Mon, 11th June 2018

Just about recovered from a couple of hectic days playing a gig with Rhod Gilbert, at the Globe in Cardiff. 

Playing in part-time bands is always difficult, but when you do it in the twilight of your life, it's extremely difficult.  Back in our 60s gigging years we had amps that were just as big, if not bigger, but had no issues in humping and dumping them from vans into venues.  Yes we had one or two roadies to help but none of us found it a real burden.

Fifty plus years later and it takes two to three days for my body to recover.  It's not the prancing around a stage carrying and playing a guitar that causes problems; it's mainly the packing up and loading a van after you have been prancing around for a couple of hours. 

What we would give for a couple of strapping young roadies who would be prepared to work for nothing other than the genuine thanks of some old men.

4 comments

  • Mike

    Mike Perth

    John We couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks for your support and continued endurance - we’ll need to get it sorted properly for next time... Cheers Mike

    John
    We couldn’t have done it without you!
    Thanks for your support and continued endurance - we’ll need to get it sorted properly for next time...
    Cheers
    Mike

  • The Pieces of Mind

    The Pieces of Mind

    Thanks Mike, comment was more a general one aimed at gigging when you are rather mature, like us. Obviously we will help in any way to try and eradicate that dreadful disease of cancer

    Thanks Mike, comment was more a general one aimed at gigging when you are rather mature, like us.

    Obviously we will help in any way to try and eradicate that dreadful disease of cancer

  • Lyndon

    Lyndon South Wales

    Ditch the dinosaur amps and get the latest lightweight digital amps so you won’t see an old man cry 😢

    Ditch the dinosaur amps and get the latest lightweight digital amps so you won’t see an old man cry 😢

  • The Pieces of Mind

    The Pieces of Mind

    I prefer to put up with the weight to get the sound I want Lyndon. I never use those pedal thingies so need the power of a valve amp.

    I prefer to put up with the weight to get the sound I want Lyndon. I never use those pedal thingies so need the power of a valve amp.

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