...and my love affair with Bristol continues...
Autumn is definitely my favourite time of year to visit, it's just leaves, leaves, markets and more leaves and so I spent most of Saturday, you guessed it, kicking around leaves and rambling through markets. I proudly sampled some prawn tempura (Ben had the falafel) and found myself an indian rug for a crazy small amount (£2 ?!?!?!) so yes I remain completely infatuated with the city on water. I love love LOVE Bristol.
Now I ought to actually talk about the music... We ran through the rain and finally found the seven stars on the other side of the river nestled behind some pirate graffiti. I was quite annoyed to find my stick on mic-mantle had come unstuck from my Dulcimer but thankfully after a pint of cider and some reassurance the landlady located some bluetac which saved the day. I wasn't planning on opening my set with Dulce but I was advised to as apparently people like to talk a lot there, it being a pub I wasn't going to be offended if
they did but I'm happy to report they were a great, attentive audience and The Thatcher went down spectacularly well (which was rather nice seeing as I wrote it in Bedminster). They all went down rather well actually which was very nice indeed and I got a lot of positive feedback - always love to play Bristol. I was able to sell an album so that paid for parking (a whopping £15... we really must find somewhere else to park in Bristol when we visit!) but every little helps and it was a lovely day.
So what else have I been up to? Well Ben is finally happy with the artwork and the album is now in the hands of the manufacturers (YAY!) and
we are expecting it to land in mid-November. All being well we are hoping to launch in January but as always in the meantime I am working on getting all the rewards ready for my kickstarter backers. I'm pretty much just waiting for the CDs now as the bags, hearts and lyrics are all done but hey you've got to have the full package ;)
So now we play the waiting game...
ps. Thanks to everyone who came to see me at the Seven Stars, particularly Dan as that pretty much made my day. I'm very much looking forward to returning to Bristol in November (8th Golden Guinea) :-)