Seasick Steve's other mate, Australian cult blues artist CW Stoneking took a dog leg in his European tour and came to Deal a couple of weeks ago. The enterprising Smuggler, Will Greenham, stuck his neck out and booked CW on a Monday night and filled the Astor. I mentioned to Steve that CW had gone down a storm...Seasick had played the BArbican with him earlier in the year. Steve shook his head. "Strange Guy," he said. I don't think he was talking about me.