Friday, September 8, 2006

A Quicky from Colombo

Just what it says in the title. I'm in Colombo with a mere 2 days to go before I head home. Things are a lot quieter here than they were a year ago, understandable given the security climate.

I am being starved of live music, I've been to Clancys twice. The first night I thought the band was crap, everything I hate about cheesy covers bands, albeit with a damn good drummer. Then I went back there a few nights later and the same band was on again. Feck!

Tonight Rhythm and Blues is high on the agenda.

I've been looking intently at people to try to identify the Kottu bloggers. This is harder than I had envisaged and so far I have failed admirably in my attempts. So, as a good songwriting friend of mine said in his best song

"If you see me there beside you just say hello".



Mr. Evil said...

Clancys is a sausage party :D lol :) rnb you will like! definitely! and friday night! lol :) hopefully it's good!

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Yep, I was warned too!

Looking forward to it later though.

SpectralCentroid said...

The cover bands that play at clanceys make me wanna puke... what a frickin waste of talent..

Theena said...

hehe..most of the cover bands in pubs here play pretty cheesy music. The band in RnB is okay from what I remember. I was there two fridays back and they were playing crappy 80s songs for most of the night.

Then for the last song of the set they chose Europe's The Final Countdown. Yes, annoying Hair Metal's most annoying song. But for some reason, it sounded good, very good and the reason I was enjoying it: the frigging drummer. Christ, he stood out from the rest of the band like Cinderella would stand out from her ugly step sisters.

He was plain awesome. I love a drummer who could use the ride cymbals to add colour - like great jazz drummers do - instead of going all out on the bass drum in an effort to drown out every other instrument.

I actually went to him after the set and thanked him for making my night. Then I asked him if he would be willing to give me classes :P

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Who was he Theena? Sounds like a great player