Oops – nearly a week late, but it has been a busy week in my defence! But last Sunday we had a welcome trip up to Market Warsop for a bit of Stars Bothering on Sunday in the Black Market Venue. I love nights like these, relaxed and informal and fun – and usually with a spot of entertainment. For our second time we’d been booked too, due on after appearances from the hosts, Herb and Alex Bradford – and followed by Josh Francis (who was running a bit late owing to traffic).
Having settled down with John, Angela, Tony and Trudy folk started arriving and The Star Botherers got themselves set up and the evening underway. With a slightly later start than planned it was just a two song treat – kicking off with One Inch Death Punch (at least Bart did, Dave start the bass riff for Just Around the Corner which was quite amusing!). That helped decide the next song, it was indeed Just Around the Corner – short but sweet. Don’t forget their album launch is a week today and it’s free!
I was looking forward to catching up with Herb – each time I see him take the stage he gets more confident, especially with a sharp new hair cut! For a blogger he’s great as he interperses songs with the stories behind them and their titles. He opened with Sometimes, a melancholic finger-picked tune with philosophically observing life’s ups and downs – I really liked the lyrics. Black Dog’s Eyes picked up the pace a bit – more strumming, and more empassioned vocals – dealing with escapism through substances, another really nice song.