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16.08.2012 15:33
Been a long time.

Yes comrades. . . been a long time. Been on my holidays see? Very nice it was too. Went to a place called Spain. Mallorca to be precise.

So . . . as I remember the last time we spoke I was just about to play at that Edinburgh Castle? The show was pretty good as I remember it. Didn't rain anyway which is always a bonus up in Scotland (which is where Edinburgh is!).

Now after that we had a few days off. Then flew to Japan for 72 hours to do that festival Fuji Rock. Very good it was too. It didn’t rain there either which might be the first year that's ever happened. Managed to stay on English time so didn't feel too bad at all. I almost enjoyed it!!!!

As I was sleeping all day and up all night I managed to catch that Olympic opening ceremony which was on Japanese tv at 6:00 in the morning. Very psychedelic. Didn't see it all mind. How long did it go on for? 9 hours or summat? Good though eh?

Arrived back in old England and because I'd stayed on UK time guess what? NO JET LAG!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable. I'm definitely trying that next time I'm over there (whenever that'll be I don't know!).

Anyway . . . after that me and Team NG legged it to Spain for a week or so. Needed it to be honest. Nowt like sitting in the sun. When we got back to old England we'd managed to blag some tickets to that last Saturday at the Olympic stadium. Now I've been to the biggest sporting events on the planet and I've done some monster shows but to be in that stadium and feel the noise and witness the fitness of the great Mo Farah was simply incredible. I have to say when the toffs what run our country started spouting waffle about the Olympics and how it would bring out the best in us blah, blah, blah I was - like most of us I expect – thinking "oh fuck off!" and I've never been one for that last night at the proms bollocks (it's the Celt in me see?) but I have to say they were right. You couldn't fail to be moved.

Saying that - thank God the football's back. I was up at the pre-season kickabout that is the Charity Shield between God's own team and some other mob called "Chelsea". We won. In style. Looked awesome. I'm very excited about the new season as this tour finishes in November, which means I'll get to see most of it!!!

Now . . . that brings me to Wednesday night. Did a little acoustic gig for that charity Warchild at that little club in Camden called Dingwalls. Great night. Rowdy as fuck. Could barely hear myself think!

Which brings me to today and the here and now. You find me in the great city of Vienna in the great nation of Austria. Back on the festival circuit. Not sure how any of the songs go now. I'll have to wing it.

Wish me luck.

ONWARDS.

GD.

 

Photo: Fujirock Festival



COMMENTS

21.09.12 00:33
You Should think about playing in Guatemala sometime.....
04.09.12 16:47
Thank you for coming to Japan for FujiRockFestival'12!! I was very impressed your wonderful & amazing performance!! I've really enjoyed,this is the best live I have ever seen at FujiRock!! All number was excellent, the highlight of me was definitely the acoustic version of "SuperSonic" and "Let the Lord shine a light on me". It was very beautiful!! So, did you &your brother pass in front of the stage at "StoneRoses"live on the27th?! So dark, I couldn't see you...liam wore an orange parka? I hope the day when you'll come to Japan again*=* I wish you good luck!!!
03.09.12 18:56
Thank you for coming to Japan for FujiRockFestival'12!! I was very impressed your wonderful & amazing performance!! I've really enjoyed *=*Thank you very much!! I remember the day when I saw "Oasis" in hard rain at FujiRock'09. Did you & your brother pass in front of the stage on "StoneRoses"live at the 27th?! I wish you good luck!! I hope the day when you'll coming to Japan again!!
31.08.12 05:53
Come back soon to Mexico =)
23.08.12 17:22
Your Show In Edinburgh was GREAT GD..Thanx, was well worth flying over from Boston!!!
23.08.12 14:14
I had that idea to stay on English time when you go really far abroad ,to prevent Jet-Lag! Nice to hear it works, my parents thought I was mad, but it really works!!! I'll be sure to try it if I ever go to America or something...
22.08.12 22:10
Will be seeing your very good self tomorrow night in Dublin. cant wait...
21.08.12 22:51
Great to meet Mr Noel Gallagher in Mallorca thanks for putting up with us trying to be sensible,gutted i was wearing a Coldplay T shirt .Cheers GD.
21.08.12 15:40
You chose a nice place to enjoy holidays. However, try Menorca (the island by Mallorca at the north) next time if you want a definite unplug (even nicer beaches, quieter small coastal towns... maybe you've already been there anyway). About the closing Olympic Games ceremony, Liam and the guys did an undeniable "Wonderwall" correct cover. I just hope you save playing the original again (not a cover by "another" band) when the event actually deserves it, if ever be (Led Zeppelin's supporting? let ask Robert Plant).
20.08.12 16:29
Good luck!

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