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Nouveau Toff

The owner of one of my favourite shops appeared in ‘Close up‘ today, a feature in the G2 section of the Guardian. I’ve always believed in the motto ‘buy cheap buy twice’. Judging from his £140 umbrella I’m not alone.


Elbow at the Birmingham Carling Academy

I should of wrote about this sooner but Elbow really were terrific on Wednesday. Guy Garveys vocals were spot on and the rapport he built with the crowd was second to none, if Elbow ever do disband then I’m sure the comedy circuit would welcome him with open arms. Highlights for me were: ‘One Day Like This’ largely due to the string section, ‘Grounds For Divorce’ which had one of the best sounding live guitars I’ve heard in a long time and ‘Newborn’ which aside from being an absolute gem of a song has a brilliant organ section at the end. Definitely worth a watch if you ever get the chance.