Ash International, UK
1: ‘Live at the ICA, London, 17th May 2008’ – 40m44s. Recorded by Charlie Poulet. With thanks to Eric Namour for overpaying the artist.
2: ‘Live at Puzzle, Caen, 26th November 2008’ – 31m50s. Recorded by Anna Cruise. With thanks to Jerome Remy at Borealis.
Arrive early. Dress appropriately. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption. Tune up before and during the performance. Don’t be a statue. Avoid “dead air”. Be flexible. Learn to play through bad stage sound. Never stop part way through a song, no matter how badly you’ve screwed up. Be prepared to socialise and mingle with the audience members. Have fun.