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Once I got home from Cardiff on Saturday I had a happy couple of hours working on Dinosaur Planet. As detailed previously, I'd finished the songs and had a ROUGH DRAFT, but did not have it all a) in one DOCUMENT or b) CORRECT, so went through collating, correcting and FINESSING everything into one Word Document which I could print out and LOOK AT, giggling excitedly. The songs took about 35 minutes to sing all the way through, leaving me 20 minutes plus LEEWAY to do the talky between bits. I think it MAY just be ALL OK!

On Sunday I head SOUTH to attend and PLAY at a GARDEN PARTY! Well, it was a party IN a Garden but I think that still counts doesn't it? It was hosted by the journalist and broadcaster Mr Steve Lamacq, who provided me with a pile of BEER as a RIDER - he even printed out a sign saying "Mark's Rider - HANDS OFF" - and took me on a tour of his CD racks. That man has a LOT of CDs!

I'd been a bit nervous about going as i always AM when going into Social Situations. The thought of being amongst people who know each other BUT who I don't know always feels me with a NAMELESS DREAD that turns me back into a 14 year old TWERP, but I ended up having an absolutely BRILLIANT time - you know when you talk to Nice People about Interesting Subjects, especially Battlestar Galactica? It was like THAT!

I also did a MINI-GIG up in the ATTIC (moved inside due to WEATHER), and did THIS:
  • The Peterborough All-Saints' Wide Game Team (Group B)
  • I Did A Gig In New York
  • My Boss Was In An Indie Band Once
  • The Lesson Of The Smiths
  • Do The Indie Kid
  • Easily Impressed
  • Boom Shake The Room

  • People had been SHEPHERDED up to the loft so I thought I'd best do it fairly SWIFTLY and HITS-BASED - I've been to DOs where someone does a musical TURN and after a while having to sit politely, smile and look interested starts to give you MUSCLE FATIGUE, so tried to keep it JOLLY. And I must say, i think it WORKED - everybody seemed to have a good time, there were LARFS, I managed to shoe-horn in the story about my ROCK BIOGRAPHY, there was a WHOLE LOT of joining in and I ended up having a GRATE time! HOORAH!

    After that it was back down into the garden for some more BEER, some more chat, and ... er. some mor beer. I was thus slightly TIDDLY but also very happy INDEED when it was time to say my farewells and head NORTHWARD and for home. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

    posted 8/6/2009 by MJ Hibbett

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