Friday, 14 October 2011

Farewell UK Tour Update

The 'Farewell UK Tour' has been going well.  The last 'Full Moon Sunday' was a sell-out. Post War Glamour Girls were phenomenal. The drives have been long and exhausting but the weather's been good. Inverness was madness as it always is, well appreciated madness! Aberdeen and Glasgow were great, both rich with fantastic support acts, and just this side of being completely unhinged. I do feel blessed to have so many of you wonderful people coming out, telling me how much you enjoy the shows and supporting and encouraging me, keeping me from losing my mind. Of course there's a little bit of a sad undercurrent. My immediate future looms somewhat ominously because I'm not sure where I'll end up in the long run.  I'll head for Germany next and see how that unfolds. At the very least it will be an adventure and likely to be creatively stimulating.  I will get back here to the UK eventually but not sure how soon that will be and how long for,  and I'm sad to have to go.  I'm sorry that I'm not able to play more cities on this tour, I'd have liked to, but all the more incentive to get back again I reckon.

Right now I've got a night off and will spend the evening with some good friends a little distance outside of Glasgow. There's a fog and some low clouds over some beautiful hills.  I just went out for a walk and saw some sheep and bats flying about as the evening rolled in.  (Well, the bats were flying, not the sheep). My friend Steve was just telling me about how a sheep floated down the river past their house just recently during a flood. They got it out of the water and into a neighbour's garden significantly down river from where it had probably originated, then had to knock on the neighbor's door and explain that they had a lost sheep in their garden. Ah, country life! Touring is tiring and I'm exhausted. Must remember to replace the Backbeater batteries before tomorrow's show in Hull, as well as recharging my own batteries. 
HornicatorNavigator, (HornNav for short). Sorting out the route to Aberdeen Wednesday.

The October song is nearly ready for posting to pledgers on the Pledgemusic site, hope to have it up within the next few days.  It's called 'Everything's Gone Halloween' and it's spooky.
Speaking of spooky some more remixes for the Sonic Dreamer remix mini-LP have been filtering in. I've just listened to Sebastian Reynolds remix of 'The Cannibals Have Captured Our Nicole Kidman' and it's downright frightening, in the best possible way. I think it's going to be an amazing collection. The artists involved are really bringing out some twists and shining lights on subtleties that may have gotten lost in some of the original versions.

Here are the remaining dates on the tour:

15 Oct, Sat: Hull, Adelphi, 89 DeGrey St. HU5 2RU

16 Oct, Sun: Stockton, Waiting Room 9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees, TS16 0BU

25 Oct, Tues: Leeds Oporto 'We Know Eno' night 31-33 Call Lane Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 7BT

27 Oct, Thurs: Manchester Night & Day 26 Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JN

28 Oct, Fri: Liverpool, Pilgrim (still waiting for confirmation on this one, yikes!)

Hope to see you out there, or if not, at least in spirit!

Warm regards from Glasgow,

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