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somewhat in post-festival comedown

ATP : Massed Crazy FrogsPeppermint tea will salve my soul. Or settle my stomach. Discovery most unpleasant this morning that I got rid of all my formals when I moved house. Reasonable enough, but. Christmas party season opens tonight. So visited Earth 2 Marks & Spencers at lunch to buy multi/sparkles lurex top and "clown beaded" legolas tunic (£9 ea.) Still dithering over which to wear, where.

Yeah, All Tomorrow's Parties, it was fun. Barracks of fun. I have a hideous cocktail injury from where I got overenthusiastic slicing up a lemon for the Diamond Fizz (gin, lemon juice, a little sugar, top up with cava) and I'm not sure the shoes made it (having waded through rain, hail, ugly carpets, slush puppy, mud, sand, sea, and drifts of dead starfish and knackered indie boyz) but on the whole, brilliant time. We even got helicopters and rainbows on the way there, a few of my favourite things (while on the phone to hedge suppliers who had failed to deliver hedge the day before because it was "in the wrong cage"). I took cameras. Photos will come.

Some stuff you should listen to: Delicate drag-king sister-band Cocorosie. They're lovely. I have just directed you to an "under construction" page and it's still lovely, that's how lovely they are. Jaga Jazzist, it was a big weekend for vast buckets of intrumental noodle, but theirs was mighty superior example of such thing, and they had a lady in a hot-dog dress playing a tuba. Quintron and Miss Pussycat had a mad green dinosaur dress, glove-puppets and some sort of keyboard/car hybrid (one of several bands/events that contributed to that feeling of stuck in a warped dimension based on 70s children's television that permeated the weekend), and Holy Fuck, who were doing something awesome to a slightly checkbox rapper called Beans. That's enough for now.

Oh, no, one more thing. Cat Soup. That's not a band, it was on the telly.

I'm already missing the seaside.

Comments

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miss_newham
6th Dec, 2005 15:35 (UTC)
On the bright side, your return has prompted me to cough up for my comics order.
cleanskies
6th Dec, 2005 15:38 (UTC)
ahhhh
yes, that does cushion the blow.

I'll be putting the next lot in the post Thursday, fingers crossed.
badasstronaut
6th Dec, 2005 15:39 (UTC)
Crikey! The hotel looks a little grim.

Did Damian give you the fiver I asked him to pass on for the comics?
cleanskies
6th Dec, 2005 15:43 (UTC)
no,
but he did buy me lunch today I suppose.
badasstronaut
6th Dec, 2005 15:44 (UTC)
Re: no,
He's probably forgotten. I handed it to him when I left him at the station.
cleanskies
6th Dec, 2005 15:50 (UTC)
I'll remind him.

The "chalets" were indeed rather gim. Even though we were in the magic chalet.
badasstronaut
6th Dec, 2005 15:54 (UTC)
I look forward to reading the forthcoming strip about the magic chalet.
mzdt
6th Dec, 2005 19:21 (UTC)
did you get given any CDrs by young ladies From The Internet?
cleanskies
7th Dec, 2005 11:12 (UTC)
I did indeed
The lovely ultraruby caught up with me first on Saturday, when I was too blatted to make any sense, but wisely opted to give me the CD on Sunday.
ultraruby
7th Dec, 2005 19:49 (UTC)
Re: I did indeed
Heh, more likely I was too battered to remember to give you the CD on Saturday! It was lovely to meet you. (And I love that crazy frog picture up there)
cleanskies
7th Dec, 2005 20:12 (UTC)
and you too --
be nice to see you in less frenetic conditions at some point ... !
mondoagogo
7th Dec, 2005 16:39 (UTC)
I reeeeaaaally wanted to hear Quintron etc, I hear great things of their shows. Someone made me a CD with CocoRosie on and now I must hear more...

The chalets look a lot more gulag-like than I was expecting. Still, I still want to do an ATP one day...
cleanskies
7th Dec, 2005 20:14 (UTC)
have you the CD
or would you like me burn it for you? And it wasn't so gulaggy once we'd filled the chalet with gourmet mushroom burgers and cava ... you should, I think you'd love it loads
mondoagogo
8th Dec, 2005 16:38 (UTC)
Re: have you the CD
I only have the track that I put on the CD I did for you...

Always love to have new music. :)
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