Day Eighteen: To Brussels

30. October 2010 Touring 0
Thanks BA, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. One of those days spent in airports trying to sleep. Ended up at a hotel in Brussels airport with 6 little bottles of champagne. Not intentional. Zzzzzzzzz.

Day Seventeen: Glasgow

29. October 2010 Playing, Touring 0
Glasgow, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. All i remember was that it was a fun show, the place seemed refurbed but pretty cool, Highwire Days was my favourite moment, that i love Glasgow, that i hate hotel telephones, that my room was nice, that the food was good up here, that the fans ...

Day Sixteen: London

  THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS HMV FORUM.28.10.2010, originally uploaded by wheelzwheeler. London: Awoke in a car park behind the Forum. Grey, cold, damp. But London. I’ve been looking forward to London for a while. A homecoming of sorts. The pressure is on. But today is not only the show for me; first i get to walk ...

Day Fifteen: Birmingham

27. October 2010 Touring 0
Birmingham HMV Institute, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. Awaken in Birmingham. Leave the bus, get away from some nasty eBayers (“Hey Tim!, to me, Mars and Paul”) and check the empty venue – nice place… Lots of time to waste today so explore the central area of Birmingham pretty extensively – can’t believe ...

Day Fourteen: Manchester

26. October 2010 Touring 0
The Ritz, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. Manchester show is a nice one. Exuberant faces and a nice old room; the Ritz has been here since 1930 or something. The Beatles, The Stone Roses, The Smiths. All were here. I love the audience but that damn barrier is in place once again. Seems ...

Day Thirteen: Manchester (Off)

6am, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. A new song taking shape in the hotel room. A beautiful day. Cold as hell but clear and sharp and blue. A quick pint for Erika’s birthday and we’re on the bus to Manchester. Yogi gives me his ipod and i’m listening to the Beatles and getting ...

Day Eleven: Frome, England

24. October 2010 Playing, Touring, Uncategorized 0
Nice Amps, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. Awake to bright blue sunshine morning in Frome. A hilariously English breakfast situation with Bob, Rob, Paul and Mars that i can’t go in to except to say there was fire and. A walk through the fields to the town to get some magazines and Maltesers. ...

Day Ten: Spain to England

23. October 2010 Escaping, Touring 0
Malaga, Spain, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. Get a cab in to Malaga center with Mars. Its a grey day and the cathedral and Picasso museum are closed. I try out a cool little twelve string mandolin thing but i’ve got nowhere to pack it. Will have to find one another time. THen ...

Day Nine: Malaga

22. October 2010 Playing, Touring 0
World’s longest soundcheck, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. We turn up at 9.30 after a few hours bus sleep. Sitting up top in the lounge its cool to see what looks like southern California turn in to Malaga and the Mediterranean. The hotel is right on the beach and we’re right in to ...