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Fringe elements

When not devoted to the progress of Somewhere I have been rather busy on a few other initiatives readers may be interested in:
Building a tiny contemporary house which you can read my blog about here
Being very webmistressy for organisation Grizedale Arts and their various websites, including a Youtube Children of Grizedale channel where rare archive footage from the last 5 years is going up....

Seamus in search of a chorus
Photo: Nina Pope

Pop goes the weasel ... this Sunday on the Circus

This Sunday (10th Feb) the band that is slowly growing and making "A Song for a Circus" will be actually out on Arnold Circus (starting in the band stand at 3.00pm) practising some of the experiments we've been trying out. This is partly to see what we sound like outside & work out if some sort of 'live performance' will work in the Agrifashionista week, but mainly to try and let people know what we're up to and maybe attract new resident members.
My main motivation is we need a drummer ... so if you live on the Boundary Estate and play the drums come on down, we could sure do with you ...

That said I am really keen on the Sitar and Melodeon combo we have to date.

The next tune we might tackle is Pop goes the weasel we love the Anthony Newley version and with all the local connections ( "Up and down the city road, In and out the Eagle" ) it might be an interesting track to do a 'cover version' of ... My feeling is that Seamus (our nominated singer) could certainly carry off a Newley-like "off the cuff comment over the lyric" vocal!

We're gaining in popularity (if not visual style) on Myspace and one of our new virtual friends are another band that apparently anyone can join ... they're called the citizens and they want to be our friends, I quite like their '24hr CCTV' if you fancy a listen.

If you're on Myspace come on be our friend ...

Jan recording the sitar track
Photo: Nina Pope

Yeehaw - SXSW 2008 here we come!

We're thrilled that the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas has accepted Living with the Tudors for its international premiere in March 2008!
We had a great time there with Bata-ville in 2006 so really look forward to revisiting....