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Late Junction . I thought Radio 3 was just classical music, but apparently not.
One of the songs, Umbrella by Mechanical Bride (MySpace) sounded so good I had to make a note and look them up. Give them a listen!
The Late Junction website has playlists and internet radio for the most recent shows. I think it would make good music to work to.
guide to USA by Rail concentrating on the long distance services. He flags up the California Zephyr from Chicago to San Francisco as particularly scenic, as well as the routes from New York to Niagara Falls and Canada. Some of the trains have special sightseeing cars, with big windows and seats angled to give the best view. Another thing to add to my list of things I'd like to do.
Laura Groves , Ratface and The Alfresco Banks Band .
Robots vs Dinosaurs returns just around the corner at the Island Bar, on the same night Friday 15th Feb. There's some great music promised with live sets from Plant43 and QXTC (laptop and sax apparently!). Don't forget that there's a discount (down from £3 to £2 ) for those who turn up dressed as a robot or a dinosaur! Go on....
On the second floor, we have Ryan Gander's Heralded as the New Black, clear glass crystal balls with an image faintly inscribed in each. They seem to consist almost entirely of reflections of the gallery and the people in it. It should be interesting to wander through when it's less crowded and see your dark self reflected in each.
Tim Maguire's large-scale photo/paintings Snow, water and flowers show multi-coloured views of ripples and what looks like snow. The canvases are several meters long, and in close up, the snow seems to consist of multiple layers of "fingerpainting" with the ridges of fingerprints showing where one coloured layer edges out beyond the others.
Best Gallery of 2007, Crowd6 are have a new show opening soon . I also heard that they have managed to extend their lease, so hopefully they will be hosting many more exhibitions over the next year. Hurray!
Black Country Tour Bus
No Fighting! We were whisked off to The Olde White Rose where we had some tasty (and large) pub food, then to the Mount Pleasant and another pub whose name I forget. Each had a good list of at least six real ales, including local ones.
The Olde White Rose
A Substantial Pie As a conference social it has the advantage of getting people to mix - continually getting on and off the bus and visiting new places means you're talking to different people all the time - something that a sit-down meal never achieves. P.S. We went with Black Country Tours , originally booking the Desperate Dan Pie tour - but didn't eat at the pie factory, as we wanted to eat 7:30 ish as a evening meal. The Olde White Rose provided giant pies too, with 2 vegi options, one of which was a very plain looking mushroom stroganoff which actually tasted great.
Sticker: Be Nice to Each Other and Smile
Chalk Graffiti - Its Nice to Be Nice
Chalk Graffiti - Be Nice to Each Other
Chalk Graffiti - Be Kind to Everyone video , text ) covering local artist Sima Gonsai's journey around Ireland . She cycled over 900 miles, collecting stories as she went. Prev: BlogDecember2007 1 Year Ago: BlogJanuary2007 Next: BlogFebruary2008
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