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Creeping Jesus

Hootenanny, PKA Fat Boab's, PKA Fat Boab's Alehouse

Went inty toon tae buy a transcard yesterday an looked inty Hootenany on St Enoch Square an who's sittin at the bar wi his big resonator mandolin thing but the Silver Fox, an a bloke called Andy singin songs.

Ah happened tae huv a guitar wi me so we sat an had a rerr session till 5 o clock when the pub shut.

Very friendly staff. A nice way tae kill a dull Sunday.
Rid Sonja

How's the session in The Dram these days?

Ah here thur's talk ae anurra wan startin up in Waxy O Connors oan a Sunday night efta the wan in that bar in Hope Street folded.  That wid mean thi CJ wid be playing fur 10 hours oan a Sunday..  Wee Mrs CJ (luvvly wee wummin thit she is) wid hiv time tae indulge in sum wee activity ae her ain.  Maybe ah'll suggest petit point...
Ox ya Moron

Ah cannae imajin ye huvvin anny points whit ur petit, Sonja.
Rid Sonja

Jist tiny wans Oxy.  bounce

So how's the Dram sesh these days?
Onny

Ah heard a former principal dancer at Sadler's Wells talking on the radio earlier about getting measured for ballet costumes. She assured the interviewer that one of the most important measurements is what they call 'point to point'.

Ah'll no spell it oot fur ye but apparently it's important to  ensure the bodice fits snugly.
Ox ya Moron

Rid Sonja wrote:
Jist tiny wans Oxy.  bounce

So how's the Dram sesh these days?


Aye, much thi same, Sonja. It seems tae suit ma pal JK fer his weekly thras... erm practice wioot huvvin tae engage in freendly converstaion wi fowk he disnae know aw that weell.
Onny

Good to see and hear The Catskinners (& friends) earlier  in a bar I'd normally have body-swerved.

Just so long as nobody tries to call it a gig.
Catskinner

It's beginning to pick up steam. Yesterday was great fun.

Went to the Dram later which was a bit meh. RS & Raddy may comment later.
Rid Sonja

Had a really nice time doon in Hootnenany's yesterday afternoon.  It reminded me a wee bit of the early Saints sessions but withoot the diners.  Really friendly staff n met a coupla people thit wur really good cumpny annaw.

We had such a good time that we thought we wid mosey along to the Dram for the evening. <sigh>  We've been there a few times in the past n each time hiv cum away wi a disappointit feelin coz, unlike Oxy's pal, ah don't find it a place thit ah find very welcomin attawattaw, n sumtimes thur just rude.  Ah'm no the only wan thit ah've spoken tae o'er the course (sum really decent musicians thit wid be an asset in any sesh, tae, an especially tae that yin) thit canny be arsed wi the place, n ah kinna wish we hidny bothered yesterday but hid jist gone hame efta the great eftanin. We widda ended oan a higher high if we hid.
Onny

I enjoyed a pleasant hour in Hootenanny. Even managed tae get a hug aff an auld (in the nicest sense) pal, even though Ah wis a wee bit rude (no' like me, eh?)
Rid Sonja

Ye mean ye wur cheekily rude!  But the rudeness exhibited oan Sunday night wizny cheeky, jist cheek!
Onny

The Dram's mebbe jist a wee bit o'er close tae Gwendyland fur sum folks tae ever feel comfy.
Rid Sonja

Nah!  Ah'm often up in the westend coz a like the Mitchell n KAG and the bread ooty Wairtose.  Ah've been known tae hiv a spot ae lunch in the Oran Mor annaw... but thinkin oan aw that, these things aw happen durin the day and the Dram wiz a night time thing so maybe the people who ur aboot at night might be diffrint, right enuff.  They might be folk thit don't live in the Westend - ur even near it. Hmmm  stuff that think aboot.. study
Onny

The Mitchell Library and Kelvingrove Art Gallery aren't in the west end, save in the eyes of estate agents and wannabees.
Catskinner

Doesn't the area immediately south of the Art Gallery come under Yorkhill?
Onny

Absolutely. It's not the west end either. Given the recent influx of new residents it's more like the Far East.

Speaking of which, and trying hard not to sound like 'out and about' on Fat Pat's, the rice and noodles place next to Gallus is almost always queued out into the street.
Rid Sonja

Ach well, maybe you're right and ah only like the westend fur Waitrose bread.  Ah also like the wee fish shop at the bottom ae Byres Rd across fae Kelvinhall Subway and ah s'pose that's no the westend eethur...
Catskinner

You won't sound like Out and About. You won't make yourself known to the owners of the establishment and bum yourself up as somebody influential in publicising local businesses.
Onny

Catskinner wrote:
You won't sound like Out and About. You won't make yourself known to the owners of the establishment and bum yourself up as somebody influential in publicising local businesses.


That's about as bad as claiming to be an 'Advisor to Rt. Hon. Dr. Liam Fox' and there's nothing right or honourable about either.

The Fatwan would have a bottle of Buckie where Werritty had a portcullis.
Onny

Rid Sonja wrote:
Ach well, maybe you're right and ah only like the westend fur Waitrose bread.  ......................


Govan tae the Botanics furra loaf? That's no' gaun the messages - that's a Duke of Embra's Award expedition.

The fucking bread'd be stale by the time ye got hame.
Rid Sonja

It's a millyin times better thin that stuff thit ASDA sells irrespective ae its condition when ah get it hame.  Plus, well, ah get the chance tae look in the coffee shops  bom
Onny

.... aka The Lorne.

Let me know the next time yer gaun furra loaf and Ah'll tak ye inside wanny they coffee shoaps ..... so's ye can smell the coffee
Rid Sonja

Ok, ah wull... and then ah'll let ye buy me wan..  bom
Onny

Deal - if only on the grounds that my student loan is probably smaller than yours.
Onny

I've been to Hootenanny 3-4 times now and on each occasion I've either heard a song I've not heard before or I've heard a new take on a song I thought I knew. Raddie's Forth Bridge song took me back 50 years.

Leaving aside fish suppers, pickled onions and redheads - there have to be worse ways to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thanks all.
Catskinner

This afternoon was particularly good I thought.
Rid Sonja

It wiz rerr fun!  Ah even tried oot a newish song . It went doon fairly well tae!   bounce

Ah'm in toon early oan Sunday and ah hope tae bring Effs along tae this.

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