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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 6.13 am, Sunday 16th January, 2005
Subject: Good morning UK
Security: Public
Mood:pummeled
Music:John Pizzarelli Trio - Tea For Tatum
It's 5.30am. Luckily the sun has yet to come up or I would feel a whole gang worse.

Thanks to LJ going down today, my fairly sane plan to read all the post histories posts this morning and then post myself tonight somewhat failed. Instead, today I rescanned photos to send to Elly and Nick. I made a CD and birthday card for the lovely fannymuffin. I watched some Ren and Stimpy. I *ahem* tested Singstar on the PS2. I got worryingly addicted to This. I chatted to lovely people over various IMs. I did good jobs around the house of a tedious and boring nature.

Then to meet the lovely mr. muffin for a drink and then a bizarre Japanese meal. And then some pudding. And wine. And Sake. I rolled in about one am and drunkenly challenged my house to a karaoke competition on singstar. And then Eye Toy Groove. And then Bust-a-move. Then I started reading at about three.

And I feel sober now. Not very well, but sober.

Tape was good. Glad I went if only to show support, but I felt I got my moneys worth.

Still haven't written my big histories post. Maybe it's the gnawing feeling that when it's written up I won't have an excuse to revisit it. "A record is a grave with a groove in it."

I've been listening to some great music. Today's playlist includes:
John Pizzarelli Trio - Live at Birdland
KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope
They Might Be Giants - Indestructible Object
One Ring Zero - As Smart As We Are (which contains the age old truth: "If I had a radio / for every time you loved me so / I wouldn't have a radio at all")

I'm looking for ukulele songs. If anyone knows anything outside of George Formby then I'd be most grateful.

Strangely, the energy I'd saved up for my rant this morning has all disippaited. I'm sure I need to sleep.
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Nick Metcalfe
User: mostlyacat
Date: 10.24 am, Sunday 16th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Horray for LJ being up again! And horray for drunken karaoke too.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
User: weaselspoon
Date: 3.01 pm, Sunday 16th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When LJ came back a friend posted with the subject "I am an addict". I spent most of the day checking every couple of minutes to see how they were doing. I've only just got this back. It can't go now.

Drunken Karaoke was a bad idea (but only because I was too drunk to record it and use it for blackmail purposes).
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Ashfae: muppets kermit - sdwolfpup
User: ashfae
Date: 12.13 pm, Sunday 16th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:muppets kermit - sdwolfpup
And hooray for Bust-a-move! But what is Singstar?

As for ukelele songs, I can only think of various Hawaiian artists and the Kermit the Frog.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
User: weaselspoon
Date: 3.04 pm, Sunday 16th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Singstar is the playstation karaoke game in which you have to match your singning to the recordings in the game. Comes complete with microphones. Just add wine.

Hmmmmm. Kermit the frog....
shuffles through record collection in vain
Must go shopping.

Lovely userpic, btw.
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Ashfae: muppets kermit - sdwolfpup
User: ashfae
Date: 3.10 pm, Sunday 16th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:muppets kermit - sdwolfpup
Singstar is the playstation karaoke game in which you have to match your singning to the recordings in the game. Comes complete with microphones. Just add wine.

This is entirely too entertaining a concept.

I can give you Kermit-ukelele music if you wish, though come to think of it I think the only ones where he plays the ukelele are Rainbow Connection and a particularly absurd cover of Wild Thing.

As for the icon, alas, cannot take credit; it was made by a friend. Am very fond of it, though.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
User: weaselspoon
Date: 3.15 pm, Sunday 16th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I know I've got rainbow connection somewhere, but possibly on vinyl. Where do they have hom playing wild thing?
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Ashfae
User: ashfae
Date: 3.32 pm, Sunday 16th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
An album called Kermit Unpigged that came out a few years ago; it was a collaboration with a bunch of different songwriters (from Don Henley to Ozzy Osborne). One track has Kermit trying to play Wild Thing, except...well, here, listen for yourself.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
User: weaselspoon
Date: 3.45 pm, Tuesday 18th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Is quite wonderful. That makes the list. Thank-you.
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purplepiano
User: purplepiano
Date: 5.36 pm, Sunday 16th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: ukulele
Have you heard anything by the Magnetic Fields? 69 Love Songs is excellent. He's well into ukuleles, and lots of other odd instruments.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Wooly Thinking
User: weaselspoon
Date: 3.45 pm, Tuesday 18th January, 2005 (UTC)
Subject: Re: ukulele
Keyword:Wooly Thinking
No I haven't. But I'm ordering it from amazon tomorrow if it's not in the sale at HMV. My interest is piqued.
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