Music, Speech and the Sound of a Wheelbarrow
Do you recall the sheer excitement and anticipation of dropping a stylus onto a vinyl record when you were young?
August 1st – 25th | Venue: The Snifter Room, Just the Tonic, Cowgate
Time: 17:40 | BOOK TICKETS NOW
Admission Times & Prices:
Weekends Fri-Sun: £8.00 (£7.00 cons)
Midweek Mon-Thur: £6.00 (£5.00 cons)
Early Doors 2for1 Offer: 4th & 5th: £6.00 (£5.00 cons)
Preview show July 31st – £4.00 (£3.00 cons)
No show on Tues 12th.
As a kid I would drop the stylus on the vinyl and wait for the music to begin. The crackle of static meant nothing but sheer anticipation and excitement. I remember listening to The Theme from Van Der Velt as a lad. It blew my mind. Although the static may have gone the excitement still remains. I must admit my tastes have moved on from The Simon Park Orchestra. On leaving school I worked at the legendary Amek in Salford wiring mixing consoles (I wired the desk The Joshua Tree was recorded on). Leaving Amek i set up a 16 track recording studio in my dads garage. I was to become Leigh’s Brian Eno. I ended up being a Stand Up Comic.
Anyway……music. Everyone has a favourite song, recording or tune. It never ceases to amaze me on how we can hear a song probably not have heard it for years and recall the lyrics verbatim.