Happy Friday! I can’t believe where this week’s gone. Doesn’t time fly when you have a good time?
So Tuesday saw my interview with ultimate UK glam rock band, THE DARKNESS. Dan Hawkins, Ed Graham and Frankie Poullain took time out of their busy schedules to sit down with myself, Ed Wellman and Tom Stevens to be interviewed for Siren 107.3 FM. It was amazing and humbling to chat with these guys. They were relaxed and very friendly, funny, thoughtful, and just a little tongue-in-cheek at times. Exactly how you’d imagine an iconic rock band to be between lunch and sound check. If you happen to be reading this, guys, I just want to say “thank you” again. You rocked!
At The Engine Shed: Frankie, Dan, myself and Ed, scrutinising my interview crib sheet (or not, LOL). 🙂
This interview was on air on Wednesday and Thursday night ~ but if you missed it, you can tune in now, right now, right here:
THE DARKNESS INTERVIEW ON SIREN 1073.FM
As if this wasn’t exciting enough, I also had the gig to go to later that day! And it was brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Justin’s vocals as strong and unique as ever. Dan’s guitar playing extraordinary and breathtaking. Ed’s drumming powerful and mind-boggling. And Frankie’s bass playing bone-shaking and still-buzzing-in-my-head. The show had everything: Shrill riffs, stand-up comedy, handstands (you’ve got to see Justin’s leg-clapping to understand what I mean), crowd walking, awkward silences (Justin likes awkward silences, it appears), more comedy, audience participation, jump suits, a shiny bolero, and bobble hats. AWE-SOME.
Unfortunately, due to a technical hitch, my camera refused to take any photos, and my very ancient mobile wasn’t quite up to the task. To cap it all, I no longer have the lead to get photos off the mobile, so this… with apologies… is the best I can do. It’s my token, “I Was There” photo. And TBH, I was way too busy singing and rocking along to worry about taking photos.
So. Everybody Had a Good Time. I’m still reeling. What a week!
The Darkness very definitely rocks!
Brilliant! I love the way reality is starting to reflect your fictional creation. Nothing like creating your own world, right?
If you write it, it’ll happen… or something like that? Probably not so attractive for a crime writer, though! But I know what you mean! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! X
Oohh, good for you! Glad the interview and the gig went well. Love the pic of you with the guys!
What is it about cameras and gigs? Mine packed up at Alter Bridge back in October. Grr.
Have a rockin’ weekend! Our Christmas decs go up on Sunday! xx
I think it’s just technology’s way to bow down to the really important bits in life, i.e. to live the moment. I was somewhat bemused at the chap in front of me, who spent the entire time trying to position his smartphone ‘just so’ so that he could film the gig. I bet he missed out in a big way. Have fun with those Xmas decorations, we’ll be doing a few too. Rock on!! X
Thanks for sharing the interview. I bet you had a brilliant time!! xx
It was A-MAZ-ING. Talk about life imitating art, LOL! Thanks for commenting, Heidi, and have a great weekend! X
What fun! Thanks for sharing, Nicky!
Yay! Glad you enjoyed, and thanks for leaving a comment! 🙂 X
Really enjoyed this. Just spotted it as I was practising I Believe in a Thing Called Love for my choir. Yes, it has come to this.
That’s brilliant! I do love that. I think choirs and rock songs mix beautifully, and I’d love to hear the result if you can post a vid/sound capture sometime? Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, it was great to hear from you. X
This is Rock Choir at the 02 this summer (I’m singing away in the crowd) but we sing it in our regional choirs. I’m (whisper it) auditioning for the solo this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcVf1G6gaQY PS thank you for the blog follow but my current blog is http://rockinginthefreelanceworld.wordpress.com/ x
Hiya! I’m following that too. Anything with ‘rocking’ in the title is right up my street. As for the choir YouTube link: WOW! I want to join!!!!! This is so cool. Where are you based? Good luck with the audition, let me know how you get on. #Jealous!!! Love singing, love rock ~ what a perfect combination!
So glad you had such a fun time, Nicky! And I agree, sometimes, no matter how much you want to record the moment, you just have to live it and accept that it’s fleeting!
They say (well the Law of Attraction says) that you get what you focus on – and what makes you feel good – so life has to imitate your art, Nicky, ‘cos you always have such a good time writing about it! 🙂
Ooooh I like that, I’ll remind myself of that. Law of Attraction and all that. Thanks, Jo! And I’m not really bothered about lack of photos other than lack of ability to share. In my wild rock chick youth, I never ever took a camera with me, ever. X See you soon! X