Hi, its been a while since I have written any blogs here. I’ve been writing new material and doing the odd acoustic show locally. The best thing Ive played at recently was my brother and sister in-law’s 25th Wedding Anniversary in Glasgow. My brother (Tony) actually built a two foot high by 12 foot wide stage across his front room and he, my nephew and myself blasted out some Mumford and Sons and Proclaimers to get the place rocking . There was also a warm up act doing some Soul numbers, it really was one of those parties. Anyway, backstage ( in the kitchen) I said to Murray (my nephew) that I didn’t know which TCB song to play if I got the urge. He said ‘play Easter Road or Always the Summer’ , and I thought right, Id for gotten about that one. Anyhow needless to say we opted for a blast of Dexy’s Midnight Runners ‘Come on Eileen’ which was the most fun I’ve had playing in ages.

But here’s what happened next. I was listening to Radio Scotland in the car and they were having a ‘songs or bands containing colours theme’, so I thought Id text in and ask if they would play Easter road. Didn’t hear it on the show and  the next day on my lunch I was just checking whether it had been on the show, and guess what, it hadn’t. But as it turns out, Easter Road, was played 6 months after it was released , on Radio 2, by none other than Steve Lamacq.

This week my nephew who had his leg broken 1 year ago in a school football game, made his debut for Scottish Schools under 18 at Broadwood.

Cheers Murray , sorry I couldn’t be there on Monday, but you did us proud.

Ian

TCB