rumblinmod x

Anonymous said...

quick theres no one around..... give us a kiss!

Moss said...

Quick, there is no one around , give us another kiss.

Anonymous said...

come on its my turn for the sunglasses.....aw please please!

Anonymous said...

IM SICK AND TIRED OF THERE BEING SO LITTLE ROOM IN THE VAN,WE MUST GET THESE DEMONS OUT,OUT DEMONS OUT.
Michael a Joyce
Albuquerque New Mexico

PS Best wishes to all at EBB

Anonymous said...

dont look now but your dads taking a photo, hope he dont use it for one of his piss taking competitions again.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Luke!hope your having a great day
cheers
tony

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Luke:-)

Luke is saying " You are supposed to stick the false moustache under your nose, NOT on your chin"

Larry