Thursday, December 22, 2005

Merry Christmas & Happy Hogmanay

That time of year again, whatever happened to 2005 it flew by so fast!
It's been a year+ since my initial back surgery and I'm still dealing with minor day surgery's as recently as last week.
Hopefully all will be well soon.

I'm headed out christmas shopping today for the missus, which is pretty good for me as it's usually christmas eve when I do that.
Can't say I've been a good boy this year but hopefully santa will be good to me ;)

As the title of this blog says , Merry Christmas & Happy Hogmanay, Hogmanay for those of you don't know is new years eve and is basically a Scottish tradition which I grew up with as my dad was from Motherwell Glasgow as were most of my relatives on my dads side. My dad died on christmas day a few years ago, I miss him as I do my mum but I know they are both proud of my accomplishments.
Anyway, you can read up on Hogmanay here

Not much going on in Wholigan world until the UK tour , but usually right after new years the phone starts ringing for gigs.
Unfortunately our webmistress who ran our site seems to have taken permanent leave ,so we are seeking a replacement.There are a couple of things on the site which need fixing such as the Jan 21st Singapore show which has been cancelled and the uk dates need to be updated , but you can find the list of dates and updates on tributecity.

We can't wait until the UK tour + I get to nosh on a good english breakfast of bacon,eggs,sausage,beans,black pudding etc and probably(more than likely) a pint of good ale to wash it down ;}
and of course the after show party's with you lot !

I hope everybody shows up early to the convention as there is a great uk Who tribute playing in the afternoon called 'Who's Next' + all kinds of *special guests* throughout the day :)
Many thanks to our UK agents who put this tour together.
Scroll down to see their review of us.
Big thanks go out to Ron Dovey for putting the convention on out of his own pocket, and for having us back again since the last convention in 2003 which was phenominal.

It's supposed to be 71 degrees here in Florida on christmas day, which is cold if you're used to living here but I know is hot to most of you.
Having grown up in Newcastle then living in Canada I know what snow is all about and I don't miss it one bit!!!!!

As of today we don't have a gig in Newcastle but I hope that will change in the coming weeks, either way it will be a canny tour and we can't wait to " turn everything louder than everything else"

Thanks also to all of you Wholigans that came out to see us in 05, we appreciate everyone of you, and big thanks to the inspiration of the band that moves us all.......THE WHO

Until 2006 Wholigans.....HAPPY WHOLIDAYS !!!



Sunday, November 27, 2005

Nothing to say,Nothing to hear & Nothing to see

Sunday morning, buggar all to say really cept lovely weather we're having..
Hang on.... I just turned my brain on, give it a minute to start up.
AH...that's better, now where were we ?..oh yeah

Watched The Who get inducted to the UK hall of fame last night on VH1.
A word to the wise Pete...sonna.......lose the handbag, good god what were you thinking!
Apart from that Mr.T was his relaxed self and looked good (apart from the handbag)
Roger's comment about being "otherwise employed" was a good one, I don't know if that was a dig or what.

The Who deserve to be there along with The Kinks and Black Sabbath and Bob Dylan, but as much as I like Annie Lennox (have seen her twice) I thought that it was a bit too early for The Eurythmics to be inducted especially alongside such greats as The Who and The Kinks.
The individual catalogues of The Who ,Kinks and Bob severely outweigh the pop throbbing of 80's electronica Eurythmics.Good band n'all, it just was bad timing if you ask me. It was kind of like having ABBA open for The Who, it just doesn't work.
Then again Who am I to criticize ?
Then again I'm a fan, surely my vote counts for something.

I told you I didn't have much to say ;)

::turns brain off .....: whrrrrrr*click*


Friday, November 25, 2005

Hmmmm..... where to start ?

9.35 am Friday November 25th

1st day as a blogger, it's good I suppose as it allows me to keep Whofans and fans of The Wholigans up to date instead of writing a diary every few months on the site.
As you may have noticed I've been completely lazy in that respect. much has happened this year that I'll just have to recall it bit by bit over time, but for now lets just deal with the now.
We were supposed to play Singapore Jan 21st but apparently there was lots of interest to have us play more than just one show, so that was cancelled and now the powers that be are looking to do a tour of Singapore,Maylasia,Taiwan,Thailand around May 2006.
We are hoping to tag on some dates in Australlia and maybe Japan & Korea.

In April we are headed to the UK for a couple of weeks starting April 1st at The Who convention put on entirely by Who fans with their own money and their own bravado, this convention is put on by the fans for the fans.
Ron Dovey is the main organizer along with various other people,but without Ron none of this would happen, he also put on the 2003 convention which we also played.

The Wholigans are having a quiet November/December on purpose as it's such a busy time family wise for everyone.
2006 though is a different story, there is soooooo much in the works.

I look forward to blabbing on here, hopefully the southern comfort posts at Friday at midnight won't offend too many of you, but to those of you who know me from relayers and theshout know I speak my mind.
So readers of this blog beware , you may not like everything you read ;)

' I'm a substitute for another guy'
Barry ...Who's still trying to figure out how to blog and edit etc etc....lord I'm old :(


TV show 'The Spot' featuring The Wholigans 2005 (scroll to the right for more or just push play)
Mute The Wholigans '' player (above) before playing these video's
These video's will play back to back for at least 3 hours