Here & Now Vaults: Your Tales 3
Some more of your tales:
These tales received during 2007/2008
Hey Kif Kif,
Take it easy and get well soon!
I keep meaning to write something for the vaults but never
reply: Hey i remember that night we changed the number! Thanks for your help! - Love, kk
Hi, just stumbled onto the news that Suze has moved on ahead. Realised that I have been too far out in the wilderness for too long, would like to know more abt whats happening. Good to hear from any who still remember, also I see from the pics that Ani Ano Anne has been around, oh it would be so good to be in touch with more chaos again, so pleased that Twink, Steffie & Kif Kif are all happening & that Shanks is still doing it
Love peace 'n all that ol stuff
'Jade, once from Stoneleigh St, now considering free fall & re-entry.
reply: Hey Jade! Great to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words. I'll forward any emails to you.. - Lots of love, kk
And a nice long tale from a veteran Scots propeller head:
Attempted to post this to vaults section.. but it bounced... here goes-
Late '77: I was a fifteen year old in Fife, Scotland when I and some schoolfriends eagerly bought advance tickets for some unheard of Gong incarnation named Planet Gong, scheduled to play some lecture theatre at an Edinburgh university, I think in the Potter Row. Intriguing and exciting... and I think, only 99p a ticket. The previous week we had been to see Hillage in Edinburgh as it worked out... I'd seen there some loons in Gong/D Allen inspired propeller topped pixie hats there.
Round about then there was a Planet Gong lp with an eye blisteringly bright Cover with Daevid Allen's pixie graphics and an invitation to steal the album. I think the tour was called L'Anarchie Flottante 77... or Floating Anarchy... I was just an uninformed schoolkid who looked older due to massive, bushy dark hair, described by my granny as looking like 'a cow looking through a hedge'; I thought the Band's reference to anarchy was attempt to glom onto the punk phenomenon... but didn't know about squatting communities that had been into anarchy for years before. It was, on reflection an early attempt to unite punks and hippies, something that was on the cards despite the initial mutual exclusion... The boundaries proved less real in the long run... it must have been the start of 'crusty' once punks began playing free festivals like Deeply Vale.
I turned up excited, enjoyed the show... had made myself a tall pixy hat with propellor and looked a right dick. I rescued some scrapped audio tape of the band's from the hall floor and later wound it around various shit on my adolescent mess of a bedroom wall.
Next I saw H&N at Deeply Vale maybe the same year... 78. I can hardly remember a thing... except thundering insistent bass scale of one of their well known tunes that I had on the cheapo lp with the wonderful ATV side...
May have seen The Fall again at Deeply... I am sure i had a brilliant time... got a lift back to Fife with a guy called jesus in his VW camper... and the last thing i did was learn why you don't slam a sliding VW door by holding the back edge of it like a stoned prick... Owwwwwwwwchhhhh
That's about it.... vague news of band members such as Stefi came through the grapevine in mid 90s... my best mate, had earlier in 90s dated a chick who became Stefi's girfriend or something.. and I met her a few times... (is this name-dropping?)... My mate now has a girlfriend and kids in Latimer Rd... which is near another bit of band history but before my time... He's still a well known character round the Grove... probably some of you would know him from around and about.
reply: Blimey, thirty years on and still grooving! Thanks a lot Keltyk K, i love your tale, and i will try and clear the vaults email box of spam (don't you just love spam). love from other kif.