December 2005

how to spend your 400th birthday

last night, after doing my business schmoozing, i went to recyclart and saw this band (and another chap who was a bit like a goth/industrial/new romantic moby)
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i bet you wonder what they sound like ? watch here(30 seconds of fun)

christmas in the grande place, brussels

this year’s extravaganza in the grande place is trees in bubbles
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by night they play psychedelic era beatles tunes and project giraffes chasing pink elephants across their town hall
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and the english flag and a load of beefeaters
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i am 400 today !

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today i am 400 (in months).
that’s 33 and third in years. 33 and a third is of course the speed of a long playing record and i am therefore a long player and i’m now old.
(thanks to tony for the photo)

no dogs or people

there’s a bit of a theme in this trip to brussels !
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in the poop

i calculated i had enough time to go on the early morning tour of the brussels sewers before my conference started yesterday.
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because i was the only one on the tour (it seems it’s not very popular) i got a personal tour. this is a demonstration tunnel for visitors
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but this is a real tunnel with actual poos floating by
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my personal tour was in french which stretched my language skills. luckily i’d learnt some of the vocab here

the decemberists

in search of a restaurant last night i came across one of Brussels main music venues and saw the decemberists instead of eating. i think i made the right choice as they were very good.
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