Canvey Island, Holehaven creek, around 51.5116 N, 0.5520 E
I have no idea what compelled me to hunt down the exact location of the pier and breakwater from the Wilko Johnson interview, but here it is.
The video was shot at low tide, and the google earth images were taken at high tide, so it was a bit tricky to match them up. The lamppost at the end of the pier was the most difficult, identified only by its shadow in the google high tide image.
ups and downs are unavoidable, but this was a bummer. i cant imagine anything was raised for the benefit, and there was almost no audience despite some incredible bands, especially “le vice” a great funk band. we never even played as the lineup was delayed by lack of audience and then closed at 10. its a good reminder that we are a bar band.
adding to the feeling of pointlessness of it all was a fully packed bar downstairs (the bears lair) and a well attended dance party of some sort upstairs from us, essentially bookending this non-event.
apparently while this was (non)happening, darkly interesting things were happening with our label and management that evening…
a cryptic reminder that sometimes it’s just not about you.
i love playing shows. i have a very bad memory though. this is mostly a documentation of things i am sure to forget.
my band played “indyfest” which is mostly an independent movie festival, but like sxsw has grown to include other genres and forms, in this case music. we played at Cell Space in SF, which i have been a fan of for years, and even had some artististically interactive breakup talks in years ago. awesome. that was feb 10, 2011, the show that is…
we were also interviewed on pirate cat radio (thurs jan 30) and it went so well we were invited back on march 23. very very cool, and aisha spearman is le bombe.
the last show we had was at the Blue Macaw, formerly known as 12 galaxies on march 30th. it was a benefit for the height festival, and also a battle of the bands which i hate. it went as expected. blech. great venue though.
next is the ucb benefit for japan. looking forward to that on april 1!