Once again, I was in London on business and was able to take in a live gig by Pat "The Jazz Butcher" Fish at the famous 12 Bar Club on Denmark Street. This time around, I brought a decent camera, my Canon G9, and was able to capture some photos and video, now on YouTube. It was an all-acoustic gig --just Pat, his guitar and a couple of effects pedals. Still, you got to see a glimpse of the man's range as a musician and songwriter, moving gracefully from humor to heartbreak and back again. As good as this gig was, it left me wanting for more. But for now, I'll just have to make due with some of the Jazz Butcher CD's from Amazon.
One nice change since the last gig in April is that London's bars and restaurants now have a smoking ban in effect. So instead of me having to go outside every 20 minutes for fresh air, it was the smokers who went out! Also, it was nice to see the Reading branch of the Pat Fish fan club out in full force. Thanks to Nigel and Dominic for the drinks. See you again next time, guys!