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« Reply #3120 on: June 04, 2011, 11:16:23 PM »

My favourite Kate Bush track is Cloudbusting. The vid's a bit weird:



Actually, the weirest thing about this video is that the rain-making machine doesn't have an umbrella attached!

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« Reply #3121 on: June 05, 2011, 03:43:58 AM »

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not sure I can manage my usual sunday bike ride. I accidentally rode 100 miles in the last two days.

I'm staying off the bike today, too. Did a 110 k audax yesterday that involved one particular tough climb - I think the overall scores were 110k, average speed 14.1 mph (excuse me for mixing my measurement systems!), total climb 900m, max speed 44mph. Excellent day out but aching legs today.

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« Reply #3122 on: June 05, 2011, 03:22:53 PM »

Great going, Del. I'm getting slower with each decade. On long trips like that I'm down to 10 mph though that is with full panniers.
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« Reply #3123 on: June 06, 2011, 09:10:01 AM »

Still getting my voice back from a gig on Saturday - we hadn't practiced in over a week but the consensus was we were the 'most professional-sounding band' of the evening....! Which is very nice  Wink Went to the local museum yesterday to get ideas for a workshop I'm doing there in a month's time - we'll be getting kids to go round with books finding 'words' which we'll then turn into poems/stories with them.  Very exciting!  Hoping to find some time this week to continue fine-tuning a novel to sub (realised it's littered with pesky sentences like 'He turned, waved, and walked away'  rolleyes)...
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« Reply #3124 on: June 06, 2011, 10:44:06 AM »

@Rev--congrats on being the "most professional" and it seems you have made yourself busy for the next while--but it sounds like an enjoyable "busy"
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« Reply #3125 on: June 07, 2011, 06:46:19 AM »

Cheers jsorensen - I'm currently the busiest I've ever been in my life, but I'm (largely) really enjoying it    grin
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« Reply #3126 on: June 07, 2011, 05:44:54 PM »

I'm looking forward tomorrow. A train ride to Llangollen - a quaint seaside resort in North Wales - where I am to deliver a workshop on characterisation to the Llandudno Writers' Club for a fee. The fee is being paid for by Welsh Literature and consequently they have asked me to write a 150-word feedback and grade out of 10 on the group's hospitality, attentiveness, discipline, etc. Haha. This is because many of their funds go to writers giving workshops in schools. For the active session of my delivery I am giving them photographs of condemned prisoners last meals. They are to made notes on their probable backgrounds, age, gender and crimes. Should be quite an afternoon.
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« Reply #3127 on: June 08, 2011, 02:06:43 AM »

Great stuff, Geoff! Look forward to hearing how it goes.

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« Reply #3128 on: June 08, 2011, 03:01:47 AM »

Hope you enjoy it, Geoff afro

Me and the missus went to watch Lee Evans last night at the Octagon Theatre. It was one of those performances where he was trying out new material on a small audience, so he was reading from a big wad of sweaty cue sheets. He was very funny in places. There was a fair bit of toilet humour, though. I'd have rather heard less of that. I'm no prude, but I think he could do better than that.

What I found really interesting was how different people laughed at different parts of the act. For much of it I sat feeling amused, but not enough to laugh out loud, then occasionally he would say or do something that made me laugh, and when I was laughing, hardly anybody else was. Yet, when everybody else was properly doubled up, I sat there smiling. I noticed another group of people who laughed at other times, and one or two laughed at everything, to the point I thought they're have to be given oxygen.

Good night, though -- he received a standing ovation at the end smiley
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« Reply #3129 on: June 08, 2011, 06:12:35 PM »

Yep, I enjoyed the afternoon in Llandudno delivering a characterisation workshop. I wondered if giving them pics of condemned prisoners last meals might be too macabre for them but they stuck into them and came up with load of character ideas. They paid close attention to the final answers - ie the identity of the prisoners, their crimes and backgrounds. In general the more intelligent asked for less on the plate. Women to be executed - more healthy foods!

Good luck and congratulations to Serbian-American author Tea Obreht who won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Tiger's Wife. However, I think if women want to have less sex-discrimination in general then it should be in the arts too. Men aren't allowed to enter the Orange yet no literary competition or publisher forbids women to enter. Ummm.

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« Reply #3130 on: June 09, 2011, 03:25:04 AM »

Happy 96th birthday Les Paul. Just LOVE today's google guitar. Brilliant!  afro

In other news, I managed to catch the rag and bone man the other day, and he kindly relieved me of the 40 odd kilos of rusty old iron in my backyard. Commented it was heavy, but picked it up practically one handed and tossed it inito the back of his truck. Superhero!
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« Reply #3131 on: June 09, 2011, 05:28:07 AM »

Just checked out the Google Les Paul thing - awesome!

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« Reply #3132 on: June 09, 2011, 05:58:25 PM »


In other news, I managed to catch the rag and bone man the other day, and he kindly relieved me of the 40 odd kilos of rusty old iron in my backyard. Commented it was heavy, but picked it up practically one handed and tossed it inito the back of his truck. Superhero!

Sounds like a proper bloke afro

(Not like some namby pamby British Gas fairy) fugly
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« Reply #3133 on: June 09, 2011, 10:12:07 PM »

Rag and Bone Man. That sounds like a proper horror story title. It's not a phrase I'm familiar with.

British Gas Fairy... strange fantasy maybe?
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« Reply #3134 on: June 09, 2011, 10:36:24 PM »

Rag and Bone Man. That sounds like a proper horror story title. It's not a phrase I'm familiar with.

British Gas Fairy... strange fantasy maybe?

Or Erotica?

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