Tuesday, February 28, 2006

March print edition out soon. Online stuff out now!

Well the March edition of Suited and Booted is at the printers and should be with you any time soon.

In the meantime you can download the latest West Dorset & South Somerset gig diary by following this link. http://www.suit-boot.co.uk/yeovil-gig-diarymar06.pdf

So what is ahppening tonight?

In West Dorset & South Somerset we have just the one event listed:
Sidekicks (duo) @ No.10, Bridport

Perhaps you might like to take a rest for evening as you contemplate what is on tomorrow (Wednesday) in the same area.

Willi Nininger with Karl Weber @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
Syd Lawrence Orchestra @ Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Have a great evening

The Editor

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Saturday Night! Lots on!

Sorry about the lack of recent updates; the production of the March edition of the Suited and Booted magazine has taken all our time!

Sex Pistols Turn Down Honour
LOS ANGELES According to this Reuters report; The Sex Pistols have opted out of appearing at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The groundbreaking English punk rock group officially declined the honour -- to be handed out March 13 at a dinner and performance at the Waldorf Astoria in New York -- in a crudely scrawled, mispunctuated handwritten message posted on the band's Web site Friday.
"Next to the SEX PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain," the statement read. "Your museum. Urine in wine. Were (sic) not coming. Were (sic) not your monkey and so what?"

The statement slammed Hall of Fame voters as "music industry people," and excoriated the high price of attending the exclusive event -- $25,000 for a table, "or $15,000 to squeak up in the gallery."

It concluded, "Your (sic) not paying attention. Outside the sh*t-stem is a real SEX PISTOL."
Other 2006 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and industry executives Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.

Susan Evans, executive director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said of the band's announcement, "They're being the outrageous punksters that they are, and that's rock 'n' roll."
The complete statement is posted at http://www.thefilthandthefury.co.uk.

There are lots of events for you happening today!

Live events today in the West Dorset & South Somerset area
Reel Big Fish, Zebrahead + support @ Cheese & Grain, Frome
Dr Stomp & Professor Oz (RDA Barndance fundraiser) @ Village Hall, Toller Porcorum
Fat Marrow Blues Band @ Hardy's, Bridport
Matthew Rock (NSPCC charity night) @ Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil
Lauren Rosenberg @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Blues Express @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Storm @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Sidekicks @ Royal Standard, Lyme Regis
Mustang Sally @ Westminster
Back Street Blues @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Julie @ Railway Hotel, Yeovil
Julie-Marie & Alan @ Labour Club
Little Dixie @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Mojo @ Tanners, Bridport

Live events today in Taunton & Bridgwater area
Hard Tack @ Harbour C&W Club
Kevin Parker @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Calling Orson @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Cross Keys Beer & Jazz Festival (Taunton)
Southern Style @ Bell, C.St.M
Vinyl Monkeys @ The Westgate Inn, Taunton
Witch Doctors @ White Hart, E.Reach, Taunton
Treefrogs @ Old Pier Tavern, B-on-S
Alison Jayne @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Nick Ryan @ Crown & Sceptre, Taunton
Arthur Shaw @ West India House, Bridgwater
Louis & The Iguanas ~ Anchor, Hillfarance
Breathless @ The Old Market, Bridgwater
Me & Him @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Secret 7 ~ The Vintage, Wellington
Me, My Cello & I ~ Ashbrittle Village Hall

Billionth song downloaded from US online iTunes music store

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - US-based Apple Computers crossed the billion-song threshold at its internationally popular online iTunes music store.

The billionth song officially sold from the Internet music shop was "Speed of Sound" by the British band Coldplay. It was downloaded by a man in the US state of Michigan, according to Apple.

Coldplay? Why would it have to be Coldplay? If things got anymore middle of the road they would be run over!

Have a fun weekend.

The Editor

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Thursday 23rd

The posting side of life is a little light at present as we put together the March edition of the magazine.

We did have this come in for your attention though.

Just a note to let you know that Glastonbury rock band, Cable Co, are playing at the Glastonbury Backpackers on Friday night this week.
The Backpackers is reopening after a month long refurb, and to celebrate the occasion, Cable Co are playing, onstage at 9pm. Entry is free, and there will be promotions, giveaways etc.
If you happen to be in this part of the UK, do pop along. Backpackers is at 4 Marketplace, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK.
Meanwhile, work continues on the soon to be finished Cable Co studio album. Check out a sampler here,
or go to www.cable-co.co.uk for full details.
Finally, if you've got the time, why not become one of our friends on Myspace?
We've only got 5, which I'm sure you will agree, is rather pathetic.
Click here to join us.
All The Best
Cable Co

The Editor

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A look ahead to Thursday

Since we may not be near a computer on Thursday we thought we would give you a sneak preview of what to expect.

Live events for Thursday in the West Dorset & South Somerset area
Live Music TBC @ White Horse, Wincanton
Unforgiven Kingdom @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil

Live events for Thursday in the Taunton & Bridgwater area
Nothing...not a sausage! unless you know different of course!

Thursday is also the day before the March edition deadline!

So make sure your gigs get listed by getting touch; the best way is email. Send your details of gigs, advertising and events to suit_boot@yahoo.co.uk.

It's easy to do and bloody annoying when you forget and miss the deadline, so do it now!

The Editor

Wednesday:Gigs, Smoking, deadline & mobile TV

Are you a smoker?
From the summer of 2007 smoking will be banned in all pub, clubs and restaurants. This is the most radical option that Parliament could have taken as there was strong support for allowing smoking to continue in private clubs. Get the full story from the BBC by following the link above.

On the plus points at least you won't smell like an ashtray going to the pub; but we predict (following the example of the Irish) an usurge in outdoor smoking areas with lots of patio heaters to keep the smokers happy.

Deadline day for the March edition of Suited and Booted is this Friday (17th Feb)!
Make sure you are in in it! Email your event details to suit_boot@yahoo.co.uk

Events today in the West Dorset & South Somerset area
Smith & Moore @ Harry's Bar

Events today in the Taunton & Bridgwater area
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
Storybox Theatre @ Regal Theatre, Minehead

They're gonna get you whatever happens!
Fine warning over TV on mobiles
A trial found that nearly 80% would subscribe to a mobile TV servicePeople who watch TV on mobile phones or computers could face a £1,000 fine unless they have a £126.50 TV licence.
An increasing number of TV shows and repeats are being shown on portable devices as well as standard TV sets.

But shows broadcast on any device at the same time as they appear on TV are governed by standard licensing laws, a TV Licensing spokesman said.

"Most who watch TV on a mobile phone or computer also own a TV and are already covered by an existing licence."

"But those who only use their computer, for example, to watch TV broadcasts will need to ensure they are properly licensed."

Unless they visit your home to monitor what you download on the internet how the hell are they going to know? Doh! I just realised they already do that anyway! Big Brother IS watching you.

Have a great day!

The Editor

Monday, February 13, 2006

Monday: Fingerprints, TV, Yeovil oh and some entertainment!

Did you see Yeovil on the telly this morning?

Peter Barlow, owner of the Alex, Globtrotters and other venues was being interviewed about the introduction (in about a month's time) of fingerprint scan entry systems to some of the bars in Yeovil.

Everyone interviewed (including the Police) seemed to think it was a marvelous idea and would stop all those nasty hooligans from creating trouble.

Well our perspective is that this is another attempt at training you all to accept ID cards as a great step forward. (It isn't a great step forward in our opinion.) It is unlikely to stop violence (except possibly inside the venue) and although the venues talk about access being controlled by the Data Protection Act, the Police have already said they would have no hesitation in requesting the data if they felt it might be useful.

Of course it may stop underage drinkers getting bladdered in the venues that use it, but as long as someone has an older mate who will get drinks for youngsters from the Off Licence, under age drinking will still be around.

The Police State arrives in little ol' Yeovil! George Orwell is surely spinning in his resting place.

What next? Two for one drink promotions with your microchip ID card?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset (not much actually)
Pea, Bean & Enormous Turnip (theatre 10.30am) @ Thornford Village Hall
Pea, Bean & Enormous Turnip (theatre 4pm) @ Sandford Orcas Village Hall

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater area
Open Mic Night @ The Westgate, Taunton
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Have a super day!

The Editor

Friday, February 10, 2006

Friday: Gigs, Barbie & Ken

Events today in the West Dorset & South Somerset area
Crazy 88 @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Cellorhythmics in Concert @ Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
Helen Chadwick Singers @ Meeting House, Ilminster
Fairport Convention @ Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Skindred, Instill, The Blackout & Adzuki @ Alpine Village Restaurant, Yeovil
Dave Green @ Hardy's, Bridport
Triple Rock @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
The Trolls @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
A to Z @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Fat Marrow Blues Band @ Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock
Martha's Vineyard @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
The Lost Boys @ Crown Inn, Bridport

Events today in the Taunton & Bridgwater area
Blazing Stump Folk Club @ Royal Oak, Lux.
Hoppy Horton @ The Ring Of bells, St. J. St.
Small Mercies @ Westgate Inn, Taunton
Martha's Vineyard @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Emma J @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Sweet Black Angels @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Sweet Fern @ Beamm Bridge Hotel, Well.
Back Street Blues @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
The 2 Stooges @ Malt Shovel, Bridgwater
Three's Company Trio @ Ashbrittle Village Hall

Barbie 'Excited' As Ken Revamps Image (We saw this on Sky news web site)
Barbie had better pay attention - her companion Ken is sporting a new look. Ken has undergone a series of makeovers since his launch in March 1961 and for his 45th birthday, he is getting a more 'sculpted' face. The new 'beach fun' Ken is also more toned and highlighted, according to manufacturers Mattel.

Over the years, Ken has seen his tan go paler and his hair blonder.

Hollywood stylist Phillip Bloch is said to have used celebrities as inspiration for Ken's latest makeover.

He said: "Ken has revamped his life - mind, body and soul. (Which plastic doll has a bloody soul, what a load of claptrap!) "Everyone knows how difficult it is to change, especially when you've lived your life a certain way for more than four decades."

The Ken doll was named after the son of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliott Handler.
The new-look toy goes on sale in the UK on March 1 priced £4.99.

Or follow this link for what's really going on!

Have a great day!

The Editor

Monday, February 06, 2006

Monday, quiet night for gigs.

Welcome to Monday!

It's quiet today with just two live events listed (unless you know otherwise).

Both happen in Taunton:
Open Mic Night @ The Westgate Inn
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club

Do you have a 'work' mobile phone?
Advances in mobile phone tracking technology are turning British firms into cyber sleuths as they keep a virtual eye on their staff, vehicles and stock.

In the past few years, companies that offer tracking services have seen an explosion in interest from businesses keen to take advantage of technological developments in the name of operational efficiency.

The gains, say the converted, are many, ranging from knowing whether workers have been "held up" in the pub.

There'll be no point in saying you have been held up on the M6 anymore, the boss will know that you spent an afternoon in the bookies!

Do you enjoy films?
Occasionaly we all spot mistakes in films at the cinema but we recently came acrossa web site dedicated to exposing these bloopers. Check out http://www.moviemistakes.com. In case you were wondering which film has most mistakes (according to these guys anyway), it was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with 263 errors!

Have a great day

The Editor

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Saturday: Music, ID & U2

Hi folks; Saturday is here the wekend is happening now and there are so many things to do that you are spoilt for choice!

Events today in West Dorset & South Somerset
Griff Daniels & Nikki Mascal @ Ship Inn, Chard
New Rope String Band @ Thornford Village Hall
Jeanette McFarlane @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
Rooster @ Hardy's, Bridport
Storm @ Swan Inn, Sherborne
Real Deal @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
Unforgiven Kingdom @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Jeff Younger @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Mustang Sally @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Mojo @ Tanners, Bridport
Rob Koral (lunchtime) @ No.10, Bridport
Best Kept Secret @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Reg Meuross and Jackie Leven @ David Hall Arts Centre, S.Petherton
Us and Them (Pink Floyd tribute) @ The Central, Poole

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Bleedin' Hartz @ White Hart, East Reach, Taunton
Tom McConville @ Acorn Folk Club, Taunton
Me An Im @ The Eagle, South St, Taunton
Kennel @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Cryin Out Loud @ Westgate Inn, Taunton
John Swain @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Tone Valley Jazz @ Bell, Combe St M
Chris Rainbow @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Roadhouse Revisited @ Crown & Sceptre, Taunton
Nightshift @ The Vintage, Wellington
Jester Bones @ The Old Market, Bridgwater
Hans On Experience @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Stop Gap Dance @ North Curry Village Hall

ID Card lies
If you are at all interested in this topic then follow the link. Yet more lies and deception from the Government spokesman Andy Burnham. (Why are we not surprised?)

U2 win yet more awards
U2 scoop three Meteors

U2 stole the show at tonight’s Meteor Ireland Music Awards as the rock band swaggered away with three awards at their home town event.The band, who have been topping the charts for over 20 years, successfully fended off newcomers to rake in the award for Best Irish Band, whilst their latest effort ’How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ took the Best Irish Album.

Have fun

The Editor

Friday, February 03, 2006

Funky Friday happenings

School tells woman to 'get stuffed'
A woman who wrote to a school to complain about its unruly pupils said she was shocked to receive this reply from the headmaster: "Tell her to get stuffed."
Mary Kelly, 62, from Marlborough in Wiltshire, sent the note to the bursar after children from neighbouring St John's School clambered over her fence into her garden. Her letter was forwarded to the headmaster, Patrick Hazlewood.
Believing he was replying back to the bursar, he wrote: "Tell her to get stuffed." But instead of its intended recipient, he sent the email to Mrs Kelly.

This must be part of Blair's new respect agenda!

Wot's on today?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
The Party Band @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
UK Guns 'N' Roses @ Cheese & Grain, Frome
Studio 37 @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Stop Gap Dance @ Davis Hall, West Camel
Joe Santiago @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Flatland Boogie Band @ Sherborne Rugby Club
Vinyl Monkeys @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Fat Marrow Blues Band @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Milverton Music Club @ The Victoria Rooms
Barracoodas @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Jive / Rock 'n' Roll @ Tanton Rock 'n' Roll Club
Western Rendevous @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
Electric Jam Night @ Bear, Wivey
Pete Cook @ Monkton Inn
Viel Cassini @ Westgate Inn, Taunton
Bleedin' Hartz @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Jeremy Hugget's Band Of Gold @ George Inn, Uffculme
Mike Wroth @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Me, My Cello & I @ Othery Village Hall

Have a funky Friday!

The Editor

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Thursday: REM, Live events & parking tickets

Top tribute band celebrate in the South West !
Top R.E.M. tribute band 'Stipe' will be celebrating their 200th performance in the South West this February.

Originally formed in 1996, it was January 2003 when the band set out to charm music fans with a new lineup and a new attitude. Three years later, and the band has been established as one of the best and most popular tributes on the circuit, looking and sounding like the original, the members being genuine fans as well as accomplished musicians.

Having just entered the fourth year of the current line-up, the 200th performance approaches.
"We always get a friendly crowd in the South West. It's a great place to play", said a band spokesman.

Date : 23rd February
Venue : The Brook
Address : 466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17 3AN
Phone : 023 8055 5366
Web : www.the-brook.com
Tickets : £7
Doors : 8pm

Date : 24th February
Venue : The Barn @ The Square & Compass
Address : Windmill Hill, Ashill, Nr Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9NX
Phone : 01823 480 467
Web : www.squareandcompasspub.com
Tickets : £10
Doors : 8pm

Date : 25th February
Venue : The Band Club
Address : East Hill, St. Austell, Cornwall PL25 4TR
Phone : 01726 72483
Web : www.staustellbandclub.co.uk
Tickets : £7
Doors : 8pm

Date : March 10
Venue : Mr Kyps
Address : 8a Parr St, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole, Dorset
BH14 0JY
Phone : 01202 748 945
Web : www.mrkyps.net
Contact : Romin
Tickets : £7 / £8
Doors : 8pm

Events today in the South Somerset & West Dorset area
Rebecca Carrington: Me, My Cello and I @ Tintinhull Village Hall
The Outsiders @ White Horse, Wincanton
Dodgy Jammers @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil

Events today in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Stop Gap Dance @ Community Hall, Monksilver

Had a parking ticket recently?
Parking poetry
A driver who challenged a parking ticket received a poem in reply from parking authorities.
Andrew Lynch, a shipping coordinator from Fleetwood, Lancashire, was given a £30 fine after his car overlapped the pavement.

He wrote to question the fine and the letter he received from Allerdale Borough Council in Keswick, Cumbria, included a poem.

The Editor

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February 1st!

First day of the month!
The big event today looks like being the multi band gig at the Ski Lodge Yeovil put on by Advance Promotions.

Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Most Precious Blood, Turmoil, Dignity Dies First, You've Been Lied Too & Born To Break Even @ Yeovil Alpine Village (Ski Lodge)

Live events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Me, My Cello & I @ Wedmore Village Hall
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
Clark Tracey Quintet @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Think your tax return was tricky?
Microsoft founder too rich for tax computer to handle

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world's richest man, said the tax office in the US has to store his financial data on a special computer because his fortune is so vast. "My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can't deal with the numbers," he said at a Microsoft conference held in Lisbon. "So I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven't paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer," he added in comments broadcast on television."Then they will send me another notice telling me how bad they feel they that they sent me a notice that was a mistake," he said

Gates's fortune is put at 47 billion dollars (about £26 billion ), according to the latest list of the world's rich published by Forbes magazine.

Stop wearing denim you're having too much fun!
An Australian state plans to ban students from wearing denim because it is linked with having a good time. "It is associated with weekend wear, with recreational time.

It's just unacceptable at schools and we are trying to lift the standards," a spokesman for Western Australia state Education Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich said.The ban on denim in Western Australia's secondary schools will be imposed from 2007.

God forbid that anyone should have fun at school or college. No what we want is a generation of miserable gits who hate the idea of learning anything useful at all. That'll bloody teach 'em!

As an alternative how about getting rid of so called teachers who fail to deliver on the basic education young people need? Rant over!

Have a denim filled day!

The Editor