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Blues Shark - For people who like this sort of thing, then this is just the sort of thing they'll like

We've done our best not to wreck the site in your absence...;-) Though me and Hoo did agree on three things in one post, so the portents are not good - next, Duncan's horses will turn and eat themselves (again) and the world will end in a small clap of thunder... I'm sure you've already spotted it/been told about it, but some mild hilarity is to had here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/F71865?thread=303269 How did it all go? Well, I hope.


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a girl called Ben

Thanks for the welcome. There seems to be an awful lot of backlog to catch up on. smiley - erm

It went well, but was a very long and very very hot five days, full of stresses, headaches, twisted ankles, and other near-disasters, and we didn't actually get to see Robbie.

The time with my PL was also very hot and rather bothering. What I hate about my situation is that so much of the time we spend together is high-stakes. I long for a little mundanity.

How 'bout you?

B


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Blues Shark - For people who like this sort of thing, then this is just the sort of thing they'll like


Well, I'm gearing up (down?) for a fortnight away so slowly unsubscribing from more and more threads as time goes on. Especially the ones about the issue of Ed Pol. Call me weary and battle hardened but I just can't muster the time or energy to argue with some people anymore.

But other than that, all appears to be going well. Sorry to hear you've obviouskly had a bit of a stressful time of it. I asume you were part of the Friday debacle at Knebworth?

smiley - shark


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a girl called Ben

Sunday debacle, rather than the Friday one.

The engine overheated on the way there, my friend sprained her ankle, and because of the restrictions on leaving times, we had to leave before Robbie started or she would have missed her Monday morning flight from Heathrow.

We didn't feel we were missing much, we couldn't get into the arena-proper, and could only glimpse one poxy little big screen in the distance. Given that they know how many tickets they sold, they really could predict how much space people would need. It felt like a crowd-suffocation-disaster waiting to happen.

I am glad I went, because I would have thought I was missing a great time if I hadn't gone. As it was, we had a pretty grim day of it, but at least I *knew* that we didn't enjoy it. (Does that make sense?)

I am not sure if I can be bothered to catch up on the backlog here.

B


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Blues Shark - For people who like this sort of thing, then this is just the sort of thing they'll like


Makes perfect sense. It's exactly the reason I don't do venues like that anymore.

Frankly the back log is not all that interesting - a lot of smoke and mirrors from the Community and very liitle from the Italics, which I think is fair enough - they have no reason to reply to the sort of accusations that are flying about now. I wouldn't dignify them with comment either.

smiley - shark


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a girl called Ben

Well, I am slowly catching up with it. It is taking a while for folks to realise the answer to the question "why did Ed Pol do this?" is "because they can".

Actually, it is a more fundamental misapprehension, isn't it? I learned a long time ago that the answer to the moan "that's not fair" is "life isn't".

I had a couple of emails from Hoo, full of backlog and links which I will wade through. But to be honest, I am getting less and less passionate about most things h2g2y right now. My RL is a little too "interesting" for that.

I admit to vastly preferring small venues. In fact in my experience the smaller the venue the better the gig, and I am struggling to think of any exceptions. There was the Roxy Music gig I saw at the NEC a couple of years ago, which may be the only exception. I had moved house that morning and was too tired even to clap. I felt extremely stoned, even though I wasn't, and it was just a melange of noise and colour which overwhelmed me. Other than that though, small is definitely beautiful.

Going anywhere nice on your hols?

B


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I'm off to Seville, courtesy of a cheap room offered by azahar. smiley - biggrin Last Saturday it was the hottest city on earth. So that should be interesting.

I wouldn't say II'm less interested, but, well, life is to short to be repeatedly called 'stupid', arse-licking' and 'semi-intelligent' for attempting to be the voice of reason.

smiley - shark


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a girl called Ben

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I had an interesting conversation a couple of days ago with my PL's son about the difference between confidence and arrogance. I wonder if SEF has any idea how rude s/he is, and how badly it reflects on her/him.

As I implied in the IM convo before I went away, I am vain enough not to want to be thought to be that stupid about people.

Give my love to Az. She sounds to be a very lovely woman.

B


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Blues Shark - For people who like this sort of thing, then this is just the sort of thing they'll like


I wil do.smiley - ok I am looking forward to going immensely - it sounds like an ideal holiday for me - a lot of enforced resting due to heat, a local tour guide and good food and wine to boot. What else could you ask for?

I know what you mean about confidence and arrogance, though. An interesting point.

smiley - shark


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a girl called Ben

Isn't it? And bizzare to have it pointed out by an 18 year old!

B


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18 year olds know a lot more than they generally let on, in my experience.

smiley - shark


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a girl called Ben

True. Well, it punctured my arrogance!

B


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Blues Shark - For people who like this sort of thing, then this is just the sort of thing they'll like


smiley - laugh Oh dear. I wouldn't have said you were arrogant, though, just confident.

Perhaps over confident sometimes...smiley - winkeye

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