Friday, 11 February 2011
blues and greens at the bus
Last Tuesday the Blue Bus parked temporarily at the Camden Eye, just across from the tube. Juliet Troy and I read. Ken White and David Miller played guitar and clarinet (and backed Juliet on a longer piece). Ken comes over from Melbourne pretty much annually and it’s always good to hear him improvise with David and, on this occasion, sing a couple of songs. The guitar pictured is a 1930s Epiphone, one of the earlier electrified instruments, though Ken in this instance had a blue-tacked mike and a miniature amplifier (we joked about the stack). Back in the late 1960s Ken was guitarist with the Melbourne band Nova Express. These days he plays in his daughter’s band regularly at The Retreat pub in Abbotsford (she is, by the way, a classy jazz vocalist). The pixillation in the lower image is period pub decor not a technical fault.