New Model Army – Roadmender, Northampton

Yet another cracking night, and fortunately not as hot as the last time I saw them there.

Setlist:

Vanity
No Mirror, No Shadow
Island
Into the Wind
Breathing
Rivers
The Hunt
Get Me Out
Before I Get Old
One of the Chosen
Bloodsports
High
Ballad of Bodmin Pill
Bad Old World
Wired
Wonderful Way To Go

Vagabonds
Poison St
Green & Grey

I Love the World

That’s also my fourth and final New Model Army gig of the year, however I’m down to see them twice as part of Freeborn John – Live next February.

New Model Army – Oxford Academy

Tonights gig came complete with a free sauna as someone forgot to turn the air-con on until the first encore. Very good, but very very hot.

Vanity
Nothing Dies Easy
Island
Into The Wind
Breathing
Rivers
The Hunt
Get Me Out
Before I Get Old
One Of The Chosen
Bloodsports
High
Purity
Wired
Wonderful Way To Go

Bad Old World
Vagabonds
Poison Street

Stupid Questions
I Love the World

Silence is golden, but it can get a bit boring

Last night, just a few minutes before the end of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip the power went out. With no external stimuli available I had to resort to drinking whiskey by candle light. Eventually Western Power turned up and cut the power to the whole street. The power still wasn’t back by the time I ran out of whiskey at 2am, but had reappeared by 5:30.

I’m amazing how quiet the house is when there is no power at all. It’s also amazing how cold it gets when the central heating is off due to the aforementioned lack of power.

Just to make things even better, I got to work to find that an air-con unit had leaked and flooded a server, then after getting back to the office to start my first mug of coffee of the day (at 11:15), the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate the building.

I never did see the end of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, but I have a long last started to drink my coffee.