This weekend was a rather busy experience for the five (six,seven sometimes eight) of us. Here is how it went:
Our fantastic van after driving us all over the country for the past four months went in for an MOT. Oh no…..
Concern grows for the fate of our beautiful van. A beautiful 8 seater Ford Transit Long Wheel Base beauty. Waiting on word back from Garage…
Van is alive! All good, couple of repairs and we’re fine for the weekend. MOT passed and another year of our lovely van…
8am rise, 6 hour rehearsal at our space in a farm outside Stewarton. Then shoot a music video for a song we recorded with Vukovi…. Get home at midnight, sleep.
Play the LIQUID ROOMS in Edinburgh. Having supported Idlewild and Feeder in this venue, we finally get to headline it. Place is packed out and the incredible crowd sing back every word. Possible music career highlight. Phil Jupitus (Of Never Mind The Buzzcocks etc) comes down. Everyone very excited. He loved the show. We go home very happy boys (and girl) after a McDonalds.
Play Be in Beltane in Wishaw with The Lafontaines and some other great bands. Sun is out and spirits are high. Meet our TM Bruce Rintoul’s Mum for the first time and she cooks us an incredible lunch: Prawns, Chicken, Nachos, Dips, Chilli, Rice, Beer, Homemade Wine. Great Day.
Another early rise to head to Old Mill Studios for a Danger is Everywhere session. Meet a lovely bunch of people and track a new tune and an old one.
We pull up at some traffic lights in Glasgow, just about to pull off. Engine stops. A Lorry collects us and our broken down van, hopes devastated. We unload the van and leave it at a garage.
The rest is still too painful to speak of….
R.I.P Fathervan. 20/08/12
You will be sorely missed.
(anyone selling a van give us a shout haha)