Sunday 16th October 2005
On the road again from Morecombe heading to Newquay to play a show with Dead Men Walking. Actually the trip wasn’t too painstaking. Watched a film on my laptop and had a listen through the Alarm album as tomorrow I am going to Abbey Road studios in London to master the new record which is coming out on EMI next year on February 20th. Arrived at the Barracuda, a fantastic venue in Newquay, Cornwall. The venue is on a cliff top looking down on the ocean. There are a couple of surfers out on the waves. No hotel for me tonight as myself and Liam will be setting off after the show to Exeter where we will be catching the early train to London in the morning. Who said “Rock and Roll is a glamorous life”? Hung out in the dressing room before the show and we hit the stage at 10.00 p.m. The gig was wild with lots of movement in the audience. When we got to the end of the show, a closing sequence of ‘Westworld’, ’45 R.P.M.’, Smash It Up’ and ‘Runaway Boys’ brought the best out of the band and the audience. Encores were demanded and given before everyone disappeared into the rainy night. The band are staying in Newquay for the day off, but Liam and I find ourselves in a taxi for the one hundred mile trip to Exeter.