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It has to be said I enjoy nothing more than a good wager, particularly after consuming many glasses of a particularly fine brandy at my stately gentlemans club in Londons St James district. It was after one such session, with a young country squire who, when not lauding it over the commoners, apparently likes to entertain the young people of his parish with his musical combo The Bluetones.
In tribute to my one of my heroes, Phileas Fogg, I challenged the erudite Mark Morriss to embark on possibly the longest tour ever undertaken, around the United Kingdom, comprising 80 gigs in 80 days, with orders to return with a musical souvenir from each town. Always a good sport, and heavily under the influence of the clubs Special Reserve Cognac, Mr Morriss immediately rose to the challenge.
Once the hangover had subsided and he had been released from the local casualty unit, the more sober, yet somewhat bleary, Mark promised to honour the challenge, albeit postponed a couple of days so he could buy a new suit and do his laundry. Once his tour manager and the rest of the band got to hear of the challenge, practicalities reduced the number of dates to 50 over 70 days largely because there werent any more places left that they could have played!
Saturday night marks the successful completion of the challenge, when Mark unveils his musical souvenirs from the tour at the record decks of Casino Royale and provide a taster of the return of his own Rabbit Hole club night.
See you Saturday
Just to tip you off that whilst 500,000 Guardian readers are huddling under an umbrella in a muddy Somerset field, my trusted "Daddy of the Decks", Joseph will be performing a 7 hour DJ set at the warm and dry Casino Royale on Saturday 28th June and Queen of the Bowlie night, the lovely Hatty will be playing a lip-licking selection of 50s swingers and french pop on July 5th.
This content originally from my very popular (in the tail end of the '90s) website popex.com. Some of this written by other people, so mainly originally created by me. I moved the content here here when the website eventually closed down at the start of the 2000s. Hope this ignites memories (if you read this).