Well, I’ve had just the best summer.
Started off with the obligatory week or so tidying up and getting everything for the school year finished off, but that passed quickly enough and then we were off on our hols.
We had two ridiculously sunny and relaxing weeks in Valetta and Gozo, and I have a few recordings taken there that I hope to put up at some stage.
But what’s really put a stupid grin on my face for the summer was the unexpected offer of a ticket to Green Man from my esteemed colleague, Martin. I’d originally intended not to go, the previous two years I’d ventured out having been dominated by rainfall and the attending grimness. But, well, anything to help a friend out, eh?
And it was a terrific weekend, the main difference being that the weather was very kind to us. We spent a lot of time, sitting around in the sunshine, drinking cloudy cider, meeting people and listening to some cracking music. It was fantastic.
I also spent quiet a lot of time recording some of the best sets and videoing a few of them too. I’ve actually got quite a lot to wade through, some of them very good indeed. I hope to make some of this available but such is the glacial pace at which I get round to these things, it may take a while…
It seems as good a plan as any, to start at the end and work backwards, partly because the last music I saw (Hawkwind, of all people) was one of the sets that was the most fun over the weekend. The other reason I’m starting here is that two friends I made over the weekend, Richard and Muireann, were particularly keen to see this video up first.
So, here we have it, Hawkwind at Green Man 2009 - I have no idea what the name of the song is, perhaps someone will help me out…