fromtheshelteroftherain asked: Hello there!! 1, 3, 9 and 11:D
1: A song you like with a color in the title
Red Rain, by Peter Gabriel
3: A song that reminds you of summertime
Summertime, by The Sundays
9: A song that makes you happy
I’m Happy Just to Dance With You, the Beatles
11: A song that you never get tired of
Never Let Me Down Again, by Depeche Mode
When I go see them in September, it will be the second time I’ve seen the Pet Shop Boys live. Despite being a fan for nearly 30 years *cough*, I was very late to the seeing them live bandwagon (no pun intended).
I first tried to see them in London 1997, when they were supporting “Bilingual.” All the shows at the Savoy were sold out. You couldn’t get a ticket for love or money, especially as a poor new grad. (I did get to go to the Proms for GBP10 though. ;) )
I saw them at the Orpheum in Boston in ‘99 or ‘00 on the “Nightlife” tour. I think I was one of the only people in the theatre who wasn’t a gay man. *laugh*
Bad Good Influence
“Thank you, thank you very much!”
Richard continues to work on his Elvis impression.
If you haven’t read this review, do yourself a favor and read it. You may have to copy it into Google Translate, like I did. It’s even funnier then.
I think my favorite line is this (translation):
“And I know, from now on, yours probably doomed to be known as Keane groupie, but fuck it.”
Original article is here:
Suggestions for #Bexhill2015 activities:|
- ‘it’s Caturday! Dress as your favorite of Richard’s and Jesse’s cats!’
- ‘Bring your cow costume and you might get to meet Tim!’
- two words: Coldplay Bonfire.
- Pin the keys on the CP-70 (a poster of a CP-70, no actual CP-70s will be harmed during this activity)
- beat Tom’s best score in golf. Mini golf.
- Make your own “What Do You Think Of?” video
- Hang gliding off Beachy Head
- recreate the Sovereign Light Cafe video
- figure out how the hell you get to Manser’s Shaw other than a wormhole through space and time
- take a tour of The Walls of East Sussex
- Stop for a Minute. Just make sure you aren’t in the middle of a road when you do so.
I had a dream like this once… (ok not really but damn would I have liked to)
“Ok, three words.
First word, sounds like, um, dancer? Prancer?
No? Sorry… not sounds like? Um… ballerina? No? Shit.
Uh… marching? A soldier?
Yes?! A soldier!
Uh, annoyed… smirking… happy?!
THE HAPPY SOLDIER!”
nocturnvalen said: I mean… does that makes you happy? :/
I’m not sure how to feel, to be honest.
It seems like every time I join a new social media outlet online (e.g., Twitter, here, a message board), it takes me less and less time to hit 1,000.
Well shit, that last post was my 1,000th.
The complainers seem to expect things to magically happen without some kind of structure. Even the two low-key meets we had in Battle required some planning.
Exactly. If people want to do more than just bum around the SLC, there has to be some planning in advance.
- people would stop complaining
- people would stop thinking they are going to be bankrupt and/or ripped off
- people would not expect the impossible
- people would not expect everything to be done with no one making decisions
Then maybe #Bexhill2015 or whatever you want to call it will happen.
Those are some big Ifs.
I was heavily involved in the preliminary planning and discussions, but I’m going to take a step back. The bitching is stressing me out more than it should.
I will add for the record that I have attended and have helped plan fan/subculture events in the past, so I am not speaking out of my ass when I talk about organization/cost/planning. Neither are the others who have taken the initiative on planning.
My Ask box is open if you have something constructive to add, but I’m not really looking for a debate.