My very talented friend Declan Guckian usually strategically plans his performances to coincide with tube strikes, riots, and protests (and other things that might make it difficult for me to attend). I think he used to call the cinema to make sure I was rostered when he was gigging. He also tries to make sure the venue is not in easy reach of my geographical knowledge. Maybe I'm paranoid? But tonight I snook to one of his performances in Notting Hill sliding through the ice and the snow, camera in tow of course. Unsurprisingly the gig was awesome. If you get the chance, go and see him before he is very famous and playing huge venues. Find him on facebook here for upcoming gigs.