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Norwich, and beyond - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Norwich, and beyond
Matt described Norwich as something akin to a spa town - where one goes to rest and relax. I can kinda see that - there's an odd pace of life, and a very solid group of friends who also manage to be inviting. Into that we brought ~mathematics~.

Rather than risk seeing the results of that corruption I pootled off into London, passing through places that were just legends to me - such as Diss, Stowmarket and Shenfield; though when the train hit Ilford I felt rather more settled and I have vague memories of driving a white van around parts of Colchester. Interestingly that line is clearly where old Intercity trains go to die - I've not seen a carriage like that for many years.

After a dash across London I got to Dark Xmas. To me it looked unfairly badly attended - considering an interesting line-up, but at least there were people there I new - a quick wave to feanelwa, conversations with godgirl, minusbat and a couple of lovely people who apparently know gaius_octavian who I vaguely recognised from Rathaus. EDIT: Apparently this was steveandabigail.

So, in order to offend the maximum amount of people - potted reviews:
  • The Ghost of Lemora: Don't do a lot for me - though for some reason I keep seeing them...

  • Swarf: I liked. I wasn't set on fire but I was almost tempted to get a CD. I should investigate further.

  • Manuskript: I appreciate what they're doing, technically they're good - but a bit too ironic at times for my taste.

  • Inertia: Again, I'm not sure what I think. On paper I probably should like them, and there were definitely moments but I'm left unsure. I know, I should probably get a CD.

  • Leech Woman: Only had literally 5 minutes before I had to run for the train so I only caught the start. Noise, noise and noise. I certainly didn't hear any melody. Promising ;-) Not enough to get an opinion really, but for the brief time I was there I was glad to have earplugs.
Pics soon. I have taken too many, again.

Oh, anyone want a lift from Birmingham to NMA in Manchester (and back) on Thursday?
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Comments
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: December 13th, 2004 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Did your train go through Chelmsford?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 13th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think so. That would have been worth note along the lines of Diss etc. :-)
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: December 13th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm surprised, because it's kinda between Shenfield and Colchester. Although I don't think all the Norwich trains stop there, so maybe you passed through but didn't see it.

Such a loss. ;-)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 13th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I did wonder to that effect.
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: December 13th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Was it steveandabigail by any chance?

I did consider showing up myself (along with a half-dozen rolls of Fuji NPZ) but much-postponed domestic chores won out in the end :-(
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 13th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
It certainly was! They seemed like very nice people.
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: December 13th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)
They are practically the definition of "very nice", they should have their picture in the dictionary! :-)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 13th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I shall definitely say hello to them another time I see them then.
From: ex_harryh579 Date: December 13th, 2004 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)

I've lost....

...your iM user name...

Can you ping me or mail it or someting?

H.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 13th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I've lost....

All flavours are on my LJ profile page.
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: December 13th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Are Manuskript still in existence! My word.
I remember when... etc. etc. etc.
*there follows ramblings of an ancient and senile mind*
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 14th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
No - fancy coming to Manchester instead? You're both welcome to a lift if you wish.
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