May 9th, 2005


Showers, good

I partook of a very English ritual this evening: listening to the shipping forecast on BBC Radio 4. In her book Watching the English, anthropologist Kate Fox mentions that it's the closest thing to a religious observance many people in England have. At first, that seemed bizarre, though now I can see some logic in it. I imagine it would be rather reassuring to hear that all those areas surrounding one's home are out there as always and, even with showers, good.

Idea: make a project of visiting all the North Fitzroys in the world. There's one in the shipping forecast regions around Britain (though that's an area of sea more than a place), and also one in the Falklands.

Interview meme

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

I asked gths to interview me; here are my answers to his questions: Collapse )
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Band name idea

In the vein of Duran Duran Duran and Yan Adams:

A klezmer ABBA cover band named ABאב (A,B,Aleph,Bet; note the bidirectional text)
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