We might field drained like a victory has been shown the hangmans noose,
We might be down after twenty with seventy more till the truce,
We might feel as rubbish as Jim Davidson trying to replace Bruce,
But the players can be brilliant ;
Here comes your Moose.
Sometimes whats on the field or boardroom can seem disheartenin’,
And of silverware sometimes, it feels like we’re starvin’,
But players on the field, and fans who’ve paid their farthing
Like a hero
When cheered on by Marvin
Apologies to Filbert Fox, from the real team I support, Leicester City
At Thursdays Giggling Gig I had the urge to to the thing where you run along fall to your knees and slide along the ground leaning backwards looking cool. Except I didn’t quite get the looking cool bit, but did just tear my trousers and get a nasty cut and bruise combination going on in my knee!
As well as the injuries I did leave with a CD from one of the other bands playing that night – The Nimble Wits – check them out if they play in your area. I had to leave before getting the full experience from The Quirky alas.
Of the two comics that night Steve Forbes was my favourite – one liner after one liner. He also was not the Steve Forbes who is actively spending millions ensuring millions of poor Americans don’t get access to health care.
Anish Kapoor is a sculptor/architect making quite large pieces in some instances.
Due to time and not really being an expert on the man or his art I’m not going to go into huge details or analysis of the pieces here, at least not now, but the immediate standout was the multi-room encompassing Svayambh. Its a giant blood red piece of wax moving between rooms – truly a sight to behold.
Amongst other things there was a room themed on mirrors and hot wax being shot from a canon (make sure you get to see this happen – once every twenty minutes).
One of the highlights of our year was a great gig at the London Ukulele Festival near Liverpool Street Station in London. I’ve just received this message saying they’ve been nominated for various awards, but need YOU to help them out!
Festival Awards has just informed us that in fact we are also added to Best New Festival Awards Category. I think they had a record number of festivals enter this year and so are still putting the finishing touches to the first round.
It was an original idea for competition – emulate the great Ernest Hemingway. Not to write a grand novel with a stoical man as its central character, thankfully something shorter. He was once bet 10 dollars that he could write a story in 6 words. His winning story was:
“For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Similarly contestants had to write a six word story about chocolate. My winning entry?
Anyway the chocolate bar has not only arrived but it is one of the best things I’ve ever experienced. It feels creamy, tastes quite honey like (probably due to the fact its made from cane sugar). Its great – a Wilde Irish Organic Chocolate Bar, and it available from Feelgood Organic Hampers if you want to experience this joy as well!
Not news of any of our gigs this month …. If any of you have met the lovely Katya at any gigs or the suchlike, after coming back from our Edinburgh Fringe Festival appearance I proposed. Anyway, she said yes! So all I can say right now it w00t!!!
It has never been that cool or streetwise, but I find it very funny. Maybe its a bit like myself? I refer to My Family (the TV show of course!). Its nice seeing Robert Lindsay keep this series together, though his role in GBH [DVD]  is to my mind still his finest hour. Anyway just noticed the compilation on sale at Amazon if you fancy it! Or try this for a taster.
The NHS-bashing hullaballo has inspired a Karmadillo song, Born On The N.H.S. It’ll be one of those with a hastily done video, so I’m putting out a call to arms.
There are three ways to go if you want to be part of it.
1. A picture of yourself with a poster or placard saying ‘Born On The N.H.S.’ and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bonus points are awarded for making the piccies in front of an NHS institution itself. ADDENDUM: As we are getting quite a few of these if you could actually send the photo with one of the words from: Born, On, The, NHS that would be cool. Or three of you hold up one letter each for an NHS type thing would also be groovy. Use your imagination!
2. We will also try to work in videos made of yourselves dancing or singing along to the words in front of your favourite institution. If this is the case please email me and I will get you a rough copy of the song to do this to.
3. We may be able to do the mix/a remix of the song to include snippets of personal stories – so you could make a video/audio recording of yourself saying a few sentences about what the NHS has done for you.
The body of the email should say that this is yourself and you consent to being in the video. If you are under 18 you should have your parent/guardian send it with their consent.
I’d be starting work on the video after finishing the Scottish jaunt so if stuff could be sent in for 30th August that would be great. Note: Date changed due to my slackness – 3rd September is when I’ll get to working on the video, So EMAIL BEFORE THEN!!!
Where the offbeat South American Charango meets offbeat English songwriting