Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Grumpygrl goes to Grumpyman

I’ve been a little grumpier than usual, generally down to the weather and a lack of creativity. So it seemed quite apt to go to Grumpyman at Mr Wolf’s. A little back water eatery that seems to frequent students and emo’s, due to its cheap and cheerful nature and the venue for a Sunday night ‘sway’ and strictly no dancing!

Since Grumpyman started, I’ve wanted to go, as my melancholy side loves all things Tom Waits, Mark Lanegan, Velvet Underground. Geoff Barrow from Portishead was DJing, and adding his twist of melancholy which spurred us away from our centrally heated dwellings on a Sunday night.

Around 9.30 Geoff left his decks and joined Adrian Utley on stage with guitars and (jokingly) asked if anyone could sing. Beth Gibbons appeared and they very quietly started to play ‘Wandering Star’. The next (and last) song they played was from their new album. And then it was all over, leaving us wanting more. And as if the night was exciting enough, I was stood next to the beloved Liz Fraser from Cocteau Twins.

I may venture out into the cold more often, for evenings such as these. Leaving us a little less grumpy.

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