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Speakeasy, Glasgow - contemporary gay bar in Glasgow's gay district, with great food, drinks and music. Exclusive review, information and map. Travel Gay - The ultimate guide for the LGBT traveller - gay bar and club listings, hotel reviews and more Come Saturday night, Speakeasy is the proud home of The Trophy Room -Glasgow's legendary camp pop club night playing a glorious mix of tunes from the 70's to the naughites. So come in, park yourself in a comfy booth, have a game of dominoes and drink up. Founded over 20 years ago, Speakeasy is one of the UK’s leading conference and event management and video production companies. With offices in Edinburgh, Perth and London we work with some of the most prestigious international academic and scientific societies in addition to corporate and public sector organisations including the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the NHS to name ... Glasgow speakeasy bar Wheesht has announced it will close in April.. It will see the popular spot shut almost a year to the day after it first opened as what was initially a four month pop-up ... Glasgow has a new speakeasy - but, true to form, we can’t tell you where it is! The premise behind the secret bar is a little convoluted but lots of fun. You just need to get in touch with them ... Speakeasy is the latest addition to Glasgow's LGBT scene and it is more of a late night bar than a club. Decor wise I find it to be very gentlemanly (camp gentlemen mind) as theres lots of wood, black metal and leather. The plush red booths complete with matching cushions give the game away that it is a gay bar though! Speakeasy, Glasgow: See 170 unbiased reviews of Speakeasy, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #251 of 2,218 restaurants in Glasgow. Speakeasy Glasgow is a place where anything goes and everyone is welcome…as long as you play by our rules. Think of us as the perfect drinking den... Speakeasy - Glasgow Bar Review Speakeasy is a cool gay bar in the heart of Merchant City. By day it feels like a chilled-out local, and by night it's a quirky, camp party palace, with a rocking roster of entertainment. Plus booths give an old school, speakeasy vibe to the bar The Venue Speakeasy isn't quite a speakeasyRather…
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2019.12.13 06:00 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 13 December 2019
Weather(Powered by Dark Sky) Light rain throughout the day. Around 2 to 5 degrees. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today A LIVE Orchestra Perform: Daft Punk's Greatest Hits at SWG3 The Gatsby Speakeasy Festive Soiree at The Rum Shack Little Fire & Mike Nisbet at The Classic Grand Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven Symphonies 2, 4 & 5 at City Halls & Old Fruitmarket ABBA Gold The Concert - Christmas Extr-ABBA-ganza at The Garage A Glasgow Gospel Christmas With The No.1 Gospel Choir at St Silas Church Skipinnish Christmas Gig at Barrowland Ballroom The Glasgow Phoenix Choir - A Christmas Celebration at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Little Fire Jamie Mcgeechan at The Classic Grand A Very Festive Pear Shaped at CCA Today in Scottish History Today in 1585 saw the birth of William Drummond of Hawthornden, the noted Scottish poet. Drummond was one of the first notable Scots poets to write exclusively in English after the Union of the Crowns in 1603. He became a close friend of the English playwright, Ben Johnson, who visited him at Hawthornden, in Midlothian. His works include the elegy, Tears on the death of Meliades, and the poem, Forth Feasting. Drummond also wrote critically of the Covenanters. 13 December 1911 saw the death of Thomas Glover, an industrial pioneer in Japan. Born in Fraserburgh, Glover is little known in his native land, but is considered a national hero in Japan. He played a major role in dragging the country into the modern world, bringing the first steam train to Japan, and creating the huge shipyard in Nagasaki which would eventually form the bedrock of the giant Mitsubishi Corporation. /GlasgowMarket Digest Two standing tickets for Alter Bridge/Shinedown/Sevendust Tune of the day IDLES - DANNY NEDELKO (suggested by LastCatastrophe) Picked from 2 eligible links submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
2019.05.17 07:00 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 17 May 2019
Weather(Powered by Dark Sky) Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Around 9 to 15 degrees. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today The Gatsby Speakeasy at the Southside Fringe at The Rum Shack Status No at Ivory Blacks Today in Scottish History On this day in 1810 Robert Tannahill drowned himself in a Paisley canal. A compassionate poet, he explored themes of love, friendship and empathy, and often used his surroundings as inspiration, taking long walks in the country around his home. The folly of war affected him deeply, and he often wrote about soldiers. He was prone to bouts of melancholy - when his 1810 manuscript was rejected by an Edinburgh publisher, he "consigned to the flames" as many of his writings as he could. His body was found in a side tunnel of the Candren Burn. On 17 May 1870 David Octavius Hill, pioneering Scottish photographer, died. Born in 1802, Hill is often credited with being the first person to use photography as an aid to painting. Together with Robert Adamson he produced more than 1,500 photo-portraits of Scotland's great and good. A founding member of the Royal Scottish Academy, he served as its Secretary for nearly 50 years. /GlasgowMarket Digest Samsung Galaxy Buds, Brand New & Sealed - £80 with FREE DROP-OFF Collection only - Selling Mcintosh Display Cabinet £150 Disturbed ticket (face value) - Monday 13th May, 02 Academy Gods of Rap glasgow Tune of the day Tom Vek - C-C (You Set The Fire In Me) (suggested by AhYeah85) Only one eligible link submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
2018.12.14 06:00 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 14 December 2018
Weather(Powered by Dark Sky) Rain starting tomorrow morning. Around -1 to 3 degrees. Weather Warning of freezing rain, with snow in Scotland later, leading to some dangerous travelling conditions. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today SCO 18/19: Mendelssohn III: Mendelssohn and Bach at City Halls Amy Duncan at Stereo The Gatsby Speakeasy 'Festive Soiree' at The Rum Shack Dave McPherson (inme) Christmas Melody Tour at The Garage House Gospel Choir at SWG3 Live Music at the Pie & Brew at Pie & Brew Gerry Cinnamon - 02 Academy - 14th December at O2 Academy Glasgow The Glasgow Phoenix Choir at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Les Sirènes Christmas Concert at Mackintosh Church Mosh for Rosie: A Metal Benefit Gig in Support of Rosie Mitchell at Ivory Blacks Today in Scottish History On the 14 December 1542, James V died at the age of 30. The monarch's death left the crown to his six-day-old daughter Mary. After a succession of regents, power passed to James' widow, Mary of Guise, who was to be the champion of the Catholic cause during the Reformation period. On this day in 1730, James Bruce, the Scottish explorer, was born. Bruce travelled extensively through north Africa in search of the source of the Nile, even becoming a respected friend of the Abyssinian royal family, and in 1790 he published a lengthy account of his travels. Due to a self-confidence bordering on arrogance he made many enemies, notably Samuel Johnson, who criticised his writings and cast doubt on their veracity. Very little was known about Africa at the time, and this lent credence to the claims that Bruce had embellished his account. Although he turned out to be mistaken about the source of the Nile, the descriptions of Bruce's travels in Africa have since proven largely accurate. /GlasgowMarket Digest Fujifilm Instax mini film, 20 shot packs. Cheaper than retail Playstation 4 - Black Ops 4 [Standard] Tune of the day Trance Wax - Trance 1 (suggested by shenguskhan2312) Picked from 2 eligible links submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
2018.05.18 07:00 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 18 May 2018
Weather(Powered by Dark Sky) Mostly cloudy starting tomorrow afternoon. Around 7 to 20 degrees. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today The Gatsby Speakeasy at The Rum Shack Ian McNabb at The Admiral Reaction / External Menace at McChuills Today in Scottish History On this day in 1843 the Free Church of Scotland was founded by dissenting members of the Church of Scotland. The new Church became a powerful force in Scotland during the 19th Century, but was reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929 after the main cause of dissention, the right to appoint ministers to parishes, was removed. The Free Church still exists in a minor form in the Highlands and Islands, organised by those who opposed the reunification. Today in 1960 Spanish football side, Real Madrid, won the European Cup for the fifth time, defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Undoubtedly one of the greatest football matches ever seen in Scotland, the ecstatic crowd of 130,000 witnessed a spectacular display of footballing finesse. Hampden's gate receipts of £55,000 logged a then British record, and the estimated 70m television viewers around Europe were at that time by far the largest audience for a live BBC outside broadcast. The European Cup had been in existence only five years - and with this legendary performance, Real won the trophy, incredibly, for the fifth consecutive time. /GlasgowMarket Digest 4x tickets for LCD soundsytem + Young Fathers, SWG3 on 27th May. Face Value Oil Filled Radiator - £20 Projector screen and brackets. Tune of the day Them - Baby Please Don't Go.mp4 (suggested by scopawl) Only one eligible link submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
2017.12.22 06:02 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 22 December 2017
Weather(Powered by Dark Sky) Overcast throughout the day. Around 2 to 11 degrees. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today Winter Wonderland at Mitchell Theatre Gerry Cinnamon at Barrowland BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at City Halls Sister Sledge at O2 Academy Glasgow Propaganda at O2 ABC Have Yourself A Honeybloody Christmas at O2 ABC The Gatsby Speakeasy at The Rum Shack Christmas with the BBC SSO at City Halls Salsa Sabrosa at La Bodega Tapas Bar The Showhawk Duo Live at Victoria's Honeyblood at O2 ABC Joe Strummer Tribute Night at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut QFX at Savoy Nightclub Scottish Fiction Presents at The Hug and Pint Today in Scottish History Today in 1715 James Francis Stewart, "The Old Pretender", landed in Scotland from France. Many Scots considered him the rightful heir to the throne. Louis XIV of France promised to recognise him as James VIII of Britain, but in 1713, Louis made peace with Britain and James was forced to leave France and settle in Rome. Stewart joined the Earl of Mar's Jacobite uprising of 1715, but was unsuccessful and was forced to flee abroad after only a few weeks. His son Charles, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', led the 1745 rebellion. On this day in 1820 the convicted leaders of the Radical revolt set sail to Australia on the convict ship Speke. Only one, Andrew White, returned to Scotland when pardoned. The leaders of the revolt had been protesting against poor conditions for weavers, and were sold out by government agents, which resulted in the capture of the rising's leaders in a skirmish at Bonnymuir. Those who refused to plead guilty to treason were executed, and the remainder were sentenced to transportation. /GlasgowMarket Digest For Sale/ Two x Idlewild Tickets for Tuesday 19th For sale/trade Cute but Deadly Overwatch figure Soldier 76 and bone skin Soldier Tune of the day No songs could be extracted from /ScottishMusic. Something went wrong No eligible links submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
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After a pensive moment in which overly large eyes bored into Hamish’s, Phillip quietly whispered “It was murder!” Hamish glanced back down at the Doninha’s body. <No shit Sherlock> Instead what he said was “That remains to be seen Inhabitant Phillip”. Kneeling down to take a look, he blanched a bit at his first real look at an extinguished life. Oh sure he had seen all the crime documentaries, crime shows, crime telenovelas, crime movies, crime plays, crime operas, even listened to a couple of ancient crime radio dramas; but nothing really prepares you for meeting death face to face. And honestly it was kinda disgusting. The Doninha’s throat had been opened from ear to ear in a classic Glasgow Smile, with the blood congealing and hardening around the neck and floor. Hamish glanced around for an Auto-Investigator and sighed to himself. They weren’t provided one of those until their first day of CIC’s Guidance and Modular Practice School. With a mental pain of how much cross contamination was occurring, and an almost physical pain with how many centuries of rules and standards he was breaking, Hamish reached for his pocket square. Covering his hand with it, Hamish then used it to push the head of the Doninha backwards, exposing the glaring wound with an almost soft ripping noise and a slight pop of the sticky blood releasing its hold. A low voice hooted into his ear with a suddenness that almost made him drop the head back down in a macabre affirmation of it’s own death “What are you doing?” Keeping his eyes firmly locked on the neck, Hamish answered, “Please step back from the crime scene Inhabitant Phillip, I am attempting to determine if the wound was caused by plasma or an ordinary blade. Which is in fact much harder with you breathing down my neck”. Hearing footsteps back away several steps, Hamish’s focus returned to the investigation. Now with the wound more exposed, Hamish could in fact see that it was nicely burned and sealed, meaning this investigation just got a whole lot more complicated. <On a civilian vessel like this, it’s really rare to have a plasma cutter on board. Whoever did this either snuck it past Launch Security, or has contacts to strong enough to make Security not matter. Either one is bad news for me> About to let the head of the Doninha fall back down, Hamish noticed a piece of material set back into the throat. Again bemoaning his lack of proper tools, Hamish called over his shoulder while raising an open hand, “Does any grabbing utensils on them? Pliers? Pointy piece of wood even?” After a brief, a woman’s voice asked “What kind of pliers?” “Needlenose if you please.” An omnitool was slapped into his hand in the requested form and Hamish grunted his thanks and retrieved the evidence from the throat. Turning, standing, and stashing the evidence in his pocket, Hamish said “Thank you Inhabitant…? “Trainee actually, Trainee Josie Wahales! I’m so glad there’s a real CIC agent on board, I was worried I was going to have to try and take this on myself!” Hamish shuffled his feet a bit uncomfortably, distracted by how close Josie was standing to him. Spouting the first thing that came to his mouth, Hamish said “Never fear, this is what I’ve trained for.” <Idiot you haven’t trained for jack squat, how long is it going to take her to figure that out?> Josie flipped her dark bronze hair off to the side, a perfect accompaniment to her flippant tone, saying “Oh I was never afraid, just worried, isn’t that what I said? I’ll leave you to it then, toodles!” Finally taking a breath and turning away, Josie continued the rotation and opened her mouth for another onslaught, brown eyes flashing mischievously. “I’ll be just be in my room, I think I’ve almost got complete access to the vidfeeds, I figure you’ll need them anyways for your investigation and this is way faster than calling to the Sol Office, so come by Sleeper Car A15 if you need any help.” Turning brusquely again she walked away, the click of the official Trainee boots and swish of the official <and form fitting> Trainee jumpsuit following close behind her. Definitely only watching Wahales walk away to make sure she wouldn’t turn around again, Hamish fished the evidence from the Doninha’s throat out of his pocket. Pretty standard ID card; opaque polycarbonate with an integrated circuit chip. On one side was a name (Frink Hassbecker), occupation (Server), and a brief webm of Frink’s face being rotated 180 degrees back and forth. Hamish flipped the card over and was greeted with a burned-in inscription reading “RAT”. <Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, dude looks like a weasel. Maybe an idiot criminal? Or he’s a snitch? Not enough information yet.> Tapping the card against his hand and scewing his mouth up in a thoughtful expression, Hamish made his was through the thinning crowd toward the ship's dining room. Or at least attempted to. Phillip planted himself right in Hamish’s path with a small excited hoot, proceeding to ask “So it WAS a murder then?” “Unfortunately, I cannot say at this time, though it is starting to look that way. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to follow up on a lead.” Phillip squawked and flapped his arms, though it looked rather strange with having just regular arms as opposed to wings. Sometimes Kafzors, if they were early enough in the generational span, still retained part of their instinctual responses in stressful situations. Finally able to articulate, Phillip nearly shouted “Then what do I do with the body!?!” Momentarily flummoxed, Hamish suggested “Have a Formiga put it in the freezer, I saw one on a smoke break back in Sleeper Car B.” Phillip appeared to be placated by this, or at least stopped waving his arms. Sliding away, Hamish resumed his trek to the dining room. Not knowing what to expect (he usually ordered room service) Hamish walked into the restaurant area and was surprised by how small it seemed. The full sized bar was surrounded by only 2 white and red checkered tables with a passing facsimile of an small candle in the center of them. A consistent multi-limbed movement behind the bar made the space appear even smaller. Polbos and Lupiroi cornered the market on, and excelled at, multitasking jobs. Generally however Lupiroi were selected for intra-personal jobs as their 2 extra specialized tentacles could be used to shake hands, serve, and take money. <Keep it simple Hamish. Go in, order a drink, see if you can get the the bartender talking about Frink> Seeing a bit of exposed mantle, indicating the Lupiroi in question was below the counter, Hamish slapped his hand on the counter three times. Hair. Lots of Hair. And yet, immaculately groomed. With a great big booming “BONGIORNO” in perhaps the fakest Italian accent ever conceived, Hamish’s was forced to acknowledge the person behind the glorious moustache. While fishing for his ID with a brief glance and a sigh of resignation at the name tag, <Definitely not his real name>, Hamish spoke. “Greetings Inhabitant...Luigi. Can I get a Scotch on the rocks?” “PARDONEMI SIGNORI, EVER A-SINCE-A THE PROHIBITION, I CANNOT-A DO-A THAT!” Hamish stared blankly for a moment at the bottles filled with water on the wall behind Luigi, briefly overwhelmed by both volume and accent. “Oookay, listen Luigi, I actually just need to talk to someone who knew Frink, and his ID card says he was a server. Since this is the only restaurant here…” Hamish left the question unspoken, hoping to get a good reaction. “Oh shit, I heard about that. Not that I really liked the guy, but damn does that suck.” The juxtaposition between the abrasive faux-Italian and the flat non-accent indicative of first generation Kafzors threw Hamish for another loop. “So you did know Frink?” “Well sort of, I mean he worked in the Speakeasy and would sometimes bring out food here, but I mostly just cash out people and take their coats; maybe serve the odd couple who wants to eat away from the noise.” <Why would anyone needs coats on a spaceship?> “Well thanks Inhabitant Frink, can you point me the way to the speakeasy?” Luigi gestured behind him to the left at a coat rack in what Hamish assumed would be a pointing thumb gesture, if Lupiroi had thumbs. Waving a hand in thanks, Hamish walked over and saw that there were actually painted arrows on the ground, leading the way towards the coats. Feeling a bit like an displaced English child, Hamish pushed his way though and was confronted with a large blinking neon sign labeled “the SPEAKEASY”. Pushing through the irony of a traditionally clandestine operation having arrows and a neon sign at the front door, Hamish knocked on the door three times. A door slat slid open with a bang and a voice croaked out, “What’s the password?” Previous
2017.05.19 06:01 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 19 May 2017
Weather(Powered by Dark Sky) Drizzle starting this evening. Around 6 to 17 degrees. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today Coors Light Ice Cave at Riverside Museum Snakecharmer at O2 ABC The Gatsby Speakeasy at The Rum Shack The Imagineers at Stereo The View at Barrowland Friday Night Ceilidh at Sloans The Jackobins Plus Support at Audio Jax Jones at SWG3 Propaganda at O2 ABC Glasgow Phoenix Choir at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Music is Torture at Tron Theatre Rampant Sound at La Bodega Tapas Bar Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss - Gala Event at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland John Alexander at The Glad Café Junior Conservatoire Traditional Music Concert at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Salsa Sabrosa at La Bodega Tapas Bar Today in Scottish History On this day in 1795 James Boswell, diarist and biographer of Dr Samuel Johnson, died. James Boswell's name is rarely heard separately from that of Dr Samuel Johnson whose biography he wrote, and with whom he travelled through the west of Scotland in a journey famously recorded in his published journal. It was only in the mid-twentieth century, when many of his writings were re-discovered and published in full, that the extent of Boswell's talent came to be appreciated. As a perceptive and witty recorder of the social life of the later part of the eighteenth century, he had few rivals. /GlasgowMarket Digest Anyone need a flatmate? Glasgow to Birmingham train ticket - Wed 21st June 8am Looking for 1x ticket for Enter Shikari @Barrowlands, Thursday 25th May 2017, 19:00 Tune of the day Niels Van Gogh - Pulverturm (DJ Tomcraft Remix) 1998 (suggested by shenguskhan2312) Picked from 2 eligible links submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
Baffo Great West End pizza restaurant. Fairly new. Did you know that Baffo is Italian for moustache? Balbir's An excellent West End Indian. Try the banquet if you're a large group! Bibi's Cantina A bit further out of the way, in Partick, Bibi's serves wholesome meals at reasonable prices. Bread Meats Bread Great burgers. Some say best in Glasgow. There's also a City Centre location. The Butchershop Bar & Grill Manhattan-style award-winning steakhouse. Eusebi Deli Restaurant and deli. Does a good breakfast. There's one in the East End too but it's a bit of a trek out from the city. The Finnieston - Taking pride in their Scottish seafood and award winning cocktails, The Finnieston Bar and Restaurant is worth a visit. Hanoi Bike Shop Vietnamese street food made from locally sourced ingredients. The Hug and Pint - Described by The Herald as one of the best restaurants in Scotland, the vegan food here is great. Family friendly with a venue downstairs for gigs. Mother India - Highly rated Indian food in the heart of Finnieston. Ox and Finch - Relaxed dining in a trendy venue. Continually voted one of Glasgow's best restaurants. Stravaigin - Gourmet concoctions from wild ingredients like grey squirrel, hedgerow herbs and sea urchins. There's an attached pub serving similar food. Tantrum Doughnuts - Not a restaurant, but still worth a visit. Handmade doughnuts and milkshakes. Ubiquitous Chip - One of Glasgow's most well known restaurants. You pay a bit extra for the experience, but the food is good. Worth a visit.
Alston Bar and Beef - Smart, cellar-like restaurant and gin bar with mood lighting, for carefully sourced Scottish steak. Babu Bombay Street Kitchen - Serving Bombay street food and light curries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. BYOB. Brutti Compadres - Brilliant wee tapas place, a mixture of Italian, Spanish and Scottish food. Sort of industrial inside, but a great place and kinda hidden. Cafe Gandolfi - Fresh locally sourced ingredients in this Scottish restaurant. Don't miss the seafood here. Chinaskis - Good for both eating and drinking, this place has an old American style reminiscent of a speakeasy. Chinatown - Great Dim Sum at the weekends, good Cantonese food in the evenings or for yamcha. Côte Brasserie - Great French food. It's a UK chain so not unique to Glasgow, but the food is top notch. Dakhin - South-Indian restaurant serving entirely gluten-free food. Dhabba - Authentic North-Indian cuisine in Merchant City. Halloumi - A Greek-Cypriot Mezze restaurant. Tapas-style. Ichiban - Great for a quick bowl of noodles or rice plate, sushi is usually pretty decent as well. Khublai Khan's - Mongolian barbecue restaurant. Buffet food and plenty of exotic meats. La Boca - Traditional Spanish tapas bar and restaurant. Often described as the best tapas in Glasgow. Loon Fung - Authentic regional Chinese cuisine with a good variety of specials. Lychee Oriental - Chinese fine dining. Good menu. Nippon Kitchen - High quality Japanese cuisine and cocktails. Fantastic atmosphere. Opium - Chinese, Malaysian and Thai flavours infused in the food from this sleek restaurant. Paesano - Voted the best pizza in the UK. Fairly priced too. They're opening a West End location soon. Watch this space. Red Onion - Scottish restaurant. A critic's favourite. Good gluten-free menu for those that like that kinda thing. Rishi's Indian Aroma - Authentic South Indian food, they serve delicious dosa among other things. Roaster's Deli - Described as the best diner style restaurant in town. Reasonably priced as well. They have fantastic sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and possibly the best pancakes in town - large and with a wide variety of fillings. Rogano - Specialising in Scottish fish and seafood, the decor in this restaurant was inspired by the Clyde-built Queen Mary. The Spanish Butcher - Incredible food in the heart of Merchant City. Spanish and Mediterranean flavours. Highly recommended. Tabac - Wee dark pub but the food here is great. Topolabamba - Mexican style tapas and more classic dishes. Try the Margarita Trio cocktails. Via Italia - A fast casual, authentic Italian eatery serving hand rolled Italian piada sandwiches, pasta bowls, street sides and chopped salads. Wah Kee Bakery - Freshly made Chinese buns, great for a light lunch or picking up snacks for later. The Wee Guy's - Cafe that does excellent lunch food. Their Full-Scottish breakfast is served all day and will knock your socks off.
Cafe Tibo - Small independent cafe with a good food menu. Celino's - As well as being as excellent deli, Celino's is a fantastic wee Italian restaurant. It's well worth the short trip out of the city centre to eat here. Coia's Cafe - Italian cafe and deli, this busy wee place does excellent food to sit in and take away. Try the matriciana. Dennistoun Bar-B-Que - American food. They do BBQ (smoked with imported Texan oak), burgers and loads of imported drinks. Family owned and very popular.
Battlefield Rest - Small Italian restaurant in an old tram stop. Always busy, be sure to book! ORO - Formerly Bella Napoli, this restaurant has been described as the best Italian in the South Side, if not all of Glasgow. Ranjits Kitchen - Family-owned Indian restaurant. Cheap with giant portions. Strange Brew - Small cafe with great food. Catering for vegan and gluten free. Try the Croque Senor when you're in. Tinto Tapas Bar - With a few of these restaurants dotted around the South of Glasgow, Tinto's serves up an extensive range of Spanish food. There's one in the West End too.
The 78 - A vegan bar in Finnieston. Live jazz on Sundays and outdoor seating in the summer. Ben Nevis - Cracking pub, great whisky, and an old Scottish vibe without being cheesy. Dog friendly and live folk music a few nights a week. Brel - With a beer garden at the back of Ashton Lane, Brel serves drinks sourced from all around the world but specialising in beverages from Belgium. Brew Dog - Sitting in the shadow of Kelvingrove Art Gallery, eat and drink at one of the pubs of Scotland's most well known craft breweries. Keep your eye open for their City Centre location, DogHouse too. Coopers - Great for watching live sports. Distill - Cool wee pub in Finnieston. Handy for the Hyrdo. The Doublet - Old pub, unchanged in many years, but good. The Grove - Traditional 'old man' pub with a quiz on Saturday nights. It's normally got horse racing on the TVs. Inn Deep - Craft beer, next to the River Kelvin, dog friendly, decent pub food. Hillhead Bookclub - Great wee venue just off Byres Road. Good food and drink and a bunch of DJs keeping the place lively in the evenings. The Lismore - Good whisky selection. Make sure you pop into the toilet during your visit. The Park Bar - Live music from Thursday through to Sunday, close to Kelvingrove Park, often showing sports too. Solid Glaswegian pub. Six Degrees North - Brewing their own Belgian-style beer right here in Scotland, Six°North has a great selection of drinks to try out.
13th Note - Vegetarian/vegan bar, but don't let that put you off! The food's surprisingly good and there's often live music downstairs. The Admiral Bar - Great boozer with excellent beer, good grub at a reasonable price and a good place for watching football. Avant Garde - A music bar serving Mediterranean style food. Live music at the weekends with a Saturday night Ceilidh. All are welcome. Babbity Bowster - A wee bit on the expensive side, but a unique boozer and one of the few city centre pubs with a beer garden. Bavaria Brauhaus - Bavarian themed pub. Has a proper authentic feel. The food's worth trying too. Bier Halle - Excellent beers, free hot dogs if you order a jug and 2 for 1 pizza most of the time too. Can get quite busy, but there's outside seating. Now taking card payments so there's no excuse not to go! Bloc - Loads of live music, cracking food. Blue Dog - Not to be confused with Brew Dog. Cocktails and often live jazz. Bon Accord - On the fringe of the City Centre, the Bon Accord is famed for its whisky selection. Whisky tastings can be arranged for groups. Comfy armchairs. Broadcast - Mainly known for its many gigs and club nights held downstairs, the pub is decent too. Eight Ball Pool Hall - Situated above one of Glasgow's oldest pubs, The Scotia, you can get a cheap pint of Tennent's here and get a few games of pool in too. Gin 71 - A dedicated gin bar with 71 different gins on offer. Recently opened a Merchant City location too. Horseshoe Bar - Claiming to have the longest bar in Europe, this pub has reasonably priced food and drink, shows live sports and even has a bit of karaoke. Howlin' Wolf - Open late, often with a live blues band, this pub also does Southern USA food. Hipstery, but worth a visit. Mango - Cheap drinks, live music on Wednesdays. It has an attached Latino themed restaurant. Max's Bar and Grill - Great pub grub, a good selection of beers. Highly recommended. Mono - Vegan cafe and bar with an attached record store. Nice N Sleazy - White Russians and Buckfast cocktails. Live music and club nights downstairs too. The Old Hairdressers - Nice little boozer with regular gigs and events and varying beer choices. The Pot Still - Famous for their selection of whiskies. Rufus T Firefly - Can get a bit packed some nights, but it's the best place to go if you're looking for a pub that plays rock. Sloans - Nice pub. The beer garden is surrounded by buildings so it's best to get the sun here during the day. Oh, and they have a Ceilidh every Friday night. Definitely not one to miss. Stereo - Centrally located pub. Good for food, clubbing and gigs as well. Vegan friendly. Super Bario - Bar with arcade machines. Only recently opened. Swing - An underground bar and club playing live jazz, blues, soul and funk. '20s style.
The Dutchess of Duke Street - Nice pub, dog friendly. Pub lunches here aren't bad. Drygate - Another craft brewery and pub, next to the larger Wellpark Brewery. Full of hipsters, but worth a visit. Does brewery tours. Redmond's of Dennistoun - A bar aiming to be a little soulful place for the denizens of Dennistoun to gather, hang out, sip some craft beer and enjoy something to eat. West - You'll see their beers around town and they're brewed here. The food is good and the beer even better. Dog friendly and a huge beer garden.
Allison Arms - Standing out from the old-man pubs in the area, the Allison Arms is a friendly pub with a great pub quiz on Thursday nights. Clockwork Beer Company - Microbrewery and pub. The pub food is alright and there's a wee beer garden at the back for those rare sunny days. Church on the Hill - A gastropub located next to Queens Park in the South Side. Handy for Hampden and often showing sports. Glad Cafe - Self-described bohemian cafe offering craft beers and food. Everything the discerning hipster needs. Heraghty's - Good old fashioned boozer with well stocked beer fridge and very good whisky and wine selection. The Laurieston - Not as far out of the city as the other South Side pubs, The Laurieston is a popular stop on the Sub Crawl. Also handy for the O2 Academy. Mulberry St BaBistro - Nice pub which does excellent food, and has a beer Garden which gets the sun all day long. The Old Smiddy - Very unique boozer in the sense it's one of the few in Glasgow on a residential street. Reasonably priced and tasty pub grub. The Rum Shack - Over 50 different types of rum, Caribbean food and a cracking beer garden.
Art School - A great clubbing venue which hosts gigs from time to time, but typically DJs. The Berkeley Suite - Another good clubbing venue. Recommended nights are Walk N Skank (Reggae/Dub) and Supermax (Disco). Cathouse - The Cathouse Rock Club plays alternative music from pop-punk to metal across two floors in this City Centre location. Normally have decent drink promos. Flat 0/1 - Much like La Cheetah and Sub Club, you'll find a younger crowd here. Good for techno/electronica and club nights put on by local talent. Fairly cool look to it since it's a revamped flat made into a club. La Cheetah - Situated in the basement of Max's (see above), La Cheetah plays electronic music in a small, intimate environment. Sub Club - Playing all variations of house, electronica and techno, with plenty of resident and guest DJs. Great atmosphere. Closed Mondays and Wednesdays. SWG3 - Glasgow's own 'big space venue'. Typically puts on much larger events by bigger labels or names looking to sell a lot of tickets. Again, a lot of techno/electronica but they do host other artists which represent more genres.
The Shed - Expect cheesy music and a young crowd. It's the South Side's Garage. It's possible to have a good night here, but enter with low expectations.
Things to See
Riverside Museum - Glasgow's transport museum. Learn about the history of transport in Glasgow and see vintage vehicles beside their modern counterparts. Tall Ship - Moored just behind the Riverside Museum, the three masted tall ship Glenlee was orignally a 19th century cargo carrier. You're able to board and explore the ship. There's also an audio guide available. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum - With free entry, frequently changing exhibitions and next to a huge park, there's really no excuse not to visit Kelvingrove. Glasgow Science Centre - With a planetarium and loads of exhibits, the Science Centre is a great family day out. Hunterian Museum - Scotland's oldest public museum exhibits displays of archaeology, palaeontology, geology and zoology, among others. There is a permanent display based around the life of Lord Kelvin, Glasgow's most famous scientist. Scotland Street School Museum - Originally a school designed by Mackintosh, this museum explores education in Scotland from the 19th century to today. Provand's Lordship House Museum - Built in 1471, this is the oldest house in Glasgow. Furnished with 17th century furniture, you can get a flavour of what it was like to live in medieval Glasgow. Scottish Football Museum - As well as being able to view the collection of national football memorabilia, you can tour the Hampden Park Stadium.
Gallery of Modern Art - Moderrn art in the heart of the city. The exhibits are normally decent and like the rest of Glasgow's museums, you can just wonder in. Glasgow School of Art - You'll see hints of Mackintosh's design all around Glasgow. The School of Art offers guided tours both of the school itself and around the city where you can see examples of his work. The Lighthouse - A creative hub with exhibitions featuring buildings and architecture. Make sure you climb to the top of the tower for an extraordinary view of Glasgow. Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre - A theatre of kinetic sculpture, where hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light. Koppe Astner - An art gallery with six independently sublet studios means there's a constant flow of artists and another creatives. Check the website as exhibitions change frequently. Mary Mary - A contemporary art gallery showcasing a number of different artists. On the same street as Koppe Astner, so plan to visit both. The Modern Institute - Another gallery with a varied line-up of art. Market Gallery - A charitable art organisation showcasing visual art. Located in the East End. The Telfer Gallery - A volunteer-led contemporary art gallery located at the Barras Market in the East End of Glasgow. Transmission Gallery - An artist-run gallery namechecked by Franz Ferdinand in their hit song Do You Want To. One of the more famous contemporary galleries. Celine - An exhibition space in the South Side of Glasgow. Run by artists. The Pipe Factory - An old factory houses art exhibitions and workshops. Plenty of wide open spaces, and situated right next to the Barras Market. The Whisky Bond - With an excellent view over the city centre, this workspace houses members of Glasgow's creative community. Art events are held frequently. The Common Guild - A gallery in the West End hosting both Scottish and international art. Notable for its rich programme of artist talks. CCA - Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Art is a hub for all things art. A wide range of exhibits all year round. Tramway - A theatre venue in the South Side. Hosting ballets and dances as well as other traditional forms of art. Voidoid Archive - A West End gallery and archive space.
Glasgow Central Station Tour - Travel to underneath the modern station to experience the original Victorian subterranean sprawl Tennent's Brewery Tour - Founded in 1740, this brewery originally output stout and ales before being taken by Hugh Tennent who grew the site to what it is today. A brewing and history lesson in a single tour, followed by a visit to the on-site bar. Celtic Park Stadium Tour - Tour the largest stadium in the country and learn about the history and heritage of one of Glasgow's greatest teams. Ibrox Stadium Tour - Tour the stadium of Scotland's most successful club, including access to the dressing and trophy rooms. Glasgow City Chambers - Visit and tour the headquarters of Glasgow City Council in their magnificent listed building. Tours are free and run on weekdays. Glasgow Cathedral - Glasgow is famous for its architecture. This medieval cathedral offers guided tours and it's worth popping up to take a look in. Glasgow Music City Tours - A guided tour of the city's music scene. Visit Glasgow's most famous music venues and learn about the rich history of music in our city.
Loch Lomond Shores - The banks of Loch Lomond. You can get the train to Balloch from Queen Street Station. Beautiful scenery, long walks, a bit of shopping and an aquarium. Mugdock Country Park - The location of the start of the West Highland Way. Get the train to Milngavie and it's about a half hour's walk North. Lovely views and learn about the history of the park.
Other Cool Stuff
People's Palace & Winter Garden - See historic artefacts in the People's Palace or enjoy a look at the exotic plants in the Winter Garden. A stone's throw away from West Brewery too. Necropolis - A Victorian garden cemetery full of wonderful architecture and sculptures. They offer walking tours but it's recommended just to take an afternoon to explore. Great views of the city from the top of the hill. Glasgow Botanic Gardens - A beatiful park in the West End of Glasgow. There's a tearoom and multiple glasshouses to explore. Follow up with a walk down Byres Road. Glasgow Tower - Adjacent to the Science Centre, Glasgow Tower is a 127m rotating structure that provides fantastic views of the city. Glasgow Climbing Centre - Set inside an old church in Ibrox, Glasgow Climbing Centre caters for both beginners and experienced climbers. There's a great wee cafe up on the balcony. Grosvenor Cinema - Small independent cinema with an attached bar. Book a couch up the back and relax with a beer while watching the latest releases in style. Glasgow Film Theatre - From indie movies to film festivals, there's always something on at Scotland's most diverse independent cinema. The Good Spirits Company - Specialist whisky and spirits merchant, with tastings and masterclasses in a purpose-built room. Farmers Market - Held every Saturday, rotating between the South Side and West End, the farmers market brings a taste of rural Scotland to the city by giving residents access to a diverse range of affordable, healthy and locally produced food. Car Boot Sale - Scotland's largest car boot sale can be found every Sunday in the East End of Glasgow. Regularly attracting 500 sellers and 15000 visitors, it runs from 6am-3pm so be prepared for an early start if you want a bargain. Barras Market - Although not as infamous as it once was, the Barras Market is steeped in Glasgow history and runs every weekend. It's next to the world famous Barrowland Ballroom too.
Glasgow has a tourist information office within the Gallery of Modern Art. There are also computers for use in the gallery, and in any of the city's libraries. Glasgow provides free WiFi on the major City Centre streets. It's not the fastest, but it'll do for messaging or looking up maps. The main Post Office in the city is located on West Nile Street, though there are plenty others dotted about the town.
Getting Around Glasgow
The Traveline Scotland app is invaluable for finding your way around (Web, iOS, Android). The Subway covers the City Centre and West End. The trains are frequent and inexpensive. An all-day travel pass is available. There are two major train stations within the City Centre (Glasgow Central and Queen Street) with frequent stops in the South Side, East and West Ends. There's an interactive map where you can view routes around Glasgow. Low level trains depart from these stations, these are not to be confused with the Subway. Busses are a bit trickier to work out. Google maps provides excellent transport directions (for trains as well as busses), but the First Bus official website can be a pain to decipher. Central Glasgow isn't huge, so taxis are fairly inexpensive. We've got Uber, Gett, and you can flag down any black cab on the street if it's got its light on. Glasgow Taxis is the biggest taxi company and if you want to book the the old fashioned way, you can call them on 0141 429 7070. Glasgow has a few good cycle routes. For short journeys, NextBike has you covered. There are bike rental stations dotted around the city and they're great value for money. For longer journeys, and to make the most of our National Cycle Routes, consider hiring a more suitable bike. Some suggested shops are listed here.
2016.12.14 03:02 ArchieKellerOn the so-called "feud" between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison
I had no idea that there was a supposed “feud” between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison until the “Last Alan Moore Interview?” came out a couple years ago (https://slovobooks.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/last-alan-moore-interview/). After reading that, I wasted the better part of an afternoon skimming old Morrison interviews, curious to see if Morrison really had talked that much shit on Moore over the years. Yep, he definitely had (and often completely unsolicited by the interviewer). No offense to the author of this “Last War in Albion” book (http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/book-launch-the-last-war-in-albion-volume-1/), but it always baffles me when people call it things like a “magical war” or even a “feud,” because wars and feuds are two-sided. The situation here is much simpler than that. Grant Morrison has spent decades talking publicly about Alan Moore. He’s praised Moore, admitted to aping Moore’s style, explained Watchmen’s deficiencies and how it should have ended, stated that much of his own work is a reaction to/against Moore’s work, expressed a desire to see Moore naked, accused Moore of being obsessed with rape, and eventually wrote his own version of Watchmen (with an eight panel grid instead of a nine panel grid!). In 2014 Moore got fed up with all that, decided that quietly ignoring him didn’t seem to be working, and responded. (In all fairness, Moore did once call Arkham Asylum a “polished turd” in 2002, after being directly asked what he thought about it.) This isn’t some kind of ongoing rivalry. It’s not like Moore and Morrison were former collaborators or friends who had a falling out or anything. They barely know each other (and that’s only because pre-fame-Morrison was a fan of Moore’s in the 1980s), and the thing they have most in common is that Morrison has jumped at the chance to work on as many previously-written-by-Moore comics as he could: Marvelman, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Batman, Superman, Spawn, Wildcats, etc. Anyway, what follows is what I ended up with after skimming those Morrison interviews. As ridiculously long as it seems, keep in mind that this is merely a fraction of the stuff Morrison has said about Moore over the years. October 1985 from Fusion #7: “Then, of course, like everyone else in the civilised world, I love what Alan Moore has been doing. You could say he's been an influence in a different way because I'd given up on comics ever making any progress until I picked up Warrior in 1982. Captain Clyde was coming to an end and I had serious doubts about the worth of continuing in comics - then I saw that Alan was attempting all the things I thought would never be attempted and my interest was fired all over again.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1980-s/198512-fusion-7 January 1987 or Jan 1988 from Arkensword #23: “I gave up on comics. I didn't think anything was going to happen because of the high hopes I had for Near Myths, which just fell apart. Then when Warrior came out, and Alan Moore started scripting, I thought I'd get back in and work my way up.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1980-s/198801-arkensword-23 July 1987 from Speakeasy #76: IN WHAT WAY HAVE THE SUPERHEROES IN 'ZENITH' AFFECTED THE WORLD THEY INHABIT? IS THE WORLD IN 'ZENITH' VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM OUR OWN? “No. Again as a reaction to what Alan's done in WATCHMEN. He's got an all powerful hero in Dr. Manhattan, the superheroes we have were designed as weapons, so they've got psychic and pyrokinetic powers.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1980-s/198707-speakeasy-76 January 1988 from After-Image #6: “So the first episode, 'Old Soldiers Never Die', was about death and inevitability. I sort of jumped in with combat boots, forgetting that this was a comic for kids, and it's probably the closest I'll come to something like Watchmen; I put everything into it.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1980-s/198801after-image-6 1989 from FA: Mark Millar: The most recent and well-known work you have produced for comics is Animal Man for DC Comics. How did a poor boy from Glasgow land a shot at his own DC title? Grant Morrison: Well, DC are pretty desperate for us Brits. Mark Millar: Desperate? Grant Morrison: Yes. Well, they had Alan Moore and he was so successful with them so I imagine they were just trying to repeat that success. In fact, in recent DC promotions apparently, I’ve been described as “the new Alan Moore”. In addition, Neil Gaiman has also been described as “the new Alan Moore” as, I’m quite sure, has Jamie Delano. How many of us is it going to take to fill the great man’s winkle pickers? The whole thing’s ludicrous really. It’s like “the new Beatles”. Who wants to be the new Beatles? Especially when I’m quite clearly Freddie and the Dreamers. … The real ending of Watchmen should simply have been that they all felt stupid and went home but it just turned into a very traditional comic story with satellites that were somehow able to broadcast theoretical particles and the world being saved by a plot that was lifted from an old ‘Outer Limits’ episode. https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1980-s/198901-fa-109 March 1990 from Fear #15: The Batman movie made the Caped Crusader headline news for six months, during which time editions of Moore’s The Killing Joke and Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns have been in constant demand. Arkham Asylum appears to have caught the tail-end of the bandwagon. “We’ve profited from this Batman hype. Out of the 200,000 people who bought Arkham Asylum, most are probably kicking themselves, saying, ‘What’s this peculiar thing I’ve bought?’ But that’s their problem.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1990-s/199003-fear-15 February 1990 from Amazing Hero’s #176: AH: What do you think about this "Brat Pack" thing? All these artists and writers heading off towards America? MORRISON: Oh, that's all Alan Moore's fault. Blame him. He did so well they just had to come over here and find this new bunch of horrible people. AH: Brendan's art is magnificent. People should stick his drawings on the backs of their jackets. Which would piss him off no end. Have you ever been a teen idol, do you think? MORRISON: Not like Alan Moore. He's been a real teen idol. People have actually surrounded him on staircases. He's been trapped by this sea of people. No one talks to me at conventions. AH: Perhaps no one knows who you are? MORRISON: I should grow a beard. AH: I hope you won't mind me bringing this up, but in comics there's this visible surfeit of politeness among a lot of professionals. If someone thinks - oh, I don't know - Bill Mantlo, say, is a dreadful writer, they'll never say so openly. Now, that slagging off you gave Black Kiss... MORRISON: … No, most people deserve it. Most of them are utterly loathsome. It's hypocrisy again. And after all the things I've said about Watchmen, I'm sure Alan Moore is never going to speak to me again. MORRISON: I take things from everywhere. I use loads of quotes. I use a lot of "samples," like in Hip Hop, just inserted into the text from songs, or plays and things. Most of the time I don't think people will notice. AH: Do you still get a thrill from good plagiarism? MORRISON: Oh, yeah. It's great. AH: But you always come right out with it, though. You steal things, and then you tell everyone. MORRISON: You have to, really. It's like they say, "There's always someone with a big nose who knows." Zenith was done deliberately like that. A scratch-mix super-hero. AH: Have you got a complete list anywhere of where all these things come from? MORRISON: I haven't. I suppose somebody will do one sooner or later. A lawyer probably. https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1990-s/199002-amazing-heroes-176 August 1992 from Comics Scene #28: “Also, [Arkham Asylum] was a watershed for me, because I think I finally found my own voice in comics. Up until then, in early Animal Mans for instance, I was still doing what I thought was expected of British writers, which was to be as much like Alan Moore as possible. It was that post-Watchmen, realistic superheroes kind of thing. After that, I started to realize what I wanted to do, and that bled over into Doom Patrol and what happened later in Animal Man. For me, it was significant in that way.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1990-s/199208-comics-scene-28 March 1994 from Hero Illustrated #9: "I felt the first four issues of Animal Man were in a style that was acceptable at the time, which was along the lines of what Alan Moore was doing. I kind of figured that's what DC wanted, so that's what I gave them, but by the end of the fourth issue, I was really bored with doing it that way. I just thought I had to get away from what had become the orthodox style of the time, particularly from British writers. I could probably have kept it going on sheer technical ability, but I'd have been terribly bored doing it." https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1990-s/199403-hero-illustrated-09 1996 from Comiquando #4: AA: Your first job in DC was Animal Man? GM: It was a very experimental period. DC were riding high on the success of Watchmen and wanted to experiment a bit more. https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1990-s/comiquando-24---reportages-grant-morrison August 1997 from Riot #0: Taking a step back, Morrison confesses, "Before I broke into comics, I started out wanting to write novels. I even wrote a couple when I was a teenager, but nothing really came out of it. Then I saw Alan Moore's work on the Marvelman strip (reprinted in the States as Miracleman by Eclipse Comics) that ran in Warrior. ‘Finally,' I thought to myself, 'you can do comics and write them as well as you'd write a novel.' Alan's work inspired me, even though I'd been doing comics before he came along, I'd done some adult stuff: Real underground, black and white, weird stuff. But after reading Marvelman, l realized you could apply those same ideas to super-heroes — so I did." Coming this July to a comic store near you. JLA/WildC.A.T.s will arrive alongside other cool JLA products… In fact, according to Grant Morrison, it's the last word in company crossovers. "I was reading Alan Moore's run on WildC.A.T.s last year," Morrison says, "and I was really starting getting into these characters. That's when the idea behind the project came to me. https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1990-s/199908-riot-0 April 1999 from Submedia #1: The Animal Man project began as a four issue miniseries in what he describes with a laugh as the "Alan Moore style - lots of poetic captions and interesting scene transitions", but it soon spiralled away from this concept. https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1990-s/199904-submedia-1 April 1999 from Writers on Comics Scriptwriting: Did you always want to write comics? “I had given up on them by the mid-seventies and it wasn’t until 1980 when Warrior came out and I saw Alan Moore was getting away with doing sensible, forward-looking work in the comics field that I decided I might as well write for comics.” What was it about Moore and Warrior that inspired you? “Alan will hate me saying this, but it was my sort of stuff [he was writing]. I remember reading V for Vendetta and there was this one thing V says: ‘I’m the black sheep of the family, I’m the bogeyman of the twentieth century,’ and I thought, this is what I want to read, it’s like The Prisoner, it’s like the stuff I’m into, the whole anarchy thing. And I enjoyed [Alan’s] Marvelman. Especially as at the same time I was doing this strip called Captain Clyde for a local newspaper. It was kind of about a superhero in the real world, but here was Alan doing it a lot better than I was.” Do you think the industry still perceives you as this ‘Vertigo guy’ who writes all the weird shit? “…Back in the eighties, when I was writing Zenith, the persona I had then was Morrissey; he slags everybody off, he’s really clever; all that Oscar Wilde stuff. So I started saying cruel things about everybody else in comics. No one had ever done that before and it made me famous, but it was a horrible way to get famous. It just seemed funny but I was upsetting a lot of people, and it became a persona I had to escape from because everybody hated me.” Writers on Comics Scriptwriting By Mark Salisbury, Titan Books December 1999 from DuckFat: What prompted you to decide to write comics in the first place? “…Warrior came out and I saw what Alan Moore was doing, V for Vendetta specifically, and it was just as serious as anything I might do in a film or a book, and I just figured I'd do comics, because people were getting paid to do it and they get to do the kind of work they're interested in. I wouldn't have done it if comics had just been superhero comics. I couldn't express myself like that. So I got into that and it was nine years of poverty anyway! I'm bangin' on doors and tryin' to get work... One or two things would get published, but you'd go by for a year and nothing would get done and then I'd do a little thing, but I wasn't working, I was on the dole. It was desperation, sheer fuckin' desperation. I got to the point where I had no money.” “I was in bands, but guys always fall out in bands, so I thought "I've got to do something that only I can do, that I can do with my own resources and I don't need to rely on anyone." And that's when I decided it was comics. I just started bugging 2000AD, but like I said it took nine years, I was 26 until I was able to earn money and get off the dole.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/1990-s/1999-duckfat 1999 from Notes from the Junkyard: “…I thought, ok, I’ll do comics because they paid me, and this was a way to make money. I was still trying to do the novels, I had an agent and I was trying to get published, and then Warrior came out which had V for Vendetta, they were doing the type of novels and type of tv shows and films I wanted to do, but it was in a comic. I thought this means I can do adult stuff, I don’t have to do comics for kids if I don’t want to, and I just started pursuing that as an avenue, to make a living from it.” “To read Alan Moore’s work, it’s so beautiful and architectural and everything about it is great, but for me, that fire of creativity isn’t there in it, and I’m not fooled by it. I read Promethea last night, and I thought, “This is Doom Patrol, I don’t care, there’s nothing new for there for me here, but it’s so beautifully constructed, I wish I could do this kind of thing...” http://notesfromthejunkyard.blogspot.com/2007/02/interview-with-grant-morrison.html October 2000 from OP18: “Look at Chris Claremont's run on The X-Men. That expanded the possibilities of the superhero comic at least as much as Watchmen and without being as referential to the genre's past.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/2000-2005/opi8---the-scottish-connection-part-2-grant-morrison August 2001 from disinfo.com: “In the seventies if you read comic books all the good stuff came from America and there was nothing happening in Britain. Then Warrior came out with Alan Moore's stuff. I was trying to write novels at that time; then Warrior came out and I looked at what the guy was doing, showing that a comic can actually do something else, could be something better, with a creative honesty to it, could be about anarchy and things like that. I thought, you know, I can do this, maybe I can start doing this stuff--the thing about wanting to do comics was the feeling that you could do anything. But there was no market, there's no money in it, it's just a kind of underground mode of expression, and suddenly I saw the mainstream potential in Warrior, and I got into it, I started sending stuff in. Like I said, I'd been doing comics before, and I'd also been doing a lot of sci-fi for DC Thomson which was kind of a kid's paper publisher in Scotland; they're very powerful in Scotland but I don't know if anyone knows them anywhere else. I'd just been doing apprentice work for awhile, doing this kind of weird avant-garde, sci-fi pornography stuff.” http://web.archive.org/web/20040313045956/http://www.disinfo.com/site/printarticle54.html June 2002 from Newsarama: “...no-one in any other medium has written better superhero stories than Mark Millar or Alan Moore or Warren Ellis ... no-one anywhere but here. Superheroes are the thing comics do best.” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/2000-2005/newsarama---grant-morrison-talks-filth August 2002 from Sequential Tart: “Watchmen seemed like such an exciting event and there are incredible moments — particularly in the Doctor Manhattan threads but in the end I felt unmoved by what seemed a highly self-conscious intellectual exercise. … Arkham Asylum was my kind of indie-goth response to all that. It made a packet. Then it was the '90s.” http://www.sequentialtart.com/archive/aug02/gmorrison2.shtml March 2003 from AmazingComics.it: What would you like to see happen in the world of comics over the next 12 months? “I'd like to see Alan Moore show his "equipment" for a special "naked" cover of Promethea. He and J H Williams could symbolize the journey of consciousness into the realm of the nude, while carrying out a deliberate tribute to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "Two Virgins". It would be great. And who here wouldn't be curious to see the backside of the creator of Watchmen?” https://sites.google.com/site/deepspacetransmissions/interviews-1/2000-2005/amazing-comics-it---intervista June 2007 from Thrill-Power Overload: Thirty Years of 2000 A.D.: “[Zenith] was very much a reaction against torment superheroes. Dark Knight is a brilliant piece of Reagan-era fiction and Watchmen is very, very clever in its architecture, but both books felt pompous and concept albumy to me as a young man in the 80s.” http://www.comicsbeat.com/the-strange-case-of-grant-morrison-and-alan-moore-as-told-by-grant-morrison/ January 13, 2009 from Publisher’s Weekly: “Arkham Asylum in 1989 [featuring the Joker] was an attempt to tell a psychological, symbolic, allusive, and expressionistic Batman story as a kind of response to the “real world” take on superheroes that was in vogue after [Alan Moore and David Gibbons’ 1986] Watchmen and [Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s 1987] Batman: Year One.” http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/new-titles/adult-announcements/article/15463-grant-morrison-batman-and-the-superhero-genre.html March 20, 2009 from Comic Book Resources: “There’s always a crowd that follows me everywhere, which is quite nice. And there’s the crossover between the people who read the superhero books. But Seaguy’s just a superhero story too. And by the time we get into the third book, it’s quite a serious superhero story. This is my “Watchmen,” really. This is where I’m really getting to talk about the idea of the superhero.” “…there’s a Multiverse book that I’m working on. It will probably take forever because the book is quite difficult to write. I’ve been spending a lot of time on it. I’ve just been doing an Earth Four book, which is the Charlton characters but I’ve decided to write it like “Watchmen.” [laughs] So it’s written backwards and sideways and filled with all kinds of symbolism and because of that it’s taking quite a long time to write.” http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20507 May 2, 2009 from Comics Cube: “I thought it would be interesting to pick up on that sort of crystalline, self-reflecting storytelling method, so the mad notion I came up with was to do the Charlton characters in a story I'd construct as an update on that ludic Watchmen style - if Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons had pitched the Watchmen now, rooted in a contemporary political landscape but with the actual Charlton characters instead of analogues!” http://www.comicscube.com/2009/05/my-thoughts-on-multiversity.html April 2010 from IO9: I was also wondering if you could update us on your "new Watchmen" Multiversity project. “It's coming along well. I'm writing it at the back end of everything else. I want it to be the best thing I've ever done, so I've been taking my time with the issues. But yes, it's progressing well. You'll see it probably Summer 2011.” http://io9.gizmodo.com/5517352/grant-morrisons-philosophy-of-comics May 2010 from Newsarama: Nrama: If a reader isn’t familiar with the historical or cultural perspective behind 18 Days, what would you say to that person in order to get them to give it a look? Morrison: … The tone is modern, gritty and emotionally real against a backdrop of techno-mythic super-war. In comic book terms, it does for ‘epic fantasy’ what Watchmen did for superheroes. http://www.newsarama.com/5363-grant-morrison-wages-war-using-indian-mythology-for-18-days.html June 30, 2011 from Mindless Ones: Bobsy: On a slightly more friendly note, perhaps… Grant: …yeah, let’s talk about Alan Moore instead. Bobsy: Do you know I’ve literally just crossed out the Alan Moore question. [Laughter] Grant: No, he’s cool, I really like Alan. Bobsy: It does seem that in recent public declarations by the pair of you – for those of us who keep a close eye on these things – there does seem a slight thawing of tensions in past year or two. Grant: You know what, for me there’s always a thaw. I really love Miracle Man, I like V for Vendetta, I didn’t like Watchmen – that was all. It’s just that in our business to say that you didn’t like Watchmen is equivalent to pissing on the Pope. http://mindlessones.com/2011/06/30/grant-morrison-supergods-interview-transcript/ July 2011 from Supergods: “We announced to the world that Zenith was intended to be as dumb, sexy, and disposable as an eighties pop single: Alan Moore remixed by Stock Aitken Waterman. Keeping all the self-awareness outside the story, we used interviews and forewords to admit to our sources. In them we praised creative theft and plagiarism, quoted the French playwright Antonin Artaud and sneeringly suggested that the likes of Watchmen were pompous, stuffy, and buttock-clenchingly dour. The shock tactics I’d brought with me from the music world, delivered with the snotty whippet-thin snideness of the hipster, had helped me carve out a niche for myself as comics’ enfant terrible, and Steve was happy to play along as the handsome nice one with nothing controversial to say. My public persona was punk to the rotten core. Outspoken and mean spirited, I freely expressed contempt for the behind-the-scenes world of comics professionals, which seemed unglamorous and overwhelmingly masculine by comparison to the club and music scenes.” … “I chose to see writers like Alan Moore as missionaries who attempted to impose their own values and preconceptions on cultures they considered inferior—in this case, that of superheroes. Missionaries humiliate the natives by pointing out their gauche customs and colorfully frank traditional dress. They bullied defenseless fantasy characters into leather trench coats and nervous breakdowns and left formerly carefree fictional communities in a state of crushing self-doubt and dereliction. Anthropologists on the other hand, surrendered themselves to foreign cultures. They weren’t afraid to go native or look foolish. They came and they departed with respect and in the interests of mutual understanding. Naturally, I wanted to be an anthropologist.” Supergods by Grant Morrison, published by Spiegel & Grau, 2011 http://ifanboy.com/articles/review-grant-morrisons-supergods/ July 2011 from the New Statesman: “Watchmen is a beautiful book, amazingly written, but the "mistake" it made is asking us to accept as real things that could never be real. For me, the only way a superhero is real is on paper, or on screen -- as an idea. Superman was as real as the idea of the nuclear bomb to me as a child and it allowed me to get over that terror.” http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/helen-lewis-hasteley/2011/07/superheroes-superman-graphic July 2011 from Newsarama.com: “Even things like Watchmen – Watchmen has had so much praise over 20-plus years, and back when it came out and I was 25 I was kind of disappointed in it, having read Marvelman, or Miracleman as it became. And I think it’ll survive, of course. (laughs). It’s a brilliant book, but the things I loved about it as a kid are still there, but so are the things I hated. The plot still doesn’t do it for me, and I wanted to be honest about that as well. I really loved Marvelman and I talked about that in the book, so I don’t want it too seem like I’m having a go at Alan Moore again! (laughs) I think for me it always had to do with the specific plot things. I just couldn’t buy into the idea of the world’s smartest man and the world’s most powerful living being wouldn’t just get together and effortlessly change the world. I was never sold on the idea that the world’s smartest man would somehow be the world’s biggest idiot. (laughs) It asks you to accept that and I can’t buy into that logic because either he’s the world’s smartest man or he’s not. I always thought that Ozymandias and Dr. Manhattan would get together on day one and exchange ideas, and then Dr. Manhattan would get rid of all the bombs and go on TV and they’d ask, “Is there anything you’d want him to do? We’ve eliminated the nuclear arsenals of the world, so let’s start negotiating.” I kind of felt with the plot, that logic was broken, and the realism didn’t seem real any more, and that didn’t sit well with me.” http://www.newsarama.com/8003-morrison-says-supergods-predicts-comic-reality-convergence.html July 2011 from Wired.com: Wired.com: Then you’ll have the Alan Moore effect, where all of sudden every one of your comics is being turned into a film. Morrison: Yeah, I’d love to see a Seaguy film myself. Wired.com: Me too! With any luck, your films will be treated better — some of the films they made out of Moore’s comics were not the greatest. Morrison: I thought V for Vendetta was pretty good, apart from a few missteps. And Watchmen was so faithful, although it was an ambitious and probably impossible task. I think in the future that film will be regarded as a cult classic. Wired.com: Yeah, its faith in the comic will probably ensure that. When I interviewed Zack Snyder, we looked at his storyboard notebook and Watchmen alongside each other, and he showed me how he pretty much stuffed the comic’s panels into his film. Morrison: He even faithfully re-created the original posters that Dave Gibbons drew in 1985 to promote the series. He absolutely lovingly re-created them with CGI and the actors, and they were perfect, you know? Down to the exact angle that Ozymandias was sitting in his chair. http://www.wired.com/2011/07/grant-morrison-supergods/ August 22, 2011 from Rolling Stone: ROLLING STONE: Maybe it's for the best that DC Comics is starting over now. GRANT MORRISON: But I don't know. There's been lots of things, the sexism in DC because it's mostly men who work in these places. Nobody should be trying to say we're taking up a specifically anti-woman stance. I think it would be ignorance or stupidity or some God knows what. I was reading some Alan Moore Marvelman for some reason today. I found one in the back there and I couldn't believe. I pick it up and there are fucking two rapes in it and I suddenly think how many times has somebody been raped in an Alan Moore story? And I couldn't find a single one where someone wasn't raped except for Tom Strong, which I believe was a pastiche. We know Alan Moore isn't a misogynist but fuck, he's obsessed with rape. I managed to do thirty years in comics without any rape! http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/grant-morrison-on-the-death-of-comics-20110822 September 15, 2012 from The New Statesman: One of the titles most talked about is Pax Americana, partly because it reunites Morrison with fellow Glaswegian artist Frank Quitely, and partly because it focuses on the world harbouring the Charlton characters, the same characters that in turn inspired the cast of Alan Moore’s Watchmen. “It’s my Citizen Kane, this comic, I’m so proud of it.” Morrison smiles. “We’ve really worked hard to make it worthy of not only its source but to do all that in 38 pages and in a new way. So yeah it’s a big deal.” Comparisons to Watchmen will be hard to escape, particularly in light of the current Before Watchmen comics that DC are publishing, much to the distaste of Alan Moore. “It’s so not like Watchmen,” Morrison states. “In the places where it is like Watchmen people will laugh because it’s really quite... it’s really faithful and respectful but at the same time satiric. I don’t think people will be upset by it, in the way that they’ve been upset by Before Watchmen which even though it’s good does ultimately seem redundant. You know, it’s actually good – I mean, Amanda Conner’s stuff is brilliant, I’m really enjoying it, and Darwyn Cooke’s Minutemen is great, the rest of them [I’m] not so hot on but they’re really nicely written comics, really quite adult but kind of redundant. “This one is its own thing but it deliberately quotes the kind of narrative techniques used in Watchmen and does something new with them.” http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/voices/2012/09/grant-morrison-gay-batman-superheroes-wonder-woman October 2012 from comicbookgrrrl.com: “There is no enemy that Superman can't defeat, there is no enemy Batman can't defeat, these are ideas that cannot be destroyed. And even as ideas, once people like Alan Moore went in there and deconstructed the superhero, the superhero just took it and Alan created one of the greatest works ever in the field but the superhero survived and got up again. By the end of Watchmen everybody thought it was over, I remember the days and they were saying that's the end of the superhero, it's the graveyard of the superhero, but of course it's not – the superhero is made to survive any assault.” http://www.comicbookgrrrl.com/2011/10/12/grant-morrison-at-the-edinburgh-book-festival-full-and-uncut/ October 2012 from newsarama: Nrama: Can you talk a bit more about [Annihilator’s] origin as a comic book? Morrison: Rian Hughes challenged me to design something as intricate as Watchmen, and I said "No way!" But I went away and I got into this idea of doing something based around a black hole and the thing in the guy's brain. So it came from that challenge from Rian Hughes. http://www.newsarama.com/10392-in-depth-on-grant-morrison-s-legendary-annihilator.html May 2013 from craveonline.com: Multiversity #4: Pax Americana. This is an idea which seems long overdue - taking the Watchmen storytelling devices and retroactively applying them to the Charlton Comics characters they were originally based upon. Frank Quitely will be handling the art on this one, which will be laid out in a rigid 8-panel grid system similar to how Watchmen comics were. "We created this grid, which is 8 panels, which breaks down into 16, and it's just been one of the most amazing experiences to write this comic. It's like calculus," Morrison said. "Everything's grids, and we can keep subdividing the grids for storytelling effects and the type of things no one's done before - the super digital approach to the page." Morrison said this is "the next stage" of Quitely, and "honestly, it kicks the ass of whatever he's doing with Mark Millar right now." He also claimed he felt like this chapter will be his Citizen Kane, saying both Quitely and himself feel like it's the best thing they've ever done in superhero comics - in just 40 pages. "It's a whole new story," Morrison told me. "It starts off with the president being executed in reverse. That's where it begins. There's a peace sign on fire - you know, Watchmen had the smiley face with blood? We're taking that and doing the Rutles doing the Beatles. We're taking the peace sign, which is equivalent to the smiley face, and settling it on fire, which is equivalent to the blood. There's a quote from Delmore Schwartz that says 'time is a fire in which we burn, time is a school in which we learn.' The issue's called 'In Which We Burn.' It works backwards through a man's life, but it starts with the death of the president. It all goes in reverse. The president's been shot from space. Then you cut to the Charlton character Peacemaker tied up, and a bunch of men looking at him, saying 'we don't understand, we've run the tapes backwards and forwards, why did you do it, Chris? Why'd you kill the president?" That's our first four pages. It tells you the whole story of this superhuman initiative. It's kind of taking what Watchmen was and putting it in the current political climate, and that changes everything. It's replacing those characters with the originals, so you've got Captain Atom himself now instead of Dr. Manhattan, and that changes everything. It's about this one man who discovered who he really is, and there's a "Rosebud" moment at the very end in the last panel. That's all I want to say about it." http://www.craveonline.com/site/498611-grant-morrison-talks-multiversity-wonder-woman-earth-one May 2013 from collider.com: “Then, we took the storytelling devices of Watchmen and applied them to the Charlton characters that Watchmen was originally inspired by. Instead of Watchmen’s nine-panel grid, we have an eight-panel grid that reflects the musical harmonics that underpin the whole series. It’s based on the number eight, which becomes really important through everything. In 40 pages, we’ve done this thing that is probably the best thing we’ve ever done in superhero comics.” http://collider.com/grant-morrison-dc-comics-batman-superman-interview/
2016.11.11 06:00 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 11 November 2016
Weather(Powered by Dark Sky) Rain starting this afternoon. Around 0 to 9 degrees. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today MacFloyd at O2 ABC, Glasgow Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at Barrowland, Glasgow Beyond the Barricade at King's Theatre, Glasgow The Gatsby Speakeasy at The Rum Shack, Glasgow Propaganda at O2 ABC, Glasgow The Australian Pink Floyd Show at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow Optimo Music & Optimo Trax presents Immigrant Tracks at La Cheetah Club, Glasgow Clandestino at Mango, Glasgow Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven 'The Pastoral' at City Halls, Glasgow Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Tramway, Glasgow Sydney Devine at Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow Salsa Sabrosa at La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow We Are Global at Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow Dance Gavin Dance at g2, Glasgow Foy Vance at Òran Mór, Glasgow Hackney Colliery Band at O2 ABC, Glasgow Joseph Arthur at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow Leddra Chapman at The Hug and Pint, Glasgow Moscoman at Stereo, Glasgow Other Humans at Stereo, Glasgow Spark Organ Trio at Swing, Glasgow Today in Scottish History Nothing, apparently! /GlasgowMarket Digest Selling 1x Tom Odell standing ticket for Thursday 10 Nov, O2 Academy Glasgow Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones North Face Rolling Thunder 36 (150L capacity) Tune of the day KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up [HQ] (suggested by shenguskhan2312) Picked from 3 eligible links submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
2016.08.12 06:00 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 12 August 2016
Weather Rain starting this afternoon, continuing until this evening. Around 13 to 17 degrees. Travel Alterations to services between Glasgow Queen Street and Mallaig Due to a landslip between Fort William and Mallaig all lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until the end of the day. Train services between Glasgow Queen Street and Mallaig may be delayed or terminated at and started back from Fort William. Customer Advice: Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Fort William and Mallaig, however road conditions are also subject to change as the day goes on and a diversionary route may have to be used. Due to the use of replacement transport, journey times will be extended and passengers should take this into consideration when planning their journey on this route. You can get real time journey updates to your mobile phone by visiting http://www.journeycheck.com/scotrail and registering for Live travel Alerts direct from our Control Centre or by Tweeting us @ScotRail Last Updated :12/08/2016 04:52 What's On Today Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow Propaganda at O2 ABC, Glasgow Hardstyle Superheroes at O2 Academy Glasgow Clandestino at Mango, Glasgow The Gatsby Speakeasy at The Rum Shack, Glasgow Club night at St Vincent Bowling Club, Glasgow Giant Head Collective at Òran Mór, Glasgow Lonehead at Òran Mór, Glasgow Jigs, Muneiras and other Magical Melodies at Drygate Brewery, Glasgow Nieves at SWG3, Glasgow Salsa Sabrosa at La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow Albany Down at Nice 'n' Sleazy, Glasgow The Brew at Nice 'n' Sleazy, Glasgow Daggers Ahoy !! DJ set at CCA, Glasgow The Label at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow Today in Scottish History On 12 August 1332 the Battle of Dupplin Moor was fought. The battle was fought between the Scottish forces of King David II, led by the regent, the Earl of Mar, and English forces supporting the claim of Edward Balliol. Not for the last time in battles with the English, the Scots squandered their numerical advantage, and following a confused attack were routed with heavy losses by Edward Balliol's army. On 12 August 1976, considered a fateful day by many, a wonder child was born. This child grew to be a man of many qualities and is currently most famous for dishing out quality chat on the Glasgow Steamie under his alter-ego jaynoj. On 12 August 1990 Roy Williamson, the Scottish folk musician and songwriter, died. Williamson was one of the famous duo, the Corries, along with Ronnie Browne. It was Williamson who penned the song "Flower of Scotland", now used by Scottish sporting teams as an anthem. /GlasgowMarket Digest Looking for 2 Brian Cox tickets Tune of the day The Bluetones - Never Going Nowhere (suggested by Vivalahazy85) Picked from 6 eligible links submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
2016.05.20 06:00 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 20 May 2016
Weather Light rain starting this evening. Around 9 to 16 degrees. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today Eric Bibb at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Rae Spoon at Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow The Gatsby Speakeasy at The Rum Shack, Glasgow The Burning Hell at The Hug and Pint, Glasgow Bootleg Wonderland at Sweeney's on the Park, Glasgow Propaganda at O2 ABC, Glasgow Heart of Rust at The Glad Café, Glasgow The Hooks at The Waverley Tea Room, Glasgow Acoustic Ally at The Allison Arms, Glasgow Randolph's Leap at Saint Luke's, Glasgow The Grasping Skinflints at The Butterfly and the Pig @ the Corona, Glasgow Leroc'n'Roll Dance Night at The Experience, Glasgow New College Lanarkshire HND Music Student Showcase at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow Old Bohemia at The McMillan Southside, Glasgow Open Mic at Milk Cafe, Glasgow Salsa Sabrosa at La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow When We Were Wolves at The Cathouse, Glasgow Today in Scottish History On 20 May 685 the battle of Nechtansmere, in present-day Angus, was fought. The battle was a decisive victory for the Picts, under their king Brude MacBile, over Ecgfirth, King of Northumbria, an Angle kingdom. This battle reversed the Northumbrian gains of the past century and the Angles were forced back beyond the Forth. On this day in 1685 the Earl of Argyll sailed from Holland to Campbeltown with 300 men in an attempted uprising. After its failure he was executed. The rebellion was designed to place Charles II's illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmouth, on the throne. The failure of this revolt led to a close bond between the Stewart monarchy and the enemies of the Campbells in the Highlands, which was to become more apparent in the subsequent Jacobite uprisings. /GlasgowMarket Digest Free: Pile of Old Computer Parts Tune of the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAsLDf-tYlg (suggested by Gonzalez8448) Only one eligible link submitted today. Suggest tomorrow's tune.
2016.02.12 06:00 SteamieBotThe Steamie - Friday 12 February 2016
Weather Partly cloudy until tomorrow morning. Around 0 to 6 degrees. Travel No line problems reported. What's On Today The Gatsby Speakeasy at The Rum Shack, Glasgow Jack Jones at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Lovesick Blues – The Hank Williams Story at Òran Mór, Glasgow Wendy James at O2 ABC, Glasgow The Glasgow Pop!South Weekender at The Glad Café, Glasgow Lemur at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel Propaganda at O2 ABC, Glasgow Wiley at SWG3, Glasgow Will Varley at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow Foals at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow The Game at O2 ABC, Glasgow Warhead at The Buff Club, Glasgow Today in Scottish History Today in 1624 George Heriot, goldsmith to King James VI and founder of Heriot's School, died. The school was originally founded as Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh. He is thought to be the inspiration for the character, Georgie Heriot, in Sir Walter Scott's novel, Fortunes of Nigel. Today in 1846 Rev Henry Duncan, founder of the world-wide savings bank movement, died near Ruthwell. Launched in a derelict cottage in 1810, the savings bank movement spread to 109 organisations in 92 countries. A man of varied talents, Duncan also became the first person in the country to identify fossil footprints and he was also responsible for the restoration of the medieval Ruthwell Cross. /GlasgowMarket Digest No recent posts Tune of the day http://youtu.be/F_Ot2hs5X2c Suggest tomorrow's tune
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