Saturday, January 20, 2007

Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

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Listening to Jim on the way home - The End from the eponymous first lp The Doors - Coppola was some kind of genius opening Apocalypse Now with that choon

Gym on a Friday evening

Reading Skeleton Key with N and The Whisperer with D, especially the illustrations of the latter with the Tommy Boy like catgang

8 comments:

practicalpsychologist said...

Did gym mean you missed that great programme on BBC4 last night 'Folk Hibernia'? That would have been a happiness moment.

arkangel said...

Boollacks - missed it, who was on it?

And if you're watching BBC4 does that mean you're back in Blighty?

practicalpsychologist said...

No, I get BBC4 in France via standing on the roof in gale and getting the dish pointing in the right direction.. I am still not in Georgia - next week. In royaume unis 6/2.

Who was on? Some amazing footage from the 50's ireland folk scene - this was a remarkable programme. Makem and Clancey Bros playing for JFK a la maison blanche, the dubliners before they were dubliners, some great christy moore footage and a whole bunch of people I had never heard of but I want to hear more of from the late '50's and early 60's. BBC4 repeat everything so you will get a chance to see it.

arkangel said...

Christy Moore is a real elder statesman. Very much like Neil Young. Or even BB King and Lucille. Totally one with their instrument and masters of their craft.

practicalpsychologist said...

I saw quite a lot of some of them at Coleraine - Horslips seemed to be playing almost every week as did Paul Brady. The best I saw was a great Davy Spillane gig at The Cambridge Folk Festival in 1989. I remember it so well because the next day I gave up smoking and have not lit up since. I had such an immense hangover and had a cigarette and felt savagely ill.

I used to get harangued at various bars (ask Una about the Derry and the Lismara) - 'What do you think of the Birmingham six' - you never knew which side was asking so I always said I had never heard of them.

arkangel said...

You should have made out the only Birmingham Six you knew were a popular beat combo doing the rounds of the pubs and clubs back in the Midlands

practicalpsychologist said...

Ah Birmingham!! I was on the front page of the Birmingham Post (and the Editorial) last week - A leading workplace psychologist (!!), fleecing tax payers money to run stress courses for Birmingham City Council employees. The story is about 2% accurate. The council have had to pull a very large contract. As this is your happiness blog I will say that what I will remember are Housing workers telling me how great they found the seminars I ran and several of them said I have changed how they see the world. So happiness tinged with sadness.

arkangel said...

Fight back - get testimonials from your participants and publish them - like here...