June 08, 2006

TomBlog - in scouse land

UK tour day 4: three hot and heavy gigs later, here we are in Liverpool. One of the most beautiful days of the year and the liverpool academy must prepare itself to be duly rocked. Nice, if slighty baked, audiences have greeted us each night. Our bus is really a scandinavian sauna with wheels. Sleep has been extremely rare and damp. However, last night Mr. Jerry Hawkins put the stage fans on the bus and created a gale that registered on the beaufort scale. 9 hours of kip under my belt and today I feel like a new man. Adding to that sense of well-being I've been eating fruit like a crazy person. Mango, tangerine, banana, kiwi, pomegranite and blueberry all featuring in my day's diet. Now to re-tox.


Blogger kwmosser said...

When the Breeze comes in NYC, pump up the volume!!!

6:46 PM  
Blogger GOMEZSUCKS said...

What's the deal with Jerry?? I thought he was now with Audioslave? Is he just moonlighting with you guys for the time being?? Is that him that I see, in the MSN video from Sasquatch, hovering around Olly during your set? Good Man!

10:36 PM  
Blogger wiiill said...

Hello guys! Great gig last night! I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon interviewing Ben and Blackie, I was present at the soundcheck and then photographed the gig. It was an experience, but as Tom said 'fucking hot!' Thank you guys for a great day, and your great music - Sound Of Sounds was something else. love Will, Lancaster

4:49 AM  
Blogger Leocadia said...

That's a lot of fibre, dude.

5:00 AM  
Blogger pf said...

Lads,lads,lads last night was the 3rd time we have see you and that was the best. The new stuff is brilliant and some of the older stuff, well you can't knock classics. I am still buzzing. My cousin works at the Academy and he says you are a great bunch of lads.You signed a poster for me last night thank you for that and a great night. More gigs and more music please

7:41 AM  
Blogger Jacquelina said...

I've been to see some amazing bands in my time (Radiohead, Manics, Chilis to name a few - ooh and Kajagoogoo - they were great - especially when he fell off the stage) but I have never heard a band play with such passion and your talent is just staggering.

I've listened over and over to the Live at the Fillmore cd and knew that you were going to be good, but I was just amazed at just how good you were!

I was at the aftershow party (thanks to Ians dad - cheers for that!) and I have some utterly mortifying photos of me looking like a psycho stalker - poor Ben looks petrified. My friends were pissing themselves. I would have loved to talk to you about the gig but I didn't have the bottle!

Told Blackie that we'd been next to him in Concert Square earlier and were all squabling over whether it was him or not - and that we Googled him on a mobile and was holding the photo up in his direction and nudging each other like big kids - poor guy just wanted to have a pint! Please pass on sincere apologies - this is what comes of having vodka and chips for dinner...

Thanks for a fantastic experience - I hope the new album brings you all the recognition you deserve and I hope that I get to see you all again!


8:31 AM  
Blogger jacinta said...

re-tox, i like that...ill have to remember to use that one!

8:31 AM  
Blogger gomezgeek said...

agreed! retoxing is definitely a verb that will be included in my daily vocab from now on!

1:45 AM  
Blogger noah said...

Hey guys , how come you never mentioned about the Leeds gig. You guys were awesome and seemed to be having so much fun especially when you told the idiot to stop shouting "what was he on about eye of the tiger??"
but to the pouint how did you think the gig went for yourselfs ?

2:09 PM  
Blogger shef hallam compadre said...

Caught your Sheps bush gig last night (12th Jun), not seen you lads play in a couple of years, and you sealed my view of Gomez yet again. Awesome set lads, truly wicked - loved the comedy of Ruff Stuff. My mrs came along too, never seen you play before and is now a firm fan. Bring It On boys, keep on truckin.

6:12 AM  
Blogger shef hallam compadre said...

Caught your sheps Bush gig last night lads (12th Jun). It was f**kin wicked, loving the socks Tom, what is it, you dont like shoes?! Ruff Stuff was very comedy, liked that alot, kinda glad to see you can laugh at yourselves a little....though clearly you aint kicked the fags yet....am a bit f*8ked off I cant make the leadmill show, unfortunately some of us have to do office jobs in London. Have a good tour lads, keep it rollin.


6:15 AM  
Blogger shef hallam compadre said...

Ooops, never meant to do that twice....f**k it

6:16 AM  

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