musical interlude

July 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm 2 comments

2000 Trees_Big Blue Sun_Dan singing*

George, my husband, and his best mate Dan are in a band called Big Blue Sun and they opened the Leaf Lounge at the 2000 Trees festival on Friday.  Dan writes songs inspired by ordinary human experiences, love and life in Gloucester and never misses a note even when he’s feeling under the weather or full of cold.  I love the stories the lyrics weave and find their music moving.  I admit I’m biased (lovely music is inevitable from such a lovely bunch of people surely?).  The programme promised if you love The Beatles and Bob Dylan you’d love Big Blue Sun’s quirky folk tunes and hauntingly slow melodies that seem to somehow drift along with the breeze.  Don’t believe me though, decide for yourself… grab a cuppa and watch the short video below or stream their album using the Big Blue Sun link above while you carry on doing what you’re doing.

MOSAIC - Big Blue Sun at 2000 Trees

2000 Trees_Big Blue Sun_Andy's line up t-short featuring BBS

other pictures from the festival on Flickr and a new song called ‘Wisdom is Blue‘ on George’s blog (which would have been a very nice video if I’d not recorded it in portrait.  doh!)

Entry filed under: away from the plot, great people, home life.

making Pam Corbin’s River Cottage Preserves redcurrant jelly 2000 trees Festival

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kirsty  |  July 26, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Lovely. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Almost as good as being there – well not really, I wish I had been. And to just prove how much I enjoyed this (and the rest of your blog) … I burnt my tea while reading and watching!

    (Top tiperooni … burnt saucepan … add washing powder and simmer gently. Burnt food lifts off miraculously.)

  • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  August 1, 2009 at 8:05 am

    is it any consolation to know that I often do that too? especially rice and burning the steamer pan (which thankfully leaves the food intact if not a little smoked). thanks for the cleaning up tip :o)


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