BIRMINGHAM The Flapper
BIRMINGHAM The Flapper - 11th February
BRUM. Remember that tiny car? What a mischievous young motor. Bit creepy when he winked at you with his headlight eyes though right?
First slightly long journey of tour so day 1 of being in the van and feeling the full force of some serious tour life style. Living a life of luxury with 9 seats.
TONIGHT WE PLAY THE FLAPPER. Named after the rebellious jazz loving young women of the 1920's. (According to Wikipedia anyway, you didn't think I actually knew that?)
The bullying of Cal has been stepped up on this tour. I have the "pleasure" of working with Cal outside of Scholars so I have to hold up some degree of professionalism when at the work place. BUT due to section 12, paragraph 15 of the "ON TOUR" handbook I now find myself in the legally binding position to throw some serious physical and mental abuse. We are slowly wearing him down. I find him crying in the sticky un-hovered corners of Travelodge's. Tear stains on his guitar. Sad entries in his diary. HA. Hopefully you will witness some of this in the videos. And maybe some of me spilling waterfalls of salt water from my eyes when I finally get my comeuppance and he starts throwing it right back.
The show was LOUD and FAST. We like LOUD and FAST. Pizza and garlic bread have this affect on us. We are playing our new single Bad For Business (released on the 27th of this month) every night and this little number is particularly LOUD and FAST. Go watch the video! (please)
Sam gave his vocal cords a good seeing to, Chris came over to my neck of the stage, Mike showed the drums who's boss, Cal broke all his equipment and I managed to dismantle my snare and stand after 2 hits.
Travelodge was the roof over our heads and we talked rubbish with beer until Mike and I conked out and the rest left. ROCK AND ROLL MAN.
Thank you Sammy.
Only joking Cal, you're wonderful.
Love Tom x