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ASDA is crazy. just braved it. I was quite pleased at the way I’d managed to avoid most of the Christams rushes in the shops. Oops – forgot about the pre NYE madness. Ahh well. All done now. Going to a friends house to see the new years in. Decks and a PA in the cellar, loads a nice people… Read more →

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photo’s from the.. FIRE Boxing Day Bash 26th Dec 2004

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Cool night on Sunday(FIRE Party).This was the view from the congas. [More photo’s to follow] It got very busy. I played one of the best sets I’ve done in ages (so I think!) . Yesterday was spent in recovery mode although I did go in a help out with the great fire clear up.. putting all the toys away. We… Read more →

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS! What a top day so far. This was the scene at 06.55 this morning. Eirene’s just putting the Xmas dinner together (Duck) and we’re just playing with the boys today… which includes loads of lego and a remote control hovercraft! Last night was ace – did a great gig at the Blues Bar with Dalmatian Kebab and then… Read more →

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It’s Christmas EVE!! Starting to feel almost Christmassy. Still got my Christmas shopping to do. I’ll feel more seasonal after that. Had a cool afternoon / evening. Got Eirene’s dad over and I’ve got a new Aran wooly pully. Had A visit from some relatives which was nice. Spent most of the night drinking whisky and coke, kiwi juice and… Read more →

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Well – for those that were there (and those that were gutted they missed it) The official site and photos from the Blues Bar Panto: The Wizard of Bloz – A Farce In Two Acts – 20th December 2004

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What a performance! The Blues Bar Panto was a roaring success in more ways that one. Roaring crowd, roaring pride of gay lions, roaringly good result for the Special Care Baby Unit to which the event was in aid of. I’d not expected the production to be quite so good – I never thought that such a small space that… Read more →

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Tonight should also be fun – it’s the very first Blues Bar Panto – Not safe for kids I’ve been warned, so, we have got a babysitter and are really looking forward to it! All the staff and regs from said drinking parlor putting on a show in aid of a smashing charity : the Harrogate Special Care Baby Unit… Read more →

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Not much to report. fairly busy in the run up to Xmas. Playing at Cardinal Sins tonight. Even though posters say “Matt La Congo” I can assure you, it is me, suffering a typo and not an imposter.

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Stumbled across this – a blast from the past / trip down memory lane of drinking parlors of yester year Harrogate – It’s a colleciton of reviews written about the way the pub scene was about 5 years ago…The Moribund Times

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Nearly a week since my last blog. tisk. Went to the Harrogate Theatre to see Moth Goose panto with the boys. Oh no we didn’t. Oh yes we did. Felix Jaygo Eirene and I, along with about 15 friends (well – we all got free tickets!) all shouted out heads off and boo’d and hissed at the baddy. Great fun…. Read more →

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Well – I’ve been up to Middlesborough today. Brought back a few memories. . . Top news of the day : Tiger Mates With Lion, Gives Birth to Liger Cub in Siberian Zoo

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Just done a massive shop in ASDA. Christened our ‘Pre Christmas Big Shop Shop’ we got a bit carried away. I have a trench mentality when I go shopping sometimes almost like I’m building an Anderson Shelter. Today was no exception. We could hold out here for months now. Enough tins to build a partition wall. Bit down tonight because… Read more →