Earlier today I took a break from maths revision to go see Gregory and the Hawk do a busk in Northampton Square. I seem to spend more time on ‘breaks’ from revision than actually revising. I’m on a break right now you see. It’s more like revision is a break from me doing what I want.
Anyway, this was my second time seeing a busk put on by the folks at Bandstand Busking. It was much nicer than the first time, in the sense that it was sunny and nice as oppose to freezing cold and wet. I really appreciate them letting us come watch the busks. It would be nice if Black Cab Sessions would let us come ride in the cabs… but I don’t think that would work out. You can find out more about Bandstand Busking and their busks on their website.
Gregory and the Hawk is Meredith Godreau from New York. She released a record this year on Fat Cat. I haven’t heard it yet but she’s sold me on the fact that I need to hear it. There was another band there for a busk but I didn’t stay to watch them. Soon after I got there Adam arrived and we talked about the Broken Social Scene bunch and how fantastic they all are. Meredith played three songs. For the first song we were all standing behind her, which put her off. She started laughing and asked us to come stand round the front to watch. Her songs are quiet so we all listened attentively. She has a really beautiful voice.
I was undecided about who I should see tomorrow, her or Loney, Dear. Both are free. Technically Loney, Dear would be easier because I think it’s marginally closer, but this little taster of Meredith’s music has made me pretty sure I want to go see her. But, we’ll see… Bandstand Busking are doing a busk with Loney, Dear tomorrow, so I’ll opt out of maths revision and go see that instead. If I go to see Meredith then I’ll get a ticket for Loney, Dear at St Giles In The Fields- win/win situation.