Thursday, 26 November 2015

This morning`s sunrise.

I took a few pictures this morning of the sunrise. Hope you like them.
St Andrew's Church, Blubberhouses
Looking south at Blubberhouses
Looking south at Blubberhouses St Andrew's Church on left

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Go Out And See A Band This Weekend (Any)

You will:-
Support local bands, and help keep music live.
Support local Promotors
Support your local Pubs and Clubs.

I’m going to see Vincent and the Invaders.

Vincent and the Invaders (Their pic)
Watch them here….

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Set List for Halloween Resuscitated

Had a full room too, mostly over 65’s, some of whom had never seen a smoke machine before.
Nightwish – Storytime
Sisters of Mercy – Burn
The Kinks – Come Dancing
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
The Cramps – Fever
Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Chris Montez – Let`s Dance

Little Eva – The Loco-motion
Beach Boys – Fun Fun Fun
The Swing Blue Jeans – The Hippy Hippy Shake


The Last Dance – Dead Man’s Party

**RAP THE MUMMY GAME** ~~~ Benny hill theme

Creedence Clearwater Reveille – Bad Moon Rising

**FELINE STORYBOARD (How to give your cat a pill) **

Blue Oyster Cult – (Don`t Fear) The Reaper


Skeletal Family – Promised Land


Themes from; The Addams Family
The Munsters
The Outer Limits
The Twilight Zone
The X Files & more.


The Archies – Sugar Sugar.
The Monkees – Daydream Believer


Madness One Step Beyond  
UK Subs – Drunken Sailor             
Rhombus – Anywhere and Into the Rain
Bad Pollyanna – Invincible Girl
The Lost Souls –Johnny aren’t coming

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Quickest Ever WGW ?

I had no intention of going to Whitby Goth Weekend this time, most of the bands that were on at the Spa I had seen in smaller venues in the last few months and I don`t like the hordes of `dresser - uppers` and photographers that the event attracts in the town on Saturday and Sunday.
The Last Cry (Graham`s Pic)
However on Thursday night at the charity event for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation The Last Cry was playing. This would mean a 162 mile round trip to see the gig. But I did just for that.
The Last Cry (Martin`s Pic)
I left home at 6.35. The first 60 mile was a good drive,  but then I ran into thick fog, and I mean Thick. When I got into Whitby I parked in the station car park which used to be free after 6.30 and found they now charge all day and night. I had to go to the Co-Op to get some change.

The Last Cry (Graham`s Pic)
It was good to see some friends in the club, and The Last cry played a great acoustic set in this smallish club. Just had time to say thanks to Andrew Birch before heading off into the fog. I arrived home at ten to one.

The Last Cry

Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Show Will Go On. Halloween Resuscitated.

With the  weekend`s planned event cancelled due to the weather, the field was so wet that the site owner would not let cars and caravans on it. It has been agreed that the fun and games will be held in 2 weeks` time at the last meet of the year at Skipton, so as I put it on Facebook
Halloween Resuscitated
New poster, background pic not mine
As the zombied corpse of The Nightmare was pulled into the steaming swamp at Ripon, so it is to be reborn [25 miles west along the A59] at Skipton……………The Nightmare Continues ………… Halloween is resuscitated.......
The resurrection of the cancelled Lockside meet; Planed Program includes; Witches Hat Sorting Game and Quiz - Chris`s Cauldron Raffle - Saturday Supper (everyone bring something) - Music mixing chart Halloween songs with a few Darker records from an Eldergoth DJ - Much silliness, games and Quizzes. This is an App’y Production™ for Spen Valley D.A. Hosted by Chris and Alastair. If you’ve been to one of “ours” before, you’ll want to come to this. If you haven’t then you need to come to this. It’s one to tick off the bucket list. N.B. The weekend will be stewarded by Peter.
Meanwhile Chris has been arty
I will post more, when in a better mood.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Adverts For The Nightmare Before Skipton Event

At the start of the month I posted that for Halloween Chris and I would be managing an event for our caravanning group. Well we have been working hard making decorations, games, quizzes and the like. We have also been spamming, I mean advertising it on various places on Facebook so for your amusement here are some of the funnier adverts.
N.B. NONE OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURES WERE MINE; I pinched them off Google / Facebook etc.
Have you seen our bus yet?

What will you be drinking at Halloween ? Spen Valley’s Nightmare before Skipton ALE. Available only at Lockside, Ripon

And finally I asked if the site owners could decorate the room like this for us, this is the Parish in Huddersfield UK
 The mark 2 Poster
Two more, still to go up are

   “The Nightmare before Skipton” * Is to be held at Lockside Caravan Park, Ripon, UK over the Halloween weekend ~ All welcome ~
* Skipton is our groups` last caravanning meet of the year, and this is the one before

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Sisters of Mercy at Leeds 14/10/2015

So it will be about 20 years from the last time that I saw The Sisters of Mercy live, and about the same since I went to a gig at what is now called Leeds Beckett Students Union, we just called it the Uni back then.
Someone said to me “Everyone you know will be here tonight” that was not quite true, even from the scene, and if it were it was so crowded you couldn`t find them all. I did find few friends in the bar area pre start.

The Fan Club poster showing the first Sisters gig ever.
Seeing The Sisters must be like making love ~ you remember the first time but, not the last. I saw The Sisters first gig at The Fan Club in Leeds when they supported Altered Image. From that moment I became a fan of the music. But just as a mother who forever sees their offspring as the little boy or girl they brought into this world, I always think of Andrew Eldrich as the lad who sat behind the DJ’s box at the F Club in the early 80’s we knew as Andy Taylor.

Sisters of Mercy a long time ago.
I didn`t see his face the night that Dead or Alive walked in, I didn`t hear him say he wanted to have his records played on the radio, I never knew let alone tried to understand why he despised the Leeds scene. I do seem to remember him scowling at the people on the dance floor and I guess thinking these live mundane life`s in the daytime but act inane at night. (This of course later was used in Floorshow!)

Sisters of Mercy now (not my pic)
So back to the gig, and where it seems it`s a national pastime or maybe a type of revenge to knock The Sisters, I don`t think for one minute that this tour was just to make money, they simply would not have had such a fantastic light show as they had, that must have cost a fortune. But the sound quality wasn`t all that good where I was standing, the hall was packed and although the aircon was blowing cold at the back it was uncomfortably hot, some managed to dance, I could not. I blame Leeds uni, or whatever it`s called this week for that, not the band.

Sisters of Mercy now
We were treated to a good selection of tunes covering most periods of The Sisters career I was glad to hear, Alice and Body Electric  from the early days. The first encore been 1959, been born in the same year as Andy that goes down well with me. Then came the big guns to conclude with; Vision Thing, Temple of Love and This Corrosion. It was then time to go home. I think that is how Andy wanted it to be.

I would go see them again, but not at the uni.
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