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It was a beautiful, crisp, clear December afternoon today. Being Christmas Day, virtually all of London was closed, and parts of the city were eerily deserted, other than the odd person in a fur-trimmed red Santa cap (which, in this climate, actually makes sense, or would if the caps in question provided actual insulation) and kids playing with newly-received bikes, scooters and such.

I wandered around and took some pictures, returning only when (a) my camera battery ran down and (b) my hands were numb. The light today was particularly good for photography, especially around the canal.

Current Music:
Ennio Morricone - Malinconica Serenita
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On December 25th, 2004 11:45 pm (UTC), earthenware commented:
Winter Resolution
Really beautiful photos! Magic!

Go for gold!

PS what resolution/format did you make the thumbnails so they display so quicky on my crappy dial up connection?

Ahh.. i didn't even realise you'd moved to England...i suspect you at least get to see all the Aussie bands that moved to Europe! Smart move...

The only people out on christmas night last night were drunk yuppies buying pizza and 17 year olds buying alcohol at teh bottle shop...one woman was playing operatic carol music really friggin loud in her car...that was the state of giftmas in malvern. I should have gone for a walk to East Stkilda instead...the jewish kids were probably getting their hannakah on!

Oh well...best wishes
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On December 26th, 2004 12:06 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Re: Winter Resolution
I believe the default thumbnail resolution on the index pages is 192x144 or something like that.

Which Australian bands are over here that are worth seeing? Not bloody Jet, I hope.
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On December 26th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC), earthenware replied:
Re: bands
Didn't the people from paradise motel, dead can dance, gerling and probably a dozen more relocate? Ever since the birthday party did it in the 80's everyone has done it.

cartwheel recently finished their euro tour...baseball are always OS...but ninety nine are back here now...printed circuit and figurine...well they are english but you should see them while you are there...are hood still playing? squarepusher?
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On December 26th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Re: bands
The Paradise Motel broke up in 2000 or so. Dead Can Dance broke up some years ago as well. And Cartwheel were mostly up in Manchester (the spiritual home of indie/dance fusion). I haven't heard of any other Australian bands coming out here much (other than Mid-State Orange having done some recording here a few years ago).

I'm hoping that Ninetynine do make it out here again soon, though.
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On December 26th, 2004 12:32 pm (UTC), earthenware replied:
Re: bands
Oh...I know they all broke up after they went to the UK but for some reason I keep hearing stories that the people didn't come back and they have new projects. Probably just vicious rumours and I'm gullible because I liked to entertain the thought of everyone soldiering on in seedy London clubs. (Laugh in spite of my self)

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On December 27th, 2004 03:16 am (UTC), ms_liv replied:
Re: bands
do you have names for the new projects ?
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On December 28th, 2004 02:43 pm (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Re: bands
No; AFAIK, they've sank without a trace (other than Matt Bailey, who resurfaced in Sir briefly, though since left).

I'd be interested to hear what Matt Aulich has been up to; I could see him doing film scores and such, with the way he did arrangements and all.
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