Monthly Archives: April 2006

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Why you should always lock your roof box

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Tuesday 24 April, 4am (Withington, Manchester): Our UK Tour kicked off tonight with a gig upstairs at Manchester’s Fuel Café. We headlined the show, supported by our new cheeky Northern friends Avenues and singer-songwriter Tom Barnes (accompanied by George, an extraordinary violinist who played her instrument like a lead guitar).

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Al The Loveable Stoner

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Tuesday 11 April, 6pm (Rond Point, Meribel, French Alps): Those of you who’ve met Tony will know that, just occasionally, things irritate him. I don’t know whether it’s the lack of meat in his diet, or his over-exposure to cheese, but there’s a certain bio-chemical quirk in his personality that

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"Poke me and I'll hurl"

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Previously on The Lightyears European Tour blog… …Monday 10 April, 11.30am (Lightyears Chalet, Saint-Bon, French Alps): Tony’s looking fragile this morning, having spent the entire night fighting a losing battle with a seriously hardcore stomach bug. Everyone’s nervous he may not make it out the door, let alone to the

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Postman Pat, Pete Doherty and puking

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Tuesday 4 April, 3.30pm (Lightyears Chalet, Saint-Bon, French Alps): Everyone’s looking a bit battered by this point, as the hefty gigging schedule starts to take its toll. Tony is beginning to regret his decision to drum whilst standing up, on account of the fact that our 2-hour sets leave his

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