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  • in reply to: Smallest Swervie. Just 6.5 lbs. #1161866
    LateNightRallo
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    Hi Brad, it’s jez’s wife Harri here.
    Jez has just shown me the photo of the very, very, beautiful Lennon – (he got a little tired of me saying how beautiful she was so suggested I write my own message!)
    Anyway(!) she is really beautiful – perfect little baby. Many, many congratulations to you and your wife – much health and happiness to you and your family. And we hope to see you all soon,
    Best wishes,
    Harri.
    x

    in reply to: Smallest Swervie. Just 6.5 lbs. #1123204
    LateNightRallo
    Participant

    Hi Brad, it’s jez’s wife Harri here.
    Jez has just shown me the photo of the very, very, beautiful Lennon – (he got a little tired of me saying how beautiful she was so suggested I write my own message!)
    Anyway(!) she is really beautiful – perfect little baby. Many, many congratulations to you and your wife – much health and happiness to you and your family. And we hope to see you all soon,
    Best wishes,
    Harri.
    x

    in reply to: Smallest Swervie. Just 6.5 lbs. #1161852
    LateNightRallo
    Participant

    mpavlic08 – first point – go to amazon & search “jez rider”.

    Second point – yes – and you never know…………..do you?…………

    jxx

    in reply to: Smallest Swervie. Just 6.5 lbs. #1123190
    LateNightRallo
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    mpavlic08 – first point – go to amazon & search “jez rider”.

    Second point – yes – and you never know…………..do you?…………

    jxx

    in reply to: london ICA show #1161849
    LateNightRallo
    Participant

    yes – it’s Guided By Voices….

    in reply to: london ICA show #1123187
    LateNightRallo
    Participant

    yes – it’s Guided By Voices….

    in reply to: Smallest Swervie. Just 6.5 lbs. #1161848
    LateNightRallo
    Participant

    Many congratulations Brad. Hope all are doing well. That shirt is just the thing to be embarrassing her with in photo’s when boyfriends start coming round in the not too distant future!!! Seriously though, that’s fantastic man. I shall raise a glass to her at ATP this coming weekend! Love. jez x

    in reply to: Smallest Swervie. Just 6.5 lbs. #1123186
    LateNightRallo
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    Many congratulations Brad. Hope all are doing well. That shirt is just the thing to be embarrassing her with in photo’s when boyfriends start coming round in the not too distant future!!! Seriously though, that’s fantastic man. I shall raise a glass to her at ATP this coming weekend! Love. jez x

    in reply to: RIP #1122167
    LateNightRallo
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    RIP John Martyn – a hard drinking stonehead who seemed to enjoy a fight – but(and) man, his music was great. That Echoplex stuff, the way he laughed & broke the spell after each song live (listen to “Live at Leeds” if you haven’t already). On that album he tears into his band at one point like he’s auditioning for Derek & Clive (!)……Is all. Thanks.

    in reply to: RIP #1160829
    LateNightRallo
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    RIP John Martyn – a hard drinking stonehead who seemed to enjoy a fight – but(and) man, his music was great. That Echoplex stuff, the way he laughed & broke the spell after each song live (listen to “Live at Leeds” if you haven’t already). On that album he tears into his band at one point like he’s auditioning for Derek & Clive (!)……Is all. Thanks.

    in reply to: RIP #1160261
    LateNightRallo
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    Just got to add my ten sheckels to this thread… The only drummer to cross over from jazz to rock effectively at the highest level in the modern era is Jimmy of the Pumpkins. I sat about 6 feet behind him on an amp head flight case almost every night for 6 weeks back in 1993. It was an awesome thing to experience (no pun), but not something you feel you can easily share – drummers, right?! Yet I shall take that to my own grave as a highlight. I’d suggest that anyone who had the opportunity to witness Mitch at close quarter when he was playing in full effect would have something like the same in their life. Still – 40 years later – just knowing is enough! The stuff you can see on video, but can’t hear – YOU CAN HEAR IT CLOSE UP! That snare hand man! Mitch could twist it up so beautifully with Hendrix,then pull it back when he knew his man was ready to go to the next “structured” section – effortlessly, beautifully, eloquently, fantastically. Snare hand always cooking along with grace notes to die for. Moon, Mitchell, Bonham were my templates. Sure, I studied some less “fashionable” drummers for various reasons (Omar Hakim, Phil Collins (yes really), Chester Thompson (a lot), Dennis Chambers (a lot), Bill Bruford, Neil Peart, etc..) and a few “cool” drummers – I always hated “music [or musicianship] as a fashion statement” – Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Clyde Stubblefield, Charlie Charles, etc… but man, Mitch Mitchell had all the twisted finesse one would ever need in rock music. He could turn a groove inside out, then lay it back down at will. I hear he was also an absolute gentleman. That counts too. If (as I believe) “heaven” is knowing – at the moment of your death – that people will speak well of you when you’re gone (ie: the light is on), then I sincerely believe that this Man went straight up to catering in the sky. He deserves it. He deserves it all. And I bet catering will offer extra portions. Is all. RIFP Mr. Mitchell. You have no idea. Thank you. jez x

    in reply to: RIP #1121599
    LateNightRallo
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    Just got to add my ten sheckels to this thread… The only drummer to cross over from jazz to rock effectively at the highest level in the modern era is Jimmy of the Pumpkins. I sat about 6 feet behind him on an amp head flight case almost every night for 6 weeks back in 1993. It was an awesome thing to experience (no pun), but not something you feel you can easily share – drummers, right?! Yet I shall take that to my own grave as a highlight. I’d suggest that anyone who had the opportunity to witness Mitch at close quarter when he was playing in full effect would have something like the same in their life. Still – 40 years later – just knowing is enough! The stuff you can see on video, but can’t hear – YOU CAN HEAR IT CLOSE UP! That snare hand man! Mitch could twist it up so beautifully with Hendrix,then pull it back when he knew his man was ready to go to the next “structured” section – effortlessly, beautifully, eloquently, fantastically. Snare hand always cooking along with grace notes to die for. Moon, Mitchell, Bonham were my templates. Sure, I studied some less “fashionable” drummers for various reasons (Omar Hakim, Phil Collins (yes really), Chester Thompson (a lot), Dennis Chambers (a lot), Bill Bruford, Neil Peart, etc..) and a few “cool” drummers – I always hated “music [or musicianship] as a fashion statement” – Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Clyde Stubblefield, Charlie Charles, etc… but man, Mitch Mitchell had all the twisted finesse one would ever need in rock music. He could turn a groove inside out, then lay it back down at will. I hear he was also an absolute gentleman. That counts too. If (as I believe) “heaven” is knowing – at the moment of your death – that people will speak well of you when you’re gone (ie: the light is on), then I sincerely believe that this Man went straight up to catering in the sky. He deserves it. He deserves it all. And I bet catering will offer extra portions. Is all. RIFP Mr. Mitchell. You have no idea. Thank you. jez x

    in reply to: ATL 6-5-8 #1158201
    LateNightRallo
    Participant

    nice one KM! Tonight was a blast. The ATL crowd were great to us. boomer -why didn’t you introduce yerself? I agree. Terra Diablo is just getting over its jet lag etc… They feckin rock… On the bus headed for NC. Can’t wait… Eugene? Bring those beers! jez x

    in reply to: ATL 6-5-8 #1119539
    LateNightRallo
    Participant

    nice one KM! Tonight was a blast. The ATL crowd were great to us. boomer -why didn’t you introduce yerself? I agree. Terra Diablo is just getting over its jet lag etc… They feckin rock… On the bus headed for NC. Can’t wait… Eugene? Bring those beers! jez x

    in reply to: Los Angeles, CA roll call for Swervies #1158010
    LateNightRallo
    Participant

    we opened with Sci Flyer at LA Fonda. Opened with Seeking Heat at San Diego. Our set got cut short by the venue in LA because the first band on played 15 minutes too long. We would have done Satansville & Never Lose that feeling otherwise.

    In San Diego we had problems getting our backline to the venue (a long and convoluted tale – beginning in Portland – involving a hospital, food poisoning, a broken turbo, some flying, two buses, three drivers & backline rental in San Francisco – stay tuned for the blog or book on that one!, so ended up using the Film School drum kit (thanks James) and having no sound check. Hope we did a decent job for you people all the same… We did our best.

    I took a photo or two at the end of the set in LA. Once I can find some software to reduce the file size I’ll send it on to Brad. They’re photo’s of the audience. Maybe we can put it somewhere you can tag yourselves? Just a thought…

    Get yer friends to come to the east coast gigs. DC/Boston/Philly. We need to fill those places UP!

    Cheers – We’re on the edge of El Paso on the bus, waiting for driver to sleep enough to get us to Austin tomorrow, where we meet up with Terra Diablo. Looking forward to the next leg….

    jez x

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