Steve Lawson gig tonight

Tonight my brother Eddie and I will see solo bassist (and current lodger) Steve Lawson in concert (Bass: the Final Frontier) at C Central (Venue 54) on North Bridge at 11:15 pm. As well as his usual solo, looped, jazz bass magic and razor-like banter, Steve also has ex-Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt playing with him this evening.

I got a phone call from Steve about an hour ago asking for a favour: could I bring a guitar lead for Guy, as he’s borrowing one of Steve’s basses but he doesn’t have any spare leads!

Wow! My guitar cable being used by an ex-Pink Floyd bassist! I should rightfully sell it on eBay in the morning! Eddie suggested that I should also take along a Pink Floyd album for him to sign, but that it should be one of the Floyd albums that he didn’t play on, like Wish You Were Here. But with that kind of connection (signing an album by a band that you used to play with, but you’re not playing on) Eddie should just get his wife Rebecca to sign it. The connection: Rebecca is married to Eddie, whose brother Gareth (that’s me) is hosting Steve Lawson who is tonight playing a gig with Guy Pratt who used to play with Pink Floyd.

Brilliant! Six degrees of separation autographing! The whole celebrity thing is nonsense anyway, and gets more ludicrous by the year. Forget celebrities, just get ordinary people with a tenuous, six-degrees connection to sign your stuff!

I think it could catch on.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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