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Gubernatrix

..for the plug, Danny B
smiley - kiss


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Danny B

No worries - I've been looking for something to fill that space for ages (and it's nice to know someone looks at the Guild page!) smiley - cheers

I'm afraid I don't know anything about Tom Waits myself - hopefully you'll get some interest soon smiley - ok


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Gubernatrix

Interesting you should say that. I have been lurking around the MuG pages trying to work out what goes on there. Has it gone temporarily quiet or something?


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Gubernatrix

Hiya Danny Boy,

Sorry, am bit drunk. \it;s 3am. Anyway, just wanted to sayt that I didn't mean to cast aspersions on you as big guy in charge of MuG. Bye


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Danny B

No offence taken smiley - ok

The quietness or otherwise of the MuG is mainly down to its members... I'm happy to keep the pages updated, add musical articles to the links page, advertise musical-related things on the front page, update the members page and so forth. But, unless the members contribute, the place does seem a little quiet smiley - blue

This is the reason that Fragilis, the original founder of the Guild, eventually gave up running it smiley - sadface

Regarding your Tom Waits query, you might have more luck posting it to 'Ask H2G2'...

smiley - cheers

Danny B.


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Gubernatrix

You know what? I don't want to be too pushy, but thanks for the suggestion. smiley - ok

Maybe he's not popular here. Too much 80s generic rock going on (not that I mind 80s rock but there are more things in heaven and earth...)



p.s. maybe you could have something like an h2g2 chart (to fill up your little space). People could nominate tunes for the top 5 or something. And does anyone play in a band IRL?


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Gubernatrix

Another thought...maybe people could be encouraged to write (short) reviews of gigs they've been to or albums they've recently bought. Not whole guide entries but just a paragraph or two.


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Danny B

Some excellent ideas smiley - ok I'm a bit busy at the moment, but when I've have some time to spare I might put a few things up on the MuG front page for people to think about. Of course, it just depends how many people are subscribed the page and its conversations... smiley - erm

smiley - cheers


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Gubernatrix

Put a message in your name/handle thingy - that's how I discovered that a Musician's Guild even existed. Obviously you don't want to be the kind of hootooer who changes their handle every two seconds to say what they had for breakfast, but they are quite useful really.

A-ha! smiley - eureka I've just realised I could put a Tom Waitsy message in mine! Lordy, that took me a while...



smiley - doh


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Jordan

That may be so. However, if you want to steam vegetables, it's always best to do it /before/ you put on the rice, because chances are that they won't turn out right on the first go.

Cheers,

Jordan


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Gubernatrix

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Gubernatrix

Yo,

Just reminding you of my original suggestions for the MG (reason for gatecrashing).

However, now that I've been on h2g2 for a bit longer it does seem to be the case that Ask h2g2 is where it's at, in terms of chat anyway.smiley - erm

Oh well, off for an smiley - oj before


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Jordan

(That weird message - I was just seeing how oeople responded to out-of-place postings. It seemed like a good idea at the time... smiley - blush)

- Jordan


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Gubernatrix

I just thought it was a mistake. Or perhaps Nervous Maths....

Did you come to any scientific conclusions, then?


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Jordan

Yes - I concluded that they got confuddled. Naturally, this was through several repetitions. smiley - winkeye

- Jordan


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Danny B

smiley - run

Finally got round to replying to this message smiley - erm

Erm... yes. Ideas for features for the MuG - so that's why I thought you were a member! Now that you're 'official' I can pay attention to you smiley - winkeye I will get round to doing something very soon (probably) - as soon as I get rid of my subediting backlog (the Italics will start shouting at me soon)

And I was interested to read in the University Nexus thread that you were an ADC thesp c.1994-1997. I did a bit of thesping myself (although I usually stayed at a safe distance from you ADC types unless it was unavoidable smiley - winkeye) But if it went on in Downing or Emmanuel between 1994 and 1999 I was probably there or thereabouts...


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Gubernatrix

>>>Finally got round to replying to this message

Don't strain yourself, love!smiley - tongueout

>>>But if it went on in Downing or Emmanuel between 1994 and 1999 I was probably there or thereabouts...

Didn't realise anything did go on at Emma and Downing smiley - nahnah

Go on then, what did you do? Play Hamlet? Make the tea?

By the way, did you know an engineer guy from Emma called Nick Nurock who did lots of lighting design/chief LX stuff (mostly for the ADC tho')?


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Danny B

Well if you're just going to be sarky about it, I shall take my Guild and go home smiley - tongueout

No I did not make the tea... smiley - flan

*thinks*

Actually, that may not be technically true - I seem to remember dragging my kettle/mugs/coffee out to Emma Fellows' garden to keep everyone going during a rehearsal for 'Midsummer Night's Dream' (May Week, 1995).

Hmm... OK, so I did make the tea. Definitely never played Hamlet though - that I *would* have remembered. Probably smiley - erm

Most of what I did was college based - occasional bits 'n' pieces at Christ's, St Catherine's, Peterhouse, as well as the Downing & Emma stuff. The only time I went near the ADC was for the Medics' Revue (cue howls of derision and Arts Student condescension, no..?)

And the name Nick Nurock doesn't ring a bell at all. It was only towards the end of my third year that I realised that I was allowed to talk to people who weren't in my year...


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Gubernatrix

Did you go and see the Medics revue or were you in it?

(I only saw it once but I thought it was very good actually!)

I directed a May Week in my first year - never again! Doing a play in a week when everyone is just thinking about lying in front of the Mill getting drunk is a bad idea.

I got sunstroke during one day of rehearsal when the cast spent the day under the trees (the 'stage' area) whilst I was standing all day in the sun (the 'auditorium' area). Collapsed on Silver Street but was saved by knightly philosophy student.

Later, we were invited to do the show in some town in Cambridgeshire somewhere (apparently some longstanding arrangement with the ADC) and half the cast were involved in a car crash on the way there. They arrived late, in shock and with whiplash.

As I said, never again...


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Danny B

> Did you go and see the Medics revue or were you in it?
> (I only saw it once but I thought it was very good actually!)

I was there - in the 'written and performed by' list for 1995 and 1996 smiley - smiley

So which one did you see - if it was Julius Seizure smiley - groan (1997) then I'll sulk, that was the year after I graduated, and they wouldn't let postgrads be in it (so I went off to the Addenbrooke's pantomime instead - if you ever saw that I'll be very surprised!)

> I directed a May Week in my first year - never again!

My sentiments exactly smiley - ok I wrote/produced/directed/umpteen-other-things a May Week play in the first year of my PhD. It started raining (torrentially) on the day of the dress rehearsal, so we had to move everything inside at the last minute. The Varsity smiley - tomatosmiley - flansmiley - tongueout review commented on the 'lack of set' (amongst other things - mainly the fact that I can't direct for toffee, the only time I've ever agreed with a review..!)

> They arrived late, in shock and with whiplash.

smiley - laugh Well, it never got *quite* that bad smiley - bigeyes


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