“the more things change, the more they stay the same”

Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Well, he never turned up at a Jam Session anyway. It has been some time since I last wrote for the Jammers Newsletter, being rudely interrupted by the need for a little light surgery. Wandered in to the Gold Street Gossip Shop , exhausted after a long (for me) waddle down Johnston Street, at 4.00pm sharp, to be greeted by a guitarist (1), a keyboard, the good Captain with his saxophone, no drums, no bass and an exceptionally good drummer (2). Continue reading →

What’s On: Friday Night Live at the Royal Standard

Annie Smith was so good that the Captain Chaos Quartet attracted another standing room only crowd – ably supported by Michael (drums), Ivan (bass), the Captain and meself. At the end of the night a lot of peeps came up to say how much they enjoyed it all (alcohol is a wonderful thing) followed by the landlord Frank cutting short the four week trial period. Continue reading →

What’s On: Saturday at some ungodly hour of the morning

Ungodly hour indeed. Actually, God may well be there, as we are backing up from Friday night for a 10.00am start at the Annual St Peter’s Anglican Church Fete, with the Captain Chaos Quartet supporting Joys Njambi in her first jazz gig. God knows what the locals will make of that, as he tends to know everything, does he not? Continue reading →