Saturday, October 07, 2006


The Dictators' Oct. 13th show sold out in 15 minutes, but those shut out have another chance to see Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ross the Boss, Andy Shernoff, Scott Kempner and J.P. "Thunderbolt" Patterson in action: The Dictators now also will play Oct. 14th -- the last Saturday night ever at CBGB -- along with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, who will be performing an acoustic set. Tickets go on sale Sunday, Oct. 8, at noon via TicketWeb.

Brother Patrick sent me these flyers of events coming up in Paris...

Born To Louvre website.

Additional Jack and Harlan shows + more...

I keep hearing about how popular Lily Allen is. She seems to be a bit of a pain in the arse too but that's not a hanging offence in this day and age. However, her Edinburgh show has been downgraded to Studio 24. No dis to S24 intended. Presumably because of less than frantic ticket sales that recalls the time when St*ng first played solo north of the border. "Police Star Can't Get Arrested". Weren’t those just the days... this perceived popularity thing is a real bugbear. Soon as there's a song on myspace, it gets done to death. As a means of spreading the word it's very efficient but there's no longevity, but some tenure over 6 weeks is important, ain’t it? The actuality of this particular situation matters not a jot, tis merely a bleery observation. There's just too much stuff and to be honest, I can't get a beat on much of any of it. I'm wrung out, oversubscribed and somewhat champing at the bit for some sense of order to be restored.