z0mb13e wrote:Well in the cold light of day I should clarify that I wasn't blubbing all the way though the book, quite the opposite in fact. It brought many a smile to my face and reminded me of many happy memories - not least of which was the Feet First club nights being an indie/alt inde kid back then. So for the happy memories, and not for nearly making me cry (at the epilogue), thank you Belch.
Strange that our paths never crossed as I was at at least 20 or so of those gigs (I never kept a diary or journal unfortunately) from the Mares Nest filming that sunny summer day in 1990 (at the tender age of 16) to the Nov 2007 gig in Portsmouth (where I was suitably impressed that anyone had managed 100 gigs and cheered along accordingly).
Now I will trawl through the book again picking out some of the interesting sounding bands and see what spotify throws back.
With regards the mailing list, I was a bit annoyed that I never got on despite my best and repeated efforts spanning a decade. I thought it was either broken or a product of the slow and silent wheels of the Alphabet Business Concern. I might not have missed the garage concerts and more besides. Oh well, that's life I suppose.
People seem to be appearing on the List of late - give it another go (if you haven't already), although I fear it is too late for those Garage Concerts.