Um/Fiery Furnaces in Brighton review.   Leave a comment

Someone reviewed me playing with the Fiery Furnaces in Brighton.

Middle act Pete Um is somewhat of a curiosity, “we met him in Cambridge and asked him along to play with us here. He’s pretty nuts, huh?”, insists Fiery Furnaces bass player Jason Loewenstein when I corner him later on. Treading an incredibly thin line between clever and amusing, and obnoxious and annoying, Um slurs his way through a flurry of breathlessly short tales of woe, accompanied by his trusty iPod. The lyrics contain the odd witty rhyme, or chortle-inducing image, but for the most part the crowd is left shaking their head, at what essentially appears to everyone to be a rambling madman in a wooly hat. Definitely more “Um” than “Ah!”.


My iPod is not trusty, nor an iPod, I feel compelled to say.

Posted January 28, 2010 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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