ok – i’m the only baldy in the picture and it wasn’t real bowling, but yesterday we went round to esther and kezia’s prayer-parents for a barbyqueue (i know i spelt that wrong). In attendance were jon and andrew from pure reason revolution who challenged me to a game of petanque. which i lost (after a good start)
there’s some fancy music thing going on in Reading’s forbury gardens at the moment. you get to borrow MP3 players and wander round the gardens listening to different compositions in different locations.
at one point a choral ensemble ensembled themselves near the lion and sang a special piece which was really good. kezia was transfixed
we got to stand behind the major too
esther had a concert yesterday where she sang and played her recorder. it was in a proper theatre and everything.
kezia loved watching her older sister and afterwards said “well done Esther, you did well and you did exactly what you had to do”. i think that’s quite a good compliment coming from a 4 year old.
when the children weren’t performing they had to sit on the stage. i noticed two children (a boy and girl) at the back punching each other and having a proper fight which was quite interesting. Meanwhile, the older ones practiced balancing their recorders on their ends which regularly resulted in clonks during other people’s performances.
esther was not involved in either of these misdemeanors
on wednesday night i went to see Faust in london. it was probably the best gig i’ve ever been to. completely madness
the singer sets up an ironing board and (hot) iron and very nicely irons one of the audience’s shirt.
and afterwards looking very pleased with himself
you can see all my faust gig photos here. go on. they are quite good !
jane and i went to see Supergrass last night who were most excellent. the support was son of dave who was a kind of one man band which was … good to begin with but then lost its novelty after about three songs
i didn’t take too many photos as there was a very drunk chap sitting next to me spilling his beer, shouting and generally jumping all over the place in the seated area. i would have been annoyed with him, but he knew all the words to every song, so i think he was just a really excited fan having a great night out !