Saturday, 16 June 2018

Bay Belly

Belly
Playhouse Whitley Bay 
Thursday 14th June 2018
 A fabulous evening in the company of these four beautiful people. My personal highlights were 'The Bees' (lump in the throat!) Starryeyed (eyes welling up!) 'Slow Dog' and 'Super-Connected'
I hope the band enjoyed their fish & chips plus their visit to the Tynemouth Priory and Northumberland coast yesterday.

Complete Set List
  1. Set 1
  2. Low Red Moon
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  3. Mine
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  4. Dusted
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  5. Stars Align
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  6. Artifact
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  7. Quicksand
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  8. Gepetto (3 goes!!!)
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  9. Faceless
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  10. Set2
  11. Seal My Fate
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  12. Shiny One
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  13. Slow Dog
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  14. Army of Clay
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  15. Feed the Tree
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  16. The Bees
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  17. Now They'll Sleep
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  18. Super-Connected
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  19. Human Child
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  20. Encore:
  21. Starryeyed
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  22. Thief




Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Thirsty in Thirsk

Our latest pub crawl and overnight stop off was in the north Yorkshire market town of Thirsk. A cracking night and a very easy pub crawl with all the boozers in close proximity. 

1. THE FRANKLIN ARMS (Great beer garden)
2. THE LORD NELSON (Fabulous food)


3. BLACK BULL


4. BLACKSMITHS ARMS
5. THE ROYAL (roughest pub in town)
6. RED BEAR (bagged a free pint due to hopeless ignorant barman)

7. THE GOLDEN FLEECE (quality ales to be had)

8. THE THREE TUNS(JDW) (revisited this excellent 'Spoons)

9. LITTLE 3(GBG listed - Best pub in Thirsk)
 After feeling quite fragile on Sunday morning we walked the course at Thirsk. I have been racing at the track twice before, but that was a long time ago, back in my previous life in 1986 and '87. 


Monday, 11 June 2018

Catterick Races

Saturday 9th June 2018
Totepool Raceday
11th Racecourse visited
Admission £5 (course)
Programme £2.50




Catterick

1:45
9 Chapelli 5/2 F
7 Amazing Alba 7/1
8 Arishka 9/2
10 Ran
2:20
3 Mr Strutter 11/4 F
4 Andys Girl 12/1
7 Thornaby Princess 25/1
9 Ran

Non Runners: Mr Enthusiastic
2:55
5 Be Perfect 5/2
1 Sellingallthetime 2/1 F
9 Royal Flag 10/1
9 Ran
3:30
10 Scofflaw 10/1
4 Ower Fly 13/2
6 Poet's Society 6/1
11 Ran

Non Runners: Be Kool
4:05
4 Italian Riviera 10/11 F
5 Bodacious Name 5/1

6 General Allenby 12/1
9 Ran
4:40
3 Byron's Choice 7/2
1 Weellan 7/4 F
4 Inviolable Spirit 9/2
6 Ran
5:15
5 Iron Sky 4/1
3 Emphatic 11/8 F
2 Bustam 11/4
7 Ran





Winners - Shaunee 1-1 Breadknife

Catterick Bridge Racecourse
Catterick Bridge, 
Richmond 
DL10 7PE


Saturday, 9 June 2018

Rock on Tommy!

Another anniversary tour and another cracking set from the Wedding Present. My personal highlights were 'I'm Not Always So Stupid', 'Felicity' and the fabulous 'Boo Boo'





 Complete set list

  1. Corduroy
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  2. Two Bridges
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  3. Gazebo
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  4. Brassneck
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  5. Go Out and Get 'Em Boy
    (with John Peel intro)
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  6. (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again
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  7. Once More
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  8. Ringway to Seatac
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  9. At the Edge of the Sea
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  10. Boo Boo
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  11. The Queen of Outer Space
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  12. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
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  13. Living and Learning
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  14. This Boy Can Wait
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  15. Felicity
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  16. You Should Always Keep in Touch With Your Friends
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  17. I'm Not Always So Stupid
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  18. Kennedy
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  19. Never Said
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  20. Every Mother's Son
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  21. My Favourite Dress
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  22. Take Me!


The only lyric ever written which mentions my name (as far as I know) was by David Gedge, so I got him to sign my George Best print with said lyric. 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Beer Cravings Newsround

The list of new pubs visited over the last few months (which haven't already been featured on the blog) include a few in Scotland, a couple of 'Spoons ticks in that London, some in NE and seven in Darlo last Saturday.Current total for 2018 is 90. (133 with revisits)
THE KING GEORGE, WHITLEY BAY*

THE DISTILLERY, CHESTER-LE-STREET
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THE DOG & RABBIT, WHITLEY BAY*
PHOENIX TAP, WHITLEY BAY*
THE EXCHANGE, NORTH SHIELDS*
THE MOON UNDER WATER, BALHAM, LONDON (JDW)
THE BEEHIVE, BRIXTON, LONDON (JDW)

THE BANK BAR, DUNDEE
GEORGE HOTEL, MONTROSE

THE MARKET ARMS, MONTROSE

MEAN-EYED CAT, NEWCASTLE

 WASHINGTON ARMS, WASHINGTON VILLAGE

 CROSS KEYS, WASHINGTON VILLAGE

THE STEPS, WASHINGTON VILLAGE*
HUNTERS ARMS, KILBURN, DERBY

ONE EYED STAG, WHICKHAM

KAY'S BAR, EDINBURGH*

THE OXFORD BAR, EDINBURGH*

JUNIPER GREEN INN, EDINBURGH

KINLEITH INN, JUNIPER GREEN, EDINBURGH

EARL OF MARCHMONT, EDINBURGH

THE DAGDA BAR, EDINBURGH*

SOUTHSIDE, EDINBURGH
JOLLYJUDGE, EDINBURGH*

SHIP INN, OUSEBURN, NEWCASTLE

THE LISTERS ARMS, ILKLEY(JDW)*

COACH & HORSES, BIRTLEY

THE HOSKINS, DARLINGTON

THE BRITANNIA, DARLINGTON*

THE HALF MOON, DARLINGTON*

DARLINGTON SNOOKER CLUB*
QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON*

ORB MICROPUB, DARLINGTON

OLD VIC, DARLINGTON