It’s 1:00am. We (Clutching At Straws) have just finished playing a gig and I’m manning the merchandise stall. Three people, all crying, approach me at different times and want to thank me for being good. This is what was happening at our Clutching At Straws after party slot during the Middlewhich Folk Festival last weekend.
This man and two women, who had been part of the audience for our show, had been touched by the lyrics and were now wanting to buy every
‘Cramming it in’ is often how I feel about life and the last few days certainly have not been an exception. In fact, the long weekend just gone could be a dictionary definition. Amid the craziness and the excitement there was one moment that gave poignance, clarity and vision to all the other moments, experiences, flavours and encounters that could otherwise have become lost in time which we often allow to slip into manotony.
The main event of the past few days has been a c