Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Making Time For Music, The Longest Wedding's Acoustic Set

One of my very dearest and best of friends is getting married in August.  She is planning the Longest Wedding Ever.  Which was aptly presented with The Longest Invitation Ever.  It is going to take no less than three days out of my working week and is not even going to be local.  It's in Dorset a good hour and a half in the car.

Kirstie and Johnny are getting wed

She is having a civil ceremony on the Tuesday followed by an outdoor totally romantic and perfect sounding ceremony the next day.  While around 150 of her lovely friends and family will all be in attendance as we are all camping.  It is nothing short of a Wedding Fest and now that I know that I do not have to take the toddler with me, I am really looking forward to it.

The Venue Roebuck Farm (there will be a marquee and possibly some tents)
In keeping with the outdoor/natural theme,  they do not want any electronic music.  "In a field full of party people without some banging music?  How can that be possible?"  Was my reaction.

 But really, it is going to be rather nice.  Fortunately she knows some brilliant musicians including a bag pipe player and the wonderful Helsinki and although I am rubbish compared to the beautiful talented Hayley Alker,  I am going to have a go at an acoustic set.   It's so awesome to jam again for the first time in absolutely ages.

So, largely for the benefit of Xyphious and Design:bias  here is the acoustic set list we are thinking of!

  1. Heartbeats by The Knife
  2. Kiss by Prince
  3. Portishead - Roads
  4. Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

5. Hey Ya by Outkast but the Blanks version

6. Unintended by Muse

7. Don't Marry Her by The Beautiful South

8.Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears, but this stunning acoustic version:

So, what do you reckon? It's going to be rather wonderful, yes?

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Your Opinion Please!

Here is a poster put together for some A boards.  I am just wondering if the swirls between the words look like "&" signs.  What do you think?

The general consensus was that the swirls were not looking too great.  So here is the finished A board sign:

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Back Once Again

Portsmouth Guildhall, the new venue for my Boutique Market and Rare Designer Must Haves' shop stall

I haven't blogged for an eternity.  Largely due to setting up businesses and the end of my marriage.  I did not want my blog to be full of strains and pains.  I distracted myself.  I am back now.  Focussed but blurred around the edges.   All will be well.

As I am feeling a little uninspired and there is such an awful lot to catch up on.  I am just going to add some of my favourite photographs from the last few months to help fill the gaps.

Southsea Seafront at Dusk

Three generations

It took months and many attempts, but we finally got James to the hairdressers

Southsea Bandstand, eerily quiet without band and crowd

Zoe taking on the role of one of Verity's personalities in the play Find Me