[Nagnagnag] Chris Watson last night

mark at finnigan1.freeserve.co.uk sue at finnigan1.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Mar 31 19:56:43 EST 2003

sorry jean marc i have failed!

mark f
-----Original Message-----
From: john smith <jean_marclawtonll at hotmail.com>
To: nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org <nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org>
Date: 30 March 2003 22:30
Subject: Re: [Nagnagnag] Chris Watson last night

>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
>>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
>> >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
>> >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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