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Birthday - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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paranoidandroid
Birthday
Today marks the passing of yet another year.

Last night I saw The Buckle play in his band at the Hope and Anchor in Islington.  They are good... and the venue, while a tad too intimate, was better than the last one... at least this time you could hear the vocals!

Let me set a scene for you... There are three of us at the bar, two sat on bar stools. I'm standing.  One guy stands to order the drinks, the other guy gets up to go to the toilet.  We now have two empty bar stools... and two guys stood quite close to them.  Enter a fourth person who picks up one of the stools and makes off with it.  Drinks buying person says "Hey - that stool is taken"  Fourth person says "No it isn't - there was no one sat on it"  I say "He's in the can"  Fourth person says "Tough" and makes off with the stool.

Drinks buyer and I stood and stared at one another in shock.  What an arsehole!

Toilet guy comes back and wants to know where the hell his stool is... so we recount what happened.  He picks up the remaining stool and takes it over to the arsehole delivering it with some witticisms to which I was not privy.  I'm not sure if we even scored a moral victory!

After The Buckle's gig a Phoebe-esque singer/guitarist did some magic with the aid of a couple of effects peddles where she sang in harmony with herself and laid down some clever backing guitar to play a melody over the top.  It was the same kind of effect Ed Alleyne-Johnson gets.

It was a bit late to stay for the last act, so I headed home... a little worse for wear.  I had a late night drunken chat with lilmizzcheekie Tinkabelle about late night shopping... if I'm remembering correctly which doesn't seem likely!

Today I have received cards and birthday wishes from many good friends - I thank you all.

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From: faith__eternal Date: November 1st, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday:)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 5th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :)
yourbandblows From: yourbandblows Date: November 1st, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 5th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. :)
wan1 From: wan1 Date: November 1st, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Happy 37th. birthday wishes!



Crumbs! Where'd that last year go then?!!!

Loadsa love from us all. xxxx
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 5th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy 37th. birthday wishes!

Shhhhh!!!! - don't tell EVERYONE my age!!!!
insert_token From: insert_token Date: November 1st, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 5th, 2007 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. :)
admiralmemo From: admiralmemo Date: November 1st, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Fourth person says "No it isn't - there was no one sat on it"
That rude person doesn't sound very intelligent, either, if he says "sat" in this instance, instead of "sitting."
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 5th, 2007 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
He didn't sound very intelligent (IMHO) but I'm probably just as likely to have paraphrased... my memory these days can hardly be called total recall!
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