I'm a long time huge Cable fan and often have thoughts on how to get Cable back together for a gig or two. I was only 16 when they split up and only managed to see them 3 times. Many people my age and younger never even got the chance to see them live. There was something about Cable that was special when they played live, a certain energy, it's a weird one to put my finger on but those of you who saw them will probably understand!
Anyway, I've been friendly with Pete for a number of years now, I've spent about the last 10 years practising in the room Cable use to use at the Bakery in Derby, Hudson Super Six practise upstairs. Yesterday after seeing a post from Pete on Facebook about John Peel's on-line record archive containing Down Lift, I sent him a message to see if anyone had actually ever propositioned/offered any money up to Cable seriously to play a show since their split, he sort of said no. I get the impression that Matt being in Oslo is a major sticking point in making it happen and that there were concerns over the cost implications for him when they met in Brighton last year.
What do you guys think in starting a Kickstarter campaign or similar to raise ?500 to get Matt over and finally make it happen?
We'd need a group effort to make this happen between myself, the guys running this site and a campaign over as much media and social networking sites as possible.
I think if this were to come direct from us it would have a real impact on those guys.
The crowd funding services appear to be limited to 60 days so I'm not sure if we'd need a definite time scale on when the gig might happen. I'm not sure if it might be worth creating a Facebook page to channel interest before the fund raising starts?
Life is too short, if you want something to happen you've got to at least give it a go right?