UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
8 SEPTEMBER 1987
Everyone assembled at Kitty’s flat to rehearse a new piece. Who was supposed to play what, and when, seemed to be complicated. Later the set list for the forthcoming Empress of Russia gig was discussed.
A couple of weeks later I cut the material on an old U-matic two machine edit suite. It wasn’t entirely successful. However George rang one Saturday morning and asked if the band could come round and watch it. Everyone arrived at six-thirty, and laughed a lot when they saw themselves struggling with the new tune. For some reason, which I couldn’t work out, they also laughed at my close-ups of Andy.
Later we went to the Clifton for an Indian meal. I discovered that the biryani was very hot, even before I added the vegetable curry. Afterwards we had a much needed drink in the Frying Pan, where my mouth began to return to normal, followed by a cup of tea at George’s flat.