Saturday, February 26, 2011

Creative Accounting # 421

John Smith = Ray Lamontagne - hat

Paul Brady - Union Chapel 25/2/11

Paul Brady - vocals, guitar, mandolin, bazouki?
Keith Fletcher - keyboards, backing vocals

1 who knows why
2 trusting you
3 same old story*
4 the island
5 the world is what you make it

6 one more
7 homes of donegal

See set list in blue folder

John Smith

1 axe mountain**
2 winter*

Met John after
Saw him once before supporting David Gray at the Roundhouse

With Una

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fragments of The Story

Adam Curtis:
The giant sandpit they're playing in has got a framework.

Television has become tired and rigid, and reached a dead end.

Karl James - story listener:
I try to get to people before their experience becomes a story.

(Our story becomes a pattern)
(Sometimes the story isn't where we expected it to be)
There are different ways of being articulate.

Not everyone's used to being listened to.

Phil Gyford:
1 Set the Tone (annotations not comments)
2 Listen
3 Have an obscure topic
[ ] The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Nick Ryan/Paul Bennun:
[ ] Papa Sangre

Relationship between meditation and story

Lucy Kimbell:
[ ] Mydex

Graham Linehan:
Computer games aren't productive, that's like a trance state.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Songwriters' Circle 10/02/11 Bush Hall (BBC4)

Fran Healy of Travis

* Why Does It Always Rain on Me?
* Swing *

Ron Sexsmith

* Secret Heart
* Love Shines

Graham Gouldman of 10CC

* one of his Yardbirds songs
* one of his Hollies songs
* I'm Not In Love *
* The Things We Do For Love
* Busstop

7 songs each plus an Everley Brothers encore together

This is the 4th of these programmes I have seen recorded.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Recent Happiness Experiment entries

Chatting with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall about Fish Fight

Drinking plenty of rum cocktails at the launch of The Art Project powered by Google at Tate Britain and chatting to various arty and geeky folks

Planning a big Fish Fight plan

An Appointment with Mr Yeats with Mike Scott and The Waterboys, second row at the Barbican Hall (with U)

An appointment with the Queen Mother (gym sesh)

Working on Jamie's Dream School, getting closer to TX

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Reading WB Yeats on the way to Ireland

Watching the start of the Six Nations (Wales v England) at Des's with the Enfants Terribles

Hanging with the De Burcas

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Running in the rain along Rush beach (Co. Dublin) opposite Lambey Island - and through the shallows

Meditating by the sea

Looking at Annie Liebowitz's photographs in a big book we bought Bronagh that now belongs to Orla

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Mike Scott and the Waterboys - An appointment with Mr Yeats (Barbican Hall) 3/2/11

1 White Birds *
2 Inisfree
3 Mad as the mist and snow
4 Politics
5 Let the Earth Bear Witness
6 The Faery's last song
The Song of Wandering Aengus
Down by the Salley Gardens
September 1913
7 To the waters and the wild
8 Don't Bang the Drum
9 Whole of the Moon

Mike Scott
Steve Wickham
Kate St John
Sarah Allen (flute) (Flook)
Blaise Margail (trombone)
James Hallawell (keyboards)
Katie Kim (vocals)

with Una