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  1. Ok, I'm probably a lot older than most of the musicians on this site, having been around since the 60s but Aberdeen used to have a great live music scene back in the day. Granted, most of it was cover bands or tribute bands, but practically every pub had live music of some sort. I don't know what killed it off, I don't live in the city any more. But a rough guess would be high booze prices in pubs versus shit poor wages for the average guy or girl in the street meaning that a lot of folks can't afford to go out drinking and listening to music any more. Hardly any of the pubs can pay bands a decent fee any more. Most of them are content to let someone run an open mic night, it's cheap music for the publican.
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    Aberdeen Celebrities!

    Maybe she has been mentioned already (haven't read the whole thread) but anyone remember Rosie who used to dance in the middle of the street just outside Lodge Walk? Rush hour, no-one hassled her as she was such a well-known face. She grooved away to music only she could hear. Now and then a bobby would come out and lead her on to the pavement. She passed away a few years back now. Other one from my youth (long time ago) was Henny from Woodside. Henny was a wee bit simple and used to hang around the mart on mart days to help farmers with loading and unloading cattle. They usually gave him a few shillings for helping them. I was told he had an amazing way with horses. Kids used to make a cunt of him, shouting 'Henny moke a pipe' at him. He had speech problems and knew everyone as 'Bob'. First thing you got was 'Hi Bob, you 'moke a pipe? Henny got a pipe but nae 'bacca.' His name was actually Henry Livingstone. I reckon he must be long gone now.
  3. Sunday afternoon blues session at The Noose and Monkey. Featuring the Dirt Road Blues Band. Starts 4.30 pm. Come early to grab a seat.
  4. Gordon Ross and Kevin Henderson played together in a few bands throughout the 60s, including The Triads and The Delinguents. I played with Gordon briefly in the late 70s in a short-lived band with young Mike Chalmers on drums and the late Yvonne Forbes on keys. Last time I saw Gordon was at my mate Billy Allardyce's funeral about five years ago. Graham Spry was a really good solid drummer but I canna remember for the life of me who he played with, maybe The Jive Bombers with Gordon?
  5. Catch Blind Summit, a blues duo, this Friday evening at The Noose and Monkey. Two of the elder statesmen of the Aberdeen blues scene, Stefan Kocemba and George Leiper. Stef is a legendary slide player and he and George have a long and colourful history together. You won't go home disappointed, I promise.
  6. Well worth the drive in to see these guys. Such a change to hear a trio of talented musicians that don't throw all their tricks into every song. Absolutely brilliant band.
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    2nd hand gear prices

    Makes me wonder what my '69 Ibanez bass would fetch now. Never seen another like it, can't even find it on Ibanez' site. Cost me 55 smackers in '69. Must be worth at least £60 by now?
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    Your current read?

    Pretty sure I read The House That Jack Built many years ago.
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    New Blues Jam.

    It was good jamming with you again. Great to see Charlie and company as well. Some really good tasty stuff played yesterday.
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    Your current read?

    Getting near the end of Stephen King and his son Owen's book 'Sleeping Beauties'. The usual twists from him, up to his usual standard.
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    I'm wondering if this is the same guy from the Blindman's Blues Forum. He goes by the name Jbone on there, but mentioned once that his name from an old band was Jawbone. He performs in a duo with his wife Jolene too, if it's the same guy.
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    New Blues Jam.

    This Sunday, 3 PM. Full backline. Come out and blow away the New Year cobwebs.
  13. It's good, believe me.
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    New Blues Jam.

    Stone circle? I must check that out. I didn't even know one existed over there. Might find my initials carved in one of the stones, who knows?
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    Radioshop Pickups.

    No, sorry. But here's their website. Some pics and reviews on there. http://www.radioshoppickups.com/