|Your Captain Is Speaking
On 8th November 2001 Dave Brock came onto the #hawkwind.org.uk IRC chat channel and said some
interesting things about the (then) current Autumn tour. (Go to the Mission Control website for more
details on IRC and how to connect to it.)
|This transcript has been edited
for clarity and some of the less
interesting bits (like me
have been cut out. Dave
Brock does not announce
himself when he comes onto
the IRC channel, but read this
and it's obvious that it was
him. (I didn't take up Gwion's
offer of 1 guess just in case,
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<<guest36582 hereafter referred to as Dave Brock>>
gwion: hi guest
Dave Brock: Hi there
gwion: how's it going?
Dave Brock: Okay
Dave Brock: Have you made any gigs this tour?
gwion: I will be going to Manchester
gwion: How are the gigs going up to now?
gwion: the last one I saw was Canterbury
Dave Brock: Very well, good full houses, sold out Swindon and almost
gwion: I was due to go to Nottingham, but an unpredictable job
put paid to that
gwion: I hear that Swindon went down very well
Dave Brock: Yes, it was good
gwion: I'm taking my sons to Manchester
gwion: One of them did HW for a schools project
Dave Brock: What did he do?
gwion: He made a concert programme, featuring lyrics, photos,
gwion: other kids did blur, etc
gwion: The teacher described it as "an interesting and unusual
Dave Brock: I'll bet Laughs Out Loud
Dave Brock: Was it a good programme?
gwion: it was excellent, though I say so myself
gwion: it stood out
gwion: The clone poem caused a stir
Dave Brock: Yeah, that would be good
Dave Brock: Like to see it
gwion: well, I should send it on
gwion: what address should I use?
Dave Brock: PO box 28
Dave Brock: Thanks
gwion: They were amazed at Canterbury
gwion: They expected anything their dad recommended to be crap
Dave Brock: Bit wet and cold though
gwion: well, I suppose that's part of the ambience - we had some
Dave Brock: How old are they?
gwion: 13 & 12
gwion: THe elder one is a mean drummer
gwion: I have to hide in another part of the house when he's
Dave Brock: Does he play in a band?
gwion: No, he's only been at it about 6 months - but he's very
gwion: his school have asked him to play in concerts
gwion: He's having lessons - the other is doing the guitar
Dave Brock: Could be worse, he could play violin
gwion: I did that
gwion: now I don't have the catguts for it (ouch)
Dave Brock: Laughs Out Loud
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gwion: hello steve
mooongluum: hi tom
mooongluum: hi guest
Dave Brock: Hi Steve
mooongluum: do we know each other, guest?
gwion: I think you do
mooongluum: oh groan, i have to guess do i?
gwion: you get 1 guess
mooongluum: guest: http://www.geocities.com/sjyoules - my new HW
site. if you have any dull moments that need filling :-)
Dave Brock: We will have a look :-)
puff_n_stuff: its a good site
mooongluum: thanks hope you approve!
mooongluum: i'm hoping summer 2002 tour comes off...
Dave Brock: It should do
gwion: So you've a night off
Dave Brock: Sort of, back to sort out some things, early start
gwion: I see there's been a lot of discussion about the sets
gwion: Quite an imaginative choice
gwion: I mean the songs
Dave Brock: Yeah, we saw that
Dave Brock: There will be some new stuff soon
gwion: I look forward to it
gwion: guest, I'm delighted you're producing some new stuff
Dave Brock: Yeah, its a good strong line up
gwion: It is a pristine lineup
gwion: This is the Time of the Hawklords inspired stuff?
Dave Brock: Yeah, and some other stuff, I think Huw has some things
gwion: I remember meeting Michael Butterworth in 77 at the
palace theatre manchester
Dave Brock: Michael mailed us and I believe he is getting involved
with the project
gwion: is he still writing?
Dave Brock: He has offered to write some stuff
gwion: I remember the palace concert - I think its the one (or
one) where Mr Calvert got handy with the mike stand
mooongluum: "and fall off the stage on top of you with two
hundredweight of iron in my hand"
gwion: I bought that series when it came out. What's he writing,
mooongluum: hope the lyrics are better than the books
Dave Brock: Yes I think so, he only just mailed and we havn't had
time to discuss it properly with him yet
gwion: I remember him telling me he used to write for space 1999
Dave Brock: Dont know, Trevs more in touch with him than us
gwion: I see the Yule Ritual went down well
Dave Brock: Must go to bed in a minute, worn out! and early start
gwion: well - I look forward to Manchester
Dave Brock: Are you going to any others?
gwion: remind me of the itinerary left
Dave Brock: Liv, Glasgow, Edin, Newcastle, Cardiff,
Dave Brock: Hitchin, Poole, Salisbury, Torquay, Brighton
Dave Brock: Walthamstow, Dublin
gwion: possible Liverpool - I live in Cheshire
gwion: if I can escape the wife - taking the kids is the price
gwion: Poss. Cardiff - I used to live there and have a soft
spot for the place
gwion: THanks guest - Dublin - it's a date
mooongluum: i'd go to all of em if i could :-(
mooongluum: say you're taking the kids, then lock them in the boot
of the car
mooongluum: like dave brock did to a health and safety inspector who
wanted to stop a HW gig years ago :)
Dave Brock: That was a cupboard!
mooongluum: yes it was a cupboard wasn't it. (can I come out now?)
gwion: a cupboard - it's always nice to hear an apocryphal tale
Dave Brock: He wouldnt alow the lasers :-)
Dave Brock: He came in the afternoon and okayed them, then turned up
just before the show was about to start and changed his
mooongluum: ...got what he deserved
gwion: did he declare the cupboard safe?
Dave Brock: Laughs Out Loud
Dave Brock: It was too loud for him to declare anything much :-)
gwion: lol, myself
mooongluum: guest, do the band stay in hotels when on the tour, or
return to base between gigs?
Dave Brock: In hotels unless easy travelling distance from base
mooongluum: must make it bloody expensive
Dave Brock: Yes it is
Dave Brock: The crew coach costs nearly Â£400 a day
mooongluum: well here's hoping for full houses all the way
Dave Brock: Well, its been a good start, so fingers crossed
mooongluum: it would be even better if gwion could be bothered to go
to more than 1 gig lol
Dave Brock: hahaha
gwion: Are you doing your own management now?
Dave Brock: Me and Marion.....thats why we are so knackered!
gwion: That's a lot to worry about in a day - esp if you are
Dave Brock: Jim Lascko is joining tour at Manchester
gwion: oh yes?
Dave Brock: Joining his light show to ours
gwion: so Manchester seems a good one to go to
Dave Brock: He is doing all the rest of tour, so should be up and
running properly by Liverpool
gwion: well, perhaps I'll do Liverpool then - I'll bring a
spare set of hubcaps
Dave Brock: Must go to bed now.....night all :-) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
mooongluum: goodnight guest good luck
gwion: good luck with the tour
Dave Brock: Thanks
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