Friday, March 31, 2006

Friday- Plenty of things happening!

Wembley Late Again (and Again etc.)
Any of you out there who were planning to see some of the big gigs arranged this year for the new Wembley Stadium had best think again! All the events scheduled for 2006 are being moved from Wembley because construction is so far behind plan. Several of the bigger concerts including Bon Jovi are going to the Milton Keynes Bowl instead.

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Lost Boys @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Moveable Feast @ Hardy's, Bridport
Martha's Vineyard @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Stars In Their Eyes Band Night @ Alpine Village Restaurant, Yeovil
Joe Santiago @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Mind Bites @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Rusty Razor @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
The Llamas @ Glastonbury Assembly Rooms

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater area
Coldshot @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Who's Next @ Cross Rifles , Bridgwater
Rusty Razor @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Escomatic Jack @ Ring O' Bells, Taunton
That'll Do @ Westgate, Taunton
Katt Williams @ Monkton Inn
Honk! @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Alison Payne @ RAOB Club, Taunton
Good Rockin Tonite @ Bridgwater Sports & Social Club

More students in England use mobile phones to cheat in exams

LONDON (AFP) - A growing number of students in England are cheating in their exams, with many using mobile phones to boost their marks.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, the examinations watchdog, found that more than 4,500 candidates were penalised for malpractice last year, an increase of more than a quarter -- 27 percent -- on 2004.

Of these, around 1,100 students were caught smuggling mobile phones into examination rooms, the body said in an annual report.

We wonder just who they are texting or phoning; is there some exam expert out there just waiting to send back the answers? If there is, do they send the answer back in full English or TXT?

Have great weekend!

The Editor

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thursday Music, Cows & Beer

Many of you should by now have seen the April edition of Suited and Booted. If your fave venue does not have it yet then fear not it will within the next two days.

If there is an event tonight that needs your support it's Gothic Chicken playing at the White Hart in Crewkerne. It should be a great night out and there is in our opinion far too little music in Crewkerne!

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Gothic Chicken @ White Hart, Crewkerne
Country Legends (show) @ Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
The Crack @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater area
Ludus Dance Company @ Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
Neil Inness @ SCAT Atrium, Taunton
Barrett & Hearnshaw @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

The Power Of Beer - Lottie's brew
A farmer was toasting the health of a cow which made a wonder recovery after being treated with beer.

Tony Baskett and his wife Lavender, who are both in their seventies and live in Theberton, Suffolk, feared that their cow, Lottie, would die after she developed a stomach problem.

But a vet suggested treating Lottie with yeast - so Mr Baskett fed her Adnams beer from a bottle.

Now Lottie has made a full recovery and given birth to a calf which the family have named Adnams.

You know it makes sense!

Enjoy the music

The Editor

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Dumb stuff

Rollerblades dropped by Police
Police have dropped rollerblades as a mode of transport because they could not chase criminals across grass.

Officers who patrol London's Royal Parks have gone back to traditional bicycles as the best way of getting around.

A senior officer said the inline skates were hung up for good after the criminal community realised their fatal flaw.

That's what we like to hear about, top quality incisive thinking from the people who police our capital, the mind boggles.

The Editor

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Another quiet (ish) Tuesday & Wednesday

Is this too good to be true?
Boozy spa
A spa - believed to be the world's first beer health centre - has opened in the cellar of a family brewery in the Czech Republic.

On offer are beer baths, beer massages and beer cosmetics at the spa at the Chodovar Family brewery in Chodova Plana.

The converted cellars include seven huge baths inspired by Victorian design where guests can swim in beer while sipping a pint at a bath-side bar.


Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
David Ricard @ No.10, Bridport
Acoustic Jam Night @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas

What about on Wednesday then?
Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Beach & Barnicott, Bridport
Jam Night @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil

Quiet isn't it?

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Bridgwater Sports & Social Club
Acoustic Jam Night @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Last Nights Fun @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Easter Concert @ Tacchi Morriss Arts Centre, Taunton

What about Wednesday in Taunton & Bridgwater?
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
Steppe Brothers @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Enjoy what's left of today.

The Editor

Monday, March 27, 2006

Zen Wisdom comes our way.

We saw this on another web site and thought you might like it!

Zen Guide to Life by Maharishi Fattifatbastard

Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either,just fuck off and leave me alone.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a flat tyre.

The darkest hours come just before the dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbour's milk and newspaper, that's thetime to do it.

Sex is like air. It only becomes really important when you aren't getting any.

Don't aspire to become irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

Never forget that you are unique, like everyone else.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

If you think nobody cares whether you're dead or alive, try missing a couple of mortgage payments

Before you judge someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you judge them, you're a mile away andyou have their shoes.

If at first you don't succeed, avoid skydiving.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

Have you ever lent someone $20 and never seen that person again? It was probably worth it.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Some days we are the flies; some days we are the windscreen.

Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.

Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

A closed mouth gathers no feet.

There are two theories about how to win an argument with a woman. Neither one works.

Generally speaking, you aren't learning much if your lips are moving.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

When we are born we are naked, wet, hungry, and we get smacked on our arse. From there on in, life gets worse

The most wasted day of all is one in which we have not laughed.

Remember not to forget that which you do not need to know.

Oh music! You want to know about music happening today!

There isn't any (that we know about), just some Modern Jive @ The Royal British Legion Club in Taunton.

Enjoy the rain!

The Editor

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Saturday Night's All Right!

Lots and lots of live music today to keep you amused and out of trouble.

Here's the music!

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Clams @ Hardy's, Bridport
Tom Toomey @ Duke of York, Shepton Beachamp
Cart-L & Nice Guys Finish Last @ The Crown, East Stour
Steve's Bike Shop @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Storm + support band @ Lord Nelson, Norton-s-Hamdon
Whisky River @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
The Duckworths @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Jongleurs @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
Studio 37 @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Griff Daniels & Nikki Mascall @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Neville van Dyke @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
Matthew Rock @ Liberal Club, Yeovil
Design @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
Stone Cold Sober @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Martha's Vineyard @ Bakers Arms, Martock
Janette Mason's Din and Tonic. Thornford Village Hall
The Little People @ Kings Arms, Bridport
Sidekicks @ Kings Arms, North Allington, Bridport

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Lois & The Iguanas @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Breeze @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Southern Style @ Bell Inn, Creech St Michael
Dave Green @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Bluescasters @ Old Market, Bridgwater
The Deadbeats @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Adomisac @ Vinatge, Wellington
Hard Tack @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Bleedin Hartz @ White Hart, East Reach
Small Mercies @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Hoppy Horton Duo @ Bridgwater Sea Cadets Hall
Taunton Suzuki @ Brewhouse Theatre

Did You enjoy Lord Of The Rings?
Middle Earth musical divides critics The "Lord of the Rings" musical, touted as the most expensive stage production yet, met mixed reviews on Friday as critics applauded its leaping orcs and menacing dark riders, but got lost in the tangled plots of Middle Earth.

The 55-strong cast slipped into 500 costumes and engaged in fight scenes and acrobatics atop a 40-ton, computer-controlled stage floor featuring 17 elevators, which spun and rose amid magic and illusion.

For all the feverish activity at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre, the show based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy drew only one standing ovation in more than three hours, but many in the audience called it breathtaking and spectacular.

Enjoy your weekend.

The Editor

Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday funkiness!

Well that's it! The April edition of the magazine put to bed at last! Now the printers will work their magic and all being well we should see the first copies out by the middle of next week.

So what's happening tonight?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Silent Drive, Calico System & The Hurt Process @ Alpine Village Restaurant, Yeovil
Miranda Sykes Trio @ David Hall Arts Centre, S.Petherton
Tom Toomey @ Uncle Tom's Cabin, Wincanton
The Graduates @ Swan Inn, Sherborne
On The Nod @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Crosswired @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Flatland Boogie Band @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon

Those Flatland Boogie Boys

Radar @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Crawfish @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Roger Lendon @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Les Martin @ RAOB Club, Taunton
Secret 7 @ Brazz Bar, Taunton
John & Shirley @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Loose Fit @ Ring O Bells, Taunton
Folk Night @ The Shepherds Rest, Taunton
That'll Do @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Jive/Rock 'n' Roll @ Taunton R'n'R Club
Mervyn Stutter @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
The Coal Porters @ Bridgwater Arts Centre

If you think your three score years and ten feels like a long time...
World's Oldest Animal Dies Aged 255
A giant tortoise thought to be one of the world's oldest creatures has died at Calcutta Zoo. Local lore said Addwaita the Aldabra tortoise was around 250-years-old. She had been at the zoo since 1875. Addwaita, whose Bengali name means "the one and only", was one of four tortoises brought to India by British sailors from the Seychelles.

She was a gift for Lord Robert Clive of the East India Company and apparently spent 125 years living in large garden before moving to the zoo.

"According to records in the zoo, the age of the giant tortoise, Addwaita, who died on Wednesday, would be 250 years approximately," said zoo director Subir Chowdhury.
The zoo wants to carbon date her shell to determine exactly how old she was.

The world's oldest documented living animal is Harriet, a 176-year-old Galapagos tortoise who lives at the Australia Zoo north of Brisbane.

She was taken from the island of Isla Santa Cruz by Charles Darwin in the 19th century.

Telephone's naked truth
LONDON (Reuters)
Up to a third of telephone users in Britain make calls in the nude, with men more prone to do it without clothes than women, a survey revealed on Thursday.

Research commissioned by the Post Office, which offers a fledgling home phone service, revealed that 40 percent of men admitted to nattering naked compared with 27 percent of women. The results were based on a survey of 1,500 telephone users.

The research also showed that people were so busy that one in 10 people admitted to wandering off and leaving the caller talking to themselves.

So much for the value of communication!

Enjoy the rest of your day and have great evening.

The Editor

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Janette Mason's Din & Tonic Play on Sat 25th March

Janette Mason’s ‘Din & Tonic’

This message was sent to us by the Sherborne Jazz Club

Janette Mason is probably best known for being the powerhouse keyboardist behind some of the UK’s top bands – not just in the jazz genre. With an impressive CV including stints playing with Oasis, Pulp, Seal and Suzanne Vega from the world of rock, as well as alongside established UK jazzers Ian Shaw, Claire Martin and Annie Whitehead (to name but a few), it is hard to believe that Janette has also found time to be the Musical Director for one of Jonathan Ross’s TV shows and write songs for the likes of ‘Sex and the City’ and the hit US ‘Drew Carey Show’! Phew!

Regular visitors to Sherborne Jazz Club will, however, best remember Janette from last years unforgettable gig from the Deirdre Cartwright Group when, together with her fellow musicians, she wove a spell over the enthralled audience there that night.

So, when Janette finally found time to begin her own project and release a CD, we jumped at the chance to book her. Through ‘Din & Tonic’, Janette’s compositions interweave hard-hitting rhythms with her angular, yet accessible use of harmony; complex textures that journey from intimacy to dynamic attack, intricacy to expansive fluidity.

As you might expect, Janette is joined by the very finest of UK musicians – each something of a legend in their own right.

On saxophones, Janette is joined by Julian Siegel – another musician that has wowed the fans at Sherborne with his own band (‘Partisans’), and a sax player with a wonderful tone and intense depth of playing.

Double bass is provided by the sublime talents of Dudley Phillips, late of Mark Lockheart’s ground breaking ‘Perfect Houseplants’. A self taught musician who won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music, Dudley is the kind of solid but creative backbone bass player that every band cries out for.

To power the rhythm section, Janette is joined by the incredible Winston Clifford on drums. Winston has played with everybody that is anybody on the London scene as well as US heavyweights Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard and Archie Shepp, and has built up a reputation for rhythm and excitement that is second to none.

Saturday 25th March promises to be an evening of superb and exciting music, creation and interaction. The audience are in for a very special evening and a real treat!

To cater for the higher than normal numbers expected, this gig will now be staged at THORNFORD VILLAGE HALL (Thornford, Dorset – 3 miles south of Yeovil and Sherborne) – not The Plume of Feathers in Sherborne, as advertised.

Entrance is £12 for non-members, £10 for members and £7 for students (with ID) and accompanied under 18’s.

Because of the larger venue, we will not be issuing tickets for the event. Please just pay on the door.

For further information visit or call 01935 410881.

Doors open at 8.00pm with the music starting around 8.45pm - 9.00pm. A licenced bar will be available.

The Editor

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Procol Harum Play Dorset

It's been confirmed that PROCOL HARUM (Whiter Shade of Pale) will be playing the outdoor concert 'Blues in the Park' on Fri 7th July at Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset, alongside the Ben Waters Big Band and Dorset bluesmeisters Harry Skinner+Dave Saunders!

Tickets @ £14 are available from March 1st c/o festival hotline 01722 434434. After April 21st they go
up so book early.

The Editor

Take Art "Time & Tide Project"

Tide & Time The project...Over the last fifteen months, more than a thousand people have worked with twenty five artists, in eight different art forms, in four counties, with six hundred and thirty miles of coastline. There is only one chance to experience it, now...GIG with Faustus

23 March 10pm till late £ 5

Join Faustus on a musical journey around the South West Coast... Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick and Saul Rose are Faustus, a major force on the English roots scene. With crisp musical arrangements their material is joyful and moving. Faustus have a chemistry, a real sense of connection with each other topped off by an exuberant and committed presentation. Seats are limited, so book early!

The Exhibition:
27 February – 25 March NOW OPEN
Bringing all the work together is an exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix from the 27 February to 25 March 2006. You can see the South West Coast Path through the fascinating photographs taken by two intrepid individuals who walked the entire six hundred and thirty mile trail. Justin and Rodney took a photograph at noon, wherever they were whatever they were doing. The exhibition also includes poetry exploring coastal life in Portland, a sound-walk around Watchet, stunning portraits from the Talking Coasts film and a wealth of other material made on this creative, coastal exploration.

All at the Exeter Phoenix - Box Office 01392 667080For more information visit

The Editor

Live music in Crewkerne!


Are a four piece band from Weymouth who mine the rich seam of 1960’s psychedelic pop song to bring us some of the best loved as well as some of the most neglected gems of that era. Forget tribute bands and revivalists; Gothic Chicken are the real thing.

Admission £7 from 8pm
01460-77415 for reservations
For further details visit

About Gothic Chicken
“Hot psychedelia performed by cold professionals is the only way to describe Marco Rossi: guitar and vocals, Alan Strawbridge, bass and vocals, Tom Hughes: Hammond organ and Luke Adams, drums and vocals. Despite the fact that there isn't much call for psychedelic music these days, no one seems to have told Gothic Chicken! Furthermore, they still travel to their gigs by steam train, and conduct their rehearsals by gaslight in a primeval soup. Mmmm, soup. Initiates can expect demented covers of material by bands that the nation has desperately tried to forget, including The Action, Blossom Toes, The Zombies, The Cyrkle, Egg and Soft Machine, topped off with banshee wails and localised breakdancing in which actual bones are broken.”

Warning: This product may include traces of The Doors, Love, Jefferson Airplane, The Monkees, Thunderclap Newman, Manfred Mann, The Kinks, The Small Faces, Nirvana and The Beatles

It's about time Crewkerne had some more live music; this is great news! Let's hope that this is the first gig of many to be arranged by the Crewkerne Music Club, a small group of friends with a common enthusiasm for music and drink who have banded together to overcome the problem of either paying huge taxi fares or staying sober in pursuit of live music.

The Editor

Wednesday events.

It's budget day today!
It's probably best to top up the car and get your fags and booze before midnight! The prices always seem to go up!

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Smith 'n' Moore @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Travestees Comedy Night @ Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury
Trad Music @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
Sinfonia Classica @ Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
Noise Limit Youth Theatre @ Bridgwater Arts Centre

A quick welcome to Gary and Hilary who are new to the pub trade in Bridport. They have taken over the Kings Arms in Bridport and have started having live music gigs every Saturday evening, jamming most Sunday afternoons, and entertainment some Fridays and Sundays.

Their next live music happens on Saturday 25th with The Little People from 9.00 pm.

Have a great day.

The Editor

Monday, March 20, 2006

Monday morning blues?

Back to work then? Probably just as well, a recovery period may be in order after all weekend fun!

Today is very quiet in terms of musical happenings. The only event we have for you is a a Modern Jive Session @ Royal British Legion Club in Taunton.

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A former Malaysian snake farm worker may have set a new world record after kissing a poisonous snake 51 times in three minutes, a report said.

Shahimi Abdul Hamid's feat in kissing the 4.6 metre (14 feet) long King Cobra weighing 10 kilograms (22 pounds) 51 times in three minutes and one second was a record waiting to be verified, the Sunday Star newspaper said.

Records showed that Gordon Cates from Florida, the United States kissed 11 cobras without a time limit in September 1999.

Cates had used an iron bar to protect himself while Shahimi used only his bare hands.
Asked why he did such a dangerous act on Saturday, Shahimi said: "Malaysians should know that if one has sufficient knowledge of reptiles, there would be no problem in dealing with them."

It's just bonkers!

Have a snake free day!

The Editor

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Sunday..the sun really is shining!

How's your Sunday going?

There's a few events on today to excercise your musical needs.

Events today in West Dorset & South Somerset
Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Kings Arms, Dorchester
Jam Session with Mutter Slater (4pm) @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Rob Koral (lunchtime) @ No.10, Bridport
Letz Zep (tribute) @ Octagon Theatre
Harry Skinner Blues Band @ Bell Inn, Ash

Events today in the Taunton & Bridgwater area
Rock 'n' Roll Night @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Snakes @ Old Market, Bridgwater

Are you a Who or Roger Daltrey fan?
Roger Daltrey recently did a question and answer session talking about recent events and projects. You can check it out by clicking here.

Have a fun day

The Editor

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Off Topic Entry; Unless you are a Hair Stylist

This is rather off the normal topic but our friends at Eden Hair and Beauty in Yeovil are looking for additional staff.

Eden is based up on the Abbey Manor estate and is one of Yeovil's newer salons.

The home page of the eden web site

So if you are a Senior Stylist, Hair Stylist or Junior then follow this link.

You have nothing to lose and possibly everything to gain!

The Editor

Take a look

Deadline for April Edition

The deadline for the April edition is Friday 17th March...tomorrow!

Make sure you get in touch with us today by calling 01935 477596 or emailing

The Editor

Thursday: Films & Music

Filmed In Bunnie Vision!
It's hard sometimes to get to the cinema and see the latest release. So we make it easy for you! Catch up with Brokeback Mountain by following this link. Click here

Of course the film is only 30 seconds long and renacted by bunnies, but what the heck!

What about the music?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Christina Lawrie - Romantic Piano @ Michael's Church, Lyme Regis
Hay Fever' (play) @ Swan Theatre, Yeovil
Bleedin' Hartz @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Cart-L @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Alan Barnes @ White Hart, East Reach, Taunton
Probe Dance Company @ Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
The Odyssey @ Bridgwater Arts Centre

Have a great day.

The Editor

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Wednesday:2 Days till the April Deadline!

Yes lovely people, there are just two days to go before the deadline for the April edition of Suited and Booted. Send us all your advertising, event news, gigs and blank cheques by Friday 17th to make sure that you get into the April edition.

Sleazy, Sleazy, Sleazy
Aren't you happy that we live in a country where it's possible to obtain a Peerage in exchange for a large loan or donation to the party in power. (We have a feeling that all three of the main parties have indulged in this from time to time.)

Yes you to can become a Lord or a Knight simply by flinging large amounts of dosh's what democracy is all about!

Well not to be outdone, Suited and Booted will be happy to provide a Suited and Booted Knighthood to the first donor of £1million to the magazine. Of course the Knighthood won't mean anything but then do the 'real' ones mean anything?

What about the music?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Little John @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil

Little John & his guitars

Hay Fever (play) @ Swan Theatre, Yeovil

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Remember to send us your event information!

The Editor

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tuesday:Bit busier today!

It's a little bit busier than normal for a Tuesday. If you are into the blues then pick of the day must be Lazy Lester playing at the Wyndham Arms in Kingsbury Episcopi.

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Lazy Lester @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi
Hay Fever' (play) @ Swan Theatre
Andy Grant @ No.10, Bridport

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Bridgwater Sports & Social Club
There Goes The Bride (play) @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Getting married this year? How about nude wedding pictures?
BEIJING (AFP) - Forget the Mao suits of a generation ago. Actually, forget about any clothes at all. Naked wedding photos are the hot new trend among young couples in once deeply conservative China.
Even in Anhui, a largely rural province in the east, many newly-weds are having their pictures taken in the nude, to the fury of their parents' generation, the Xin'an Evening News said.

"Some photo studios are just going too far. They allow young women to have their photos taken in bikinis
or with nothing on at all," said an irate woman from the Anhui capital of Hefei. "I hope the authorities will do something."

She had just found out that her daughter had taken two sets of wedding photos, one to show the family, and another considerably more intimate one for her own private consumption.

Try asking your local wedding photographer about that option!

Have Fun.

The Editor

Monday, March 13, 2006

Monday events & deadlines

This Friday is DEADLINE DAY for the April edition of Suited and Booted.

Make sure you send us all your advertising needs, event details and gig listings on or before Friday 17th March!

Events today in West Dorset & South Somerset
Lazy Lester @ Courtyard, Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth
Hay Fever' (play) @ Swan Theatre, Yeovil

Events today in Taunton & Bridwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Fantastic! We saw this Reuters report and thought you might enjoy it!
Beer flows from house taps in Norway

OSLO (Reuters) - A woman thought she was in heaven when beer instead of water flowed from the taps in her apartment in west Norway.

"I turned on the tap to clean some knives and forks and beer came out," Haldis Gundersen told Reuters from her home in Kristiansund, west Norway. "We thought we were in heaven."
Beer in Norway is among the most expensive in the world with a 0.4 litre (0.7 pint) costing about 50 crowns (4.3 pounds) in a bar.

Gundersen said she tried the beer but that it tasted a bit odd and was not fizzy.

It turned out that a worker in a bar two floors below had mixed up the pipes on Saturday evening, wrongly connecting a new barrel to a water pipe leading to Gundersen's flat. The bar got water in its beer taps.
"If it happens again I'm going to order Baileys (coffee liqueur)," she said.

Have a beery great day!

The Editor

Friday, March 10, 2006

Friday 10th - Lots happening!

More Bonkers News!
European toilet paper gets passionate
LISBON (AFP) - After launching black toilet paper last year, one of Europe's biggest producers of household paper products has introduced a new red version for those wanting to inject more passion into their bathrooms.

Portugal's Renova introduced its new line of red toilet paper -- along with black paper handkerchiefs -- at upscale stores in Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands last month and it plans to make the items available in other markets, including the US, over the coming months.

"It is a red that makes a huge impact, like a Ferrari," Renova international brand manager Jose Manuel Pinheiro told AFP.

A company statement said the new shade of toilet paper would "target the most hip points in town," adding that red "is the colour of our hearts, of passion, lust, fury, laughter, anger, love, fire."

Of course after you have wiped your bum it's going to be why bother?

There is enough on today to keep just about anyone happy!

Live events today in West Dorset & South Somerset
Mid Life Crisis @ Hardy's, Bridport
The Fight, Cigarette, 3DBS Down & Animal Urges @ Alpine Village Restaurant, Yeovil
Paul Gough @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Barracoodas @ Swan Inn, Sherborne
Soul Mates Night @ Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster
Chard Remains @ Ship Inn, Chard
Hoppy Horton etc. @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Once More Into The Bleach (blondie trib.) @ Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Chill @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Cellorhythmics in Concert @ Tatworth Village Hall
Roadhouse Revisited @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Best Kept Secret @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Stone Cold Sober @ Crown Inn, Marnhull

Live events today in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Thick As Thieves @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Soul Mates Night @ Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster
P. Cooke @ Shepherds Rest, Taunton
Blazing Stump Folk Club @ Royal Oak, Lux.
Angelica @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Alice Sharland @ Vintage, Wellington
Hoppy Horton etc. @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Snappa @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Jive/Rock'n'Roll @ Taunton R'n'R Club
West & Elliott @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Exploding Custard @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
AJ's Big Band @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
The Gathering @ Bridgwater Arts
Cabbage Alley @ Halse Village Hall

More New Parliament Cock-Ups
After the news about the £400 Million Scottish Parliament suffering from collapsing beams come the latest fiasco. The new Welsh Assembly building has sprung a leak . The frankly budget build that cost only£67 million, is the new home of Welsh democracy.

Water was seen dripping through the Welsh Assembly building's timber ceiling on to the slate floor near the entrance. Rain also leaked into a steel and glass staircase reserved for members and staff.

The Richard Rogers-designed Senedd was officially opened by the Queen on March 1st. The building has been in use since February 7th. Assembly sources said parts of the building had expanded and split under a prolonged period of sunlight.

So are architects and builders so incompetent that they are not able to predict that sometimes the weather will be sunny and then sometimes it might rain? The mind bogles! What next? The building turns out to be a bit draughty on windy days? Numpties!

The Editor

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Thursday: People Power!, Music & Russians

Our esteemed councillors in Yeovil are busy whinging and moaning at present because local protests and petitions have suceeded in getting the building known as 'The Foundry House' a listed status. (Actually it started its life in the gloving business.)

The councillors complaint is that it is getting in the way of the next development in Yeovil and that anyway the building is ugly. Well if we measured worth by beauty, it's a fair bet that none of the local council would ever be elected!

This building is important because it represents some of Yeovil's history, a history that is being lost at a rapid pace. In the sixties another bunch of councillors oversaw the destruction of the old Middle Street in the name of modernisation and a new road. The road does not exist and however much you like Yeovil, the Middle Street they created is butt ugly.

The new leisure complex near the Foundry House has provided lots of facilities but it is a collection of steel frame barns that are hardly graceful or lovely to behold. If we can live with them then we can also live with the incorporation of our living history into the new development.

Well done to everyone who helped in this excercise of real people power.

On to the music!

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset today
Scrotes @ Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock
Martha's Vineyard @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Storm @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Jinder @ No.10, Bridport

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas today
Musicals Challenge @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Mirage @ Bridgwater Arts Centre

Bizarre Russian!
A pensioner with a dicky ticker has made plans to be buried with his collection of top-shelf filth, Russian daily newspaper Utro has reported.

After a heart attack scare, 65-year-old Vladimir Villisov decided he could not bear to part with his cherished jazz hoard, even in the afterlife. The Mramorskoe man had a customised coffin made to house it, together with his decaying carcass. He explained: "The girls in those magazines have been my companions for years, and I want them to accompany me to the next life."

The report gets ever creepier as Mr Villisov, unmarried, reveals he sometimes lies in the red-satin-lined coffin to - ahem - read his antique Soviet smut.

Have a smut free day!

The Editor

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Wednesday.Fat Aussies, Hamsters & more!

Fat Aussies need tougher toilet seats!
According to news reports, Australians are getting so fat that toilet seats may have to be made stronger to bear their weight, the country's standards association said.

Standards Australia said it had begun looking into the problem and expected to recommend "an increase in the strength of toilet seats to accommodate the increasing size of humans". (What they mean of course is increasing fatness.)

The percentage of Australians who are overweight or obese has jumped around 10 percent in the past decade, to 62 percent of men and 45 percent of women, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced recently.

Toilet seats are currently required to meet a rigidity test of 45 kilograms (99 pounds), which supports most people's weight in a seated position, Standards Australia chairman Colin Blair told national radio. A committee including manufacturers and consumers would assess whether that standard was still adequate, he said.

Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Trad Music @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
The Hamsters @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill

The Hamsters

Live events today in Taunton & Bridgwater area
Cantabile @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
The Hamsters @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
Dance Festival @ Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton (until 9th)
Curry Tales @ East Quantoxhead Village Hall

Today is No Smoking Day

Still a smoker? Impending smoking ban spurs many to quit
LONDON (Reuters) - The decision to ban smoking in pubs, clubs and workplaces next year has already made more people want to quit the habit, according to a poll relesed today (Wednesday 8th March). The Commons voted in February to ban smoking in all indoor public spaces and the law could come into effect by mid-2007.

A survey of doctors, released to coincide with No Smoking Day, said the change in law was already having an impact, with one in five GPs reporting an increase in the number of patients asking about quitting.

Have a smoke free day.

The Editor

Monday, March 06, 2006

Monday happenings

Well "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." won best animated feature at the Oscars. Well done to the Bristol based company. Get the full story here.

Monday is often quiet and the only thing we could find for you today is a Modern Jive Session @ The Royal British Legion in Taunton.

On Tuesday in West Dorset & South Somerset
John Crampton @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi
Rosh's Art Salon (?) @ Woods Wine Bar (we have no idea what this is!)

On Tuesday in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Bridgwater Sports & Social Club
Tiverton Folk Club @ The Racehorse Inn, Tiverton
Cup Of Roccoco @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Romeo & Juliet @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Have a great day!
The Editor

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Sunday, Music & Oscars

There's not much happening today in terms of live music but you can always make your own at the Ropemakers in Bridport this afternoon.

Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorest
Jam Session with Mutter Slater (4pm) @Ropemakers, Bridport
Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Kings Arms, Dorchester

Oscar Night
It's Oscar night tonight and to get all the news about the event check out the official web site

Have a great day!

The Editor

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Saturday music & Eurovision

Well the print editions of Suited and Booted are well and truly delivered to your favourite pub, bar or venue.

Tonight on BBC1 you can take the opportunity to vote on the next song to be put forward as the British entry into Eurovision. Of course if the artist on the day can't actually sing in tune (think about some recent entries!) then even the best song is doomed to failure. You can torture yourself by watching BBC1 at 6.30pm.

Live music events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Mid Life Crisis @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
The Graduates @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Dave Vincent as Elvis @ Pen Mill Hotel, Yeovil
Howden Jones in Concert @ Clapton & Wayford Village Hall
Relics @ Nags Head, Lyme-Regis
Johnny Mars & Stars also Blues Brothers & Soul Sisters @ Hardy's, Bridport
Mojo @ Tanners, Bridport
Dan Packer @ Ship Inn, Chard
Rhythm Junkies @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Sneakers @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Sean Scannell @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
John Spiers & Jon Boden @ David Hall Arts Centre, S.Petherton
Balance of Power @ Ropemakers, Bridport

We hope to have more news on the Taunton/Bridgwater area events later today.

Have fun!

The Editor

Thursday, March 02, 2006

March edition out now!

A huge number of the March edition of Suited and Booted are out there in your favourite venues. If you don't have yours yet, fear not, we aim to have the rest out today!

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
R&B with Street Poetry @ Woods Wine Bar
A slight Ache & The Lovers (plays) @ Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Krays @ Harry's Bar
Mojo @ Nelson's Ale House, Blandford Forum
Simon Mayor & Hilary James @ Octagon Theatre

Sorry we can't tell you about Taunton and Bridgwater yet...we're working on it!

The Editor