Thursday, April 16, 2009

New album/Michael Gray/O2 gig transport problems

* Thanks to Martin Cowan:

"Just picked this up off the Isis website:

“As it says here, strange that the fact that the new material is co-written has so far been absent from any of the pre-publicity.

“Interesting to also note a credit for Willie Dixon!

“Not too sure how well the co-written lyric story is going down:


* After some North American dates earlier this month, Michael’s live event, Bob Dylan & the Poetry of the Blues - “wit, erudition, loud records and rare footage” - comes back to the UK, starting tomorrow, Friday April 17, at Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire. Box Office: 0845 1272 190 /, tickets £8.

Next comes Herne Bay Little Theatre, Kent, on Thursday April 23 (Box Office: 01227 366004, tickets £12, £10 concessions).

Two days after that he’s back in the States, at One Longfellow Square in Portland Maine (Box Office: 207-239-1855 /, tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door).

If you haven't yet seen this gig, I can heartily recommend it.

Gerry Smith


* Thanks to Andy Kelly:

“The helpline number for Transport for London is 0207 222 1234. They are generally helpful and informed.

“I've heard tales of nightmarish troubles and iniquitous charges for those using their own vehicles, so anyone considering that (probably teaching grannies to suck eggs here) - check the web.”

(Andy’s praise for TfL’s tel info service is deserved. Pity they can’t apply the same standards to providing a transport service. London’s Tubes are a world-class embarrassment. Gerry Smith – Ed.)