Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dream fragment

Last night I dreamt...

I am performing a TS Eliot play but we have not rehearsed and I have no way of knowing which lines are mine. I notice at one point from a pencil note in my old Faber edition (with a faded blue paper cover) that I read this play in 2015 (it had the exact date but I forget).

It's a stressful experience and I am happy to wake.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Exeter

29+30/11/18 1st ever trip

The Phoenix cinema/arts complex - pitching session

Exeter Cathedral - choral evensong

Moroccan dinner - incl. rose tea & chicken/apricot tagine

Northernhay Park - war memorial

Princesshay - mediaeval ruins

Cathedral quarter

River Exe & quays

Friday, November 23, 2018

Star Spots No.s 223, 224, 225 & 226

7/11/18 Kevin Whately - May Fair Hotel

6/11/18 Alistair Campbell - Somerset House

9/18 David Morrissey

9/18 Ed Milliband - Vue cinema, L Sq

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Creative Accounting No. 155

The Small Faces - Lazy Sunday Afternoon = proto-Punk + English Music Hall

cf Kinks, Ian Dury

Monday, October 22, 2018

Re: Rome - MIA

19/10/18
Palazzo Barberini
Talk at Cinema Quattro Fontane
Cocktails at British Embassy in Villa Wolkonsky
Night walk home with Ali

20/10/18
Walk around Caesar's Forum and Colosseum and Palantine Hill
Lunch with Lesley on Via Veneto
Villa Borghese gardens - met the tattooed Aussies
Michael Apted talk
Indoor Market & drinks with Shane & Lesley (in trendy area just above Forum)

21/10/18
Walk to Vatican area - classic car rally
Vatican
Church service near Vatican - Church of Holy Spirit of sonething
Lunch al fresco
Gardens of Castel di Sant'Angelo
Night visit to Trevi Fountain

22/10/18
Via Veneto to Villa Borghese gardens


> On 19 Oct 2018, at 10:35, Adam Gee <adam@arkangel.co.uk> wrote:
>
> 18/10/18
> LHR T5 - Rome FCO - Roma Termini
> Hotel Anglo-Americano - Barberini
> Palazzo Barberini
> Sistine chapel show
> Tiber
> Aperol Dinner al fresco with Canadians
> Night walk home via Trevi Fountain
>
> 19/10/18
> Via Veneto
> Villa Borghese gardens
>
>

Friday, October 19, 2018

Rome - MIA

18/10/18
LHR T5 - Rome FCO - Roma Termini
Hotel Anglo-Americano - Barberini
Palazzo Barberini
Sistine chapel show
Tiber
Aperol Dinner al fresco with Canadians
Night walk home via Trevi Fountain

19/10/18
Via Veneto
Villa Borghese gardens

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Re: Paris - Sept 18

Thurs 13th contd

Icônes exhibition - New Wave photos, Marais

Ile St Louis - reading by river

Monument to Deportees

Past bouquinistes to Shakespeare & Co. - bought Paris Echo

St Germain for dinner
Fish soup

Celine's - Celine & Una

Fri 14th

breakfast Cafe Dome, Villiers

Rue Mallet-Stevens
16e

lunch Rotunda
cod in mushroom sauce, frites

Musee Marmottan Monet
Collections Privees*

walk through 16e to Seine at Tour d'Eiffel

read by river, late afternoon

dinner Oberkampf Le Tagine

back to Celines - movie

Sat 15th

17e wandered around the quarter all day
Batignolles
lunch opp 17e Marie

Gare du Nord - St Pancras



Wed 12 Sept
>
> Eurostar to Gard du Nord - met tax inspectors on their way to Florence
>
> to Celine's - Blvd des Batignolles 17e
> Local lunch - pizza napoletana
>
> circle round the neighbourhood - beer outside Cafe L'Endroit
> Chausson aux pommes
>
> Walk to Sacre Coeur & Butte de Montmartre at sundown
> Sacre Coeur - lit candle
> Dinner at Cafe Bruant
>
> Soupe a l'oignon
> Moules creme frites *
> Crepe suzette *
>
> Thurs 13th
>
> Cafe Monceau - bread, jam, coffee
> Metro Villiers to Arts & Metiers
>
> Walk to Musee Picasso
>
> Lunch cafe des musees
> Potato veloute
> Lamb & creamed pots
> Chocolat mi-cuit & pineapple
>
>
>

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Paris - Sept 18

Wed 12 Sept

Eurostar to Gard du Nord - met tax inspectors on their way to Florence

to Celine's - Blvd des Batignolles 17e
Local lunch - pizza napoletana

circle round the neighbourhood - beer outside Cafe L'Endroit
Chausson aux pommes

Walk to Sacre Coeur & Butte de Montmartre at sundown
Sacre Coeur - lit candle
Dinner at Cafe Bruant

Soupe a l'oignon
Moules creme frites *
Crepe suzette *

Thurs 13th

Cafe Monceau - bread, jam, coffee
Metro Villiers to Arts & Metiers

Walk to Musee Picasso

Lunch cafe des musees
Potato veloute
Lamb & creamed pots
Chocolat mi-cuit & pineapple

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Creative Accounting #442

The Equalizer = The Accountant + Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie)

The Equalizer 2 = The Accountant + Taken

Star Spot

John Simms at Elvis 68 Comeback at Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley
16/8/18

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

David Byrne - American Utopia Tour

Setlist at Hammersmith Odeon (aka Apollo), London 
with Stu

Lazy

I Zimbra
(Talking Heads song)

Slippery People
(Talking Heads song)

I Should Watch TV
(David Byrne & St. Vincent cover)

Dog's Mind

Everybody's Coming to My House

This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
(Talking Heads song)

Once in a Lifetime
(Talking Heads song)

Doing the Right Thing

Toe Jam
(Brighton Port Authority cover)

Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
(Talking Heads song)

I Dance Like This

Bullet

Every Day Is a Miracle

Like Humans Do

Blind
(Talking Heads song)

Burning Down the House
(Talking Heads song)


Encore:

Dancing Together

The Great Curve
(Talking Heads song)


Encore 2:
Hell You Talmbout
(Janelle Monáe cover)

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul

27/7/18 Stu
Empire, Shepherds Bush

Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul Setlist
at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Soulfire Tour 2018

SETLIST 

Sweet Soul Music
(Arthur Conley cover)

Soulfire
(The Breakers cover)

Lyin' in a Bed of Fire

Inside of Me

The Blues Is My Business *
(Etta James cover)

Love on the Wrong Side of Town
(Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes cover)

Until the Good Is Gone

Angel Eyes

Under the Gun

Some Things Just Don't Change
(Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes cover)

Saint Valentine's Day
(Cocktail Slippers cover)

Standing in the Line of Fire
(Gary “U.S.” Bonds cover)

I Saw the Light
(Little Steven cover)

Salvation
(Little Steven cover)

The City Weeps Tonight
(Little Steven cover)

Down and Out in New York City **
(James Brown cover)

Princess of Little Italy

Ride the Night Away
(Jimmy Barnes cover)

Bitter Fruit
(Little Steven cover)

Forever

Encore:

Say Those Magic Words
(The Birds cover) (with Ali McKenzie)

Got to Get You Into My Life
(The Beatles cover)

I Don't Want to Go Home
(Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes cover)

Out of Control
(U2 cover)

Out of the Darkness
(Little Steven cover)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Brighton (July 2018) 2

Mon 9th
Alfriston - Clergy House, river walk
Upper Dicker river walk

Tues 10th
Talk at Portslade school
Hove

Wed 11th
Rottingdean - ploughman's lunch
Ovingdean

Thurs 12th
Brighton - lunch with Colin; Quadrophenia on beach

Fri 13th
Brighton with N - Quadrophenia alley; Terre a Terre

Sat 14th
Ovingdean - swim at high tide
Rottingdean - ploughman's lunch with N; swim at low tide

Sun 15th
to Dieppe


>
> Thurs 5th
> Elizabeth & Des, Una
> Walk around Marina breakwater
>
> Fri 6th
> Seven Sisters walk - Crowlink - Birling Gap - East Dean
> Picnic East Dean green
> Saltdean swim
>
> Sat 7th
> Annie C
> Walk Woodingdean
> Swim Rottingdean
> Eng beat Sweden
>
> Sun 8th
> Nymans
> Swim Black Rock
> Dinner Brighton sea front
> Walk Brighton-Marina
>
>

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Brighton (July 2018)

Thurs 5th
Elizabeth & Des, Una
Walk around Marina breakwater

Fri 6th
Seven Sisters walk - Crowlink - Birling Gap - East Dean
Picnic East Dean green
Saltdean swim

Sat 7th
Annie C
Walk Woodingdean
Swim Rottingdean
Eng beat Sweden

Sun 8th
Nymans
Swim Black Rock
Dinner Brighton sea front
Walk Brighton-Marina

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Yesterday's happiness experiment entry

Angelique Kidjo playing Remain in the Light at Festival Hall with N - a fella with learning disabilities in a red African shirt whose head was exploding with joy

A good creative mentoring session with SW - various clear impacts

Healthy Sushi feast with N

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Yesterday's happiness experiment - Finland

Evening walk around the coast from the harbour past islands to the cafe where N & I sat one bright midnight

Delivering the first session for Short & Sweet C including hearing the projects for the first time

Salmon soup at the glass cafe by the wheel

Monday, June 04, 2018

Yesterday's happiness experiment entry

Watching 13 Reasons Why on the plane to Helsinki

Talking to Ma about Andrew Lloyd Webber

Listening to Desert Island Discs in taxi to Gran Marina

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Recent Happiness Experiment entries

Sat 2/6/18

Starting a new hardback novel: How to get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Being asked for fatherly advice by D & Luca

A twilight drink of Spiced Rum & Ginger Ale (my new drink of choice) with U on Pond Square, Highgate

Fri 1/6/18

Good feedback from a Short Form Video course at Channel 4

Lunch with Roger G in Notting Hill - hatching book plan

Last Ulysses seminar of the academic year at Senate House

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Recent Happenings Experiment entries

23/5/18 Wed

Contemplating Gaudi's beautiful La Pedrera during my morning flanage

Morning coffee on a leafy sidestreet reading Sick Puppy

Sight of the Scandinavian palette above Copenhagen

24/5/18 Thurs

Energetic Digital Mindset workshop at YLE

Sitting in the dappled shade of a tree after work at Pasila

Watching Netflix downloads on the plane - The Crown

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment

Vichy Catalan in a cafe in a Barcelona Square (reading Sick Puppy)

Midnight wander in Gothic Quarter

Dinner with Arnau and various docheads

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happiness experiment entries

Yesterday

Sailing the Eastern Baltic in front of Helsinki with Vali, Miko & Ritva (eating white fish & mussels) at sundown

Delivering a Crossplatform session at YLE

Remembering the grey MTB my dad used to sail on Whitestone Pond for me

Sunday

Eating liver at the Gran Marina, Helsinki

Reading Sick Puppy across the bed

Arriving in Helsinki again - a place I'm really getting to know

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Finland

population 5.5M
75% covered by trees
188,000 lakes
5.2% speak Swedish
7% of land agricultural
1917 became independent
1995 joined EU
200 MPs

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching the royal wedding of Harry & Meghan with U

Meditating in the bower path in lower St Pancras & Islington cemetery

Reading about Preraphaelites in garden with D & U - summer sunshine Saturday afternoon

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The Waterboys - Watford Coliseum

30/4/18
Out of All This Blue

Medicine Bowl
1 All She Is **
2 A Girl Like Johnny *
3 Nashville Tennessee

4 Man What a Woman
5 Bang the Drum ** Scott & Wyckham
6 Long Strange Golden Road - Kerouac On The Road recording intro
~~~
Encore:
1
END

Santa Fe
If The Answer is Yeah
Morning Came too soon

Nearest thing to Hip

1 Mike Scott
2 Steve Wyckham
3 Brother Paul* - organ
4 Professor Rob - drums
5. Aengus from Dublin - bass
6 Dublin backing singer f
7 Nigerian/German ditto

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Creative Accounting

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faun - X = theme to Lawrence of Arabia

Phil Lynott - X = Bob Geldof

Friday, March 30, 2018

Star Spots

Mackenzie Crook
28.3.18 East Finchley Station

Mako Vunipola
24.3.18 London Olympic Stadium

Bill Oddie
17.3.18 South End Green cafe

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Creative Accounting - Stuck

Revolutionary Road (1961) + 1 = Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) + 1 = The Graduate (1963)