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Hi all. Had an unexpected last minute booking this week for a sixteenth party in Oving West Sussex. The father of the birthday boy Tom was talking to us as we set up and had obviously had a full life, having lived in Italy selling shoes and earning himself a Porsche 911 for his efforts to playing bass in the Gary Numan Band! What a life eh?  I was asked to play current chart stuff with some drum and bass. I downloaded all the 2009 drum and bass anthems for 2009 just to make sure and as happens sometimes, this type of music never really took off on the dance floor. So often you get to a gig totally prepared to specialise in one type of music for at least some of the night and when you get there it never really materialises.
Never mind. they seemed to have a great time anyway. I’ve asked them to write a review but for some reason my emails are just not getting through yet. I’ve got the right address I know, as I asked the man to write it down for me at the gig. it was the same one he gave me over the phone beforehand.  It’s a real life mystery man!

Is this weather depressing or what? For the last four Sundays now Becky and I have been out driving and every time it’s been windy as hell and chucking it down with rain. Pretty soon I think I’ll be sailing to you all…I’m definitely getting a water for gas  gadget for the van this year. I’m sure we’re all becoming victims of the mad oil barrons and the resulting co2 emmisions. Maybe it’s a one-off but floods are flooding with apocalyptic regularity. Don’t tell me you aren’t thinking the same thing as you look out the window and watch the “end of the world” weather. I know we had a winter like this in the 90’s where it rained and rained nigh on for 6 months solid. I hope it’s just only that bad.

Onto cheerier things. I’m doing the wedding for a sweet young couple next May and they just sent me the itinerary the other day.  I’ll be honest with you. It’s more than just a wedding. They have an extremely fun packed afternoon something along the lines of a game show for the guests and it’s taking a lot of preparing as “you know who” is hosting it. Such a lovely couple though. As I opened the envelope, a load of gold stars fell out! I like that. You know what a big softy I am!

Enough said. Have a great week. Hope it get’s a bit drier!

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