Recognition After All These Years!

Monday nights are pretty average and dull in my house, much the same as most British working families. The 6pm-8pm slot is normally occupied by making/eating our evening meal with background radio playing whatever is on BBC Radio 2.

By 7pm, it’s time for the Paul Jones R&B show

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From Threshold To Liquorice Allstars

In an earlier posting I wrote about my old band ‘Threshold’, from 30 years ago, reuniting for a rehearsal and talking about playing together again. Well, that was in January 2012 so it’s only taken us another year to do the same thing – but this time for a purpose other than nostalgia. No, on this occasion we had

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Threshold Beyond!

After the impromptu band reunion described in an earlier post, plans were made to get something together a bit more organised where I could actually play a drum kit. Whether or not these plans would ever materialise was a big ‘if’, but maybe the stars aligned in favour of fate as we managed to once again, break 30 years of inactivity and play music together again.

Hauling my Roland electronic kit up three flights of stairs to the attic studio of our host, Gary Smith, I wondered how we would fare under the scrutiny of a recorded jam, our first together as proper adults [...] 

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Where Did Those 30 Years Go?

It’s been a surreal evening – not in a bad way, but more in a, “well I wasn’t expecting THAT! kind of way.

It all started a couple of weeks ago when I made contact with a guitarist I used to play in a band with back in 1982. You know the sort of thing; look someone up on Facebook, discuss about getting in touch and see if it can really happen before life gets in the way. Well this time, things really did go the extra mile, thanks to a catalyst in the form of another blast from my musical past, Mr Gary Stewart Smith. Via a strange twist of fate, meeting up with Gary for the first time since the mid 1980’s was another chance scenario… [...] 

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