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all my blog entries for 2007 to pick out some of my favourite things. You can find them in my Best of Blog 2007
Elan Valley Dams and Aqueduct which supply my drinking water (and very fine water it is too).
The water travels all the way from Wales (73 miles) under gravity, without any pumping and takes a day and a half to get here.
You can see a scale model of the Elan Valley in Cannon Hill Park - I always thought they should construct a scale model of Brum at the other end to give an idea of the distance.
MySpace ) though - who have many years of playing and performance behind their multi-guitar based sound.
Betty and the ID Where did Kate go? This time it was Kate Goes... to a family function with Joe and Beth as grandparents, Bird as dad, and Suzzie as little sister aged 4. Kate herself was nine. The gig was accompanied by a intriguing slide show of family photos. One of the things I like about Kate Goes... is that they seem to have lots of fun on stage, and that was certainly true at this gig. You can check them out on MySpace -my favourite song is Heartbeat.
Kate Goes... to a Family Function
Kate Goes... and Opens Some Bucks-Fizz Art Stalking Ana has also written about this gig theme tune by Orange Range which seems somehow familiar. You can get the episodes with English subtitles (preferred) or dubbed (pretty good voices). I'm currently half way through watching Witch Hunter Robin which I'm really enjoying - it also has an excellent theme tune, which you'll find about 1/3rd of the way through the link above. Art Stalking Ana, who is part of AAS also wrote about this . You can also see video on YouTube.
Christmas is humming... We also had a communication from time traveller Philip (forgot his surname) who could not be "with us in place" as his is still perfecting his "fleshy time machine". Next some Christmas story telling from a pirate and a mermaid, juxtaposing their strange stories:
Pirate and Mermaid Wikipedia Entry and am now what the modern world refers to as an "expert"). Whistle and I'll Come to You featured Michael Hordern as an absent minded professor was genius! He really portrayed the character well, and it strongly reminded me of people I've met The Divide Edgar made a welcome re-appearance. I'd tried to see it at the Ikon's Halloween Party but unfortunately a police raid put paid to it! Now it was back, with the offending wet leaves removed (apparently they were a safety risk!) As well as writing some quite scary stories, Edgar Allan Poe had a fear of being buried alive, and this performance/installation allowed a single audience member to spend 5 minutes in his world, confronting his terrors. This time there was a signing in book which eliminated the need to queue, and seemed to work well. I enjoyed it and I hope it will re-emerge at other times and places - perhaps a goth night?
Highbury Hall's Ceiling!
The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Room
Divine Edgar (with ghosts visible at the edge) back at the Big Chill in August 2006 Tonight, they're at the Town Hall in Birmingham, or Frankfurt as they initially mistake it for (due to the adjacent German market). When I heard they were playing here, I was so please I booked tickets for 15 other people to come too! A stunning show, and even my friend's who'd never heard them before loved it. The music is good, and the humour fantastic! Highlights for me were a great version of Shaft, with some lovely word play; Wuthering Heights ; Teenage Dirtbag (A Christmas themed song we were reminded, just before the first line... "Her name is Noel" groan!); and of course their world famous Smells Like Teen Spirit , a song also covered by popular beat combo Nirvana. So much good stuff! Verdict: If you get the chance, go see them, otherwise have a gander on YouTube then buy MP3s and DVDs on their website. Happy Feet by Kermit the Frog - probably one of the most talented frogs of our generation. Makes me happy anyway! MP3 blog with lots of old and unusual recordings . You'll find something worth a listen for sure! trip to Japan by train. It's a 13 day journey, but I'd be tempted to stop off on the way a little more than he did. Another one for my list of things I'd like to do. The question is: what is the CO2 output compared to flying? It's got to be less surely. Last December I did the journeys from Birmingham to Munich to Berlin and back by train - shorter but still fun. The food on the train from Munchen to Berlin was fantastic! Prev: BlogNovember2007 1 Year Ago: BlogDecember2006 Next: BlogJanuary2008
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