Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Ceramics Tonight


Tonight, the walls of the HO scale ceramic building for my layout should have received their pink underglazing. No idea how it will turn out. Might not be pink!!!


 
 
 
Then I'm going to lay each wall flat on a large sheet of white paper and trace around all the windows and outline of the wall so that I have a template against which to construct window frames.

Not sure what I'm going to make them out of.
 
 
 
 

 
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Stereophonics:

Very glad that I went to see the Stereophonics last night.

Ear-plugs a huge success: killed the volume whilst still allowing me to hear the music clearly.

Arrived at 9pm so as to miss the support act. Got a good seat immediately and 10 minutes later on walked Stereophonics. No fuss, straight into the Bartender and the Thief and the crowd went mad.

Some poor photos from my phone.








 
Three reasons why I'm glad I paid through the nose for the ticket:

1) Stereophonics are very Welsh - as Welsh as male voice choirs are.

2) Kelly Jones is the most amazing front man. He hardly moves, he's only about 5 foot five tall and yet the eyes of 2,500 people are on him for 2 hours. He has a mesmeric stage presence and I felt I was in the presence of one of the truly great performers. Seriously.

Like Liam Gallagher in Oasis, the fact that he just stands in the same spot yet has the entire auditorium eating out of his hand is a mark of performing greatness.

I remember seeing Bob Marley in Glasgow 25 or so years ago and he was the same: a little man physically but with a gigantic stage persona - he hardly moved from behind his microphone stand either.

That's what Hot Chip lacked live.

3) I'll never see them again.

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Last night's dinner:

Poached eggs, asparagus and black pudding.
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Peep Show:

And a double whammy last night: after getting home from the concert I caught up on the latest episode of Peep Show. Absolutely brilliantly and excruciatingly funny. Probably the best written script of any of their shows. Sheer wonderfulness.









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