Live in Edinburgh This Week – 4th October 2010

I am still trying to figure out whether I am more or less busy now that I have liberated myself from the enormous inconvenience of a job which actually deigned to pay me money for my efforts and embraced idle dilettantism.

Mrs. Toad was cruelly subjected to a weekend with my side of the family this weekend, while I went off gallivanting at UnConvention Salford, and then popped out to meet a couple of new Manchester friends on Sunday.

Oddly enough, she and my mother seem to have developed an oddly functional dysfunctional relationship, based largely around telling one another to fuck off every half an hour or so.  Given that my mother and I are quite similar, and my relationship with Mrs. Toad is also largely based around us telling one another to fuck off every ten minutes, I suppose this should be no surprise, but there was something oddly heartwarming about hear my wife say ‘Oh fuck off Maggie’ to my mum on a regular basis as they prepared Sunday lunch yesterday.

It’s a pretty quiet week this week though, so I am hoping to get caught up on some design work for our next two releases and sort out a mailing list for the first Yusuf Azak single, due out in a couple of weeks.  So there.  That’s the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle for you.

Saturday 9th October 2010: Archie Bronson Outfit & Victorian English Gentleman’s Club at Cabaret Voltaire.

This is a post of pure ignorance I am afraid, but there is little else on this weekend and having had a listen to the MySpace pages linked above it sounds like this could be raucous and excellent fun.

Saturday 9th October 2010: Woodenbox & The Stormy Seas at Electric Circus.

The last time I saw Woodenbox they were making a full tent bounce like a happy pack of Andrex puppies at Rockness.  They seem to be adding members everytime I see them, and with that, more and more of that reckless enthusiasm to their wilder moments.  I guess you’d probably describe them as Americana and leave it at that, if you wanted a pigeonhole, but the brass section, whilst not quite as mariachi to my ears as it seems to be to others, gives their live set a real sense of pop joy.