Vigilante man

I don’t reallly know who Mouse Zinn is, except that he’s also in a band called the Space Cadets with a guy I know from Luton, Ricky Lee Brawn. And I ‘think’ I’ve seen him DJ-ing at a rockabilly club, where he goes under the name DJ Mouse.

The guy in the video doing a rather unconvincing impression of a vigilante man is also a rockabilly DJ, by the name of The Preacher. Here’s the Preacher interviewing DJ Mouse if you’re interested….
http://www.rockabillyhall.com/podcastofmonth.html

Anyway, the reason I’m posting this is because the backing band, the Union Canal String Band – so called because one of them lives on a canal boat on said canal – are good mates of mine. Aka The Boring Bluegrass Boys (by me if no-one else – OK, just by me) because it’s difficult to tempt them away from their old man’s music these days. I remember when the mandolin player had a pink Mohican…

This is a Woody Guthrie song. There’s a musical based on his life story and songs on in London at the moment, called Woody Sez. Anyone seen it?

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  • Helen  On January 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    WOODY SEZ hasn’t opened in London just yet… We open on January 13 (previews)… press night is January 18… Come see us!…

  • thebristolblogger  On January 2, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Strange that a bunch of blokes from Luton should attempt to be ‘authentic’ by adopting a style of music almost a century old from another continent.

    Oddly, wearing a pink mohican and thrashing away at three chords would have much more to do with the English folk tradition …

    • kerrymccarthy  On January 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      I agree actually. But they’re not the only ones. Isn’t there a local bluegrass band with members of Portishead in it? I saw a gig advertised once at the Boca Bar.

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