Friday, September 29, 2006

New October editions out now!

The new October editions of Suited and Booted are making their way out to you right now. If you don't yet have yours, then it should be with you in just a day or so.

For those in the South Somerset & West Dorset area who want to download a PDF version of the gig diary follow this link.

What's on in South Somerset & West Dorset tonight?
Bag Of Rats @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
The Treefrogs @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
BJ McCabe @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
Animal Urges @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Engerica + support @ Ski Lodge, Yeovil
AC Beebies @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Symbolix @ Coopers Mill, Yeovil

Video traps kinky burglar
Police in Kentucky were able to track down a burglar after he left a video of himself committing the crime.

Rodney McMillen, 36, was disturbed by the householder when he committed the break-in, dressed only in a green thong. (why?)

In the rush to escape, he left behind the video, which also included footage of a family party.

Have fun

The Editor

Monday, September 25, 2006

Keyboard Player Wanted

The award-winning Wellington Pantomime Group requires a keyboard player for their production of “Cinderella” at the Wellesley Theatre from 23rd – 27th January 2007. Experience is essential. Rehearsals (to be finalised) to commence from November/December, and can suit. An exciting panto experience guaranteed!

For more information, please contact Producer Sue Kerry on (01823) 661048.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Want to learn about gear by being a roadie?

Learn lots by being a member of the road crew
Pink Floyd tribute act Us & Them are playing in October at Finn McCools in Weymouth on Saturday 21st. Any Floyd act worthy of the name has tons of specialist equipment and these guys are no exception.

So Us & Them are looking for some road crew. They are after one or two people to help them out at gigs - so it is a part time role in that respect. As they get bigger gigs, any pay can obviously increase.

Could be an opportunity for someone (or two) to learn a bit about the equipment, set up, etc. in a more professional environment, especially given the amount and type of gear they have.

Send your emails direct to Jason if you are interested. jason dot

Obviously fix that email address with a . before trying to use the it though!

The Editor

Sunday, September 17, 2006

God, Music & Games

Has the Pope behaved like an arse?
Pope quotes 14th century Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus saying that Mohammad brought evil stuff into the world and spread its faith by the sword; doh, and the Christians didn't?

What about the Spanish in South America forcing the Catholic church on the natives?

Still it is useful to know that both Christians and Muslims claim to be peace loving whilst burning each others churches and Mosques down. What the hell would happen if they were war like?

Does Jesus get a look in on this? As far as I recall he was the chap who said "let him who is without sin cast the first stone". Seems like some of our religous leaders could usefuly return to the texts.

We have absolutely nothing listed for Monday 17th...shame.

What's happening on Tuesday 18th is West Dorset & South Somerset?
Dr Stomp @ No.10, Bridport
Thomas Brothers @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

Nintendo Wii game machine to hit European stores December 8
LONDON (AFP) - Nintendo says it will launch its next-generation Wii game machine in Europe on December 8, six days after its release in Japan where it will cost 100 dollars less.
The Wii will in Europe carry a recommended retail price of 249 euros (about £170), Nintendo announced at a press conference in London.

The Wii, which allows users to surf the Internet and has a wireless control, will be released in Japan on December 2 at a price of 25,000 yen (212 dollars), Nintendo said Thursday.
It will be launched in the United States on November 19.

Shaped like a television remote control and engineered with motion sensors and speakers, the Wii control enables users to guide game play by moving as if actually wielding swords, swinging golf clubs, or firing weapons.

Sony was meanwhile to release the more expensive next-generation PlayStation 3 on November 11. (Unless the DVD drives flunk out again!)

Enjoy the working week!

The Editor

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th September

Music For Africa Update
We had a quick chat with Tom Toomey who many of you will know as the head of Music For Africa as well as a local performer.

The recent MFA events raised around £10,000 to continue supporting the education work being done in South Africa. In an exciting development, new links are being established in both Gambia and Kenya to continue the good work.

In Gambia plans are under way to establish formal exam grades the african instrument, the Kora. It's early days in Kenya at present but a fact finding trip is planned.

Tom's new CD is now available featuring The Monfi Cats (no they're not really cats but the name of the band). Lots of festival outings are planned for the summer of 2007 and as yet we have not had time to properly listen to the CD! We will do it justice soon!

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset for Wednesday 12th September
A-Tom-ic Jones (tribute) @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset for Thursday 13th September
Vinyl Monkeys @ Nelsons Cheese & Ale House, Blandford Forum
Real World @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Relocate @ Choughs Hotel, Chard

Have fun out there!

The Editor

Friday, September 08, 2006

Weekend Happenings 8th & 9th September

Just 45 minutes until you can leave the office an enjoy the weekend. The good news is that weather will hold for Saturday & Sunday. Hooray!

Whats happening this weekend in West Dorset & South Somerset?
Friday 8th September

Barracoodas @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Rhythm Junkies @ Westminster, Yeovil
Roadhouse Revisited @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Marianas Trench @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
The Blues Band @ Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Paul Smith @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Off The Cuff @ Coopers Mill, Yeovil
Saturday 9th September
Rick Hennessey @ Teasels Rest. @ Crown Inn, Fivehead
Gym Class Heroes, support band, Not Your Heroe @ Ski Lodge, Yeovil
Bleedin' Hartz (outside event) @ Podimore Inn, Podimore
The Scrotes @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Back Street Blues @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Gilad Atzmon @ Jazz Club at Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Be Bop Daddies @ Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Bag Of Rats @ Hope & Anchor, Bridport
Open Jam with Gary French @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Tone Deaf @ Coopers Mill, Yeovil
Pocket Shotgun @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Crosswired @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Roadhouse Revisited @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon

Way Too Weird;We saw this on Yahoo
Auto-eroticism undoes driver
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - A Slovak driver who crashed into a bus shocked rescuers who found him unconscious and half naked with a vacuum pump on his penis.

Police said the 42-year-old man, driving an old Citroen in the Slovak town of Levice, had ignored a "give way" sign.

"It's very likely he had auto-sex while driving, it is a matter of investigation. After the accident he was found lying in the seat, his pants were off and it (the pump) was placed on his penis," police officer Peter Polak told Reuters.

"I've never seen anything like this, nor have my colleagues," he added.
The man was taken to hospital with (dick) head injuries.

The Editor

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

True Tesco story-make you laugh!

This story came in from one of our readers who assures me that it is absolutely true.
A woman complained to an assistant that Tesco had stopped smoking in their coffee shop, saying you can’t stop smoking, you sell cigarettes! To which the assistant replied, we also sell condoms madam but we’ve stopped that in the coffee shop as well!

The Editor

Monday, September 04, 2006

Gigs for Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th + Musos needed!

By now most of you will have recieved or seen the September edition of Suited and Booted. (We have a couple locations to drop copies to; we'll get there soon!)

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset for Tuesday 5th September
Bobby Cochran Band @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Open Mic Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset for Wednesday 6th September
A Touch Of Meatloaf (tribute) @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Muscian Wanted!
Bad Dog No Biscuit seek Bassist, Instrumentalist (Fiddle or Flute) and
some vocals, for gigging in local pubs. We aim gig every 2-3 weeks.
Music includes, Kinks, Van Morrison, David Gray, Show of Hands, Runrig,
Fairport Covention, Travis, Beatles, etc.
For more details, etc call Mike on 01460 73946 or 07739 755185.

The award-winning Wellington Pantomime Group requires a keyboard player for their production of “Cinderella” at the Wellesley Theatre from 23rd – 27th January 2007. Experience is essential. Rehearsals (to be finalised) to commence from November/December, and can suit. An exciting panto experience guaranteed!

For more information, please contact Producer Sue Kerry on (01823) 661048.

The Editor