Friday, July 20, 2012

F.O.T.C. Review, well sort of...

The boys  were awesome. I knew we were in for a good night when Uncertain Smile (the the) was blasted out in all its honky tonk (I'm talking about the piano bit in case you were wondering...) glory, while we were waiting for the show to start. I think I was seventeen or eighteen when this song was recorded and I've still got the album. The guy sitting next to Anthony wondered out loud who the band was, we felt really old (and I felt just a little bit cool - I know I'm a dag) that we were able to tell him.

Ah memories...

vintage coasters, picked up from an op-shop

Arj Barker was another unexpected bonus, we had no idea he was the support act (or special guest star - that's how he referred to himself!) and he was v. funny.

My only regret was that I didn't read Emma's comment before we left home. If I had, I would've been the owner of a Bret and Jemain t.t. right now. I had no idea they were selling them from the merchandising van. I suppose I could order one online, but that just wouldn't be the same...

(Another big tick for the boys. Tea towels with their faces on! Yes! That's definetely my kind of merchandising! Tee shirts = Boring! I wonder if Richard Till has one in his collection?)

I had to end with this note from Margot and Richard, written on the back of the coasters. "Thank you for being you"  No need to say more, is there?

Have a lovely weekend x

And just in case you want to...


  1. Lucky you seeing The Conchords. They always make me smile and those boys certainly have great taste in music. I think I've heard of the The. Did they sing The Beat(en) Generation? I've got that song on a compilation somewhere :) xx

  2. I see here a lot of expression and character, I like!

  3. I love that song too, and had the album. The Manic Street Preachers have done a cover version of it - nowhere near as good as the original, of course. And saying that makes me sound SO old...
    So pleased you had a great night. And thank YOU for being you! Xxx

  4. What a fab night for you.
    What cool merchandising with tea towels. I hope you treated yourself to one?

  5. I like the expression and character here too!
    I was a the the fan too back in the day, whatever happened to them i wonder? Shame your tt radar let you down on night, prob the laughing interefered with your antenna?!! Have a great weekend x

  6. I'm glad the guys were funny and you had a good time. Sorry you missed out on the t.t.

  7. I was there on Wednesday too! It was probably the best thing I have seen all year I reckon. Hilarious :)

    I love Arj Barker.

  8. So jealous it woud definantly have been a brilliant night :)

  9. Glad you had a great night, Arj Barker what a treat!

  10. Sounds like such a great night - and how can you resist the teatowel now you know? It's allowed to get one online. We your fans demand it!