[Nagnagnag] Chris Watson last night

john smith jean_marclawtonll at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 31 21:41:41 EST 2003


There's always try again or find another way [from the book of sports 
coaching USA]





>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: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 19:56:43 +0100
>
>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
> >>
> >>tim
> >>
> >>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?
> >>
> >>cheers
> >>
> >>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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