Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Out of my brain on the 5.15 !!!!!!

'Noses in Dresden'...or was it Cologne, either way the honker on the right looks like mine !!!(that's Darren's finger on the right, good job he can play guitar because as a photographer he's bloody awful ;)

Wuppertall Oct 07 video's

Tommy http://youtube.com/watch?v=qo7-nQ6iRLY

More Tommy http://youtube.com/watch?v=YhPwZQRImig

The Seeker http://youtube.com/watch?v=9pehhXhIJB4


Oct 30th Tuesday 1.10pm
WELL ,
believe it or not ...the hospital wants me there at 5.15 am tomorrow.
If you're a Who fan you will know the song called 5.15 from Quadrophenia.
Talk about coincedence !!!
Surgery is at 7.15.

I'll be back here on the blog later today with more on Germany and photo's , but for now I have a list a mile long which I've been putting off for days, but today is the last chance to do anything remotely connected to heavy lifting,cutting grass etc.....so I better go....don't want to ...but have to. :(
See you in a bit.

Barry

ps:Dunno where all the script and video's went from the right hand side of my blog , but I'll get on it as soon as I get the other 2 million things on my list done !

Friday, October 26, 2007

Germany photo's

A shot from the backstage area of our gig in Berlin, it was in an old (very old! ) cinema which sat about 50 people I'm guessing.
It even had a skeleton of Elvis in a closet, or so we were told by the owner .
(a real bloody skeleton !!!)
Thanngyoo thanguuuoo vurry much !

The 2nd row was Darren2's dressing room , row 4 /5 and 6 were Daves ;)
Mine was wherever, and Darren/Keith had the first 4 ront rows
(he's an exhibitionist dontyaknow !)

That is obviously a dyslexic peace sign I'm giving ;)




Bad Enbach...... Nice suit !
An appreciative crowd :)

Darren has a duel with an unknown cowboy to see who has the bigger pistol !


Updated 3pm Saturday Oct 27th
3 pages of photo's now up at http://www.fivefifteen.com/Thumbs07.html


More of mine coming, and still waiting for some more from the guys.


Don't forget to watch the Kaiserkeller show ! :)
http://www.onlinemusicstar.de/band/97?concert=435

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Honest enjun !




Updated Wed Oct 24th 9.15am

Oct 23rd 2007 10.55am

I'll blog about the German trip this week I promise, but right now I'm in between doctors visits etc and working here and there.
I only have until next Tuesday to write, as Halloween is my big back surgery day, and I'll be stuck there in hospital for 3 days ,then home for 6-9 weeks and recouperating with absolutely no computer access allowed for a minimum of 2-3 weeks, as I'm only allowed to lay down and not sit at a computer chair. (+I don't have a laptop)

So no-one will get emails or posts from me but I will have a phone by my side as I stare at blockbuster movies for a zillion weeeks ! :(
Call me if you want, but give it a few days as I'll be in pain/stoned for a little while ; }

This is my FINAL SURGERY (99.9% sure)
I'm having partial bone removal allowing nerves now being crushed that are cutting off access to my legs and feet allowing normal activity + removal of bone spurs and arthritis between L4 and L5 (lower back) all through a 3" cut in the lower spine.

This is the biggest surgery to date and hopefully will be a new day in my life as I'm tired of complaining as most around me are of hearing about it ( I know I know :( )
I'll be coming home after 3 days in the big house with a self medicating pain pump which will have the button permanently pressed down ;}

In a weird kind of way I'm looking forward to it as I've been not the nicest guy in the last few years and am going to try and change/turn around 100% my personality, but without promises...I can only try.

Being in pain for 3 years now and on meds screws a person up but that's all going to change after xmas.

My apologies to all those I've been a complete arsehole to in the last few years I hope you forgive me.

My wife who is surely a saint has been there every day through a lot of shit, god knows how she did it but she did and is still doing it, thankyou dear, I love you.

As for the future , I don't know if The Wholigans are in it, lets take a wait and see attitude, it's too early too call.

If not, it's been a wild ride,

if so then lets 'drive that train cos , I'm out of my brain on the 5.15'

Thanks to all the fans for 25 years, it's been great ! :)

Hopefully I'll be better for/by christmas.

To those who have photo's of Germany, please send them to me well before next Wednesday so I can share them with everybody, I seriously cannot do it after my surgery.

Barry :)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Germany ' Heaven & Hell ' Tour 2007





I just got back home to Florida last night and am being a bum today sleeping off jet lag etc.

I'll post a blog about the whole tour over the next few days (and it will take a while to remember everything )
Here's a link see our Hamburg Kaiserkeller show anytime ,the keller famous for being the club that The Beatles played their last show in Germany.
http://www.onlinemusicstar.de/band/97
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The Black Olives play to the 57 minute mark first, but you can fast forward to The Wholigans if you wish, but the olives are a great band and the drummer looks oh so familiar ;)

It takes about 15 minutes for the olives to start in realtime, but depending how fast your computer downloads the show, you can fast forward.
The Wholigans start at the 17 minute.30second-ish mark after the olives.... duh ;)
We play about 2 hours I believe, the first half is 'live at leeds' and a lot of 'Tommy' then a few Quadrophenia and various 'Who's Next' ending with WGFA.

I believe the show will be edited to a show with no gaps , but I'm not in charge of that, the website who did the show is.

Our website http://thewholigans.com/ is back up as of today Thursday at 12.10pm.

You can see photo's here http://www.fivefifteen.com/Thumbs07.html
and go here
http://www.fivefifteen.com/
for other info on the tour + sign the guestbook (left hand poster)
and also see photo's from the 2003 Hamburg Who convention (click on the right poster)

For the unitiated, right click on the page and see 'page info' and translate into English.


Be back soon.

Barry
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