Our recent trip was a project of giant proportions. I'd better write about it now, before I forget just how many hours of planning that went into it. Surprisingly enough, after all those ours, the tour plan still looked like a nightmare when we left Turku on Wednesday almost two weeks ago. Basically, we made a few vital errors. I won't go into details, because this is supposed to be a light-hearted account, not an agonizing one. BUT - and this is important - we executed the poor plan with utmost grace.
This couldn't have happened without the help of quite a few dear friends. In Glasgow, Butcher Boy took great care of us. The hospitality of Castle Pieroni is already well-known, and Basil served us breakfeast hotel style, much like his namesake in Torquay.
Driving in left-hand traffic went surprisingly well. No scracthes, no serious lapses.
Newcastle was nice too, although our hosts told us that we were in a rough area. But it didn't look worse than the centre of Turku on a Friday night. Anyway, we are all middle class, we like it to be rough, so that we can feel good about ourselves. We think that they have nowhere else to go, that for them, this is it. We, on the other hand, have a vast inner landscape to travel in case the real world happens to let us down, which it incidentally does very often.
Frankie & the Heartstrings were good - nice chaps, too! They knew A LOT about football.
written by Mattias
Come to Brazil, pls!
posted by Allan
Is Allan a common name in Brazil then? Thought it was an English name!
Cats on Fire you were great at Indietraks and hope you enjoyed it despite your 'it's still just a shed' comment :)). Atmosphere aside, your music really sings as does everything else about you. Can you please do a long UK tour? Oh you can! Wonderfull!!! X
posted by new fan
Alan Brazil was a well known Scottish footballer in the 70s & 80s, so perhaps the football-loving Brazilians honour him in this way....
posted by old fan