11 December 2007
The last two or three weeks have been fun, fazing and full-on, with a radio play going out on the 3rd, a Miniaturists show on the 2nd, a press and guest night for A Christmas Carol (pictured) in Newcastle on the last day of November, turning 41 on the 9th (a prime number again thank goodness), marking 15 years of my attachment to B on the 10th, and Spike's first school play last Tuesday (Whoops-a-Daisy Angel). Also: workshop days on Cloudcuckooland at St Gabriel's Boys' Club in Pimlico, in the shadow of the block where B and I bought our first flat; Lucy's production of Moira Buffini's play Gabriel at RADA (absolutely spellbinding), and an early evening drink with two senior playwrights beforehand; preview of Much Ado About Nothing at the Olivier (highly enjoyable, with possibly the funniest coup de theatre I've ever seen).
So now here I am at the library on a Sunday afternoon, for the last time in the long year. I'm mucking about with some lyrics for the Cloudcuckooland songs. It's going to be a bit of a riot, this show, if all goes to plan. Slapstick, scatological sing-a-longs, and satirical cameos by the likes of a football WAG and our dear Prime Minister. But let's not get ahead of ourselves! - back to work. Meanwhile I'll note my random iTunes playlist as I go. And if I get the chance later on I'll try and give a bit more detail about all the above. It's been quite a whirl and I've felt the lack of regular blogging, not that I'm under any illusion that there's a public out there hanging on my every word, emphatically not, it's just that I'd like to diarise for myself and also for those friends and family and other bloggers and colleagues who I know do look in from time to time.
Any Colour You Like, Pink Floyd
Rock Star, N.E.R.D.
Protest (from Satyagraha), Philip Glass
Room 208, The Future Sound Of London
Psycho Killer, Talking Heads
Anarchy In The UK, Sex Pistols
(Jung Neys) Antidotes, The Fall
Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Kylie (Soulwax Rock Remix)
Dig Your Own Hole, Chemical Brothers
No More Tears, KLF
Standing In The Way Of Control, Beth Ditto / Soulwax