Monday, January 29, 2007

Isobel, Mark Lanegan, William, and a Good Bad Queen

I was so thrilled when I saw this gig listed at St Georges. It’s one of my favourite venues (even thought the security are rather overzealous about taking pix), and the Isobel and Mark album was No 4 in my fav CDs of last year. I’ve seen Mark Lanegan a hole bunch of times since 1992 and his voice never fails to leave me in awe. He does the aloof singer to a ‘t’.

William Elliott Whitmore (what a name!) was the support act, and he has a
old US style charming, covered in prison tattoos and had the voice of Tom Waits son. A joy to watch. I love a bit of Blue Grass style banjo and guitar, he diddled those strings very well indeed.

Observation of the evening, can you tell if a person whistling is male or female. Therefore whistling is not gender specific. Ponder me thinks.

Apologies for the blurredness of the pix, this was down to the heavy security at St Georges, as I'm sure they were afraid the masses would mob the stage, and god forbid, take photos.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Peyton & Byrne - Ymmm - Cakes

I'm in love! Look at these beau---ti---ful cakes.

No-one understands me, they don't share my love of the simplicity of this little design/food haven.

I made a pilgrimage to the Peyton & Bryne cake mecca at Tottenham Court Road, in the Heals store. It's quite small and understated - but perfectly formed little shop.

If I had all the time in the world, I think I would create a 'beautiful cakes I have seen' blog. I sometimes I think I have cotton wool for brains ...