Who is this Jackcabnory......

London Cab Driver, part-time Singer, micro/macro blogger, runner and primary school teacher in the making.....

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Beach boys and other such happenings....

Well, well, well, following my last post on who's who I have a tale to tell which tops that and some.....


There is as some of you may have seen a bunch of guys who have got together and created something call The Black Cab Sessions and seeing as I have a foot in both camps, I decided to contact them.

We've been emailing since April and only recently could we agree on a mutually suitable time and date.... so 3 wks ago I rock up to Abbey Road studios and await the arrival of Mr Brian Wilson - yes that Brian Wilson! - he artistically arrives half hour later than scheduled.




In the meantime I have assisted in the tech set up and sound check (for which we could only settle on "Happy Birthday"). So all ready to go, as you may know, the licensed number of people in the back is 5, so we had to bend the rules slightly when Brian and 4 band boys get in, so Jonny, filming, had to squeeze between the jump seats.

So off we go to their hotel in Park Lane, trying to avoid as many bumps as possible! (easier said than done). A tune off the new album and a verse and chorus of "California Girls" later, job done. The fruits of this journey will be on the Black Cab Sessions in Sept to coincide with the release of the new album, word has it that it looks good.

Other than that, it's been fairly uneventful, I've taken to doing just days for now, it suits me and family better for now.

Thanks for reading, have fun

3 comments:

Wynne said...

How cool is that Black Cab Sessions??? Awesome stuff, mate. Great stories. I hate that silly cow you picked up at London Bridge. Unbelievable. more intersting than shipping, then?

The Jester said...

I know, she was a silly moo...... luckily far and few between.

Been trying to call you in the last couple of weeks, not sure if you've changed numbers.

Hope all's well

Anonymous said...

Hey Jester - I had to comment on this post as a former California Guy (and old colleague from your pre- pre-cab days at Kensington High Street!) Thanks for the tip-off email - it's a great blog and I look forward to reading more. Cheers from Boston and a quick tip of the hat for the link to the local daily photo blog from around here.