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.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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