Commenting on the challenges facing wanna-be Rock’n’Roll legends these days, veteran roadie Dave Griffin reflected on ‘a simpler time when you didn’t need a goddamn ladder to reach the telly’.
“It’s a lot trickier nowadays?” he said, surveying the small screen fixed to the wall of the coffin sized room of Tommy Pigeon, lead guitarist with Belturbet outift, Belter Beyond.
“Back in the day it was a simple matter, even for a major smack addict like Keef, to chuck an old fashioned TV out a hotel window?”
“But a flatscreen mounted just under the ceiling? All due respect to the man but assuming he had a screwdriver and, assuming he had a ladder and, assuming he managed to get up there…can you see him keeping his balance while he unscrewed it and disconnected the cables? Not a chance! Sadly, people don’t think these things through when they talk about how tame bands are these days.”
“It’s all very well to criticize,” he said, “but Keith Richards never had to throw a flat screen TV out of his hotel window.”
Besides, he added, we’re in a friggin’ B&B.