• @bristolmusic: Bristol named UK’s most musical city http://www.bristolmusicfoundation.com. #
  • At turner sims in Southampton with sierra maestra. They are on at 8pm #
  • Government Internet Censorship Begins In Stealth In New Zealand – http://tiny.cc/PqShV #
  • Ok then, you try and explain “you can tell them your CDs are onsale in the foyer” to 9 cubans. Just try the word “foyer” …without pointing #
  • try explaining Chinese takeaway menu printed in English to 10 cubans then order by phone & talk to someone who can’t understand you either #
  • Sierra maestra have had a good one tonight, queues at the merch stall for CDs and signing #
  • So, Chinese takeaway people really had no idea what I had been trying to order. Total chaos on collection. 20minutes of explanation required #
  • Breakfast is espresso from a machine. Aberystwyth is next. Venue is providing food later so no take away chaos later. #
  • Birmingham Arts Survey 2005-2008 | Created in Birmingham [del.icio.us] http://goo.gl/fb/qey1 #
  • Sierra Maestra will be on radio 3 at 3pm uk time if you are interested in what the band are all about #
  • Soundcheck in progress. Food next. Show starts at 8pm #
  • Seasick Steve is on his way to Germany to play on the TV show ‘3 nach 9’ and also do some other press stuff… http://bit.ly/cVToX9 #
  • Sierra Maestra go onstage in 5 minutes. Two sets of 45mins with a 20minute interval. #
  • If anyone would like words of advice on Cuban cigars and the like,come and see Sierra Maestra,they have a lot to say on the subject..off … #
  • Interesting point about Aberystwyth. The local council banned the screening of "life of brian" when it first came out…. #
  • Really interesting point about Aberystwyth. The mayor of Aberystwyth is someone called sue…who played Judith in "life of brian" #
  • You couldn’t make it up….so mayor decided on election to arrange first screening of "life of brian" in Aberystwyth. And now … #
  • Seasick Steve Hopes to be announcing summer festivals in the UK, Germany etc http://bit.ly/aHu4Dc #
  • links for 2010-03-13 http://goo.gl/fb/IwuW #
  • Links for 2010-03-13 [del.icio.us] http://goo.gl/fb/cS1r #
  • Today is Aberystwyth to Exeter. Think I’ll go down coast and then head to m4. Don’t think the band enjoyed the mountain roads yesterday. #
  • Looks like food in this country is as bad and as full of chemicals as I thought. The band are all feeling Ill and it’s only day 3 of the … #
  • band are struggling with the food in this part of the world. All of them have been feeling unwell since tour started.At Cardiff services now #
  • Two hours to Exeter from Cardiff west services but may have to stop again on the way. Show tonight will be at Exeter Phoenix #
  • @ScrewYouSXSW: Steve Jobs reportedly drowns at home while swimming in a room full of $100 bills. #sxsw #sxswi #ScrewYouSXSW #
  • Bridgwater services heading south. Of course they have no public phones so no calling to Cuba just yet. Weather is sunny though. #
  • Microblog 2010-03-14 http://goo.gl/fb/y15N #
  • Sierra Maestra on page MySpace, tour dates, MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos http://hub.tm/ospFO #
  • Sierra Maestra (band) – Wikipedia [del.icio.us] http://goo.gl/fb/JbgW #
  • Sierra Maestra – official website [del.icio.us] http://goo.gl/fb/RNqf #
  • Sierra Maestra on MySpace [del.icio.us] http://goo.gl/fb/awq5 #
  • In The Belly Podcast returns feat the best in Brum’s fresh music talent http://bit.ly/cRYT9t #
  • Despite repeated requests, venue manager failed to tell chef about food situation.Dinner was spicy vegetable pasta. 8 people couldn’t eat it #
  • Good news. Front of house manager has agreed to give band cash to go and find suitable food after gig. Result. #
  • Sad to hear of the death of John Sicolo, founder and owner of TJs in Newport. 1944-2010 #
  • links for 2010-03-14 http://goo.gl/fb/guDU #
  • Links for 2010-03-14 [del.icio.us] http://goo.gl/fb/FMuR #
  • West Midlands Police use stop and search powers disproportionately against ethnic minorities http://tinyurl.com/yjh8dm3 #
  • Breakfast in Exeter then london next. #
  • It’s the start of a busy little week with 2 new rooms openening @ the MuMuseum in the next day or so (via @positivevoid) #
  • Monkey Business – band nights in Halesowen – start April 8th. Rhesus, Fatbwoi, DJ Katy Jay. (via @musoplex) #
  • Learn the fundmntals of music production at Blue Whale. Logic Courses to begin soon…. http://bit.ly/9ctOed (via @AndyRobertsBHAM) #
  • New Brum music podcast feat. live sessions a banter about someone’s Nan. http://bit.ly/cTOLHu (via @BlueWhaleBrum) #
  • @rocksound one of the UK’s best-known venue owners died yesterday: http://bit.ly/afg6si (via @bbcwalesmusic) #
  • Blog: John Sicolo 1944 – 2010 http://bit.ly/afg6si #welshmusic (via @bbcwalesmusic) #
  • Does being a victim make you an expert? http://www.thestirrer.co.uk/March_10/an-inexpert-witness-150310.html (via @thestirrer) #
  • Gordon Brown confronted by mother of Tipton soldier killed in Afghanistan http://tinyurl.com/ybgokrg (via @birminghampost) #
  • my kind of car park Nazi. One that doesn’t care you have overstayed and haven’t paid cos book is too good. Result. http://twitpic.com/18rfdt #
  • Digital Sales Overtake the CD… http://bit.ly/9Ng2us (via @thedailyswarm) #
  • What if our economy was not built on competition? Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom talks abt cooperation in economics: http://is.gd/aHVEJ #
  • The Woman Who Wants To Be World’s Fattest Closes In On 1,000 lb http://bit.ly/8Xzvtr #
  • Where is the venue? Eh? Do you have live music here? Yes. Which part of building has a stage? What? Where do your bands play? Downstairs. #
  • All you need to know. Sierra Maestra, from Havana, first gig 1976, brilliant band. #
  • And more you need to know. Fleas and lice. What a brilliant band http://twitpic.com/18stg4 #
  • Bloodbath in Mexico: Drug Prohibition Is to Blame for Thousands of Mexican and Now American Deaths: http://is.gd/aKYO6 #
  • M1 south in search of food then London #
  • Listening to Saul Williams #
  • On the way to collect sierra maestra from their hotel then off to bristol #
  • Hundreds Of Americans File Complaints Over Naked Body Scanners – http://tiny.cc/UYW27 #
  • CTBF/UK Film Council – John Brabourne Awards.>PS10k Funding award. Deadline 31st March. More here: http://bit.ly/czEfBd #
  • U.S. Attorney General: Bin Laden Will Be Killed http://bit.ly/dzAyv5 #
  • Bad Brains are heading down under this summer… Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney watch out! http://www.badbrains.com for details. Follow @badbrains777 #
  • Imagine if this was *your* picture! – Spanish Politician’s Photo Used for Osama Bin Laden Wanted Poster: http://bit.ly/blcoF4 #
  • Sierra maestra are at Bristol st georges tonight. Show starts at 8pm, two sets of 45mins with 20 minute interval. #
  • First Tempest and now we hear Swordfish Records may be closing 🙁 (via @birminghamlive) #
  • Gyrocopter pilot not guilty of manslaughter of Warwickshire Hunt supporter http://tinyurl.com/ye2z3qb (via @birminghampost) #
  • Your Boss Can Secretly Film You in the Bathroom — The Countless Ways You Are Losing Privacy at Work: http://is.gd/aM79k #
  • Californians Battle To Stop Fluoride In Water http://bit.ly/dfuV5L #
  • Government Warned 9/11 Commission ‘Not To Cross The Line’ – http://tiny.cc/aTJ31 #
  • Metallica planning 2011 tour ‘to rival Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall” http://dlvr.it/HHS1 #
  • Sierra Maestra onstage at 8pm #
  • PM is a liar. That’s news? (via @brendadada) #
  • Ok Sierra Maestra are onstage and playing. The venue has remembered to switch the lights on too. And relax….. #
  • Someone has complained about PA volume.Clearly Bristol punters find it hard to listen to Boris working Sierra Maestra at AC/DC guitar levels #
  • Boris the soundman is annoyed he’s had to turn down. Only one person fell over and was sick and he says it was no louder than usual. #
  • Bush Officials Warned 9/11 Commission Against Probing Too Deeply http://bit.ly/cNbOeD #
  • it’s Chinese food at hk diner tonight. Gig was good and record CDs sales after the show too. The AC/DC pa volume worked. Boris is the man. #
  • “I’m surrounded by philistines.” – Lemmy #SXSW (via @thedailyswarm) #
  • “Every industry has these things where they get together and pat each other on the back.” #Lemmy’sSXSWmetaphor (via @thedailyswarm) #
  • Lemmy on jazz: “Fuck ’em.” #SXSW (via @thedailyswarm) #
  • Lemmy on being a Hendrix roadie: “I was just a serf. I used to score acid for him…I’d get him ten he’d take seven an give me three.” #SXSW #
  • Motorhead announce 35th anniversary UK tour and ticket details http://dlvr.it/HvsM (via @NMEmagazine) #
  • Seth Faergolzia solo Thursday night residency at Boulder Coffee Co. Rochester, NY, this week with Berth Control from NYC! (via @dufusmusic) #
  • Don’t forget we’re still looking for local bands on The ‘Bridge marc.lungley@thebridgeradio.net thebridgeradio.net (via @MarcLungley) #
  • How many Birmingham based organisations are at SXSW? How many are to do with music and how many are to do with digital and interactive? #
  • @Brumcast some people use it as pilot market development. Others call it piracy. in reply to Brumcast #
  • @probone sat in Boston tea party. The coffe is excellent. Thanks for the tip! in reply to probone #
  • At recommendation of @probone. I’m sat in bristol’s Boston tea party. The coffee is excellent. Off to Brecon at midday #
  • Sierra maestra bought a lottery ticket yesterday. Anyone know what the winning numbers were? There’s 9 hopefull cubans in this vehicle #
  • Sierra Maestra didn’t win the lottery this time. Looks like they have no choice, they will have to continue the tour. Next gig Brecon. #
  • @southernrec don’t waste your time on myspace try facebook reverbnation bandcamp or anything but myspace in reply to southernrec #
  • image001 [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/8MA9 #
  • Sierra Maestra Sonando Ya 450011 Guardian 26 Feb 2010 [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/HYpG #
  • Sierra Maestra fRoots news April 2010 [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/1HTJ #
  • SM Jungle drums April 2010 [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/Ddk9 #
  • Sierra Maestra Evening Standard March 12 2010 [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/ev1i #
  • Sierra Maestra – Sonando Ya [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/VrEU #
  • Sierra Maestra – Sonando Ya (World Village) Press 2010 http://goo.gl/fb/cvIh #
  • Sierra Maestra 2010 [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/wTJH #
  • Sierra Maestra 2010 [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/csea #
  • DischargeGigcopy [Flickr] http://goo.gl/fb/WXTb #
  • UNITY PRESENTS – DISCHARGE, SKUFF, VOLITION, AT THE NINES, FRIDAY APRIL 2ND, TICKETS £5.50 ON… http://goo.gl/fb/QZLr #
  • Jimi Hendrix is playing over venue restaurant sound system. The band have eaten a lot, and pudding too. Ice cream. Glad it’s not -12 today. #
  • Work Kills More People Than War http://bit.ly/cdfsXQ #
  • Why Punish Iran for What Israel Has Already Done? http://bit.ly/9W3qDJ #
  • Russian Lunar Rover Found: 37-Year-Old Space Mystery Solved http://bit.ly/9DhiiC #
  • 20 Years Too Late: Universal Dropping CD Prices To $10 Or Less… http://bit.ly/af0XmW #
  • Ten Music Crits You Should Follow On Twitter… http://bit.ly/d898pX #
  • Breakfast in Brecon. Off to Bangor next #
  • A49 north past Shrewsbury and market Drayton then on towards Chester then turning west to Bangor. Trying to avoid going through mountains #
  • Just arrived in bangor but stuck in a jam. Less than a mile to venue #