When Me & Cathy went to London in May for her 50th Birthday, after visiting Brompton Cemetery, (I know how to show a girl a good time)we got hungry & stopped at Random in this nearby Cafe.It seemed very pleasant & the owner was really friendly & chatty.I never realised until this morning the history of the place!
"The Troubadour was the first place where Bob Dylan performed in London. Paul Simon, Charlie Watts, Sammy Davis jnr and Jimi Hendrix have all played here. Richard Harris fell in love with his wife Elizabeth here (she was doing the washing up). Ken Russell recruited staff for his first shorts here, and it was here that he became friends with Oliver Reed. Led Zeppelin used to come and jam here after their Earl's Court gigs. Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello used to play here too.................."read more>>>
i took this photo in it's outside.downstairs....... sunken Garden.
My Photos of Jackie Leven are here & there You can also view better photos from last night here
Don, i didn't mention............My Grandfather (AKA "The Drunken Sailor" )Was ,Prior to joining the Merchant Navy, The Mayor Of Leven!That must have been the 1930's........The origin of the name “Leven” comes from the Pictish word for “flood”. Which,given the weather at this moment...............
Thank You To Margaret & Don. Your Company was a great comfort to Me & Cathy.
We all saw Jackie Leven tonight. Wasn't He Good!
2 days after Mum died & he he told a really funny story about scattering his Mum's Ashes.I Laughed in relief...........Its strange how we feel bereavement in a singular way.when,in fact, it's Universal.Thank You Jackie.It's giving me Courage .
I Bury My Mother on Thursday.
It's nearly 2am.(Sunday morning) I,ve been sober due to driving.I,m having a few beers now and will be very late in bed.
Then it's sobriety ahead of a tough week.
Thanks for the comments & thoughts.It helps.I will get back to everybody soon.
Don, no, the budgie never returned But I have never given up Hope.
Before I forget! BURY MET have put a link to my 17 HIPPIES photos here Thank You! Any chance of a Job & a decent camera?
Jackie Leven Biography
JACKIE LEVEN :"CLASSIC NORTHERN DIVERSIONS"
For probably all the wrong reasons i am finding this funny at the moment........ [via:growabrain]
By The Way, Jackie Leven must be the only Rock God to have an Advice Column on his website.You can get him to solve a Problem for you.You visit by entering here ......................"I see myself as part Rab C Nesbitt, part Frasier Crane..." says Jackie.I mean, it's worth a general visit to JL's revamped website. ( he namechecks /Bert Jansch/John Renbourn/Davy Graham)
He's a remarkable Man.The sort of Man I want to be when I grow up.........................