- Ben Folds is playing the Hammersmith Apollo tonight. Too late to arrange to go.
- Ben Kweller played in Shepherd’s Bush a few weeks ago. Missed it.
- Grady Booch is speaking in London this week. Booked out.
In each case, I only found out about the event days (in the first two cases, just one day) before. Upcoming.org has proven to be entirely useless at letting me know about these things – in many cases I’ve had to create the event entry myself.
I’m particularly upset – genuinely gutted, in fact – about the Ben Folds gig. I saw Ben Folds Five play in Portsmouth about seven years ago, when the band was touring The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. They were absolutely superb – I’ve been an avid follower ever since.
Clearly I need to find some new ways of tracking what is happening in the exciting world out there.