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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 10.53 am, Thursday 5th March, 2009
Subject: They buried their dead on their backs, or in a supine position
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Woke groggy and attempted to do Useful Things before work, but this translated to Waiting Half an Hour for the Shower as everyone was running late. Pleasant day at work. Wandered through HMV at lunchtime and got rather excited about the Bruce Campbell Collection. Having recently watched Bubba Ho-Tep for the first time I've come to the conclusion that what Bruce Campbell does is take films that should be so-bad-they're-good and makes them no-actually-quite-good. Besides, I like b-movies. Lunch from M&S, which was naughty. After work got cooked dinner in return for fixing a table. Attempted to fix a door as well, but I broke the plane.

Album of the day was Show of Hands - Witness. I've never really listened to Show of Hands and merely heard their name used as, well, the big boys of contemporary folk. Given that I've been coming back to folk through the Bellowhead set I felt that this was somewhat overdue. The opening lyrics "We've got land, we grow food, we bake bread and fell wood" had me raising an eyebrow and it just kept getting higher. Most of the lyrics sound like they've been written by a fourteen year old for a school project and brought out the Dawkins effect in me (even if I agreed with what they're saying I'd still want to punch them). I thought, at least the music's good. But it isn't. It's uninspiring and bland, performed adequately. It's not even mixed well. I know I'm not in ideal listening conditions but the mix sounds like porridge, and lumpy porridge at that. The bet is a nice idea but the execution is appalling and Haul Away Joe is always fun but I've heard better recordings. I'd really like to know what I'm missing here.

Show of Hands - Witness

Play of the day was Paul Rigel Jenkins - Natural Selection. In a parallel separatist Wales, a volunteer with little english has dug up a new form of ancient man, and life will never be the same. Add in his sister being the surrogate mother for the bioengineered son of the English manager of the new visitor's centre and his brother being an anti-English terrorist. It's good. I regret missing the premiere of this. Some of the emotional jumps stretched my suspension, some of the twists I was a bit behind on, but entertaining.
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User: turpentinekiss_
Date: 12.05 pm, Thursday 5th March, 2009 (UTC)
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Controversial as it is- I think Show of hands suck.
I have friends that would probably disown me if they knew how lame I think SOH are.
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User: turpentinekiss_
Date: 4.04 pm, Thursday 5th March, 2009 (UTC)
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Also I didn't mean to offend you with my suggestion of 'things to give up for lent', Dave had suggested it- saying that would be something that he would attempt and fail at.

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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Hand on Heart
User: weaselspoon
Date: 2.20 pm, Wednesday 11th March, 2009 (UTC)
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You didn't offend me at all. It's one of the things I normally give up. It should have been easy this year, but it hasn't been. IYKWIM.
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