Friday, September 9, 2011

Well That Was Nice.

Yesterday was a momentous day in the life of The Record Player. It began with the handing over of the very first copy of the very first edition of the fanzine to contributor Keith Topping. Keith chose The Stone Roses badge as his free badge. As you can see I was very happy to present Keith with his copy, and managed to get that gormless fan boy look down as well.

I'm very pleased to report that The Darkside Of The Moon by The Pink Floyd was very well received by a very appreciative audience.

During the planning stages several doubters put forward the idea that I would end up with a room full of beard strokers. Well, let me tell you, you doubting Helen and Marks, there was only one beard in sight, and to draw attention it would have upset the lady who wore it.

Last night the house rules were set collectively, last night (and for all future nights)
- all mobile devices are to be turned off.
-Air guitar and air drumming is allowed, as is singing.
- Chilling is imperative.

Comments afterwards: suggestions for future evenings, how several attendees hadn't sat and listened to record all the way through since they were nowt  but bairns and "even though the Stone Roses are shit, I'll come and listen to it".

You can hear The Stone Roses first album next Thursday, doors at 7.00 and playback at 7.15.

A big, big thankyou to all at the Tyneside who helped make it happen, it's very much appreciated.

1 comment:

edm said...

A great first night!

I have both a good quality copy of Dark Side of the Moon and a good turntable but I still heard things I'd never noticed before last night.

Thanks for the great experience!

Albums I'd recommend for future sessions would be:

Queen - Queen II
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Eagles - One of these Nights
Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
The Kinks - Lola Vs Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell

Not really into the Stone Roses but I might still come along next week any to show support for the event.

Thanks again,
The "Bearded Lady"