Wednesday, April 26, 2006

RIP - Bonnie Owens
Yon one, yon only - Stewart Cruickshank's BBC crew laid on a hell of a leaving do for him last night at Oran Mor in Glasgow. I hope that the "high heid yins" take stock of his call for them to give the younger members of the Music Department the means to thrive. I "hae my doobts" but am perfectly prepared to be proven wrong. Anyway the music was provided by Teenage Fanclub, Karine Polwart and Phil Cunningham, The Beat Poets and Mickey Rooney (a rousing "Have Love Will Travel" and "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White" with Captain C rockin' the mic with some guest vocals. Some guy was playing Bohemian Rhapsody on a ukelele when I was leaving but there was still action expected from The Alex Harvey-less Band (copyright DS) and BMX Bandits. I've no idea if the good captain got to perform Weezer's "Beverly Hills" or not at this point. It was too much fun for a school night, that's for damn sure. Queen Margaret Drive will, quite possibly, never be the same again but the man himself will be haunting the Byres Road for some time to come. Concision? aye, right.

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