The Gossip

November 28, 2006 § 1 Comment

by Cat Pilgrim

KOKO London, November 2006

I rang the doorbell at KOKO in Camden, and it set the tone for the night. Behind me stood Pilgrims all-stars Aida (photography) and Ruth (dictaphone). Together, we were the Tri-fecta of Sound, ready to – somehow – enter the venue and interview our little hearts out. I hadn’t been given a contact phone number, just very cryptic instructions to be at KOKO at 7:00. When no one showed up, we were momentarily stumped – but then, the doorbell solution – maybe we should have been detectives. Someone answered and practically paid us to enter.

“What magazine are you wi…oh, excuse me! Will that be 3 or 6 PBRs?” Gofer #1 asks.

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Protokoll

November 28, 2006 § 1 Comment

by Kate Pilgrim

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut , November 2006
Glasgow, Scotland

Those of you Anglophiles who are in any way ‘mad for it’ have probably heard of King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. Unassuming from the outside, tucked away on a otherwise business-free Glaswegian street, it is known for, among other moments of musical greatness, being the place where Alan McGee first spotted and signed Oasis. The thought of FINALLY (after nearly four years of uni) getting to see a gig in that most hallowed of venues had me, well, wicked psyched, yes, but I was far more excited about who I was seeing.

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