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I love this time of year - September! When the weather becomes perfect for PUBS, when everyone is back from their holidays/festivals, and when things start to get BOOKED. I know New Year is the time when one is meant to look forward to the wide open fields of An Empty Diary, but for me it always feels like the year starts HERE.

And yes, I know this MAY have something to do with it being start of the school/academic year, but HEY! I works in a University, whattayagonnado?

In fact, I think I almost PREFER this PLANNING time of year to October/November when you actually have to DO things. When gig offers and ideas are flying around it's all EXCITING, thinking of the things you COULD do and how they might all line up in a season of DELIGHT. It's slightly LESS thrilling when you're getting up with a massive hangover the morning after a gig and have to catch the super early train back to work. And then be at work.

It's a lot like CHRISTMAS, especially if (like me) you're one of those organised/annoying people who do their shopping in NOVEMBER, so that they can concentrate on PUBS in December. You get all the work done in advance, and then the actual DAY of Christmas happens in a bit of a blur. Maybe that's why i try to have at LEAST three Christmas Days?

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that I'm having a lovely time at the moment revelling in all the possibilities ahead. We've ALMOST got Totally Acoustic sorted out, for instance - Mr Paul Morricone is doing our Christmas show, and we've pencilled in A Little Orchestra to play at the Moon Horse special in November - and this very morning I've added a BRIGHTON gig to my forthcomings. The Moon Horse tour is coming together nicely, we've booked our flights for GERMANY and this weekend we'll be PLOTTING Actual Validators Gigs.

And of course the BEST thing about all of this is that we should have the Dinosaur Planet ALBUM to sell at all of them! It's a huge SPREE of GLEE, and I can't WAIT for it to start... though maybe I SHOULD wait a bit, and enjoy THIS, the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

posted 7/9/2011 by MJ Hibbett

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