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O’Neill’s Set List – 27th September 2011

Secret Heart

Pandora

Under Pressure

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Some days you’re up… #3

So, we have some new gigs, here:

http://coosticks.com/liveupcoming.html

And footage of the previous one, here:

http://youtu.be/fIlyEiVPyO0

http://youtu.be/1QlY-VB_1yQ

http://youtu.be/nG1Buh7xp9Y

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Some days you’re up… #1

I wrote about Monday straight after but it was too soon. I didn’t get to nail, in words, the feeling that the evening gave me. It was a real shock to find I wasn’t going to be plugged in. At the point of singing it was great because you know that what comes out your mouth is what is hitting the people opposite you, even if I did over-compensate during the first chorus of Secret Heart and wail a bit. When you’re miked up there’s always a period of time, usually half a song where you’re accustomising to your voice coming out the monitors or to the sound people honing things and it means you can’t quite get into the performing straight away, or that’s my experience anyway. Here, it was like singing in your bedroom, albeit a big, beautifully decorated bedroom with a bar and lots of attractive people in it. Come to think of it, that sounds like the kind of bedroom I could get on with. The whole evening had a ‘singing round the campfire’ feel to it, no egos, no competing, just everyone having a go and I loved it. I also love the look of the place, the posters, the art by people I know (and whose work I really like), the really cool photo of Reg, the poet and the light teasing I’ve received ever since for running after her. I imagine it vaguely feeling like places in the sixties might have done, a small, bohemian club with creative people letting it out for a short while, just in order to do it. Great stuff.

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Camden Bar Set List 5th September 2011

Secret Heart

Pandora

Under Pressure

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Camden

Played at the Camden Bar in Ashley Cross tonight and really enjoyed myself. It was a bit of a shock to arrive and find that we weren’t going to be miked up but when it came to performing it was lovely, felt very natural. I had to rearrange the set list and get rid of a quiet one, but in hindsight, I reckon I’d have got away with the quiet one. Not complaining though, I was really pleased with it all and had a great time.

The guys and gals running things in Camden were lovely and very friendly as was the atmosphere, possibly the nicest atmosphere I’ve played in and I also had a lovely little crowd supporting me. Thanks for coming out guys. And thanks to John for video duties again!

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Stuff, stuff, stuff and stuff

Lots of stuff:

D-Songs:

The album is here and free if you want it to be (just tell your friends about us, please) – you get the album artwork also if you download it. If anyone has downloaded the album and didn’t get the artwork, just email us and we’ll get it to you toot sweet: http://coosticks.bandcamp.com/album/d-songs

More D-Songs stuff here: http://coosticks.com/dsongs.html

On Royal Wedding Day, after the big event, after drinking far too many fruity pops, after chat of various kinds and street partying, we had a barbecue at our place. I eventually played a few songs to my slightly merry audience and you can see a couple of them and hear the heckling, sorry audience participation, because the lovely John Clark videoed me doing them: http://www.youtube.com/coostickshq#p/a/u/1/sSaP4jAmFKM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGu4BtmV3o0&feature=channel_video_title

And finally, the Amazing Mr Trimbly drew my attention to this picture, very well drawn and showing that he’s much better connected than I am:

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