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According to this and also to this, Tallis' landmark 40-part motet Spem in Alium is getting an outing on the Canongate in ten days. It's not often performed, and with beautiful timing I've arranged to be out of the country.

This doesn't mean you can't go. In fact, I'll be quite disappointed if none of you do. If you don't know what the fuss is about, read this and listen to this.

A choir and seven pieces (including, IMO, one of the finest pieces of music ever written) for only eight of your Earth pounds. Sounds like a bargain to me.

In other news, the being-out-of-the-country involves flying from Schiphol to Minneapolis tomorrow.

Today, Katla is restive. Probably it'll come to nothing. Probably nothing. Probably.

xfm et al

Sep. 18th, 2007 09:46 am
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I was listening to XFM Scotland this morning - more because I never had than because I had any great hopes for it - and was gradually getting some idea what kind of station it is, when I suddenly had it rammed home exactly what kind of station it is. There was a news item about a classic rock band called the "Sex Pistols" doing a one-off gig to mark the thirtieth anniversary of their album . . . "Never Mind The Blank".

Oh, for fuck's sake. Scumsucking shitehawks.

And in vaguely similar news, have I mentioned lately that faith schooling's a total abomination?
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We've all read John Wyndham (Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris)'s novel "Web", haven't we? No? Well, it's about the discovery of a species of social spider, and the consequences, which aren't too pleasant.

Nervous yet?

Naa, me neither. Honest.

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