Tonight and on Thursday night, my youngest son's band NO NEED FOR IDOLS will be gigging in a woman's jail. Cornton Vale in Stirling is one of the most 'famous' jails for birds in Scotland. It has been under public scrutiny many a time, as well as the subject of several television programmes. For what it's worth, the officers and staff work exceptionally hard to rehabilitate. Drug abuse and it's actions is the main cause for conviction there. Of course there are lots of re-offenders.
One of the band's father's is a warder in various correction centers and arranged the gig. The guys are quite excited about it, and it has boosted interest in their band already. Even bad girls are allowed to appreciate great music. Tonight it's the young offenders that they play for - Thursday it's the 'women'. That should make for an interesting night. Oh, there are so many apt songs that they could have covered but I'll leave that for my Nippy Side. This is a gesture of goodwill. Peace on earth and mercy mild. Here's hoping that they keep that in mind while the boy's play (as usual) their finishing song called Walk Away which sadly, is not so easy for some. Merry Christmas.