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Presenting lighting, theatre and weather: formerly from the hills of Yorkshire, with bits and pieces of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and trips to Edinburgh; when the music stops, where will neel end up?
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Website: notlikecalvin.com
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9th Jul 2005, 01:22  

Joe says:

oh nice one Neel... :)
Mind if I post it on werenotafraid?

9th Jul 2005, 01:30

neel says:

Sure: I already sent it there, but I guess Alf's getting some kip if it's not an automagic process.

I have lots of elastic bands at work. And pens.

9th Jul 2005, 01:33

Steve says:

"It's in the trees / It's coming" Kate Bush?

10th Jul 2005, 21:17

neel says:

[ Steve gets a gold star ]

11th Jul 2005, 00:31

Steve says:

I will put them both at the bottom of my name tag

11th Jul 2005, 09:10

Helen says:

So, that's where this new album is?

11th Jul 2005, 09:15

Steve says:

What on my name tag?

11th Jul 2005, 09:17

neel says:

I think Kate's "new album" is still in the early mythological stages of rumour and hearsay.

Sorry, Steve: only one gold star.

11th Jul 2005, 18:26

neel says:

Hmm. Even given the organisational hurdles, I'm not sure I'd want a real one. That might feel a little bit too much like a too-permanent mark that this is something we have to continually reinforce the memory of.

It's odd, and I can't really explain, but I sort-of think that that would run contrarywise to the "business as usual" approach. I know I'm not a Londoner, but... erg.

Or something.

Heh. Just seen Alfie on the ITY news.

11th Jul 2005, 18:49

Steve says:

I can't believe you took one of my stars away!!!!!!!!!

11th Jul 2005, 19:17

Helen says:

"9th December 2004 - Kate tells fans album is 'almost finished' and due 2005."

Mind you, if she's been working on it for a while, 'almost' could mean anything as it's a relative term.

11th Jul 2005, 19:43

Helen says:

Just been to your blog and only just noticed the addition in red pen to the top band...

What does it say?

And where did you get the idea for doctoring these rubber bands like this?

31st Jul 2005, 16:40

neel says:

It's a "MAKE ^child POVERTY HISTORY" wristband (official, not pen): our shop supports Save The Children, so we sold their merchandise during G8 week.

1st Aug 2005, 00:07

Helen says:

Hmmm, not sure how I feel about that particular distinction... but I guess it fits better with Save the Children.

1st Aug 2005, 07:28

seaneeboy says:

(slight aside)... of course, it's easy to be passionate about child poverty in Africa... when it's seen in the UK it's sneered at... (/slight aside)

For wristbands, minimum quantities can be in the thousands, and usually a 6 week to 3 month lead time. I think perhaps the WNA message might have moved on a bit since then, but I could be wrong :)

1st Aug 2005, 10:49

Helen says:

I just meant, in this case, that it feels strange to distinguish it from the rest of poverty, from all poverty.

But then of course I think poverty is the wrong word altogether and I am in danger of 'going off on one', when it really isn't all that important. The sentiment's a good one and it has made people think/more aware.

We do have a lot to work at within our own country, but hell you know that. Children in Need does do a good job to highlight it.

1st Aug 2005, 18:26

Steve says:

I may have stumbled into the wrong room, sorry to interupt

1st Aug 2005, 18:48

seaneeboy says:

That's alright steve, I'll let you off ;)

You've hit the nail on the head there, Helen. CiN is one of these big donation/appeal things that I actually quite like. Hurrah for them!

1st Aug 2005, 19:43