Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Late Night with Pete Doherty

I must admit I was shattered as I had had hardly any sleep last night. Then early evening, just when I thought I was going to have an easy evening and put my feet up, I get a call saying meet up in Islington and then head down to the East End of London with Pete Doherty. Pete was doing a last minute solo gig at the Rhythm Factory. So, we got there at about 11pm. Pete was in very good form and nice and sober, in all respects. He really is cleaning up his act. Alan Wass was also there last night. We had a nice chat backstage. Then Alan went out and did a few songs. Alan too is now off the sauce, so to speak. I must say its really nice to have conversations with them now they are becoming human again. Pete and Alan were at one stage in a real mess. Pete finally went on stage at about Midnight.He was all on his own, no band or anything at all. He played for about an hour or so. He played some Babyshambles and Libertines songs. It was great. Then it was a quick exit out of the building. I got home as the birds were tweeting, nice....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The BRIT Awards London

It was Earls Court, as it is every year and it's the BRIT Awards. Probably the UK's biggest music awards. Tonight we had Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne and family presenting the show. The performers were Mika, Beth Ditto, Kylie Minogue, The Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse and the brilliant, Sir Paul McCartney. Who really is a genius. He got the lifetime achievement award.