From Granny's Club to the Albert Hall:
When Rob 'Bones' Jones first got in touch with R*E*P*E*A*T, he sent me a very impressive spread sheet of all the gigs he'd been to. Inspired by this knowledge and enthusiasm, I encouraged him to write for us, an activity which, I like to think, gave him a new lease of life. Since then, he has been a regular contribuitor, a DJ and a continued enthusiast for music new and old.
The lockdown has given him a chance to update his gig list, so that we can share a life in punk which is being well lived. To quote Oscar Wilde, 'Those whom the gods love grow young'.
One of my friends has been trying to get me to do this 'A B C of bands I've seen' that is making the rounds on Facebook at the moment. I politely declined as, having seen over 400 gigs (and only typing wth one finger), it would take me all of my self isolation to complete!
However, I did take a copy of the spreadsheet I have religiously completed since the early 90's to send to him and thought others might be interested in seeing it. It also highlights my obsession with MSP and S*M*A*S*H in the mid nineties.