MARKY RAMONE & FRIENDS AT THE DOGHOUSE, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND ON JULY 19, 2006

Copyright 2006---> : Lynne Cameron and Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone.

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I set off on my journey to Dundee on Wednesday I got a cab to the venue, where Marky was appearing that night. I introduced myself to John and Sarah who knew I was coming through. The venue was the Doghouse in Dundee. It’s a great venue and the people John, The Entertainments Manager and Sarah were fantastic and very helpful to me. They started to get things ready for the show that night.

 

Later on in the afternoon, Marky arrived the rest of the band were there also Clare, David and Alex. I had seen Clare earlier and had my pic taken with her it was great fun to see her and we had a chat before she left to go and prepare.

They did their sound check and I watched through one of the doors it was really good. After that Marky came out and he came over to me and we said hi again he left for a few minutes and said to me he would be right back. It was great to see him again and he signed my copy of Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone’s book Rock In Peace: Dee Dee And Joey Ramone, he signed the picture of us both which is in there and we carried on chatting for a while . I was also speaking to David Divine, Marky’s singer and a very nice chap and we were all chatting for a wee while. I was also speaking to Alex (Clare and Alex are in a band called Antiproduct) and Alex was playing guitar for Marky and Clare playing bass for him. I also spoke to Marion, Marky’s wife it was nice to see her again also as I had met her in Whitehaven in April. Then Marky had to leave to get ready for tonight’s show. So we said cheerio and he went to get ready.

 

About 9PM the support band Dirty Wee Middens came on and I thought they were good. Then they finished their set and I would say about 10PM Marky, David, Clare and Alex came on. I was right up at the front to support Marky and Marky came up to the mike and said a few words.

 

Then they started their set, unfortunately this time I did not manage to get a copy of the set list I had asked for one and forgot to pick it up after the show. So relying on memory, amongst the songs played were Sheena Is A Punkrocker (this is a special song for me as Marky had dedicated this song for me in Whitehaven and it is the best thing that has happened so I am still happy about that), R.A.M.O.N.E.S., Rock And Roll High School, I Wanna Be Sedated, I Don’t Care, Psycho Therapy, Chinese Rocks and I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You. It was a great atmosphere, David Divine is a great singer and has his own style and Alex and Clare did a grand job on guitar and bass. I was having a great time and Marky was absolutely brilliant on the drums as always, he worked very very hard and he introduced some of the songs. It was brilliant to see him play again and he had a first class line up of musicians to support him.

 

The show finished at about 11.30PM and it was a terrific evening. I did not see Marky after the show but that is understandable he would want to get some rest and relax before the next day’s show but it was great to see him beforehand but I did say cheerio to Clare before getting a cab back to Edinburgh, as I had missed my train (expensive but worth it especially to come and see Marky play again) Thank you Marky for a hell of a show it was brilliant and the line up excellent All I can say my friend is come back soon!

 
(Thanks
Lynne Cameron)