chronicle: December 2009

The Blowpipes had a final blast at The Klinker before the legendary club was suspended for at least 12 months, with a free-blowing set that included old favourites such as Under This Stone and The Flinchtones, plus the odd ode. In the bowels of the Tottenham Chances social club, the trio shared the bill with nocomotras, a Hispano-Australian improvising group from Holland: Yolanda Uriz on flute, Amgel Faraldo on live electronics, Mike Majkowski on double bass, and Laura Altman on pianissimo clarinet.

Vis the Spoon presided at a bonanza of festive music and nonsense at The Cross Kings: The Spoonful Christmas Mash-Up. Trombone poetry set sail in a torrent of turns, including Rock & Roll Steve, the enigmatic Jude Cowan, the adventurous Maria Slovakova, thewhatthe Dangerous T, and the unstoppable Spinmaster Plantpot.

Over and outwards.

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