Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Thursday: Sex, Stones & Gigs

Artists get more sex!
According to new research from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Open University, artists and poets have twice as many sexual partners as other people. The researchers believe that their creativity acts as a sexual magnet.

Unfortunately they are also more likely to suffer from depression. We wonder if this is true for musicians as well?

The Rolling Stones to tour Europe

The Rolling Stones will play four concerts in Britain next year at the end of the European leg of of their "A Bigger Bang" world tour, the band said on Tuesday.

The four gigs in London, Glasgow, Sheffield and Cardiff will be their first UK performances since 2003.

The veteran rockers will play at the new Wembley Stadium on August 20, Glasgow's Hampden Park on August 25 and Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium on August 27.

The final night of the band's world tour be held on August 29 in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium.

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset today
Blue Black @ Harry's Bar
But Seriously (Phil Collins trib.) @ Chicago Rock Café

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton

Haven't nearly all of us been here?

Have a great day!

The Editor

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Tuesday, ass, music & drink (sounds a bit like Father Ted!)

Fat asses mean longer needles!
Apparently Doctors are having to buy longer needles to inject their patients. Some patients, particularly women, have so much fat on their buttocks (which happen to be a useful place to give injections) that the dose of drug delivered is less than it should be. The drug should be delivered to the muscle underneath the fat and in many cases it just doesn't get there!

A different kind of ass

Live music today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Open Mic / Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Jinder @ No.10, Bridport
Acoustic Jam Night @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas today
Gregory's Girl @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre (Play)
Acoustic Jam Night @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas

New Drinking Laws
A spoof brochure being distributed by Ipswich police in an effort to remind revellers of the effects of drinking too much during the first festive season under new open-all-hours drinking laws.

Nice looking boys aren't they!

Have a sober day.

The Editor

Saturday, November 26, 2005

George, Elton, Take That & live music

So it's goodbye to George Best, the original football megastar. 1946 - 2005. There will be a minutes silence to mark his passing at football grounds across the country at 3pm today.

Elton John to Wed again!
SIR ELTON JOHN and his long-term partner David Furnish are to “marry” in a private ceremony with their parents as witnesses.

The couple’s big day was expected to be a star-studded occasion attended by their celebrity friends, but they have decided to keep the ceremony low-key, although they will follow it up with an evening reception.

Those with long memories may recal that last time he got hitched it was to a lady called Renate Blauel in 1984; he said he had realised before the ceremony that he was gay.

Take That are back!
Take that are back performing together (but without Robbie Williams). The question is, will anyone care enough to go and hear them? No? thought not!

What's on today?

Live music today in the South Somerset & West Dorset areas
Zig Zag @ Labour Club
Matthew Rock @ Railway Hotel
James Gibson @ Lord Nelson, Norton-s-Hamdon
Rob Koral (lunchtime) @ No.10, Bridport
Little John @ Ship Inn, Chard
Rooster @ Hardy's, Bridport
Fionbarr Factory presents 21 Tales (dance) @ David Hall Arts Centre, S.Petherton
Tom Toomey @ Lord Poulett Arms, Hinton St George
Mangusta @ Woods Wine Bar
Martha's Vineyard @ Bakers Arms, Martock
Storm @ Swan Inn, Sherborne
Mojo @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Vinyl Monkeys @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Matthew Rock @ Railway Hotel
Free Spirit @ Yeovil Ex-Services & Social Club

Live music today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Concert @ Wellington Arts Centre
Lazy River Quartet @ Cross Keys, Norton Fitzwarren
Groove-a-licious @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Art Shaw @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Andy @ Crown & Sceptre, Taunton
Me an 'Im @ The Eagle, South St, Taunton
Roadhouse Revisited @ The Vintage, Wellington
Brenny @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Route 69 @ Green Dragon, Wellington
The Whole Hog @ The Westgate, Taunton
Aaron Sax @ Ruishton Inn
Live Music @ The Old Market, Bridgwater

Have a great day

The Editor

Friday, November 25, 2005

Friday music & stuff

The weekend is here and so is Christmas shopping madness; have you seen it out there?

George Best seems to be hanging on in there but he is perhaps an example to all of us of what
can happen when drinking gets out of control. It seems that all that can be done now is to pray for a miracle.

Britons happy to forge a sick note
LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of Britons admit to some kind of document-forging and a quarter confess to exaggerating educational qualifications for job purposes, according to a survey on Thursday.

The Dishonest Britain Study 2005 showed 45 percent of people admitted to some kind of forgery, be it underage drinkers faking ID or the work-shy faking doctors' notes.
"Dishonesty and fraud are shockingly widespread," said Danny Chapchal, Executive Chairman of TSSI Systems which commissioned the survey and which specialises in security verification systems.

"Identity fraud is now a major risk to consumers, yet our study shows that low level identity abuse and fraud is commonplace to the extent that it is almost becoming socially acceptable," he added.

The most popular forgery, at 18 percent, was ID cards, while five percent admitted to faking doctors' notes and four percent confessed to forging letters on company stationery.

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset areas
BJ McCabe @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
Alias @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Who's Next @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Speed Handbag @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Dave Green @ Hardy's, Bridport
Shindig @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Martha's Vineyard @ Swan Hotel, Crewkerne
Krays @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon (Please call to check this gig as the band may have been changed)
CartL @ GlobeTrotters, Yeovil
Mustang Sally @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Kiss This @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Fat Marrow Blues Band @ Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock
Viking Skull, McQueen, Offshore, The Cedar Falls & Stone From Delphi @ Flicks Bar

Live music in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Fetch @ Watterow ChurchHall
Lazy River Quartet @ Cross Keys, Norton Fitzwarren
Snappa @ The Westgate, Taunton
Turnette Doone @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Who's Next @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Carla @ Forresters Arms, Williton
Hobsons Choice @ West Monkton Village Hall
Lone Star Country Music Club @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Barry Paull @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Excellos @ The Malt Shovel, Bridgwater
Sneaky Pete Und Der Vipers @ George, Uffculme

Have a great day

The Editor

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Ultimate Christmas Gift?

Is this the ultimate Christmas gift for the music lover who has everything?

iBuzz calls itself 'the musical orgasm machine!' The music-activated vibrating bullet stimulates you in time with your favourite music. Apparently you plug it into just about any music player with a 3.5mm jack (!), turn up the sound and insert the bullet in your pocket or perhaps somewhere more personal? Different track cause the bullet to vibrate in different ways.

Don't have any suitable tracks on your iPod? No problem there are 7 built in settings to try!

There are rubber sleeves to slip over the vibrating bullet making it suitable for him or her.

Visit their web site for more details

Is there no end to British engineering ingenuity!

The Editor

Christmas Party & The photocopier gets it!

We spotted this on the Register web site and couldn't resist posting it here!

Canon braces for arse-induced copier carnage
Xmas 'Rear-end' copying: the chilling truth
By Lester Haines
Published Wednesday 23rd November 2005 15:22
In case you hadn't noticed, Xmas, aka The Holiday Season as it is known down at Wal-Mart, is almost upon us. As ever, it is a time for good cheer, good will to all men and a good skinful of alcohol followed by an attempt to reproduce a likeness of one's buttocks on the office photocopier.
Of course, it's the stuff of legend that the photocopier's glass plate then has to break, jamming the machine with a half-resolved image of someone's backside while they explain to unimpressed A&E staff why they need 63 stitches in their arse on Xmas Eve.

Well, it's all horribly true, as a hot-off-the-press Canon press release reveals - chronicling the Yuletide travails of the company's 600 highly-trained engineeers as they struggle to cope with a surge in "non-work-related" festive copier breakdowns.

What Canon means by "non-work-related" mostly revolves around the aforementioned "rear-end copying". Engineers report a 25 per cent increase in emergency call-outs over Xmas, and 32 per cent of the long-suffering copier Flying Squad has at some time repaired shattered glass.
Mind you, there's more to a Canon engineer's life than extracting a grainy likeness of Maureen from Human Resources' posterior from a wrecked, beer-soaked machine. Midlands-based David Salt explained: "I had to repair a machine after a customer had held their pet cat down on copy glass and copied it," while Dan Hunt of the South West admitted: "I had to repair a machine that had its copy board glass smashed at a military base. They eventually admitted that it had fallen out the back door of their Chinook Helicopter."

Items retrieved from ailing copiers make interesting reading too: mice, a sleeping cat, spiders, a crab, a swarm of bees, a cockroach, a snake, a kitchen knife, a sausage roll , stockings, dominoes, and a cheque for £6,000.

Ah yes, and a vibrator and a condom. Now that must have been one hell of an office party. ®

We understand that Canon has recently increased its glass plate thickness from 4 to 5mm, and accordingly expects a reduction in arse-induced failure. No, that is not an invitation for drunken pressure testing. Behave yourselves.

The Editor

Thursday ranting & music

Sometimes the job (vocation?) of writing a local music magazine tends towards the completely surreal. It's not the music so much as the venues that make it seem this way. (Most musicians I meet seem to be pretty good natured easy going folks who love what they do.)

There are owners of venues who complain that they struggle to get enough punters through the door to cover the costs. But then again they don't bother to advertise (in Suited and Booted or elsewhere) that they have an event planned. If you don't tell the world, the world will stay at home!

Then there are those who try a lock a band into only appearing at their venue in a given town. (Apparently happening in Taunton). In the end this is self defeating; if someone doesn't like your venue then they probably won't go there whoever the band might be. In the end this will be stopped by the bands simply refusing to agree to this.

Then there is the actual work in putting the magazine together. Even at the deadline we still attempt to call pubs and clubs to ensure their listing are complete. This is for the most part a free service to promote the venue, unless they are a regular advertiser (in which case thank YOU!) and yet from the response you often get, you'd imagine the manager or publican had just been asked to donate a pint of their own blood!

Frankly it is no wonder that some venues struggle whilst others thrive. In the end it comes done to the quality of the management.

Here endeth the rant for today!

Live music today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Jazz Café Fleur, Canford Cliffs, Poole
Chill @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Martin Carthy @ David Hall Arts Centre, S.Petherton
Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
X-Teller @ Bunch of Grapes, Bristol
Barry Paull as Elvis @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Steve 'Big Man' Clayton @ Bell Inn, Ash
Crazy 88 @ Choughs Hotel, Chard

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Dave Hughes Jazz @ Bar 27, Bridgwater
Hearnshaw/Barrett @ Cross Keys, Norton Fitzwarren
The Communicators @ The Railway, Burnham on Sea

Have a fun day!

The Editor

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Back in the saddle!

Sorry about the lack of an update for the last couple of days, it has been all hands to the pumps to get the colour section of the next print edition of Suited and Booted together.

New Licensing Act starts at midnight
The much talked about new licensing act comes into force at midnight tonight. In theory at least, this means it is now possible to purchase alcohol right around the clock. In practice only about 360 outlets have asked for a 24hour licence period and many of these are convenience stores.

In practice most pubs and clubs will stay open a little longer at the weekends. It will be interesting to see how things work out!

Live music for Wednesday in South Somerset & West Dorset
Bon Giovi @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Tom Toomey @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
The B'Eagles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill

Live music for Wednesday in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton
The B'Eagles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Heathfield Dance Festival @ Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Non-Politically Correct Joke
This joke came in from John Richards of Watchet
Two blonde girls were working for the city public works department.
One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind her and fill the
hole in.

They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved
on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest: one girl
digging a hole, the other girl filling it in again.

An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand
what they were doing.

So, he asked the hole digger, "I'm impressed by the effort you two are
putting into your work, but I don't get it -- why do you dig a hole, only to
have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?"
The hole digger wiped her brow and sighed, "Well, I suppose it probably
looks odd because we're normally a three-person team.
But today the girl who plants the trees called in sick."

Have a fun day!

The Editor

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Saturday animation & music

Wallace & Gromit makes the Oscar nomination list!

Nominees for all Oscar categories will be announced on January 31, with the winners unveiled during the 78th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 5.

Live events in South Somerset & West Dorset
Magic Mirror @ Labour Club
Blue Groove @ Hardy's, Bridport
Dr Stomp & Professor Oz @ Bell Inn, Ash
Crawfish @ Swan Hotel, Crewkerne
Ian Briggs & The Super Vampers @ Woods Wine Bar
Driver @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Paul Laming @ Yeovil Ex-Services & Social Club
Mojo @ Tanners, Bridport
Cryin' Out Loud @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Stuff Stan Likes @ The Westgate, Taunton
Live Music @ The Old Market, Bridgwater
Trans-Mission @ Churchinford Village Hall
Dirty Money @ White Hart, East Reach, Taunton
Nikki Jordan @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
No Shame @ The Vintage, Wellington
Mike Dave @ Crown & Sceptre. Taunton
Mojo @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Roger Colome @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Simon Gee @ Proncess Royal, Taunton

Have a great weekend!

The Editor

Friday, November 18, 2005

Friday, Children in need, music & meetings!

BBC Children In Need Day

Today is Children in Need Day, the regular BBC hosted event that raises money for Children in the UK. If like many others you will be taking part to raising money at work you may wish to continue the good works in the evening. The Railway Hotel in Yeovil (and possibly other places too) has a whole night of fun dedicated to the cause.

Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset area
Children In Need Night - music from Ian Rutter @ Railway Hotel, Yeovil
Cryin' Out Loud @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Breeze @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Mid Life Crisis @ Hardy's, Bridport
The Jive Aces @ Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

The Jive Aces in full swing!

Morellos @ Westminster, Yeovil
Tom Toomey @ Hope & Anchor, Bridport
Martha's Vineya @Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Crazy 88 @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Dillon @ Swan Hotel, Crewkerne
Us & Them @ Finn McCools, Weymouth
Streetlight Manifesto, Skylar, Uncle Brian & Sup @ Flicks Bar, Yeovil

Live events today in Taunton & Bridgwater area
Blues Casters @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Roadhose Revisited @ The Westgate, Taunton
Real Deal @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Turnette Doone @ Brazz Bar, Taunton
Arthur Shaw @ The Malt Shovel, Bridgwater
Brian Stevens @ Forresters Arms, Williton
Richard Huish, Light @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Friday work meetings may mask love trysts
According to a report carried by Reuters, employers should be warned: workers who schedule Wednesday meetings are potentially going to a job interview and regular Friday afternoon meetings could be an excuse for a rendezvous with their lover.

A survey of 167 companies revealed a growing trend of so-called "me me meetings", out-of-office meetings used to cover a more personal encounter.

The poll, by Genesys Conferencing, showed 81 percent of office workers admitted arranging meetings to fit in with personal activities.

It also showed that over half of their colleagues were suspicious of the motives behind the meetings for which many of their workmates left the office.

Genesys said the most popular reason for a "me me meeting" was to get away early for the weekend.

But the survey also showed Friday afternoons were the best for meeting lovers or to go shopping. Monday mornings were the most popular time for scheduling a meeting to mask looking after the children and Wednesdays were the preferred time for job interviews.

Who everyou're meeting have a fun Friday!

The Editor

Thursday, November 17, 2005

I just spotted this and couldn't resist!

Avian Flu Warning
The Center for Disease Control has released a list of symptoms of bird flu.
If you experience any of the following, please seek medical treatment immediately:
1. High fever
2. Congestion
3. Nausea
4. Fatigue
5. Aching in the joints
6. An irresistible urge to shit on someone's windscreen.
You have been warned.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


It's mid week day and down hill now to the weekend!

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset
Open Mic / Jam Night @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
B'Eagles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
The Bite @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Storm @ GlobeTrotters, Yeovil (double check that this gig is on as there was some confusion about its booking!)

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
B'Eagles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Heathfield Dance Festival @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Industry launches new Internet piracy crackdown
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The music industry's top lobby group on Tuesday launched a new wave of legal action against the illegal sharing of music over the Internet, which it says hits sales and steals money from music artists.

The International Federation for the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said it was launching 2,100 legal cases and extending the action to five new countries in Europe, Asia and, for the first time, South America.

It said file-sharers in Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina, Hong Kong and Singapore faced prosecution for the first time.

"It's the thinking of dinosaurs for anyone to believe that they can steal music after all the education and campaigns that we have had," IFPI head John Kennedy told Reuters.
He told a news conference that Sweden had been chosen for the launch of the new cases as it had a reputation as being a "haven for piracy". Sweden only recently made it illegal to download copyright-protected files.

"This is a shame for a country which has produced so much good music," he said, referring to ABBA, Ace of Base and The Cardigans.

You have been warned!


Thursday 17th is deadline day so send us all your event information by then.

If you have already given us your event information then; thank you!

The Editor

Tuesday, music, deadline & pub in a home!

What's happening today?

Live events in South Somerset & West Dorset today
Open Mic / Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Piano Dentists @ No.10, Bridport

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas today
Heathfield Dance Festival @ Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
Taking Steps @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton (until 19th)
The B'Eagles @ Raleghs Cross Inn

Just two days until the deadline for the December & January edition of Suited and Booted

Contact us today to arrange your advertising and event listings for the Christmas & New Year Suited and Booted.

If you miss this one, you won't see your event details listed again until February 2006!

Contact us today while you remember!
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Going to a nursing home? - Make sure it's this one!
DUBLIN (Reuters) - A nursing home in Ireland has hit on a cheering way to keep up the spirits of its elderly patients -- by providing its own pub.

St Mary's Hospital in County Monaghan, near the Irish border with Northern Ireland, believes ready access to a good pint may help its patients -- average age 85 -- actually live longer.
"We would say the whole social aspect of life does extend the years -- it means the patients aren't bored to death," Rose Mooney, assistant director of nursing told Reuters.

The pub, which opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. and charges normal bar prices, had also led to an increase in the number of visitors, she said.

Having its own bar made the hospital, which has around 140 patients, unique in Ireland, she added.

Have a great day!

The Editor

Monday, November 14, 2005

Monday...quiet isn't it

Well how is Monday for you?

Musically things are a bit thin on the ground today with Just the Open Mic Night at the Westgate in Taunton to excite you.

Just 3 days till the Christmas & New Year deadline!!!!!

The deadline for the combined Christmas & New Year edition of Suited and Booted is this Thursday 17th November.

Send us details of any and all events you know are hosting, organising or planning by Thursday 17th November. Remember this one edition covers both December and January!

Microwave your bra to stay warm this winter

TOKYO (AFP) - We know that ladies ofetn feel the cold but this seems like an extreme preventative measure. For the woman who wants to stay both warm and environmentally conscious this winter -- and isn't bothered by extra bulk under her shirt -- a lingerie maker has unveiled a thick bra that can be heated in the microwave.

Triumph International modeled the bra in Japan which has launched a "Warm Biz" campaign urging people to bundle up to save on heating.

The bra pads are filled with an eco-friendly, reusable gel that can be heated up in a microwave or with hot water. For good measure, a pendant of a hot pepper dangles from the front.
But the bra isn't for those favoring understated attire. A long strap flows down from the back, which is meant to be wrapped around like a boa to keep one's neck warm.

"We hope this will not only help prevent global warming but also provide a little fashion chic to the office," Triumph's Japan branch said in a statement.

Have Fun Folks

The Editor

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Sunday, Brief Encounters Film Festival & Music

Brief Encounters Wednesday 23rd till Sunday 27th November
Bristol's annual celebration of the short film - is the leading competitive short film festival in the UK. It combines extensive film exhibition, including a range of premieres and new talent from all over the globe, with education and training from respected industry professionals and an array of special events and parties. Brief Encounters is also the place to discover talented new filmmakers and meet key people from the film industry.

The first Brief Encounters festival of short film took place in 1995. It was originally seen as a ‘one-off’, part of the international celebrations marking the centenary of cinema. But it proved so successful, it has now become a key event in the film festival calendar.

Since its launch Brief Encounters has not only consistently showcased a fantastic array of shorts but has also presented a full programme of special events which have featured key industry figures such as : Andrea Arnold, Jack Cardiff, Terence Davies, Damien O’Donnell, Mike Figgis, Terry Jones, Mark Kermode, Andrew Kotting, Anthony Minghella, Shane Meadows, Nik Powell, Martin Strange-Hansen, Royston Tan, Alan Yentob and many more.

Programme Introduction by Mark Cosgrove, Creative Director
It is my view, and justly represented by the films in this year's festival, that the short film is more than a cinematic footnote to its younger offshoot the feature film. Indeed the short film provided the very source of experimentation at the birth of cinema in the work of Lumiere and Méliès.

This pioneering spirit of experimentation and adventurous filmmaking continues today whether it’s making work with new technologies or providing filmmakers with a creative space away from the increasingly formulaic constraints of the feature film.

The range of films in this year's programme demonstrates that the short film can surprise, bewilder, delight and provoke (sometimes all at the same time). In a packed five days you can journey through a myriad of lives from around the world and experience an exhilarating mix of styles and cinematic visions.

They may indeed be brief but I can assure you they will also be memorable encounters.
Mark Cosgrove, Creative Director

Visit the BRief Encounters web site for more information

What about live music locally?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Crooked Furrow @ Lord Nelson, Norton-s-Hamdon
Jamming with Mutter & Gareth (3.30pm) @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Jason Chant @ Yeovil Ex-Services & Social Club

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Live Music @ The Old Market, Bridgwater
Red Room Jazz (lunchtime) @ Cunninghams, Taunton

Have a great Sunday!

The Editor

Friday, November 11, 2005

Friday, Armistice, Jesus Juice & music

Today is Armistice Day; the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning — the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." While this official date to mark the end of the war reflects the ceasefire on the Western Front, hostilities continued in other regions.

Jesus Juice
An ingenious US couple is moving to bottle and sell pop icon Michael Jackson's high-profile child sex trial -- in the form of an irreverent brand of wine dubbed "Jesus Juice".

A journalist who covered the four-month trial and his actress wife have applied to trademark the name for a full-bodied merlot, inspired by claims by Jackson's teenage accuser that the star plied him with wine decanted into a soft drink can that he dubbed "Jesus Juice".

In documents posted on the website, Bruce Rheins and Dawn Westlake sought to register a "Jesus Juice" logo featuring a photograph of a scantily-clad man in a crucifixion pose, wearing a Jackson-like sequined glove and a black fedora obscuring his face.

They just get more and more bizzare over there!

Musical events today - There are a huge number of events on this evening so there should be something for everyone!

Live events in West Doret & South Somerset
The Great Pretender with Brian Rock as Brian May @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Smith 'n' Moore @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Tree Frogs @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Hondo Maclean, Devil Sold His Soul, & Second Smile @ Flicks Bar, Yeovil
Bleedin Hartz @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Bad Obsession (Guns & Roses trib.) @ Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Live Music @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Hells Bells (AC/DC trib) @ Bottle Inn, Marshwood

Hells Bells playing at a gig in Scotland

Stone Cold Sober @ Crown Inn, Marnhull
Barry Paull as Elvis @ Bakers Arms, Martock
Vinyl Monkeys @ Red Lion, Beaminster
Storm @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Martha's Vineyard @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Tree Frogs @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
X-Teller @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Soul Commotion @ GlobeTrotters, Yeovil

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Lone Star Country Music Club @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Juliet Turner @ SCAT Atrium, Taunton
The Great Pretender with Brian Rock as Brian May @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Real Deal @ The Westgate, Taunton
Paul Gough @ Forresters Arms, Williton
Actiontrack Show @ Tacchi-Morrs Arts Centre
Jive/Rock 'n' Roll @ Taunton Rock 'n' Roll Club
Studio 37 @ The Malt Shovel, Bridgwater

Studio 37 pose by a wall of self daubed graffiti

36FF @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Tree Frogs @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Music & Song @ West Monkton Village Hall
Blazing Stump Folk Club @ Royal Oak, Lux.
Fat Bottom Queens @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Three's Company @ Porlock Village Hall
Frankly Sinatra @ Goathurst Village Hall

Have a great start to the weekend!

The Editor

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Thursday, Moose, Music & Bacon!

There's A Drunken Moose Loose!
They rarely have problems with drunks or rowdy animals, but residents of a home for the elderly in southern Sweden had to deal with both when a pair of intoxicated moose invaded the premises.

The moose - a cow and her calf - had become drunk over the weekend by eating fermented apples they found outside the home in Sibbhult, southern Sweden, said employee Anna Karlsson.

Police managed to scare them off once, but the large mammals returned to get more of the tempting fruits.

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Krays @ White Horse, Wincanton
Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Jazz Café Fleur, Canford Cliffs, Poole
Real World @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
Kate Axten (Shania trib.) @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
X-Teller @ Harry's Bar
Connie Lush & Blues Shouter @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Franjly Sinatra @ East Quantoxhead Village Hall
Craig Milverton Qurtet @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
Acoustic Music Night @ West India House, Taunton

We had the following news from the Makin Bacon Blues Band.
The Makin Bacon Blues Band - Back In The Blackmore Vale Tour
Yes, we are back in the Blackmore Vale with raucous Rhythm & Blues & traditional Rock 'n Roll.

The sad news is that our great singer Clare Perry has left us to pursue her professional singing career with the comedy duo "Mockingbirds". Good luck Clare - I'm sure you will be back with us occasionally.
The glad news is that the lovely Angie Young has taken up the torch as the band's resident diva, and that we have been joined by Rockin' Del Bates on tenor horn & keyboards.

We are back at our favourite pub, "The Antelope" at Hazelbury Bryan on Saturday November 12, and at The Crown Inn Marnhull on Friday December 2. We hope to be appearing In Blandford early in the New Year and will confirm the gig later.

Unfortunately our arrangements for New Year's Eve have fallen through so if you need live music for your New Year's Eve bash, give us a shout. As ever we are ready to play for any occasion demanding live music such as wakes, birthdays, christenings, weddings, divorces, bar mitzvahs, or remission of sentence. Contact Jit Davies on 07951 014517.

Have a great day!

The Editor

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Wednesday, Jazz in Bristol, Homer & live music

There are no performances at Sherborne Jazz Club this month.
Their next gig is Sue Kibbey with Gilad Atzmon's Quartet on Saturday December 3rd. You can find out more about this and details of advanced bookings on their website. (Click here).

In the meantime they recommend an outstanding gig this coming weekend at The Tobacco Factory in Bedminster, Bristol. The Sherborne Jazz Club sometimes collaborate with the Tobacco Factory and The BeBop Club in Bristol and this event links both of these venues as it is a performance by Andy Hague's Big Band and, as you may know, Andy not only runs Bristol's BeBop Club but is also a wonderful composer as well as being one of Bristol's leading trumpet players and one of the most in-demand drummers.

So there are many reasons to enjoy this gig. Not the least of which is the musical one - Andy always composes accessible; swinging (and sometimes quite hilarious) compositions and also the fact is that composers writing original material for a big band these days are very few and far between. So to quote the Tobacco Factory: "This promises to be one of the jazz highlights of the year.

Here are some details from the Tobacco Factory
Sun 13th Nov Andy Hague's Big 40 Band £10.00/9.00

To celebrate both his 20th year in Bristol's music scene & his 40th birthday, trumpeter Andy Hague has assembled an all-star big-band to play new arrangements of his own compositions. Trumpets - Derek Lawrence, Dave Ford, Gethin Liddington, Andy Hague. Saxes - Ben Waghorn, alto, Keith Morgan, alto, Jake McMurchie, tenor, Ruth Hammond, tenor, Kevin Figes, baritone. Trombones - Vince Ford, John Cornick, Nick Attwood, Alex Stewart. Piano - Jim Blomfield, Bass - Dave Goodier, Drums - Simon Gore.

Bad News for Homer Simpson
'Violent' Homer upsets Russians. Russian politicians are warning TV stations to cut back on violent shows if they want to avoid censorship.

The number one show they have mentioned is The Simpsons.

Minister Yelena Afanasyeva said: "The Simpsons is crammed with violent and aggressive episodes. These cartoons also introduce antagonism between children and parents." Doh!

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset today
Blue Black @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
The Sinatra Years (tribute) @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Catfish Keith @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Incredible String Band @ Oake Village Hall
Catfish Keith @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi
Modern Jiove @ Royal Britsih Legion, Taunton
Craig Milverton Quartet @ Tacchi-Morrs Arts Centre, Taunton
Acoustic Music Night @ West India House, Taunton

Have a great Day

The Editor

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Tuesday, music and Take Art play on tour

10 Days till the December / January edition deadline!

Yes you have just 10 days to send us all your events for both December and January. (It will be a combined edition as usual.)

Remember we can design your advertisment for you for FREE!

Events today in West Dorset & South Somerset
Jim Reynolds @ No.10, Bridport
Open Mic / Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne

Events in Taunton & Bridwater area today
Putting it together @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, (until 12th)

Take Art Live presents: Third Space in “Born to Run”
a new play by Amanda Whittington

at Bruton - Sexey’s School Tue 15 Nov at 7:30pm. Tel: 01749 813393
Clapton & Wayford Village Hall Wed 16 Nov at 7:30pm. Tel: 01460 74849
Hornblotton Village Hall Sat 19 Nov at 7:30pm. Tel: 01963 240282

Third Space begins its South Somerset tour of “Born to Run” at Sexey's School on Tuesday 15th November. This new play specifically made for village halls and untraditional venues, from one of our brightest playwrights, is a story about love, hopes for the future, of when to stay and when to let go.

Set on Hayling Island where Pete and Louisa run a seafront café. In between Louisa teaches baton techniques to the juniors of the ‘Hilight Twirlstars’ while Pete tries to get his beloved narrow gauge railway up and running. When one Christmas eve Joe, Pete’s long forgotten brother, returns from 15 years traveling on route 66…..

Gavin Stride, the director of the production, commented that ‘When Amanda and I first spoke about creating a new play we talked about the pressures and choices particularly facing young people outside a major city- the pull of the city, the sense of belonging, the perception of the country. We where also drawn to exploring communities at the edges of the country. Which led us to Hayling, and to the decisions we make in our lives.’

Born to Run is in many ways an old fashioned play with three people, in one place, with a story to tell, a charming, gentle 90-mminute play suitable for everyone over 10 years old.

Have fun!

The Editor

Monday, November 07, 2005

Music, deadlines, rates & Jokes!

Another Monday and of course since it is Monday there are very few live events happening. To get your musical kicks tonight visit the Westgate in Taunton and take part in their Open Mic Night.

Web Site Update
The web site has been updated again and you should now be able to download copies of the gig diaries for both West Dorset-South Somerset & Taunton-Bridgwater areas in PDF form.

Christmas & New Year edition of Suited and Booted.
We would like to remind all the bands out there that the deadline for the combined December and January edition of Suited and Booted is Thursday 17th November. Please send us your Decemebr & January gig information before Thursday 17th November to make sure that your gigs get listed.

Some of you may wish to advertise and our rates are very competitive and you get a wide magazine distribution for your money.

Rates for 'Black & White'
Quarter Page £28.00
Half Page £56.50
Full Page £90.00

Rates for 'Colour'
Front Page 'Earpiece' £35.00 (sold for Dec/Jan)
Quarter Page £33.00
Half Page £65.00
Full Page £108.00
Back Page £125.00
These price are all inclusive (we are not a VAT registered business) and we will even produce the artwork for free!
Just call us on 01935 477596 for the West Dorset-South Somerset edition or 01823 400222 for the Taunton-Bridgwater edition to find out more or send an email to

Chicken Joke...
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: WHO CARES!!! It's probably got bird flu... RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!

Love & Marriage Joke
Husband and wife are waiting at the bus stop with their nine children.
A blind man joins them after a few minutes. When the bus arrives, they find it overloaded and only the wife and the nine kids are able to fit onto the bus.

So the husband and the blind man decide to walk. After a while, the husband gets irritated by the ticking of the stick of the blind man as he taps it on the sidewalk, and says to him, "Why don't you put a piece of rubber at the end of your stick? That ticking sound is driving me crazy."

The blind man replies, "If you would've put a rubber at the end of YOUR stick, we'd be riding the bus... so shut up."

Have a great Monday!

The Editor

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Sunday, Christmas , music & rain

Non Stop till Christmas!
With the annual celebration of bonfire night over, get ready for the run towards Christmas. Take part in the annual debate on who will be the Christmas number one and argue about the best TV Christmas special ever; the holiday season is here!

Meanwhile the November rain is doing its best to drown any enthusiasm for getting out and about but there is music out there today. At least pubs are generally dry!

Events on Sunday 6th November

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset
Capdown, Boom In The Diamond Industry, The Scrub, Farcue & Overthrow 69 @ Cheese & Grain, Frome
David Clifford @ Yeovil Ex-Services & Social Club

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Keith Little Hot Six Jazz @ Bar27, Bridgwater
Live Music @ The Old Market, Bridgwater
Scarlett Room @ The Railway, Burnham On Sea

The Editor

Friday, November 04, 2005

Friday: Bridgwater Carnival, music & Banjos

Bridgwater Carnival tonight
Bridgwater Carnival that celebration of light, music and colour happens today. If you have never experienced the event then do take the time to go and see the spectacle, it will amaze you! It starts at 7pm tonight but you would be well advised to get there early, park the car and grab a bite to eat; traffic does get a bit chaotic. Click the headline above to go to the officail web site.

This is the Gremlins Carnival Club entry for 2004 'Rio'

Staying local for the music?

Music & live events today in West Dorset & South Somerset
Creechers @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
ITV @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Richard Digance @ Cheese & Grain, Frome
David Miles Band @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Jongleures @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Nick Ryan @ Ship Inn, Chard
Julie @ Railway Hotel, Yeovil
Bleedin Hartz @ Red Lion, Beaminster
No Comply, Anyway, Quit Your Day Job & Mercury League @ Ski Lodge, Yeovil

Sirius B @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Bleedin Hartz @ Red Lion, Beaminster

Music & live events today in Taunton & Bridwater areas
Milverton Music Club @ The Victoria Rooms
Rude Mood @ The Westgate, Taunton
R-Tel @ Forresters Arms, Wlliton
Stuff Stan Likes @ Greylake Inn
4 Men On The Job @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Backwater @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton (until 5th)
Jeremy Huggett's Band Of Gold @ George, Uffculme
Western Rendevous @ Royal Britsh Legion, Taunton

Just For Fun
Follow this link for some fun duelling banjos (yes really!). Think Dukes of Hazzard, and remember to have your speakers on!

Have a great night wherever you spend it!

The Editor

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Kind of a late in the day entry on the blog today!

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset
The Crack @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
John Debarra @ Choughs Hotel, Chard

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Jazz Jam session @ Bar 27, Bridgwater
Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Steve Ashley @ Ritz Music Club, Burnham on Sea

We spotted this at the Daily Mirror online site 31 October 2005

By Richard Smith

A MOTORIST was fined for splashing two workmen as he drove through a puddle at 15mph.
IT consultant Jason Evans, 34, was tailed by police for two miles before being booked.
He said yesterday after being hit with a £150 penalty and three points on his licence: "It's unbelievable this ever came to court.

"It was an accident. I was only in second gear. I couldn't have done anything different unless I'd pushed the car through the puddle.

"I didn't even notice what I'd done until I saw a man in my mirror raising his fist. I wanted to stop but was intimidated by the police car behind me."

The workmen were clearing leaves from a ditch in Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, when Evans splashed past.

Prosecutor Iyan Stephens told Yeovil magistrates: "The water was about two inches deep. Evans drove through at such speed one of the workmen's jeans was soaked."

The incident was seen by a police patrol officer. Evans, of Yeovil - who said he drove 40,000 miles a year and had a clean licence - admitted inconsiderate driving.

Police said: "All motorists have a duty to show consideration for other road users and pedestrians."

No spashing now!

The Editor

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alto Sax Player Needed

Alto sax player needed for successful Funk/Soul band Groove-a-licious.

Successful person must be able to attend weekly rehearsals. All music provided. If you're interested, please ring Richard on 07881588409.

The Editor


Apple iTunes sells 1m videos in 20 days
Apple has sold more thana million videos through its iTunes music store in thefirst 20 days after launching the service, the company has reported.

"Selling a million videos in less than 20 days strongly suggests that thereis a market for legal video downloads," said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs.

"Our next challenge is to broaden our content offerings so that customers can enjoy watching more videos on their computers and new iPods."

Music today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Just A Girl @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Smith 'n' Moore @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil

Music today in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton
Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes @ Raleghs Cross

Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes

Comedy Club @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Not hard enough, moaned female customer
A mail-order porn video outfit has been stung for £4,000 by Dorking magistrates for failing to measure up in the hard-core department, the Mirror reports. Pabo Ltd was fined the four grand plus £2,044 costs and ordered to pay £75 compensation to a female customer who moaned that explicit rumpy-pumpy on the covers of three videos she'd bought did not appear in the final, censored cut.

Of the unnamed smut aficionado, Surrey County Council said: "The company had not shown any interest in the consumer's complaint, so the purchaser turned to Trading Standards." Peter Denard of Trading Standards added: "Consumers are often embarrassed to complain about purchases such as these and companies take advantage of them."

Have a great day

The Editor

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Tuesday music & psychics

Did you enjoy your halloween night?
Here we are on the first day of November and the sun is shining. This being a Tuesday, things are little quieter than the average but there are still good things out there to listen to.

On the topic of things spooky:
Psychic didn't see attack coming-A woman who apparently had a grudge against self-professed psychics severely punished a palm reader in Maryland who failed after being put to a test.
Police say the woman approached 38-year-old Kevin Patrick Miles, who owns the Zodiac Zone kiosk, and said, "So, you're supposed to be a psychic?"
Miles says the woman then pulled a soda bottle from her purse, threw it at his head, and asked "Did you see that coming?" before leaving.

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset
Tom Toomey @ No.10, Bridport
Kent Duchaine @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

Kent Duchaime posing with his famous guitar 'Leadbessie'

Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Tiverton Folk Club @ The Racehorse Inn, Tiverton
Kent Duchaine @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi
Sacconi String Quartet @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Have a great day!

the Editor