Monday, June 28, 2004

Chichester Festival opening
Harmonic convergence

What a great way to spend a Sunday evening! After a couple of rehearsals over the past two weeks I joined other singers in the Harmonic Convergence event to mark the opening of the Chichester festival out on the Cathedral green. After watching two large paper dragons (fire and water) following the procession of brass and percussion groups and smaller lanterns which looked like wave crests and flames carried by children, we sang our celtic warrior-type song while a huge lantern was set alight and its beautifully crafted frame allowed to burn out.

Sunday, June 27, 2004


It's been a very very good week for music. Hospital radio practice was particularly good musically this week (still a lot of room for improvement technically, though!).

Faultline, Your love means everything (this bloodly album finally got released)
Damien Rice, O (wow wow wow - it's been a long time since I have listened over and over again to one album on a loop! Cheers DJ A)
EST, Seven Days of Falling (really enjoying this one, particularly track 7 and the sheet-of-paper-in-the-piano-trick)
Andersen, Marshall, Tsabrolopoulos, The Triangle

The Run comes up next Sunday. I have acute feelings of both excitement and dread. I set up one of those online donations pages if you'd like to sponsor me - see
Massive thanks to those of you who have already pledged money - Cancer Research UK is a very good cause.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Lovely day with A yesterday. Drove back to Brighton in the morning laden with excessive packets of noodles from my ma, had a couple of bacon sandwiches (sorry everyone, I am an omnivore!) at the EG cafe and then headed off to Seven Sisters country park where we met Bob Hoskins and asked him to take a photograph of us. What a guy. And wasn't he just the best in Twins? It's one of my favourite films of all time. I wondered why he looked so blank though when I asked him about working with Arnie.

After a pub lunch and a gin and tonic at the Golden Galleon we headed to Eastbourne and discovered House of the Dead III. Bloody brilliant. Compared to House of the Dead II the risk of RSI is far greater, but the guns are way cooler. Big, fat guns with proper reloading of the barrel, too, with that very satisfying chuk-chuk sound. Ahhhh! Makes me feel like a gaddam hero.

More gins later, some pebble throwing (unsuccessfully making use of the 'skimmy stones') and some more House of the Dead, and we were ready for tea and chocolate brownies. :) What a day!

Sunday, June 13, 2004

The Wedding. After a four and a half year engagement, J & C finally tied the knot in style. We went to church, we sang, we cried, we laughed, we drank, we ate, we toasted, we danced, we ate some more, we posed for photos (tho' not for as many and J and C had to - I can't wait to see the cheek-to-cheek poses), we drank some more... Following the extensive, unnecessary and unpleasant shoe debate with D the evening before I was already feeling a little frazzled and stressed, so it was so nice to be with old friends and I quickly relaxed into the day and evening. There will be pics from the event so watch this space - I'll send you the link when they're ready.

The Day After Tomorrow

Went to see this whilst with M and A, feeling thoroughly hungover from J & C's wedding yesterday. Loved the library and nerd humour (debating whether to burn Nietzsche (sp?) books or tax law books to keep warm; the main protagonists participating in super nerdy school quiz against other schools). Special effects were ace.

I was supposed to head back to B this afternoon but got side tracked by feelings of toxicity and the lure of the cinema. It's the England v France match this evening and I'm sitting in front of my computer upstairs. Frank Lampard scored a little while ago as I heard the cheers from my brother and Dad - I ran downstairs to see the goal replayed. I don't need to watch the whole match, now, do I??! I feel like a tourist in this cultural phenomenon.

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Friday, June 11, 2004

Hey! Does anyone remember these:

It may be time to re-open the Attic.

The Mojo Fins, Wednesday 9th June, Pressure Point, Brighton

Definitely Brighton's hottest up and coming band. To say the least. I was impressed and really enjoyed their set. Can't wait to hear how they develop. I think they have a gig on at the Komedia on July 31st. I think they'll make it to the Petra Weill show (the coolest radio show in the world, ever)very soon.

Aphex Twin, 26 Mixes for Cash (thanks for the gift voucher (Christmas 2002 would you believe it?!), P)
Lemon Jelly, (Cheers A!)
Blue States, Nothing Changes Under the Sun (Cheers again, A!)
Lhasa, The Living Road (especial thanks to Psychic P and J)
Sounds of the Limosin Vol IV (another cracker from M)

Check this out:
Libraries are such special places, man.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Z, J and S, Land's End, Cornwall, 1 May 2004 Posted by Hello

Monday, June 07, 2004

Petra Weill Radio Show rehearsal Saturday 5th June
Coastway Hospital Radio

Lhasa, Con toda palabra
Laurie Anderson, The Puppet Motel
Be Good Tanyas, Lakes of Pontchartrain
David Byrne, Glass, Concrete and Stone
Natalie Merchant, Golden Boy
Marvin Gaye, Inner city blues (make me wanna holler)
Nina Simone, I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
Scott Walker, It's raining today
Be Good Tanyas, Rain and Snow
Calexico, Untitled III
Nina Simone, Nobody's fault but mine
Laurie Anderson, Tightrope
Natalie Merchant, Motherland
Youssou N'Dour, Allah
Lhasa, Soon this space will be too small
Marvin Gaye, What's going on?