Wednesday 13 February 2019


FRANZ Ferdinand’s bass player Bob Hardy has just published a very personal account and unusual of his touring experiences.
Bob, who has always been an artist in addition to his musical talents, managed to take pictures of the hotel rooms he stayed in during his time with the Scots band.
He’s now got them published in the latest issue of Performance Research.
He said of the quirky project: “I provide a sample of a larger project termed World Tour. The images, in their accumulation, provide a record of the interior spaces – the hotel rooms – that I have moved through in my position as a bassist in the band Franz Ferdinand. The images detail, in their own unobtrusive way, my attempt to re-appropriate and dwell in spaces that are not my own.”

Greg Hemphill and Janice Forsyth were amongst the first in the queue for the newly reopened Fopp music store in Byres Road.
Both had campigned for its opening alongside Alex Kapranos and Tam Dean Burn.
Janice, who I last met at the Scottish Music Awards bought lots of goodies including DVD’s of Funny Life, Funny Girl,  The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and the Billy Wilder collection.
I love it when people put money where their mouth is.

Helen Flanagan was a special guest of Fake Bake at their latest hotel party.
The Corrie star took time out of being a busy mum to indulge in a host of goodies at the bash including a hot tub filled with balloons.
The event in aid of Galentines - Valentines for gal pals saw guests showered with bottles of tan eraser, tanning water and other glowing products.
Helen even managed to take home a gift for her wee one Matilda in the shape of a froggy balloon.
She said: “Matilda will be delighted. She’s princess and frog obsessed.”