Bellowhead – Colston Hall, Bristol

Support tonight came from Mama Rosin a Swiss Cajun-style trio who did songs in both French and English, and were very enjoyable.

As always Bellowhead were superb, they did a fairly lengthy set comprising most of the new album, plus a smattering of older tracks to provide an air of familiarity and get people dancing before we all headed off into the cold night air of Bristol.

Black Beetle Pies
Old Dun Cow
10,000 Miles Away
Whiskey is the Life of Man
Parson’s Farewell
Betsy Baker
Roll the Woodpile Down
Dockside Rant
Byker Hill
Thousands or More
If You Will Not Have Me, You May Let Me go
What’s the Life of Man
Cross-Eyed and Chinless
The Wife of Usher’s Well
Haul Away
Little Sally Racket
Sloe Gin
London Town

New York Girls
Frog’s Legs and Dragon Teeth

Bath Rugby vs Newport Gwent Dragons

It was my first visit to The Rec for at least 15 years today thanks to Rachael and some spare corporate season tickets. We were sat pretty much on the half-way line giving a good view of the pitch and the sunshine on the hills to the south-east of town. A couple of pints of Guinness and a hip-flask of rather warm Laphroaig helped the afternoon go smoothly, and Bath put on a good show soundly beating Newport 36-15.

I must try and get to another match without leaving it 15-20 years.

Fujifilm reliability – or lack of.

So far this year my two Fujifilm cameras have both been back for repair because of design or manufacturing faults. My X10 eventually went back three times, and my X100 once. I would quite like an X-Pro1, but given the lack of reliability of my existing cameras, there’s no way I’m going to risk the sort of money it would cost me to get a working setup. Maybe in a couple of years they’ll have learned how to build cameras properly and it’ll be less of a risk.