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Oct. 19th, 2005

I've come to a decision: it's definitely time I paid another visit to the hairdresser's, so that's where I'll be going tomorrow afternoon, after my final session with Menno. My tennis elbow hasn't gone away yet, but the insurance only covers 10 sessions. And Menno told me last time he'd looked it up and we'd had 19 sessions already...

And oh look! Paul Weller's approved my friends request already. And so has Martin Gore. And Cocteau Twins. I've only just discovered them this morning. CoRo have also finally added me, I see. Two other bands have politely asked to be added to my Friends, so now I've got more bands listed there than actual people...Wonder who else I might be able to find -- Elvis Costello perhaps? Let's see if New Order are there!

ETA: Well, New Order are there; Elvis Costello is not. Shame, really.

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freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
YOu have a Xena icon.....you like Xena?
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
Should have known you'd recognise it! Do I like Xena? Nt so much. I've only seen a few minutes of it, though, so it's possible I don't understand what it's about; but when it comes to antiquity, I'm a purist -- and an Amazon whose sidekick has a modern name like Gabrielle, which isn't even derived from the Greek? Not my cup of tea.

But the quote was too good for me to resist...;-)
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)
Ah but Xena was never an Amazon! She's always been a Greek warrior. It was Gabrielle who became an Amazon Queen during the course of the series, but even she didn't start off as an Amazon either!
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC)
I know; I meant Amazon in the woman warrior sense...but having said that, there were no Greek women warriors in antiquity, except for Atalanta, and she came to a sticky end because of it.
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
Well I know you haven't seen any of it. But Xena has never tried to be historically correct, one episode alone can have any number of crossovers into different historical time periods, as well as having some episodes based on films and present day scenarios.

One episode is based entirely on the Indiana Jones films. That is one thing I adore about Xena, it isn't trying to be something it is not. It mixes and matches as it sees fit. Personally I think if the writers had made the mistake of being historically correct, it just would have been an impossible task.
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
Maybe you'll just have to take your DVD-boxes out when I come a-visiting in March?
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
Heeheehee well I am more than happy to do that!;) But I do know quite a few people that aren't fans, including Jules, so I won't be surprised if you don't like:)

Btw we need to talk about March....When were you thinking of coming over, week before, week after? Don't worry about it right now though, you have enough on your plate to think about, but if you have any thoughts in your head, that would be cool :)
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
I won't be surprised if you don't like

I don't know, I might like it! I've never really given it a chance, but I thought he quote-icons were hilarious, so...

Btw we need to talk about March....When were you thinking of coming over, week before, week after?

Oooh, I don't know, I hadn't really given it any thought yet. Which would you prefer? I'm open to suggestions, I haven't made any plans the week for or after...
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
heehee okay, well we can give it a go;)

Right, the reason I was asking, was that my holiday runs out end of March so it would be much better for me if you could stay after the concert rather than before:)
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
oh and as you like that quote, we could start your Xena viewing with that eppy;)
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, but I have more: "My powers! What's happened to my powers?", e.g., or: "All dressed up and no one to kill"...
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
And I have them all:D
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
Right -- week after it is, then!
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
Cool stuff!
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
And I can even fly into Coventry direct. I noticed a billhoarding advertising that fact at the airport today...
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
Brilliant stuff! I'll book the day off Friday anyway, and then you could come anytime Thursday evening of Friday...

Probably the cheapest tickets would be the early morning ones! eg Friday morning! You certainly wouldn't want to arrive too late on the Friday.
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan! Is it March yet?
freakspawn
Oct. 20th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
Whoot! Unfortunately we have a little while to go:)
quietlychaotic
Oct. 20th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)

Sorry for not commenting on your last post, but I can't do tick boxes, I get carried away and tick everything, which is hardly helpful. So go with your gut feeling, you know the one?

And oh look! Paul Weller's Paul Weller, that's cool, he is great live, but can get a bit up his own bum at times! I have an overwelming urdge to jump on stage and say "Paul,look you had an ending for that song that was really good now use it boy"

CoRo have also finally added me, I see.

Yeah, go you! I think because of the whole shirt thing, of which we will speak of no more, they will friend me when hell freezes over, so I might be waiting a while LOL: )

ETA: Well, New Order are there; Elvis Costello is not. Shame, really.

Goes and looks.

Treat yourself to a haircut and some pampering time, it always makes things seem eaiser and nicer: )
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
I think because of the whole shirt thing, of which we will speak of no more, they will friend me when hell freezes over

Oh, fiddlesticks! Eric's not one to bear grudges -- much. They're just not that quick about responding. Jules said she had to wait a bit, too.

Paul Weller's been my favourite solo artist since 1991; and before that, I was a fan of his in The Jam and The Style Council. I've seen him on numerous occasions, but you are right: he can't half faff around sometimes on stage. ;-)
quietlychaotic
Oct. 20th, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)
Eric's not one to bear grudges -- much.

See, what did I tell you it's just the whole *much* bit really;-)

They're just not that quick about responding. Jules said she had to wait a bit, too.

No, I will just sit in the cornar here and sulk for a bit, it suits me;-)

Paul Weller's been my favourite solo artist since 1991; and before that, I was a fan of his in The Jam and The Style Council.

Right there with you, he is an excellent lyricist/song writer/musician and has a unique strong voice all of the things that I love ( but you knew that)

I've seen him on numerous occasions, but you are right: he can't half faff around sometimes on stage. ;-)

Yeap, it's the whole I know your good, you know your good, but do we need to have the song extended to 20 minutes no I don't think we do, do we Paul: )

But saying that his shows are always worth catching when his around: )
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
it's the whole I know your good, you know your good, but do we need to have the song extended to 20 minutes

Personally, I love his extended versions. Yes, he's showing off, but just of the top of my head, thinking about Shadow of the Sun as preserved for posterity on Live Wood...I adore it! Not just because I was there in the audience that night, but because of the sheer musicality, the virtuosity, the mastery of his craft...it's that quality that I enjoy in CoRo's music as well, they know their instruments, they can have fun with them.
quietlychaotic
Oct. 20th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
I agree, I have issues about music, but that’s what makes it such an interesting thing to talk about, personal preferences and all that but please feel free to *slap* me until I shut up : )

Talking of musicians who really know their craft etc. you don’t get much better than Jethro Tull and yet I can only listen to them live in very short bursts and only when I am in the right frame of mind, it just becomes too busy. Jules Holland another person I absolutely admire, but again when he goes all serious and free form Jazz , look at the art type thing, I just switch off: )

I can’t say that I have ever heard common rotation do that though, yes they extend songs, but always with humour or to clearly fit one song into another and such like which I love, because it’s so clever .

Anyway, I hope that I didn’t offend you in any way because I do really like Paul Weller, and your right ‘Wild Wood’ is a very good album, which I have played to death.
gamiila
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
Anyway, I hope that I didn’t offend you in any way because I do really like Paul Weller

Now why would I be offended when you're just discussing what does and does not work for you? You've not been overly or unjustly critical, all you said was you personally don't care about his going off on a tangent in his live performances so much. That's perfectly legit in my book. I can't say I know Jethro Tull, but I agree with you in the case of Jools Holland --fine musician, but he can become a bit much sometimes.

And I didn't mean to imply that CoRo ever extend their songs and go into the same sort of embellishment as any of the other names we've dropped do -- their music doesn't lend it self to that sort of thing, anyway, I believe; but listening to Eric play the guitar, or Jordan the trumpet, I recognise the same sort of divine spark, the mark of true musicianship, at work...or so I fancy. It's that spark, that carries across and ignites something in me personally, that I look for in any musical offering; and then the instruments or the genre doesn't matter, I can enjoy it on its own merit even if it's just somebody banging the woodblock.
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