Bruce Findlay

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Castle Concerts/Smug Salmond/New Bohemia

Born to be Wide is becoming the place to be on the first Thursday of every month ... I think I may have said that before, but it's true. If music is your thing, and it should be, the Voodoo Rooms is an ideal spot for the new bohemians to meet and last Thursday the M.U. supported evening was a gas, with a very vibrant and enthusiastic press representation from the List, the Glasgow Herald, Is This Music, the Scotsman, etc delivering a truly upbeat message ... I like it!
With Labour doing itself no favours at the moment it's allowing the smug, and quite frankly inadequate, Nationalists a free rein with the Scottish media who seem afraid to challenge the ego that is Alex Salmond. Labour has a chance of restoring some common sense at the upcoming by-election in Glasgow East later this month. I think the good people of Glasgow might show the rest of us that it's not the Government that is puting the price of food and oil up. I think it's time to give Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling a break. Xenophobia sucks, long live internationalism.Margaret Curran is a good woman and a good polititian and would get my vote over the right wing sentiments of the tories and nationalists.(political rant over)
A sell out T in the Park, and more sell outs at this year's Castle Concerts in Edinburgh, show that the live music scene in Scotland is alive and kicking! I know Glasgow has always been a great showcase for the Scottish music scene,and still is, but Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire and Voodoo Rooms are showcasing an amazing number of new and exciting bands from all over Scotland and abroad - check em out. And of course the P.R.S. Tent at Fringe Sunday is now a major event on the callander in August and is a must during the Edinburgh Festival. See you there.....

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