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Friday, 29 April 2011

27th April Shake Down

So, the 79th WIRED! session (this number is plucked, completely at random, out of the air and other guesses are available) got off to a predictably chaotic start; after Ken and Brian opened with their usual carefully planned and precisely executed melodies, our much loved and frequently abused MC 'The Frank' demonstrated his own unique interpretation of what Heavy Metal is all about!

The whole night was a scream (or made you want to) and we're grateful to all who come along and make WIRED! What it is - mostly musical anarchy, but always truly great fun!

The highlight of the evening was Dave Dorman with a surprise appearance by non other than that bat eating legend Ozzy!

Here's a list of all who took part, thanks to you all...

The Frank - loud blue something
Smoke on the Water, Phil & the boys
Dave 'Wozzle' - Hi ho this silver is heavy
Larry - Sweet Caroline, where's my metal?
Geary & Pete with some bluegrass Jambalaya
Roger & crew bluesing it up
Justin - words can't explain!!
Ken & Nige - a bat out of nowhere (heading for Nige's nose it seemed!)
Olivia - Somewhere in fields of gold
Mike - Acoustic Heavy Folk
Dave Dorman & Ozzy Wasborn- been a long time since I thrashed my ... fill in the blank
Duncan & Lee with some Jazz metal, nice. Joined by Gabriel, a new face at WIRED!

See you again on the 25th...

No bats were harmed in the making of this blog.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Blog is born - WIRED! gets with it!

So, here we are then! WIRED!'s official Blog breaks the scene.
Well, here's where the craziness happens, now you can keep in touch, up-to-date, and have your say - this Blog belongs to all those fantastic folks who continue to support, encourage, and enjoy good live music in their local pubs!
So what's in the Blog? Well, each month we'll post news about the last WIRED! event and lay down all the highlights, lowlights (surely not!), new faces, and any other interesting, amusing, unbelievable, made-up nonsense that comes to mind!
In addition, there will be various rants and raves that happen to force their way out of the dark manifestations of our minds... We'll try to keep these to a minimum, so as not to get locked away again.
If any of you have something that you're desperately in need of sharing, this here can be the platform from which you can launch it - it may be related in some way to the goings on of WIRED!, but it may just be something that you are passionate about and want to discuss with the fine and upstanding folk in the WIRED! community (of course, we'd ask you to bear in mind the close linguistic relationship between WIRED! and WEIRD when seeking comments from others).
There you have it, then - the WIRED! Blog is born, what happens now is anyone's guess. See you all at the sanitarium!
WIRED! Blogmaster

30th March...

Yes, yes, yes - it's happened again - WIRED! sees another great night of carefully organised and skillfully executed ballet of talent and musical prowess... Oh, alright... but it was a damn good night!

What a shame it was all over so soon!
Last month saw music ranging from Bluegrass to Rock, Acoustic Folk to raucous Blues. Many new faces graced us with some refreshing new styles and sounds, while familiar regulars provided a steady flow of some stompin' music.
If you were there last month, what was the highlights for you? What floated your cruise liner?
If you weren't there - well, you got some catchin' up to do!
A new feature, introduced last month - the WIRED! Theme Voteathon-a-Clapometer Thingy!
Everyone nominated a genre/style/decade, that the next WIRED! session would adopt, five of which were drawn out and voted on. These five were: Hardcore Death Jazz!, Punk, Heavy Metal, Folk Hop, and 40's/50's Swing. From these, the good folk at The Nelson, with all their musical refinement and cultured experience, chose...

So, next month's WIRED! - 27th April, 2011 - will have a Heavy Metal theme!
What does this mean? Well, it's all about interpretation. There's the obvious - play Heavy Metal music - but you could also take a Heavy Metal song and play it in the style of, say, 40's Swing? or take an 80's pop song and add some serious distortion! The aim here is creativity, something a little different.
There's no hard rule - so relax, all you trembling blues men that fear redundancy - the theme is entirely optional, but we encourage everyone to get into the spirit of the game...
For those unsure of how to respond to this Genre of music, here is a chart of appropriate gestures - so as not to offend...

We have posted all the responses to the proposed theme's, in the form of an AnswerGarden, posted on the main page. Please feel free to add your ideas, or vote for existing ones by clicking on them and hitting the submit button. We'll use these for future theme nights.
That's it for now, so go get your leathers on and start moshing! See ya on the 27th!