Thursday, February 04, 2010
As I get ready to turn this blighter off for the night, I recall last February 4th very well. Duglas Bandit called me around 11pm and asked if I'd heard what happened. At that point I hadn't but set out immediately on a mission to prove that it wasn't true. As you know, that mission failed miserably and as it turned out, this time it wasn't a rumour or a mean-spirited lie. So yeah, I've been thinking of this post-Lux world a lot today. Life has gone on of course but it's hardly the same. I'm going to watch TIN4 and I'm not answering the phone. Not tonight.
OK, here's the info I was tapping away about earlier...
So I Can Remember, What Made A Wreck Of Me
A year ago today, Lux Interior, the singer in a band that quite literally changed the world and changed the lives of so many of us, died aged 63. It’s some indication of the impact that he and the band he created with his partner and paramour, Poison Ivy had, that one year on tribute events in honour of this great man are taking place all over the world.
If you’re in Scotland on February 20th, cut along to Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh to tear it and get fucked up in the company of nine of Scotland’s premier combos carrying the torch each giving us 2 or 3 songs from the Cramped canon. We won’t tell you what they are, you have to come and find out.
The Wee Baby Jesuses
The Trumpton Radiophonic Workshop
And if that wasn’t enough, there’ll be tunes from Mr Colin D’uff, a raffle for rarities and ephemera, a special memorial CD compilation available for one night only, and a whole lot more…. Don’t push, don’t shove, there’s room for one and all…
Wrong way tickets available on the door (so come early to avoid disappointment) for the pittance just £5.
Lux’s own comments on rock’n’roll and do-gooding notwithstanding, All funds raised go to DEC http://www.dec.org.uk/
SO COME ON AND DO YOUR BIT BY ENJOYING US DOING OURS
last year was a riot.... let's do it all again.... let's get fuuuuucked up!
I'm waiting on the scoop of an event coming up to mark one year of Lux's passing but in the meantime, here's info on a couple of shindigs you may care to take in. Should you be in the immediate proximity of course.
Saturday 6th February.
DJs Tall Paul Robinson & Big Gus will be paying a DeeJay homage to Lux Interior and the music of the Cramps.... (ie we will be playing Songs by The Cramps, and songs they covered etc)
60's garage, beat & pop, soul, mod, girl groups, psychedelia.
11pm til 3am.
Upstairs @ Studio 24, Edinburgh
£6 / £4 students and S24 members.
free before 11.30pm.
next date Saturday 6th March
And, in N. Ireland... The Sabrejets are limbering up.