Hope all is fine and dandy in your world. It’s non-stop glorious sunshine here in London – been 30 degrees all week. We Londoners get quite silly in the heat. People drop tools, pubs spill onto pavements, clothes are discarded, and then after about 24 hours, we start complaining it’s too hot.
Not me. Love it.
Anyway, here is Anointy Newsletter sweet 16 about forthcoming music and comedy happenings. It’s longish, but hopefully, you will find something in it that is mildly diverting.
YORK RISE FESTIVAL / POINTY BIRDS RIP 30th ANNIVERSARY
This Sunday (10th Sep), I shall be picking up the plectrum and playing some old Pointy Birds hits at the York Rise Festival in Dartmouth Park, North London. I’m on at 3.15 pm on the Pavement Cabaret stage. Legendary Poet/comic John Hegley is on just before me, so I will be in exalted company. And the night finishes with a Madness covers band. What more do you need? It’s free, so if you in the hood come along (apparently 5000 people turned up last year).
I am particularly looking forward to this because not only is it one of my favourite days of the year, but it doubles up as a chance to celebrate/commiserate 30 years since the Pointy Birds bid farewell to the Camden toilet circuit at the Dome in Tufnell Park on a wet and windy Monday evening in late August 1993.
In front of 8 people, we lowered each song to the ground and played our final respects, with Jeff-the-chef on bongos.
Musically, we were a slightly confused but very enthusiastic bunch. And we had fun. Here’s a pic from back in the day channelling our inner Madness.