The weekend after next is another of those All Tomorrows Parties Events, which always look great, but which are expensive, at Butlins - http://www.atpfestival.com/events/deerhunter.php. I think that is a pretty good line-up, the Tom Tom Club and the Breeders and Kim Gordon. The "mixtape" is quite good. Anyway I'll be in the lake district then and the only tickets left are £375 to a chalet which is a bit too expensive.
The next practice walk ( #3 ) is on Thursday with 4 or 5 people from work, we're going to the Peak District after work for a "short" 5 mile walk up the steepest hill Robber Bob has been able to find. I hope my legs have recovered by then.
After that I think the next walk I am going to do, either next Sunday or the one after, is around the Elan Valley. I've always wanted to see where Birminghams water comes from and I imagine there will be some hills to go up out of the valley. It's probably a 2 hour drive so I really will have to get up earlier.
Are a nuisance ! Since last week my computer has been moaning that the main hard drive, the one where all the photos and music and other stuff I want to keep are, is about to break and ever since it has been broken, it's not the boot disk but it is my home directory so although the computer would boot up it wouldn't do anything after that. It had broken so much the BIOS wasn't even recognising it until this morning when I have left it turned off for a long time and let it cool down ( I think that is the main cause of it breaking ).
This looks quite good, Dutch Paul at work tipped me off to it. Basically it's a festival at Jodrell Bank ( where lots of big radio telescopes are ) and they have some bands on and use the telescope dishes to project things onto.
It''s a two day festival with camping but you can just go for one day or the other if you want to instead of the whole thing. Each day is kind of themed with the headlining band picking other bands they think will fit into the sort of "vibe" they want for the day.
Did anyone see The Call Centre last night, it is comedy gold, my favourite bit was when after a drunken speed dating night - organised by Nev the boss for the sole purpose of getting a young lady from admin (who had recently been dumped) "laid" - Hayley the tea girl puked up in the car park and needed to clean it up. She got a small bucket of water and tipped it on the sick but it wasn't enough so instead of getting another bucket of water she picked some leaves off a bush to cover it up and said "I think that'll do, it looks like bird shit that now, isn't it".
This was most enjoyable last year, art, weirdy beardy music and jumping around to ghetto bass. This year Atom, Alva Noto, Ivan Smagghe and Morton Subotnik (the bloke who played strange atonal music on the Carillon in Bournville a few years back) are already on the line up which is looking rather good. Early Bird tickets will be available next week at a whopping €30.
I think I will Megabus it over again for a long weekend.
There's a chance that I might go to an art/music festival near Wroclaw in Poland. It's from 9th till 13th of July and just about 30 pounds. Camping and entry to all the clubs and events included (but Hostels in Wroclaw are available for about 5 pounds a night as well). Flights are about 50 pounds return. Beer is about 1 pound in bars and 60 p in shops. Meals are available from 2 pounds. All in all quite cheap.
Some friends of mine from Germany will come.
No super big names but loooooads of music and art.