Kenny, our adorable driver in Glasgow sent me some photos from yesterday's clarsach lesson at the Royal Concert Hall.
This morning we got a guide around the breathtaking Glasgow School of Art. Below is the library where Belle and Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand have shot at. Also, the Frightened Rabbits recently performed just around the corner.
Next, we hit the Gallery of Modern Art which currently has a spectacular exhibit called Shout that showcases art work concerning LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) issues.
Catching up with our buddies in Glasvegas at Mr. Ben Retro where Caroline actually used to work for years and where she met James, and became friends. The rest is band history. Glasvegas recently came off arena tours with Kings of Leon, Oasis, and U2, and are about to head to L.A. and Malibu to record with Rick Rubin. Apparently, the album will be more upbeat and see the introduction of keys.
Inside the Mono, which has the best record shop in Glasgow, according to Rab. The band also like to enjoy a quiet pint or two here. Denise, their manager, gave me some vanilla tablets, a Scottish speciality, and now I'm hooked. It's PURE sugar.
King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, where it all began. This a legendary venue in Glasgow that has housed many career marking gigs. Alan McGee signed Oasis on the spot at King Tuts, and discovered Glasvegas here as well. *Note: Our tour with Glasvegas continued through to the evening/early morn sans camera where we hit Firewater, Caroline's flat for some pre-drinks, a Juliette Lewis and The Licks show at the Garage, a really beautiful restaurant/bar that served perfect fish and chips that I can't remember the name of because that's what a good time in Glasgow does that to you, and of course, last but not least, a few hours stop/nightcap at the casino.
And climbed hundred of steps up a narrow tower to get a breathtaking view of the city. It was my workout of the day and well-worth it to see the beautiful autumn leaves in full-effect.
Next stop, LONDON.