Thursday, August 12, 2004

It's going to be wet ...

Off to Cropredy tomorrow morning for the Festival and it's going to be a wet and muddy. Have bought extra huge groundsheet, large quantity of bin liners and am taking twice as many changes of clothes as usual.

Should be a good one though - Oysterband headlinging tomorrow, Jethro Tull on Friday and FC themselves on Saturday. Supports include Mostly Autumn (who I've heard some excellent material by but not seen live yet), The Family Mahone (featuring Mark Radcliffe), the superb Show of Hands and Nick Harper (son of Roy).

This is usually my one weekend away of the year without the family (other than work stuff) so I am really looking forward to it.

I just hope it doesn't rain too much!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

This week I have mostly been listening to ...

Marbles by Marillion - their brilliant new album which was funded by their fans paying for their CD in advance.

Lots of Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull - in preparation for the Cropredy Festival this weekend.


Green Day because my eldest keeps making me listen to it - we will be seeing them at the Leeds Festival.

Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.

Welcome my friends ...

I thought I would give this blogging lark a go so welcome to my blog.

My name is Neil Fawcett. I am married with three beautiful children. I am an active Liberal Democrat and County Councillor for Abingdon South on Oxfordshire County Council. I am Executive Member for Learning & Culture on the County.

In my spare time I like listening to music and watching bands. I like most varieties of rock music - Classic Rock, Prog Rock and Folk Rock. I am a big fan of Marillion, The Wildhearts and Fairport Convention.

I expect that most of my postings will be about politics, a fair few about music and occasionally about films, family etc.

Hope this blog turns out to be of some usefulness to some people occasionally!