We go to see Adam play at the Electric Ballroom in Camden a few days later, I've seen them a few times, it was OK, but not the best.
|Brian Holloway, John Bentley, Snips|
A short UK tour follows, the weather is dreadful, we're booked to play the Mayflower Club in Manchester, we have the perfect combination of blizzard and bus strike, miraculously we arrive on time but it looks like no one else will so decide to cancel it just as a lone punter turns up. We ask him if he wants us to play, or would he prefer to go home while he still can? He's happy to stay and what a fabulous audient he turned out to be, he loved it, clapped and whistled after every number, at the end we all applauded him. What a great guy.
On 16th February we do the Andy Peebles show, including some new songs '9 O/clock', 'Flow my Tears' and 12 O/clock' plus we do 'Music Breakout', I love this song.
|Jackie and Snips get married|
A bit of an, 'are we meant to be this close to the water?' moment on landing - runway on beach. Although take off even more thrilling - flying straight at the volcano. Lanzarote in 1979 is still fairly unspoilt, fascinating and volcanic. We're having a look round the hotel and find a bunch of English people in the 'TV room' watching 321 in Spanish, I don't suppose it mattered it's incomprehensible whatever language it's in. To make sure we didn't end up in the TV room we hired a VW Beetle and went to see the island, a wild and atmospheric place, black sand, Timanfaya the volcano where you get eggs boiled for free. Eating was tricky though - I was vegetarian, Snips wasn't, rarely could we eat in the same place unless it was pizza.
Soon it was time to head for the volcano and back to Shepherd's Bush for some married life. We are back in time to see Lou Reed at the Hammersmith Odeon. We've also got tickets for the legend that is Link Wray - at The Venue in Victoria