Thursday 24 October 2013--Get out at noon, have coffee, and stroll through the university, and then Kelvingrove Park. I like this part
of Glasgow. There's a Vettriano exhibit at the Kelvingrove Gallery, and I feel I ought to take a look. He has his good points, but on the whole,
I think he should be making a living painting book covers. It's not high art. I spend as much time as my back will allow looking around the rest
of the gallery.
Walk downtown and visit Mark Connelly at the Good Spirits Company, then back along the riverfront to meet W for dinner at her hotel, which is close by the Glasgow Hydro, tonight's concert venue. It's a brand new building with 12,000 seats. Peter Gabriel has reassembled the band he recorded and toured his album So with almost thirty years ago--guitarist David Rhodes, keyboard player David Sancious, drummer Manu Katche, and bassist Tony Levin. That album is the centerpiece of a great show. The players are all older, heavier, grayer and/or balder, but they can still bring it.
After the show, W and I hustle over to the Lismore, which has already called last orders. The Seattle couple shows up moments later, and we decide to catch a cab up to Ņran Mór, where we chat and laugh and trade rounds very late.