Been a busy weekand a half. Last THrusday, I was going to see the Yampie Werewolves (my brother, the bloke who wrote Duran Duran's Girls On Film and someother bloke), but boss calls me at 5ish and says 'go and cover this thing at this bar' He didn't know anything about it but really wanted someone to cover it. He got the venue wrong too. I found the venue and event. It was dull, dull, dull. The Diamond Rendezvous Cabaret should have been really good but the atmosphere just wasn't there. Spent friday and Saturday in Oxfordshire. Banbury to start off with. Aah, the Olde Reindeer pub , pints of Old Hooky. I saw a hoarding outside a papershop that said Fairport Convention Split! More on that further on. Monday was a FREE solstice festival, so of course I went along, specially as there as free wine and food , much more enjoyable than Thursdy (which incidentally was in a bar with drinks that cost the equivalent of a mortgage for a small cottage), Did a few CD reviews and articles for Room 13 and Xposed magazine. WednesdayI got to chat to Fairport convention's tour manager, he put me straight on the split thing, all tosh. As I wrote the article, I listened to local radio. Nik Kershaw, 80's pop dude was on , promoting his new stuff. Bacause of his hit @The Riddle', they had a Riddle. 'hHow many letters in the alphabet. I rang up with the right answer (11) and got to speak to Nik Kershaw. I showed off my impressive knowledge about his work with Tony Banks (not the ex sprts minister, Genesis' keyboard player). I am now thw proad owner of a personally signed Nik Kershaw DVD, which I haven't watched yet 'cos the telly is being used for tennis watching purposes, might chuck it into this very conputer in a bit and have a shuftys. Not a bad week really.