what's the racket?


April 17, 2008 — by Pete York

The ends of my legs are a bit rocky after the accident of two years ago but I shall hope to be dancing and leaping around in May on this Pro-Am Music Jam in Cologne. There will be quite a few old friends amongst the pros but I am really looking forward to meeting those who are coming for the once in a lifetime experience of playing with us.

There was never anything like this years ago. I would have given anything to sit in with some of my heroes for a short time. Now such dreams can come true. Imagine the thrill of sitting with your idol at breakfast in the hotel, watching him slurp his coffee, spill his porridge and lurch off to the loo after a warning fart. And after a days hard rehearsing of the important things in rock like the sex and the drugs, it’s back to the bar for an evening of his bragging stories and chugalugging until you fall over together. Of course, I’m just kidding, it won’t really be like that. Won’t it???? Then I’m not going.

I hear that J. K. Rowling is basing her next adventure on this idea – Harry Potter and the Rock Bitch from Helloween. Mind you, the bespectacled wizardlet is one of the few who can afford an event like this.

t’s going to be a lot of fun and I must remember to take a camera.