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A tour with a theme?

Discussion in 'Anecdotes' started by HarperPR, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

  2. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    Is Nick any good at skateboarding?
  3. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Probably, Steven. :confused1:

    I was thinking along lines of
    The Tunnel Tour - you have Bristol, Liverpool, the one in Aberdeenshire (?), Edinburgh has...any more?
    The Cafe Culture Tour - taking in cafe venues, ie Azuza in Marlborough, Green Note in London, Kitchen Garden in Brum, The Chattery in Swansea...where else? Quite liking the idea of this one!

    And who thinks Bury Met is a goer as a venue for future? :thumbup:
  4. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I was alluding to the guy in the linked story who was travelling by bike to his gigs.

  5. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Why do birds sing?

    Nick Harper review under construction....

    Tweeting seems to be the vogue these days and there are various theories why do birds sing. From entertaining their own kindred to a form of communication evolved over aeons.

    If you asked me why does Nick Harper bother to aerate his amazing fretboard and vocal skills, then my reply would be of a similar winged vein. I find him one of the most talented acoustic/electric songsters hanging around the bushes these days. Plus there is intelligence woven into his lyrics, melodies and even banter. From blackbird warnings of planetary doom to magpie cynicism of road kill victims interspersed with the swallow songs of summer love reaching mezo-soprano.

    Must run in the family from his dad, Roy Harper, who has been similarly altruistically prophetically entertaining us since the Sixties. If you like artists who cleverly depict life and death in all it's emotional philospophical magical shades of colour, then Nick is you man. It's pure Zen! Bird song can sound serious and humorous and he manages to mellifluously mix it all into one.

    For all his talent Nick is still largely unrecognised by the mainstream masses. Perhaps he's too idiosyncratically clever for them? Just like his dad perchance?

    Forget all the superfluous, music industry machine stuff churned out on the radio everyday. We are dealing with reality here. Or, pointing us in the right direction of communicative hope, to achieve some form of realness within us all. Nothing to do with aggrandisement and self-congratulatory accolades of popular music chart accomplishment. It's real heartfelt messages, and it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the experience. You feel like jumping up on the stage and giving him a brotherly hug. Depends how much you've been drinking in his songs I suppose? Or imbibing with them!

    Go and see him! Witness the Zen oozing out of him, man/woman! Let that bird song take you to other levels where you belong with him, the planet, the universe and all birds in the garden. May change your life a smidgeon, pigeon, like his dad did to me all those breaking dawn choruses so long ago.....

    To be continued maybe.....after the next...well roll another one!

    Last edited: Apr 10, 2010
  6. Barry

    Barry Computer stained fingers

    Cafes sounds good, how about cafe red in Bognor? It's a nice cafe, it sells alcohol and they have music but so far the music is ****!
  7. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Was it you, Barry, who once mentioned a Brighton place?

    I have a whole tour of cafes now! There are loads. :) Paper Aeroplanes are doing a similar tour, that is what brought the idea to mind when Sarah asked if I knew any cafe venues.
  8. Barry

    Barry Computer stained fingers

    Probably not, don't get to Brighton much theses days. Dave and Sue Burnham are the ones to ask about Brighton, I would think.
  9. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

  10. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    That was the one I was thinking of. I remember the decor. But sounds like they do not promote, just hire out? I will pass these on to Paper Aeros, thanks Trav and Barry.
  11. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Must be...

    Must be the stormcock within..within us all....

    It's a bootiful day.....

  12. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    FANS with NO MONEY! (but word of mouth)

    How about College towns, Art/Music Schools, Coffee Houses and open jam nights? Open Jams seem to be growing in Chicago-land.

    Cross pollination with BLUES, Jazz, Rock, Poetry?...

    Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park (maybe not this year. Lady Gaga AND Greenday are both performing... is that odd?)

    Austin,TX. Santa Fe, NM. Ithaca, NY. (Music and Art hubs. And Green leaders).
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2010
  13. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Good name for a tour theme pinched from his dad's lyrics?

    A lover's journey through IT.

  14. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    There's a fair few sailing clubs around the country! Pity he doesn't sail. lol

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