Friday, March 04, 2005

Friday night events & Blair the rock star

We found this gem of an item on Yahoo. There are those argue Tony Blair should have pursued his musical career instead of his political one!

Could Tony Blair have been a rock star?
LONDON (Reuters) - Running the country is all well and good, but Tony Blair still wonders if he could have made it as a rock star.
If only he'd had the attitude...

"I've always wondered, could I have actually ever done it," the one-time lead singer of a rock band called the Ugly Rumours, more recently prime minister, told his former bass player in an interview published on Thursday.

"I was quite serious about it. It wasn't just a mere dalliance -- it was a bit more than that for me," Blair told ex-bass player Mark Ellen. Excerpts of the interview for Word magazine were printed in The Times.
"With politics, it all clicked into place for me somehow. Whereas with music you had to have a particular set of attitudes that I didn't quite have, and it never happened for me even though I was desperately keen to carry on."
Blair, 51, said he still gets a thrill meeting rock icons of his youth like Paul McCartney or David Bowie.
"They say: 'It must be so interesting, what you do,' and I say: 'It's not as interesting as what you do.'"

If you are not tempted by the Blues Festival at Swanage that starts tonight (see the previous entry below), then perhaps something closer to home would suit you better?

Events in South Somerset and West Dorset
Crosswired @ Red Lion, Beaminster
Sidekicks @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Looper @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Creechers @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
The Slackers, Mumrah + Support @ Flicks Bar
The Fab Beatles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Alexander @ Mermaid Inn, Sherborne
Loose Connections @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Paul Williams @ White Hart, Sherborne

Events around the Taunton and Bridgwater areas
Snappa @ The Westgate Inn, Taunton
Crawfish @ Graylake Inn, Nr. Othery
Craig Priddice @ Wookey Hole Inn
Keep Smiling Through (show) @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Louis & The Iguanas @ The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance
Fab Beatles @ Square and Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Man From Funkle @ The Pen & Quill, Shuttern, Taunton
Sneaky Pete Und Der Vipers @ White Hart, Taunton
Fat Bottom Queens @ Cross Rifles, Bridgewater
Pavlo @ Middlezoy Village Hall

Have a fun day!

The Editor

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