FREE Big Sexy Festy Party

I’m just dropping in briefly to post about something special I heard about then I’ll scurry back into my den to go back to lurking.

I’ve resisted posting here for as long as I could. I’ve been posting on the Guardian music blog for a little while, RR and other bits of it, trying to contain my online music jabbering. As much as I’ve enjoyed reading the Spill, I know posting here will make my essay-prevention procrastinating even harder to rein in.

Aaanyway, I volunteer with Crisis, the homelessness charity and we’re being supported by the Big Sexy Festy Party in September which aims to cover 10,000 Christmas dinners for homeless guests at the annual Crisis Christmas which is an amazing feat of goodwill and organisation. Breathtaking really.

I hadn’t heard of the BSFP before this week. Maybe the other RRers/Spillers have been before. It sounds briliant so I thought I’d mention it here. It’s huge, it’s free and it’s all built on goodwill and a belief in “excellence in music”, a bit like the RR blogs which have really been a pleasure for me lately.

Saturday September 5th in East London :

Thanks, Caitlin

tfd’s 60th birthday bash!

All ‘Spillers are most cordially invited to my birthday party this Saturday, March 7 – bring a musical instrument if you’ve got one! (Or if not, don’t worry cos my son Matt has a house full of ’em.) The picture is a clue to where the party is, as I’m not so daft as to be putting the address of a party on the interweb. No, the party is not actually AT the Alamo. That wouldn’t be allowed!

You can rsvp in the comments. Even if you can’t come, though, you can still join in the challenge, which is to identify as many songs about or mentioning San Antonio as you can. Here are some to start you off.

San Antonio Rose – Patsy Cline
What Am I Doing Hanging Round – The Monkees
Lo and Behold – Bob Dylan and the Band
Guitar Town – Steve Earle