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June 14, 2005

Music

Writing about web page http://www.sziget.org

My days at Warwick since the exams have gone like Michael Schumacher in his F1 on one of his good days: really fast.

Lately, life has been somewhat dominated by musical pursuits. Since I joined the Multiskins (which has, as I understood today, fashionably changed its name to the Rrrrrrs to remain avant-garde of the indie scene) I play in two bands and around the Student Arts Festival this involves quite a bit of rehearsing. Tonight I’ll be playing my first gig at our Union (excluding some fiddling about at the Graduate, that is). The Rrrrrrrs are playing a half hour slot at the Werlygig. Seemed pretty well advertised across campus, and I’m expecting quite a few friends to come and see me make a fool of myself behind the drumkit.

Next week, on the Piazza, Tuesday 2pm, Panama performs a set, and I’ll be the singer. A bit nervous about that, but it should be cool anyhow. We’ve been working toward the material we have now for quite a while.

Otherwise, making plans to go to Budapest this summer. A festival called Sziget, on an island in the middle of the Danube. It lasts for a week and there’s a surprisingly massive line-up planned actually. Franz Ferdinand, Korn, Underworld, Hives, Nick Cave and many others have one thing in common: they’ll be in Budapest at the same time I’ll be there. Check www.sziget.org for more info, as it’s really cheap as well!


British Peculiarities III: Postcard Mania

Maybe this part three of the series is taking it a bit too far, but I have a feeling British people send more cards than anyone else! While back home most people are hard-pressed not to forget birthday occasions, here everyone seems loyal even to the annual Father’s Day card! What could be the reason for this?

I really can’t remember having seen three shops dedicated entirely to postcards in a row (Coventry city centre). Does anyone have an explanation so I don’t have to spend sleepless nights pondering over this subject?


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