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another week, another dollar [Jul. 29th, 2004|12:46 pm]
Matt Flaherty
Welcome to the latest installment of Weekly Update. Last week I neglected to mention that I won tickets on rhodri's radio show on Resonance FM. It was the Pretentious Mystery Voice competition and I happened to know that the voice belonged to synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog. I assure you there was no nepotism involved. The tickets were for a world music event at the South Bank called Global Junction that was part of the Rhythm Sticks series. It featured a British percussionist, and Indian flutist, an Italian guitarist and an Italian bass player. All were excellent. The guitarist came out and did a solo acoustic piece at one point that was so amazing it made me want to throw all of my guitars into the river! I sat there slack jawed for a good five minutes. His name, by the way, is Antonio Forcione. Check him out.

Free French rehearsal tonight in the usual place at the usual time. This is the last rehearsal until the night before the next gig, which is out of town in Bury St. Edmunds. I had to remember not to ride my bike to the station but instead to carry all my stuff with me to work today. I remembered well. Some new songs are coming along very well and should be a blast to perform live. "Don't Come Cheap" is coming along particularly well. This is one that I am really looking forward to recording in the next couple weeks.

We moved to a new managed office on Glass House Street near Piccadilly tube on Monday. That shaves about five minutes off my commute, yippee! Actually I can't complain, it's quite easy. We've had more people start this week so strangely now we are approaching capacity in this new office. And there are more starting in the next couple weeks. Hmnn...
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[User Picture]From: rhodri
2004-07-29 01:57 pm (UTC)
When you were talking about this gig the other night, I didn't quite twig that it was the one that you won the tickets for. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Still trying to assemble a bloody set list, here, and write a part for Cath for "From The Seashores". Thoughts on set will be welcome, this evening.
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[User Picture]From: rhodri
2004-07-29 02:47 pm (UTC)
Goodness me. The oldest song in the set. Circa 1996. Don't know whether to be pleased or, uh, furious :)
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[User Picture]From: flayman
2004-07-29 03:03 pm (UTC)
Shouldn't make you feel anything other than glad. I'm sure I've told you I listen to Running on Batteries more than It's Not Me, It's You nowadays. They're both excellent but the first one I find more appealing probably to do with the manner in which it was written.
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[User Picture]From: rhodri
2004-07-29 03:06 pm (UTC)
While feeling really bloody miserable, you mean.
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[User Picture]From: flayman
2004-07-29 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yep. Art through suffering. Even now you're writing about living arrangements while you're living with an inconsiderate slob. How about that?
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[User Picture]From: rhodri
2004-07-29 03:28 pm (UTC)
Yes. I think I might go to prison, next. You'll have to wait a while for me to get out to do any gigs, though.
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