Thursday, May 18, 2006

Off topic

In London yesterday, for a Show of Hands gig at The Spitz with Kate, my newest relative (by marriage; I wasn't taking a newborn out for the night...). Last time I went to Spitalfields Market, a friend was working at the homeless shelter in the Crypt of Christchurch, and the landing window of his flat looked straight out onto the market. This was in 1989-90, just before the old fruit-and-veg market shut down, and it's certainly different... Took us a little while to find it, but eventually we did, and it's a nice venue, up in the rafters of the market; almost feels like a chapel, which fits SoH's style very well. As ever the guys plus Miranda were excellent; heard one bod whingeing on the way out about the lack of old stalwarts like Longdog and The Galway Farmer, but with new material as good as the Witness CD, why would you care...

This is the only usable photo I took of the day, and the gig; and I've included it because it's weirdish. I'm hazarding a guess that those are Phil's hands, because of where we were standing...


Before the gig, met up with Jan (who has blogged the exhibition we went to; and the cover of the rather lovely catalogue we got included in the exhibition price) and she gave me a copy of her ripple stitches book which is beautiful. I think I also, in the whole Venice/birthday Thing at the end of April, forgot to mention that another book of Jan's, for which I knitted some things, came out; I'm still playing 'hunt-the-item' with it at the moment, working out which bits I made, because the hats, scarves, bags etc. look very different once they've been decorated (and in some cases felted) and photographed...

2 comments:

Rosie said...

Followed the link in Jan's blog to the exhibition you went to and was highly amused to get that standard message that says "loading flash": seems very appropriate in this case! Glad you enjoyed the gig, I've really enjoyed the CD.

E-J said...

Looks as if he's being struck by lightning!

Miffed that I can't make it to your knitting meet tonight, but at least I'll have plenty to show & tell by the time I next see you. Lunch in W'beach sometime in June, perhaps?

Please tell your fellow blogger Rosie (whose blog won't accept anonymous notes) that her mosaic knitting sampler is very pretty.