September 26, 2006

The Tonight Show - Olly

Jay Leno bored out of his mind.

Some blokes.

Some blokes again.

The Tonight Show - Olly

Mr Jerry Hawkins drum tech/production manager/great fella...why do you wanna do that?

Paul "Blackie" Blackburn, looking criminal!

Dajon tinkling on the ivories.

The Tonight Show - Olly

Er, like I just totally deleted my last blog, duh! Ar, who cares! Basically I was on a plane and saw ourselves on The Tonight Show, like whatever.

September 22, 2006

Blackie Blogg- Interesting Habits!

As much as we'd all like to get involved in the strange habit blogging, I'm afraid Ol is the only one with any odd habits. Sorry to disappoint you all.
Bye for now!

September 19, 2006


Maybe it was me Olly, but who am I? Then again maybe it wasn't me at all.

September 18, 2006

Olly Peacock is an avid collector of Iguanas and ceramic monkeys from his travels.

Howdy Y'all!

So, c'mon, who did it? Confess!

Who wrote such ridculous comments about me on Wikipedia? Your only making it worse for yourself! (I'll have you big nose!)

Y'know I have a reputation to uphold, cheesus! I don't know what that reputation is, but I'm sure I have one. I am very sensitive about what I collect and what I don't. OK, so maybe stamp collecting and train spotting isn't the coolest thing I could do with my time, but how else am I supposed to chillax when I'm not running around being a rock legend. Sometimes I don't want to drink two bottles of Jack Daniels in the afternoon y'know? Me and my train spotting buddies like writing, photographing trains, it gives one a sense, peace?

Whoever you are, I will bring you down, baby. I will bring you down to Chinatown!

Take care,


September 16, 2006

TomBlog - the day-room

Ambling about this musical world. Rarely stopping in any town for more than a few hours. Sleeping or its fitful approximation is achieved only on the tour bus in your small and eminently bumpy bunk. Our daily ablutions are maintained only in the common or garden day-room. The day-room being a single room occupied by 11 men, mainly for its bathroom and, in turn, its shower. Nominally the 'day-room', because, in the UK, the rooms can be rented on a day-time only basis and then turned round for later new arrivals in the evening. In the US it's more blurry. It occurs to me how wasteful it is to pay for a room and then not sleep in it. In fact, I've toyed with ideas about how to recycle these day-rooms, to perhaps let touring musicians know where there's a room lying dormant where they can lie dormant. Maybe.

Your average day is filled with at least a couple of hours of watching bad cable as everyone wanders round in their underwear, telephoning the front desk for more towels. Often the wait for towels is your universe. The source of all attention and conversation. Its remarkable how people's priorities change when they've been on a sweaty bus for 12 hours.

Every hotel room is the same. Two double beds with matching ugly bedspread, divided by some contraption that purports to be a wall-fixed bedlamp. There's a veneer desk with matching veneer chair. The fat old television sits aboard a low chest of drawers. The bathroom is tiny with thermoformed plastic bath and mind-boggling tap/faucet arrangement. You could write a book about the different formations and qualities of hotel showers: being the only real variable, but suicide might be a better option.

As hygiene is once more maintained the room falls to tatters. Bags, computers, ironing tables, men, wires, gatorade, wash-bags, phones, suitcases, clothes and empty pizza boxes strewn abouts. A Jackie Chan film. A dark sense of deja vu. The gig awaits.

September 09, 2006

Blackie Blogg-Can't Sleep!

Good morning,
6am, 4hrs sleep & wide awake. Feist show was very good last night, great singer & very interesting music.
I know I'm stating the obvious but I wondered last night why we don't all re-use our plastic beer cups at gigs throughout the night rather than get a new one each drink? I took mine back to the bar for a refill & recieved a rather confused look, which made me wonder how few people actually do re-use the cup & why so few? It is 6 in the morning, maybe I'm missing something completely obvious? I understand the whole idea of getting rounds in might be confusing, especially when drunk, but it can't be that hard?
I think I'll try & get some more sleep.

September 08, 2006

Blackie Blogg-ZZzzzzzzzz!

Arrived in San Fran after flying from Sydney Australia. Just woke up from 3hr sleep. Must try & stay awake so that....Zzzzzz!! Oh no....zzzzz.....jet lag......zzzzzz! Must.....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!