Monday, October 29, 2012

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Bat for Lashes' dancing in her black and white striped backless long dress (The Forum, Kentish Town with Farrah)

Watching Homeland on the couch with U (plot back on track in Season 2)

Chatting with Ma at the kitchen table

Creative Accounting #142

PJ Harvey + Bjork + Kate Bush + 1/2 Lisa Hannigan = Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes (The Forum)

The Forum, Kentish Town

New third LP and Two Suns incl.
(Crystal towers)
The Haunted Man
Rest Your Head
Daniel **

With Farrah

1st was Round House

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Leipzig - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Walking to the hospital where my Dad was born in the autumnal sunshine

Drinking fresh quince tea in Leipzig airport

Reading about the Beat writers whilst listening to John Martyn - media joy

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Leipzigzag - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Finishing my poem Leipzigzag started two years ago after my first trip to my father's native city and now drawn to a conclusion back here

Sitting towards the back of what used to be the Leipzig synagogue - now just 140 metal chairs on a concrete rectangle

Long chat with Irja, Berlin-based documentary-maker, about all kinds of stuff from Nazis to marriage - and Mark about his film about Veronika and Cost of Living

Bonus Happiness:
Pilgrimage to 16 Promenaden Strasse and 1 Nordplatz on behalf of Nathan und Dora Gewurtz und Else

Friday, October 26, 2012

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Lunch at Rugoletta with N - lovely chat

Taking the 1938 Leipzig map out for a second trip to the Vaterland

Helping prepare the Paralympic site for the awards season

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching Grand Designs - an environmentally-friendly house in Brittany made of tyres - with U & N

Yellow autumnal sunlight in North Greenwich by Ravensbourne

Breaking in the Mac Eire at work

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

The last part of A Love Supreme

Coming up with ideas for sex season - group idea generation

Walking from home to bus-stop with D

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Anniversary dinner at the Bull & Last complete with lock decor

Revisiting the Odeon Holloway Road complete with magnificent art deco atrium (for Ruby Sparkes)

Investigating the origins of a quotation

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Listening to Ray Davies talk about Fortis Green on Robert Elms - and an autistic fella talk about the beauty of numbers

Chance encounters and chats on the tube - tonight, Lisa R; yesterday, Clive S

An afternoon getting the ball rolling on new projects

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching Bake-off final with U & D

Finishing On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian Flemming in sun-dappled Christchurch Gardens where death and equality of the sexes meet

Colouring in with D - a spiral staircase pattern

Monday, October 15, 2012

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

The sound of church bells over Tottenham

Getting the Air fully up&running

Watching the greatest skyfall of all-time

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Cruising around Sunday London on buses

Reading an old Pan edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Two beigels and one cheese cake from Beigel Bake, Brick Lane outdoors in the hood

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thursday's Happiness Experiment entry

Chatting with Dr Pixie & Dr Dawn at drinks event with fuckall food leading to arrival home drunk (which shed a new light on The Nazis: A Warning from History)

Lovely chat with Hilary P at said boozeup

Strange Korean TV women encounter in Lambeth

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Helping a filmmaker in LA making her film multiplatform

Chicken Tikka Masala with two hungry boys

Watching Bond with D

On The Road - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Catching On The Road at the Phoenix with Ritva - captures the It of the book

Taking N to his English GCSE with last minute revision in the car which is beat like the Hudson

Getting my new Remmington in the form of a MacBook Air 11" 800HP - looking forward to taking it on the road

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Sitting out on the balcony in Ledbury Road

Eating fish and chips while reading the paper outdoors on Endell St

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

One of the best gigs of my life (and there have been many) - Van at Ronnie's 2/9/12

1 Brown Eyed Girl
2 Street?
3 Leaves are falling
4 Open your heart
5 Mystic East
6 Close to Jazz
7 (Jazz Blues and Funk)
8 Days Like This
9 Maybe Tomorrow?
10 Born to Sing
11 Enlightenment
12 All in the Game medley/Burning Ground ***
13 Walk??
14 Moondance

Very special trombonist and great tenor sax

Neil + Joan

Jamaican Martinis