Monday, April 16, 2012

Too Early

This morning I texted someone at 6:16am. I wanted them to know how I felt and I thought they will pick it up when they awake and know how grateful I was for their kindness and generosity on Saturday.  All I succeeded in doing was disturbing them.  Yikes.

It reminded me of the day I heard Newborn for the first time.  I was on my way to London to meet a friend for some football activity and was stood on Stockport station Londonbound Platform.  I forget the number and since they invented Platform 0, I don't think I will ever be able to work out which platform it was. It may have been 6:16, who knows, but I listened to that amazing song.  At the end I was so moved by it and so delighted by it that I had to phone Guy - he was the only member of the band I have ever phoned. On that day I didn't even think to check the time I just was moved by the emotion and that was pure joy.  Garvey answered with the warmth and friendliness that the world now finds synonmous with his name. I chattered and gushed he took the complement.  I let him get back to his sleep or all night drinking session.  It was special believe me.

I realised in those instants that I was dealing with a great talent in the band and lovely bloke in Guy.  It was a special moment.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We Don't Need Tomorrow........... well we do actually

On Wednesday 21 March 2012 Ugly Man Records returns from dead with the first single release in over 2 years. "We Don't Need Tomorrow" is classic return to form for the label, a single worthy of the title Ugly 40.  Following in famous footsteps of Jack 1 - Wonderful Life, Ugly 5 Water in my Eyes, Ugly 16 Titanic, Ugly 20 Newborn, Ugly 27 My Life at the Movies and all those betwixt and between  Sandy Kilpatrick has crafted a worthy addition to the Ugly Man cannon.

Avavailable (sadly only) to download on all the usual suspects - Amazon MP3, iTunes, Google Music and MySpace music.  You can also have a listen before you buy on one of the cool streaming sites like Spotify, Grooveshark, Rdio, We7 and Simfy.  All this starts on 21st March 2012 and marks a new chapter in the Ugly Man story.

Fingers crossed. x