Live music! Yeah! Following on from our trip to relive youth with James Heather and I headed for another old band, Placebo playing at the Eventum Apollo in Hammersmith. They were supported by The Mirror Trap, a band I’ve become a huge fan of since looking them up for this tour. They didn’t disappoint. Hopefully they’ll take themselves off on their own tour soon—go see them, they really can rock.
I wasn’t entirely certain about Placebo before going to the gig. I’ve always been a fan, but not hugely so. I needn’t have worried, they were quite awesome, blowing the crowd away with the first few songs. And Loud Like Love is constantly getting stuck in my head.
Now the question is can we get more gigs in before Shed Seven/Inspiral Carpets in December?
It’s been a while since a trip out so it was a welcome break on a Sunday to have a jaunt into London to see the The Art of the Brick exhibition with Heather’s family. Nathan Sawaya has brought Lego building into the art world, creating sculptural pieces out of the famous plastic bricks, with varying degrees of success.
I noted his death, but somehow that doesn’t seem quite enough. I have probably read more words by Terry Pratchett than by anyone else. I can barely remember when the ever growing collection of Pratchett novels (mostly with wonderful Josh Kirby covers) didn’t fill a part of my world.
My parents, both physicians, were away, and, having the house to myself, I decided to explore the drug cabinet in their surgery on the ground floor for something special to celebrate my thirty-second birthday.
Oliver Sacks in Hallucinations
The wonderful Oliver Sacks basically talking about taking a shit load of drugs during the 1960s