I'm very sorry that Peter got robbed of a guitar worth £ 2,000, and some of his blood paintings this last weekend, and that his house got broken into. If the police should ask me, I spotted a famous guitar player hanging in Marlborough Saturday night but when I started chasing him the morning after he was already speeding off to a seaside resort in the West Country.
The Shambles participation at the Benicassim Festival was highly successful, Friday and Saturday, although the Spanish press claims the Friday gig was better. We have some beautiful photos from Saturday by a_marga on Flickr, and a video (Delivery) from youtube.
We also have a new gig looming, it's an event at the Rogue's Gallery (Barbican Hall) on 28 July, called "Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys", featuring Baby Gramps, Martha Wainwright, David Thomas, Gavin Friday, Ralph Steadman, Robyn Hitchcock, Norma Waterson, Teddy Thompson, Martin Carthy, Julie Fowlis, Eliza Carthy, Pete Doherty & more. Tickets: £15 / 20 / 25. More info here.
Dirty Pretty Things yesterday played at that seaside resort in the West Country, Weston Super Mare, as part of the "T4 on the beach" festival. Some snippets were shown on Channel Four yesterday afternoon, and if you missed them, here's the clip, showing a short interview with Carl and the boys, plus Deadwood.
That's all for now folks. Stay tuned for more news.