Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Eels Review

Used epoxy resin to repair an HO scale tree whose trunk had unaccountably snapped.

Supported with a tape measure and pot of glue whilst setting.



Ceramics class tonight and hoping to bring home the St Paul-St Louis church.


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Last night's dinner on  a shoestring:

Scotch pie and Heinz spaghetti hoops
Approx cost per head: £2.25

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Currently listening to:


In order to re-live last night's wonderful show.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Eels in Glasgow:

Review:

Some facts:

Capacity of venue: 2,500 and it was say 90% full

Average age of attendee: 45

Average annual income: say £30,000

Songs played: from an 18 year career, the band played almost ALL new stuff.

Surprising facts:

Mark Oliver Everett is pretty short (or his band members are very tall) from his photographs I'd always imagined he was huge eg




Was expecting a ramshackle group of musicians switching between pianos, ukuleles, guitars, bag pipes, tom toms, drums etc In fact, they appeared in a uniform of matching  adidas track suits and dark glasses, semi-choreographed moves and a traditional rock format of guitars, drums and bass.


Was expecting some low tempo numbers but it was pretty well rock and roll from beginning to end.

Highlights:

Everything: but there was a completely unexpected and brilliant rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well!" and the Small Faces' "Itchycoo Park".

Disappointment:

They did two excellent encores, then the lights came on and most of us left to go home in the light snow.

Today, I discovered that after the lights came on, the band came back on stage and did a third encore for those who were left. Apparently, this is a fashionable trick that bands play on the crowd to separate the chaff from the true fan.

Just found this photo on the web from a recent performance in Minneapolis.

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