Time to get our heads back in the game as they say. I’m sure you’ll agree that 2010, as predicted, was a load of shite. Call that a year. It made 1666 look like 1870 for christs sake! Economic collapse in Ireland, Portugal, even Greece. It’s a tragic irony that Greece who invented western civilisation almost brought about it’s downfall. Ironically they also invented tragic irony. Here at home it’s doom and gloom as the worst austerity since the English Civil War is yet to kick in. Tax increases across the board, massive spending cuts, students rioting, unemployment up, food prices going up, the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer . Fuel prices going up so much that pretty soon it’ll be cheaper to fill your car with vodka, which is also going up.
But fear not. 2010 is gone, it’s finished, it wasn’t the year that we made contact after all. We were bumped. Time to get over it. Time to move forward. We’re now in whatever year this is and it has to be better than last year. So to help the economy in this difficult time we have agreed to try and keep ska inflation as low as possible, with ska quantitive easing. I know what you’re thinking, that it sounds rude, but it’s no laughing matter. Believe me I’d like to laugh but the last thing we need this year is runaway ska inflation. Remember the Weimar republic? Remember how much ska cost in the 1920’s? It was one of the principle causes of the Second World War. That’s right, it’s no joke.
We’ve also started planning some gigs. Unfortunately due to unforeseen events we had to cancel a few in Egypt. It was to be part of our Cradle of Civilsation tour, first stop Tunisia, then Egypt, then over to Iraq, but obviously we’re going to have reschedule that for some time next century. LIke me, most of you were watching events in Egypt thinking, could it happen here? Of course not. Over there they were mad as hell about rising food prices, massive unemployment, the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, whereas over here.. oh wait.
Anyway as a result of all this, by the time of our next gig, we won’t have gigged in over two months. So you know what that means? We’ll be ropey as fuck. Don’t believe me. Check out the clips of our first rehaersal back this year.
After watching these clips most people are probably saying ‘ Wow, those guys look really cold, yet rather stylish in their matching beenies. Like an elite unit of commandos.’ Those are our Bombskare beenies which only members of our regiment are allowed to wear. Oh, what the hell, we’ll sell you one for a tenner. If anyone asks just say you’re in Bombskare.
Our first gig of the year will be up in Aviemore followed by our one hundredth appearance at Aberdeen’s Cafe Drummonds the following night, both gigs are usually pretty full on. Drummonds in particular is usually a belter. We can also reveal that we are planning to play London on the 13th of May and Edinburgh on the 27th of May so make whatever preparations now, we command you!