Saturday, December 10, 2005

Foxton / Brzezicki / Townshend

This CD/EP is on sale now at the Casbah Club website:
A wonderful limited edition, taste of things to come. I noticed a signed copy at ebay for 16 quid and rising, get it direct from the band site for half that price or with a T-Shirt.... Either way it's a bargain, the best you'll ever have!


Blogger Alecia said...

Can't wait for the CD...
thanks offering it!

1:49 PM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Cool! Play it loud! Si

1:52 PM  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Simon if you have a little time Sunday evening.

The Basement Jam loop is up and running smoothly. Three cheers for Rachel, Pete and the team at eelpie!! Excellent performances by all. You rocked man!

I don't know about you but I'm ready for a party! I will hosting the "In the Basement" loop chat and will be in Ballerina Gurl's chat - - around 5:15 pm eastern time Sunday December 11. I tried to base this time around the majority. I have invited a special guest co-host, who has excepted. We all would appreciate if you would honor us with your presence. The loop will start at approx. 5:30 pm. eastern time. You are cordially invited to stop by and join us.

Peace, love and light.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Casbah Club said...

Great to see the CD is finally available on line! The booth at the Status Quo show was sold out.
Off to buy a disc now!

2:06 PM  
Blogger Gigi NYC said...

Hiya Si,

Just purchased a copy of the new CD on the website. Lokking forward to hearing it. Be well....See you in the future.


2:40 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

is it paypal? Worldpay worked for me
at Rachel's blog.

3:50 PM  
Blogger haribomort said...

The ep is fookin great!!!

Really looking forward to the album and world domination by Casbah Club next year!!!!

Simon - you rocked the bollox off the place last sunday - I'm really pleased with the pics I got of you & Pete together - check out my blog if you wanna see them.

Looking forward to your set next week at In The Attic - how about a Casbah Club Unplugged set?

Take Care Mate


5:08 PM  
Blogger Marietta said...

I'm definitely going for the T-shirt! And the free CD of course!

Will you honour us with your lovely presence on our chat tomorrow?

Details on KidRic's and my blog.


5:15 PM  
Blogger paul B said...

well i dont think I'd pay any price just to get you, work all my life and win you by standing naked, stoned and stabbed...

but its still a bargain!!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Alecia said...

You can bet I will Simon! ;-)

6:34 PM  
Blogger Alecia said...

Hey Si - Found this comment on another post...

Hi Storm - just to let you know that nice girlie shirts are on order now - especially for you.

Can I get one of these instead of a large? Maybe a Medium girl-cut? If not I'll just alter the Lrg. A girls go to look her best you know. A fitted garment will make for a better advertisment anyway!

Saw this earlier comment from you as well...

Hey Alicia - Sweet Sound tour? You don't look old enough

I am 41! Good genes I guess... I'ts also hard to see wrinkles on a 1x1 72ppi photo! ;-) I've earned every one though!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Vinícius said...

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7:21 PM  
Blogger Vinícius said...

Thanks Simon, I´ll check this out.

Cheers from Brazil!

7:24 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...


So many albums, so little money. I need simontownshendis first... noooooo....

Glad to hear about the new album, just being a goof. :p


9:16 PM  
Blogger ADAM said...

Hello Simon,

I start with an apology. "I'm sorry !". Just like a butterfly collector, I collected you in the past for no other reason than for the fact that you are Pete's younger brother. I labeled you as such, cataloged you as such, and stuck you in my collection like some kind of sub-species (Simonius Townsodius)
I was wrong!.I was lucky enough to see you perform at both 'The Bedford' and 'The Basement'.
I am a lot of things, but I am not a sycophant. When I tell you that 'YOUR' music stunned me.. you can guarantee that I'm telling you the truth.
At the Basement the other week I was proud that my wife accompanied me. She is not a Who fan. She is not a Pete fan. I asked her after the gig who she enjoyed the most. Being the diplomatic person she is she told me that she enjoyed the whole show. However, when pressed she said "I like that bloke who came on and sang about having a sex change". High praise indeed !.
Like a lot of Who fans I know your music by proxy.(From the 'Sounds of Green Lightning' up-wards) In the past I afforded you a smile, like some patronizing git who viewed you as nothing more than Pete's little brother.
I spoke to you at the 'Basement' (briefly) I joked with you about the fact that "you had come of age" (which in itself sounds bloody patronising... which was never intended). I want you to know...that, if in the past I have viewed you as someone who walked in
your brothers shadow...NOT ANYMORE...someone turned the light on!
I have a limited amount of money. All the Cd's I buy have to justify themselves as I can no longer afford to just buy them 'on spec'.Your album has now moved to the top of my list.
Whatever it is you do...just keep on doing it!You are one hell of an artist! Out from the shadows little brother...your futures so bright your gonna have to wear shades!


9:42 PM  
Blogger neilbymouth said...

Ta Simon, ive already brought it, cant wait till it comes, I listened to the clips on your site, great to hear foxy souding as solid as ever - a vastly underated bassist he is, the three piece sounds great


9:56 PM  
Blogger PaulBLpool said...

Hi Simon
Bought the CD at the Sheffield gig - really enjoying it. The production is excellent, great guitar sound on there and a classic Foxton bassline chucked in too!

Just curious about the individual writing credits as the CD has Casbah Club / Big Country for the CD but no individual track credits.

I know Save Me From Me and When She Sleeps are your tunes, pretty sure Sex Change is too but what about the others???

Best wishes from Liverpool


6:48 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

That reminds me, "Save Me" was amazing.I think Alecia mentioned it somewhere around here, you were right, Alecia!
I just put the loop on again,
for the 100th time since Friday.Just heard Save Me again.:)
Hope all's well as it can be.xoxoLisa

7:32 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Yeah!!! I just ordered the T-CD, even though I saw the pay-pal logo I wanted this CD,lol. So I pushed on, and it
gave me a slightly alternate option,
enough to order, excellent!
I'm all jazzed now.:D

7:41 AM  
Blogger Casbah Club said...

Woke up to a FANTASTIC article in the Sunday Express on the CASBAH CLUB! Full page. Lovely picture, great review. "Prosper outside the record company system" Here, here!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Steve H said...

Hi Simon
Bought my signed copy at Basement Jam last Sunday. Should have introduced myself properly to you when I said hi and asked you about the tour. It hasn't been out of the card CD player since. Really looking forward to more.
Have a good Sunday!

9:11 AM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hi Kid ric - I would love to stop in the chatroom and say hi, that is, if I can get on the computer... my daughter is doing homework. If I'm not there send my love to all!

Casbah Club - who are you?

Hi Gigi - I'm sure you'll the enjoy CD

Thanks for the vibes Tony - will take a look at pics again in a mo.

Hi Marietta - Thanks for the support!

Paul B - powerful words!

Alicia - I feel bad. We didn't get the order in for girlie shirts yet. Hopefully we will do that over the next few weeks, just need to get more organised after the abrupt and unexpected ending to the Quo support tour.

'Hola' to vinicius in Brazil!

Hey Jack - Casbah CD is a five track EP and it totally rocks! Beg, steal or borrow the money!

Adam - I'm glad you're a reformed ST fan. Must admit though, I worry that there must be thousands of people out there that shared your old opinions. I guess I'll just have to keep on knocking on the door, bashing it down - Get me heard! From out of the shadows steps a giant! Cheers!

Neil - Good to hear you're into the Casbah CD. I'm so pleased with it. Album early next year.

Hi Paul - CD does rock, I know! I wrote all the stuff except Any Way She Moves which is a joint composition. Casbah take credit as we are doing a split on the royalties - help fund the project and keep us all 100% behind it. U2 do that. I think it works in a band so that one person doesn't earn all the dosh.

Lisa - so you paypald in the end? Good for you! Really think you'll love the product.

Thanks everyone for blogging!

9:25 AM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Cheers Steve H - best buy a T-Shirt to wear in the car while you're listening ;-)..... and CC - I'm pleased with the Sunday Express article - finally a decent photo in the press.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...


Bob at Stir says that he received
the Mercury Lounge 2002 DVD
that I sent out.Can he ship that
out to England for you?

9:51 AM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Sure Mike - That would be great!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Simon, can you guys think about
putting out some long sleeve T's?
I live at the beach, it's gets cold around here.Plus long sleeve T's just look cool. :)
I'm so lookingforward to the Cd-T!

10:05 AM  
Blogger PaulBLpool said...

Cheers Si - I think Queen started to credit all songs as band compositions also, for the same reason. I weas just curious why Big Country were credited as individuals on the sleeve.

Later mate


10:35 AM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

you know you've arrived when your being sold on Ebay for top dollar!

10:39 AM  
Blogger casbah convert said...

shocking !!!!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Casbah Club said...

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11:15 AM  
Blogger Theresa K. said...

HI Simon... Now I'm coming to read your blog every day. I posted a little something about Casbah Club on my own blog today w/ a vintage Jam pic...
here it is:

(do you ship your CD to the States? i can't wait to hear it)

2:36 PM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Hi Paul - BC always credited individually and EMI Music require that.

Hey Justin - 16 pounds... What's that... Around 25 bucks? Getting close to top dollar. Few more to go.

Hey Theresa - Stir UK are sending out CD's everyday to the States. I guess it takes a week or so.

4:17 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...


Tonight at midnight I'm posting the first article on the Jazzblog that I've been trying to set up. It seems there is an interest in Jazz here in blogland, but everyone claims ignorance.

If you would like to contribute any articles, let me know and I can add you as a member. Otherwise, any comments/corrections/duck-calls (*grin*) are appreciated. (I'll try to be accurate, but it's tough in the swirling rumors of the music world. Musicians never seem to tell the same anecdote once... :p)

(who is currently digging in the couch for spare change to buy two Simon T cd's...)

8:03 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Listening to the loop again.
I f*cking love that song "Save Me".
That song's getting to me, I'm glad it's on the CD I ordered.
In some ways it reminds me of myself.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Lucky Buck said...

I have strict orders from Misses Buck against purchasing anything for myself before Christmas. Sorry Simon.


8:51 AM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Not so lucky buck! Understandable though this time of year.

Lisa, Save Me From Me - There's a killer version on the new Casbah Club CD.

Jack - Will check out Jazz blog later.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Heh, I was just thinking that my profile photo captures the song pretty well, even though I really don't drink much at all.
That was right after my divorce.
And people have asked me to change my profile photo, but it captures a moment. I dunno, maybe I should change it?
Anyway, yep, I'm looking forward to that CD,the crowning moment when I decided to order it was when I saw "Save Me" listed. :) I knew I had to have it then.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Thank you for a FANTASTIC performance in the Basement Jam...I'm watching you right now. Bravo! FANTASTIC!! I can't stress it enough. I feel like I say this too much to you and Mikey and Rachel but I cannot stop!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Alecia said...

Yeah, a long sleeve shirt would be cool too! Maybe a 3/4 length with satin trim or 1/2" black laced edging! Oh alright, I'll alter it ok! :-)

11:45 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

I like those ideas, Alecia.:)
AFA long sleeves I could throw it on with some jeans and go to the beach clubs up the street- too cold at night lately for short sleeves, without a jacket.. If they had sweatshirts with the hood, that would be rad. Oooh! Good idea!
Heh, or even a bra with the Casbah bullseye logo on each boob.
And don't get me started on the potential for underwearlolollol :)

11:57 AM  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Simon, just ordered the limited edition CD with the T shirt. It's a Christmas present to myself!!! Mark

12:51 PM  
Blogger PTfan said...

I just love the Whoisms that you throw out every so often.
: )

12:55 PM  
Blogger Casbah Club said...

Hello simont,

In answer to your question, I am a fan of all the members of Casbah Club and was looking forward to hearing some good new music (bloody difficult these days!). I went to the BC site and found too many childish fools attacking you, Mark Brzezicki and Bruce Foxton. Most of the complaints on the BC site (or by their gutless anonymous posters who came here to your lovely blog) have been one sided, unjustified and plain wrong. I was fortunate enough to be recently enlighted to the truth in all this (and also heard a few bizarre tales of IG's past dealings). As you have not defended the band, someone else needed to.

I commend you and the rest of CC on moving forward in a dignified manner. After months of empty promises and carrots dangled in the BC message board for a Casbah Club release, it seems amazing how quickly you chaps have been able to deliver the goods on your own. By the way, in hearing the downloads, it's pretty obvious the band does not need more than three members to sound amazing. Casbah Club rock!

2:42 PM  
Blogger fluorescein said...

Hey Casbah,

Thank you for the blog, it helps clarifies the situation. Who are you?

I agree with you though on all accounts!! Not sure about the earlier tracks, but the 5 song EP sounds GREAT! I love the songs - rock'n'roll.

Hey Simon, very nice article in the Sunday Express. I was glad to finally see something positive out there.


4:16 PM  
Blogger Bob K said...

Hey Si,
You forced me in to getting a blog so I could leave a comment! Great article in the Sunday Express I hear. Maybe someone can post it?


6:35 PM  
Blogger Lucky Buck said...

Nice to see the Stir guys participating here. Who's the current Casbah manager?


7:43 PM  
Blogger Karel said...

Hi Si,
Just had a quick wonder. I watched the loop the other day (you were awesome, I enjoyed your set a lot) and wondered what Gibson you were playing. I've never seen those before..looks pretty damn cool with its really slim body and all black color....

LOL..sorry..just wondering..


3:16 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Mike said...


>>>>Bob at Stir says that he received
the Mercury Lounge 2002 DVD
that I sent out.Can he ship that
out to England for you?<<<

Then you said:

>>>SimonT said...
Sure Mike - That would be great!<<

I said now:

Does that mean Bob will send it
out to you in England?

4:18 AM  
Blogger Bob K said...


Yes, the dvd is on the way to Simon. As he was on the road I held off. I intended to bring it to him after the tour but will now mail. There has been a ot happening the past couple of weeks. Question is, will Simon be able to play the US disc?

5:13 AM  
Blogger Bob K said...

Hey Lucky Buck,
The Casbah Club business is currently being handled by Kitchen Management. Got a gig?

5:16 AM  
Blogger Lucky Buck said...

No gigs, Bob. Just an inquiring mind. Thanks!

5:24 AM  
Blogger Bob K said...

Sure thing Buck. I was just joking with the "got a gig" comment!

5:43 AM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

Hi Simon,

Sorry for being so slow but thanks ever so much for your set in Basement Jam. A really kick arse performance.

Also being slow on the CD but I'm going to order it right this evening.

8:57 AM  
Blogger casbah convert said...

The downloads definitely lack the twin guitar attack. It would also be nice to get NEW songs sometime rather than re-hashing stuff that is 10 years old!!!

10:30 AM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Thanks Jessica! Pleased you got to see one of my better gigs!

Bill - What earlier tracks are you referring to??

Hi Karel - the guitar I'm playing at Basement Jam is a Gibson Chet Atkins electric acoustic. The best on the market.

Hi Mike - I think Bob K answered your question. Ta so much!

Hi Casbah Convert - You only need one guitar when it sounds this good. Only 2 of the tracks on the new disc were released before but not by this band and none of them ever released in the UK - plus we like them and they sound amazing. Hey, and every one of these tracks is newer than the BC and Jam songs covered by the old Casbah Club. We are working on new material now, hopefully be recording in the new year.

Cheers all!

11:14 AM  
Blogger fluorescein said...

Hi Simon,

>Bill - What earlier tracks are you referring to??<

Sorry, should have been clearer. I meant the first CC recordings (the ones sitting on the shelf) of the 5 re-recorded tracks presented on this EP.

This CD really does sound fantastic and it is hard for me to believe the unused old CC tracks sounding anywhere near as good.


11:32 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

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12:45 PM  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

hi si,
just want to tell lisa something, then i'll be back.

hey lisa, you can pair your casbah club t with a long sleeved t. you can wear it underneath your cc t. it will look fab.

i am ordering cd & t-shirt si. do you know what estimated delivery time is? anyone who has ordered and received one (t shirt) can answer.

it seems like your spirits are up. good for you.


1:29 PM  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

no small sizes?

now i know what the girls were complaining about.

hey, i can take a youth large. but i am not that big a girl. maybe i will have to sleep in mine.

sorry if you already addressed the t shirt size issue. but really, the ladies love casbah club too you know.


1:32 PM  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

Thanks Simon,
Just ordered, I hope it has your most excellent P90 Strat tone. Loved the way the acoustic sounded in the Basement Jam. Is that a Chet Atkins?
I like Lisa's idea about long sleeve tees, but I wish you guys offered other colors. every T I seem to own is black or white. Maybe it's a sign.
Thanks again.

1:47 PM  
Blogger casbah convert said...

"Among Us" was released in 1997 whereas "Driving To Damascus" was released in September 1999. By my reckoning that makes these sons 2 years older than the DTD songs that the old Casbah Club used to do. (and before you say it I know that the Casbah Club mark II didn't cover any DTD numbers but the original CC did)

2:48 PM  
Blogger casbah convert said...

Oh, forgot to say about the guitars ... maybe you say the one guitar sounds good but I can assure you the two sounded a lot better - just an opinion

2:50 PM  
Blogger PTfan said...

Ok Simon, What is Casbah Club anyway. Apparently it is not a band that you all of a sudden made up, it has had different members come in and out and this is just another form of CC? So what songs are done? I notice your two solo ones, who wrote the others on the EP? And where did Sex Change come from? And when you tour what all songs do you play? Is it all covers? Why did you join them when your own band was extrememly incredible? No complaining or criticsm here. I'm just trying to figure out what's what is all.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Bob K said...

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4:04 PM  
Blogger Bob K said...

I have been fortunate enough to hear both the studio recordings of the 4 piece Casbah Club and the November recordings of the 3 piece band contained on the EP. I prefer the newer versions of the tracks. They definitely have a better overall sound and, in my opinion, a better performance. The guitars and bass tracks have been improved and the newer drum sound would be hard to top.

I'm not trying to knock the four piece Casbah Club because I liked them and hope their recordings see the light of day - there's some really great stuff there. I simply think the guys went in to the studio in November feeling comfortable and knowing what they wanted. Just my opinion.

Has anyone else actually heard the recordings made over the summer with "the twin guitar attack" 4 member Casbah Club? By the way,the recordings on the EP do have 2 guitars where needed. As for 2 of the tracks on the EP being 10, no make that 8 years old, who cares? What a revelation that a previous line up of Casbah Club played some songs that were only 6 years old.

I look forward to new recordings of new compositions in the new year. For now, I'm loving the Casbah Club EP that's currently playing in my home. Thanks to Mark, Bruce and Simon! This will hold me over.

4:20 PM  
Blogger PaulBLpool said...

Nice touch on the Quo messageboard Simon - I think the guys over there really appreciated you taking the time.

Looking forward to some CC activity in the new year.

If you're looking to fit a show in up my way there should be a decent turn out as you went down really well in Liverpool and people are talking about you guys.

The Cavern is now a great venue - decent size stage and I think the room holds about 4-500 punters. Mind you, there's always the original Casbah Club in Liverpool but I think you can only get about 30 in there!

If you're interested in doing a PA at one of the large music megastores in Liverpool (I won't mention the name!) when the album is ready, give me a shout - the manager plays drums in our band and would love to get you guys in if he can!

Still loving the CD


4:32 PM  
Blogger SimonT said...

At times I wonder ptfan.... the reason I joined Casbah Club was becasue when the old singer/writer and keyboard player left, the rest of the band asked me to step in. The manager at the time picked songs from my catalogue and suggested the band do their own updated versions in the set as they were playing mainly covers and needed some original material.

Casbah Convert - I don't know the DTD album very well. I like the early stuff, Inwards and Wonderland are both great songs to play. Re guitar on the new disc, I don't know what you're comparing to? This is our first release. Whatever, I remember your posts in the past have always been really positive about my material and I appreciate you coming here and voicing your opinion. I also think that, like me, you are frustrated that things didn't work out with the line up of the band that toured last April/May. Cheers, ST

5:21 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...


Woohoo, I get paid for some contract work tomorrow... I shall order the CD and the shirt.(If I can't shrink it to fit me, then my Andrew will have to wear it!)

We'll see post bills how I'm doing, but I may splurge and get simontownshendis as well... oooh, xmas shopping for me... :p


5:47 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

>>>Question is, will Simon be able to play the US disc?<<<


Simon should be able to as most DVD
players are adapted to that in the
UK.I send DVD-R discs to friends
in England quite often.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope I will see you more often. How cool that you are in a band. I suppose you have a big "girl following"!
What type of music do you play?

7:10 PM  
Blogger ticharu said...

Simon, thanks for stopping by Plum Flower Dripping, I was uploading more MP3s for many hours today. I'm told none of the links would've functioned during the upload. If you get a chance, try again, sorry to disapoint.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Hey Simon,

Maybe some other time you can join in with all of us at BallerinaGurl's chat.

The Christmas special will be awesome I am sure. See you there so to speak.

Peace, love and light.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hi again Si,
I posted a long post here yesterday,
then I had second thoughts about it because of the extreme length of it.
So I yanked it.
I come back today, and see references that you've been to others sites!This
is killing me!lol
I'd asked in my post yesterday if you would come to my site.The one that I yanked. I'm formatting my music differently at my blog. If you click on the links they should come right up and play.
Id sent an email with my blog address to the local music
show Fox Rox saying that their blog segment on the show sucks. And I got
an email back from the producer, asking me to the Fox Rox new years eve show.Troy the host passed my blog around, and it made it to the
producer. I'm jazzed! :)
so please, pretty please come to my

5:53 AM  
Blogger tony lowe said...

Hi Simon,

Just wanted to say The Casbah Club CD sounds amazing. Can't wait to hear the album.


7:58 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Hey hey Tony Lowe!

Your stuff sounds pretty darn
good as well.I've been
aware of your work for years.
You played bass on Simon's
Among us CD and played lead
guitar on the Animal Soup cd
doing Highness and I'm Alright.
Also,you,Simon and Mark Brzezicki
hooked up for Pat Orchard's CD's
10 Flags and Clearwater Days.
Good to see you hear mate!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Hey Jack, Simon, everyone,
I meant to mention I got the cutest email receipt about a day or two after I ordered the CD -T-shirt combo.
It was like a jokey little email receipt, very cute. Nothing major.
I wondered what Jack's or anyone else's was going to say.:)
Anyway, it cheered me up to get it.

9:02 AM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Thanks Bob K - I agree!

Paul in Liverpool - I really like the sound of the Cavern. I will mention to our agent to book us in there in Feb/March tour. Cool!

Hi Jack - good news. Sorry, still no Casbah hats to send out ;-)

Hi Lee Ann - thanks for visiting. ROCK music! "Its in me blood"! As Katherine Tates character, Bunty Carmichael says about spinnin' a baton for the Doncaster spinners! Check out my website or the band site
It is not just heads down noisy shit - real song based music! You may like it. Chow 4 now!

Ticharu - I will look back for the mp3 downloads - I'm keen to take a listen. I love your blog picture - very dark and interesting.

Kid Ric - sorry I didn't make Molly's chat - I keep missing out on the fun! Let me know when it next happens and I'll make sure to swing by. Cheers,

Hey Tone! Glad ur into the Casbah disc. I'm knocked out with it. By the way, I notice Bob Skeat is playing in Wishbone Ash now. I visited Cafe Press where I'm going to do a page so the girlies can order some cool Casbah shirts and saw link:
Catch up soon!

Hey Lisa - I will check your blog out.... I promise! Thanks for all the positive vibes!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Andraste said...

Wow! This whole blogging thing...everybody's doing it!

Simon, glad to see you on the blogging b'wagon. I also saw you on the Sweet Sound tour. I choked back my embarrassment at buying Duran Duran tickets because you were opening. We saw your set, then left. Aren't I just the little snob?!

Will definitely check out the CD. ONce the hols are over and my money is my own again! I had no IDEA you had this project going. Can't wait to give a listen...


10:40 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Testing, I'm trying tosee if my profilethingy shows up.Thanks
Thanks Simon, I'm tryingtochange my profile photo to make a more positive image.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

It worked, but wow, it's dark!
But it worked!!! :D

1:50 PM  
Blogger AndyW said...

Any thought's on what you're going to play on the Christmas special?
Looking forward to it!

1:55 PM  
Blogger JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...


You and your hats! You need Casbah Club knickers. Much better than hats! :)

Okay, I'm in a goofy mood, just finished 2 math finals... Haven't slept in 2 days... Pure mathematics is so much... err... fun...

"It is not just heads down noisy shit"

You are definitely cool, Simon. I'll have to remember that one. :D


(Cheque goes in tomorrow, and yes, I will be able to get simontownshendis as well! Whoopee!)

10:40 PM  
Blogger John F said...

Just saw you on TowserTV and I'm blown away -- and inspired!

4:37 AM  
Blogger Steve H said...

Hi Simon

I love 'When She Sleeps' - please play it on Sunday night if you can. Just wondering too 'Anyway She Moves'has got that bassline and also the Big Country-esque guitar solo - is that an intentional nod to the Jam and Big Country - if so it's a very cool sounding combination.

Steve Haywood

9:01 AM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

I really wouldn't mind hearing " Save Me" " Next fly" ...kinda don't want to hear anything too sad- sounding, battling the holiday blues as it is.
Just being honest. My brother just called me, said that I looked like I'd been crying in my new profile photo.
He could always tell, he was right:(
So things that don't sound too sad would be nice. xoxoLisa

12:11 PM  
Blogger SimonT said...

Cheers John! Really pleased my performance moved you so much.

Hi Steve - May try and play only new material... we'll see. I don't usually play When She Sleeps acoustically so it may be a change to do that one. Any Way She Moves is certainly a nod to BC and Jam with the Fields of Fire guitar part and the bass line inspired by Taxman.

Lisa - Sorry to hear you have been down. I have a new song called Vibrate that I would like to play for you - a song about seeing the positive side of life, also another song called Under Different Light - very upbeat. I'm nervous about about doing new stuff though, incase I mess up the words... but I think I'm gonna go for it.

Cheers. ST

5:35 PM  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

That's so awesome!Suddenly I feel kinda cheered up! You're so sweet,
don't be nervous about new stuff.You know you're the man.:)
And it's such a good time to do it, I know I can't be the only one feeling kinda blue right now.It's a hard time for people in general.
But I have my CD and T coming, and I
AM going guitar shopping before christmas, so...
Seriously, Simon, thanks for cheering me up. You really did.

7:41 PM  
Blogger casbah convert said...


4 years - gone but never forgotten

2:12 AM  
Blogger Joe Lewinski said...


Please excuse this post under this topic thread. I haven't quite figured out how to start a new topic yet.

Is it possible to obtain the tuning and tab to The Way It Is. I wish to
only perform it for friends and family.

If not a full tab, perhaps just the tuning and basic chord progression.

I recently caught your performance at The Basement Jam, and I really thought your stripped-down version of TWII song in that setting was really spectacular.

Thank you and warm regards,


2:57 PM  

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