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You Had to Be There!

From my correspondent John O’Hare on the Harmonica Lewinsky gig in the Burgh Bar Dumbarton last night. Further explanation would be superflous except to say that I don’t think the surreal entertainment was provided by the band!

“Dear Robert
As promised here it is,thanks for one of the more surreal evenings entertainments of my life…who says Dumbarton cant be fun? …….”

Burgh Bar Blues

reverse winklepicker ,in death by disco dregs
all drainpipe jeans and spindly legs
stiletto attitude spinning on its head
bumps and grinds in a manly way
shotgun moutharp rice miller gumbo
skeletal exorcism and stagefright jism
evil dogtag mascot beating on the fringe
heavy licks and party tricks causing you to cringe

Blues by committee, you know it doesn’t work
seasoned campaigners behaving like young turks
chewin’ gum, chewin’ the fat
dodgy jack and a fedora hat
tapping-out a rythym with stone-cold feet
the high streets dead in the county seat
secret santas coming in a beer-hall putsch
satan’s toboganning in a downhill luge

john o’hare



Captain Beefheart RIP

As a mark of respect there will be a two minute freak out at midday.

The Weeken Waits – Christmas Edition

Time for this one’s annual outing on the BLFP. A live version.