Exploits of the Frictionless Man as it wanders around the world like some kind of slippery hydra. Music, words and pictures a speciality.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

It was fun fun fun until Daddy took the T-bird away.

Farewell, farewell. Frictionless Drums and Frictionless Guitar are no more. It's sad to see people leave, but that's the way things go. You will both be missed, it's been a riot.

So now it's a duo all the way from here. Rehearsals have been continuing apace and we are looking at getting our first few gigs booked for January. I'll let you know. We've got three completely new songs ready and a markedly different style, so consider all this an example of evolution in action.

Unfortunately the gig on the 3rd in Neath is cancelled, so anyone who caught us at the last one had better hold onto your memories, that was the end of an era that was.

Next post will be number 100. What an apt time for that to occur. I'm off to get a guitar fixed.

11 comments:

Hughes the Booze said...

I wasn't at the last gig, so can I hold on to some mammaries instead?

Go on, please...

Sorry to hear that you have been deserted by two members - duos can be a lot of fun though.

I did the duo thing for a while and it's a real giggle. Besides, you only have to split the money two ways... which means more beer money. HOORAY.

Am I shallow?

Don't answer that

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, there was one deserter and one of us was very unceremonisoly sacked, I will leavbe you to decide who, wonder if stu will leave this online.

morriston burns said...

How will you ever recover, Mr Frictionless?

Anonymous said...

I am sorry only one person quit the band and there are really no issues with that as he was upfront and told everyone what he was thinking from the begining. The other was very unceromoniously dropped, I will not say which was which

The Loose Moose said...

nor will i but i will ask this question. which witch was the witch which winched the wench when the wenching witch watched the wrench? Was it the same wenching witch which renched the wrench from the hands of the wicked retched retching whitch which twitched winching the wench?

Stay Puffed said...

It was the French tench on the bench in the stench.

Unceremoniously sacked? Is there usually a ceremony to go with it? Maybe a presentation or somesuch; a medal or gold watch would be appropriate if he was a soldier or welder.

The Loose moose said...

what's a tench?

what fish? said...

The tench (Tinca tinca) is a small fish of the Cyprinid family, and is one of the commonest and most widely spread freshwater fishes of Europe.

rhysaurus said...

If you were ceremoniously sacked by yourself you'd have to blow your own trumpet.

satori wipeout drone said...

I have a copy of Tinca Tinca's second album which is, surprisingly, called Tench. Isn't that amazing? Tinca Tinca were one of the new wave of progressive rock bands that emerged in the late eighties, alongside It Bites, Pendragon, Marillion, Motor Neurone Disease Cripple Sex Orphan, Spankspunk (from Germany), Spankspunk (from the UK), Definition of Thug, Protozoa Bathtime, U-Bend (from Germany), Ultrasmug, Prattle, Simon's Coat, Ted Bender and Prattle (but not the same Prattle, this band was from Germany), COYCARP (always in capitals, from Germany), Cavemanbubble (from California), Ted Bender and Prattle (not the same Ted Bender but the same Prattle but not the German one).

The list could go on but I hate it so there. Finished.

Mr Frictionless said...

I remember seeing COYCARP when they supported Papal Slap on their tour of the home counties in 1986. The light show they did for Brick Layer Escalator Undulator Abstract Painter was fantastic.

Didn't the cornet player from Motor Neurone Disease Cripple Sex Orphan go on to form Annie Lennox with Peter Ustinov?