Just finished a 10-day bender! I came back from Helsinki and I pretty much didn't stop partying....highlights included running a line of salsa dancers at G-Man's gig at the 606 club (that was Monday night), paying TWELVE QUID for a champagne cocktail at China Tang (Friday night) and sleeping in the basement of my workplace for a couple of hours when it all got a bit messy yesterday. Aside from the deadly combination of colder weather and early evenings, this is a town where people gotta work hard, so they end up partying hard, and my experience lately has been no exception!
So as of today it's dry out fortnight me, and a great week of music coming up as it's the London Jazz Festival...tonight I'm going to see Bill Frisell (incredible guitarist), Thursday night it's Squarepusher (tear-your-face-off drum n bass), Friday night it's Salif Keita and Richard Bona (awesome African megastars), Saturday night it's Charles Lloyd/Tomasz Stanko (heavy hitter jazz stuff) and Sunday night it's Vinicius Cantuaria (Brazilian singer'guitarist with electronics - 'Tucuma' is one of my top ten favourite albums). And then next week it's laying low for a while and baked beans for dinner I suppose!