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Monday, 8 May 2017

I Belong To Glasgow


Well, that was a lot of fun. Myself, Drew (Across The Kitchen Table), JC (The Vinyl Villain), Stevie (Charity Chic Music), Dirk (Sexy Loser), Brian (Linear Tracking Lives), Walter (A Few Good Times) plus various friends of JC's (Aldo, Colin, Carlo) and Drew's (Stiff, William) managed to pull the bloggers weekend off, a bunch of middle aged men loose in Glasgow city centre. I think we all had moments leading up the weekend when we thought 'will this work?' and 'what if we don't get on?', and had people say to us 'you're going away to meet men you only know from the internet- are you mad?'. Dirk and Walter flew in from Germany. Brian came from Seattle. Seattle! I drove up from Manchester. The Glaswegian contingent were generous and genial hosts. We stopped in various pubs and bars. We shopped for records. We did football and culture. We saw Glasgow in glorious sunshine. All was good. It just goes to show that friends you make on the internet can become friends in the real world too. It will definitely happen again sometime.

There's a post over at The Vinyl Villain today featuring a band who won't have cropped up too often on our music blogs, an Imaginary Compilation Album for Coldplay, that is partly ribbing us music bloggers and our obsessions (and quite right too, we take music far too seriously sometimes). While sitting outside a pub on Saturday lunchtime it was suggested that we could all follow suit and post songs by Coldplay today. It may even have been me that suggested it. But I don't think I can do it. Sorry. Actually, I'm not sorry. I'm not posting anything by Coldplay. Is this any use? Cold (cut)...

Kick Out The JamEs (Speng)

... and (Kid 'n') Play

Last Night

12 comments:

charity chic said...

I knew someone would bottle it!

Brian said...

I'm with CC. Well done, sir. Pleased we were able to finally meet. I'm sitting here in Amsterdam's airport regretting our weekend is over but confident in the fact if it went on another day I would be carried out of the country on a stretcher. My best to you and the rest of our lifelong blogging pals.

Dirk said...

Bugger all: our group had no culture at all on the Saturday, pubs only!!

TheRobster said...

I had a feeling all the Coldplay posts today were something to do with the weekend. Glad it went well, hoping I can make the next one.

drew said...

I love that picture Adam.
Dirk pubs are culture are they not?

Jake Sniper said...

I was beginning to wonder what was going in with the Coldplay stuff, glad you all had a good weekend.

Dirk said...

Well, Drew, if they are, then JC, CC and me had more culture than you lot on Saturday!

Echorich said...

SA gets passing marks for owning up to it and giving us a rationale for the Coldcut and Kid N Play... I definitely want to be there for the next "summit"!!

JC said...

Wimp!

Genuine pleasure to finally hook up with you Adam. You're a top bloke with a terrific personality and sense of humour - no real surprise given what you say and how you say it here every single day.

I don't think it'll be all that long before we bump into one another again.

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks very much JC- you're too kind. Feel like I faded a bit on Saturday evening/night and may have been a bit uncommunicative, sad middle aged staring into the middle distance in The Griffin. But it was great to put faces to internet names and find that over the course of the days a bunch of people who've never met before can have such a good time.

drew said...

That was to,do with Fleetwood Mac over the stereo in the Griffin SA.

Swiss Adam said...

Ah yes- coming back to me now. Fleetwood Mac may have caused that.