Monday 28 September 2009

The Ginger Man Group

We have our very own Blue Man Group - more likely The Ginger Man Group. They come from Stirling and yesterday they travelled down to Newcastle to see us do an afternoon show in the upstairs room of a city centre pub. They're lead by a man called George who I suspect is extremely intelligent though he's always drunk when I meet him. The other Ginger Men are his brother (terrifyingly drunk) and a dark haired one who's not ginger at all and wears a contrasting black Wreckless Eric t shirt to go with his Scottish/Italian look.
George is a leader of men, he has charisma. His hapless followers will go wherever he leads them. George is fairly obsessed with me and that's why he leads them to our shows where they terrify bewildered audiences with strange tribal chanting and spastic stop/go dance floor manouvres.
They may be a bit of a pain in the arse for the rest of the audience, but in these increasingly po-faced times I sometimes look back with affection at the days when beer was served in real glasses and audiences spat at us and chucked bottles. That period didn't last for very long which is just as well because if it had someone would have died. I enjoyed the adrenalin rush though, and for a brief moment yesterday afternoon The Ginger Man Group bought it all back to me.
Here's a link to Lindsay Hutton's review of the show\-


  1. by the way, these men sound terrifying.

  2. Very sorry (for myself) to have missed the London show due to influenza in the family.
    Looking forward to a new 45, though.
    The Radio Shows are finding you a few new listeners - previous EricIgnorami have really enjoyed the BetweenRecordTalkingParts which has yielded several CD sales in recent weeks...

  3. Another great show Eric, the Stirling guys are amazing. I was talking to them all downstairs and they were stone cold sober and would've passed for pillars of society, half an hour later and well you know the rest. Great to meet Lindsay as well, gem of a guy and my Geordie/Slough friend Rob was hugely impressed with the show.

    Any chance you could convince Yo La Tengo to bring you both to Edinburgh?