[Nagnagnag] Chris Watson last night

john smith jean_marclawtonll at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 30 21:27:06 EST 2003

Hi there, any news on the piccy issue yet? About to get new YH printed.

           Regards       Jean-Marc

>From: "mark at finnigan1.freeserve.co.uk" <sue at finnigan1.freeserve.co.uk>
>Reply-To: nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org
>To: <nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org>
>Subject: Re: [Nagnagnag] Chris Watson last night
>Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 10:12:29 -0000
>it would have been cool to meet up! sorry i missedyou i forgot my red
>carnation and copy of 'art o f the sixth sense' ! gad you enjoyed it. i did
>nt have the bottle to speak with the man but my friend and collaborator
>martin lilleker did at the end . RHK had 'something else on ' my sources
>informed me.
>any one else see the performance?
>mark f
>-----Original Message-----
>From: TIM LAWLESS <timlawless at hotmail.com>
>To: nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org <nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org>
>Date: 22 March 2003 09:33
>Subject: [Nagnagnag] Chris Watson last night
> >Greetings all, Like Mark, enjoyed the Watson live in the Showroom cinema
> >in Sheffield, top night. Huge vaults of naturalised sounds live and
> >direct from Kenya and Scotland, close your eyes and you could have been
> >literally there, Chris looked composed and focussed sat behind his Apple
> >Mac laptop, occasionally with his headphones on to orchestrate the
> >pieces, with Jon Wozencroft sat at the rear of the auditorium, looking
> >very pensive, directing the visuals.. extremely arty night really, there
> >were some Warp-type tunes and projected visuals in the front bar as I
> >arrived, and plenty of media intellectuals/students/professionals in
> >attendance. The highlight of my night, undoubtedly occurred just after 7,
> >as I was idly chatting on my mobile outside the front entrance, when a
> >familiar figure wandered past...indeed it was Mr Watson himself...I
> >braced myself and boldly extended a handshake, apologising for emerging
> >from the dark (or stepping into the dark?) as a complete stranger, and
> >chatted to the great man for about 5 minutes...explained my Cabs
> >obsession which seemed to break the conversational ice, Chris then talked
> >about the show with Jon Wozencroft, he also has some performances
> >upcoming at the ICA in April/May on the "Cut and Splice" festival
> >(details on the BBC's website, being covered by Radio 3 too), plus
> >mentioning it was cool to be back in Sheffield again but that he visits
> >RHK regularly. He also plays live in the USA and Sweden frequently. I
> >then tentatively asked as to whether Mr Kirk would be appearing,
> >apparently yes, and Chris would "introduce me to him", Watson had bought
> >tickets apparently for him, and after recovering from these convulsions,
> >I eagerly bade CW farewell, and returned to the bar, constantly scouring
> >the premises for any signs of combat jackets and pony tails..CW also
> >distributed a leaflet describing the "Weather Report" performance. Alas,
> >after 4 hours consistent searchin', no sign whatsoever of Kirky. Never
> >mind, Watson was superb, well worth a listening if you get the chance in
> >London, and a friendly chap to boot! My annoyance upon later leaving
> >Sheffield, that I had completely neglected to question CW on the
> >collaboration with RHK was tempered in the knowledge that I had at least
> >spoken to him! Sad, perhaps, but it completed a top night with Masai
> >warriors and antelopes, ducks and gulls, played at sonically devastating
> >levels... Hope I haven't bored you too much! Off to dig out Outside the
> >circle of fire......Tim
> >
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