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It's Thursday, 17th October 2013

Last night went to a fabulous concert by the amazing Alison Moyet.  She not only looks good but her voice is in terrific shape and she gave us a good 'un!  She seemed to enjoy it as much as we did, which is good.  She sang mostly songs off the new 'Minutes' album [along with some amazing lighting effects], but there were a few gems tucked in amongst them.  She finished with Love Resurrection, which brought the house down and had some of the disco-boys dancing in the aisles.  She gave us three songs as an encore, saying very straightforwardly 'that's it, i won't come back for more. So please don't keep calling'.  To our collective delight, they were all 'oldies' and ended on 'Don't Go' with it's very popcorn notes.  Great night ending in a standing ovation.
Wish i could say the same for the opening act - he mumbled his name, so i can't say who he was.  Probably just as well.  i take my hat off to anyone who sings their own songs and will applaud anyone who has the balls to get up on stage, but half an hour had me playing solitaire in my mind...  Sorry mate, you have a pretty good voice but all your songs sounded the same and were all in the medium-to-slow tempo and full of angst.  i tried to keep my mind on it but after 3 songs, i simply kept thinking, get off.
The Corn Exchange in Cambridge is an amazing old building, with a mind-blowing roof, and is well worth a look if you are sightseeing here.  Handily, Jamie's Italian restaurant is just across the street, so you could take lunch, afternoon tea or dinner there as they open at 11am

i have a new artist for you - Korean Johnson Tsang - http://johnsontsang.wordpress.com/ well worth a visit.  i love to watch these so talented artists work and the comprehensive pictures go a long way there.  Fascinating!  i'll put a few here so you can see.  You might find some of the work disturbing but some of the babies are so well made and funny.
Artwork of Johnson Tsang - a painful pot 01Artwork of Johnson Tsang - Breathless 01Artwork of Johnson Tsang 05buddah-and-gun-2-241
i'm off to see Sandi Toksvig tomorrow night, but must catch up on some tidying up today - in spite of the hour - i slept right through until 1.05pm!  No idea how long i would have slept, had not the courier rung the door bell.  Must have needed it.
Right!  must crack on, i've spent too long here already - WHAT a surprise!  :D


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Oct. 18th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
Is that Alison Moyet? She thin!
Oct. 19th, 2013 09:02 am (UTC)
Been thin for a while now apparently; i just haven't seen any photos of her until recently. She's been out of the limelight for some time. Did you watch the One & Only Cilla Black? Alison sang on that. i didn't see it but there's a YouTube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n1yGj1rtmQ - have to say, she sang it way better than Cilla [who tends to be a bit shrill in the higher register]
Oct. 20th, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
She sounds and looks wonderful. I would never have recognised her and want to know what eating plan she followed...I must google... Don't want to be disloyal to national treasure Cilla but a much better version.
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