This Saturday afternoon I'll be having another pleasant drive into the West End and inserting my bank card into a pay-and-display machine in the Covent Garden area of the London Borough of Camden, before assembling the electronic drums in readiness for the second Cellistica gig in the fourth in Mark Jenkins's series of Music for the 3rd Millennium concerts.
I told you about the first one last week, at which Michael Peters almost doubled the number of people in the audience by turning up and taking a picture of me, relaxing on the kit after running around Islington attempting to shop for the most basic audio equipment. If you have the good fortune (in the financial sense) to live in that curate's egg of a borough, forgive me for heaping the greenest of envies upon you for having stewards to traipse over to Maplin and buy your 1/4" to 3.5mm jack converters for you.
Whine, whine, it's so easy to whine. In truth I'm looking forward to this gig because the last/first Cellistica gig featured some improvisation, which is the source of all things virtuous and fulfilling, and because the last M3M gig I played was reasonably well attended by the end, and I'm getting a complex about doing secret gigs in the most densely populated region of the country. Also because it's a gig I'm not organising :) The next one of those is the second Improvizone gig at Ember next Wednesday. More about that soon.