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The Show Must Go On

I had an absolutely wonderful Christmas present this year from George and Monica at Giant Squid Eye Productions. I really don't know what I 've done to deserve it or any of the other wonderful things that keep happening - but thankyou....
just check it out

26 comments:

nell said...

thank you very much for sharing that. and dear boy....you have made wonderful music. THAT is why you deserve all of these wonderful things. so...enjoy it.

cheers,
nell
did brian play piano on that? is he really an alien? hmmm? i know don is not a goat. well...i dont think don is a goat. hmmm? aint the world of animation a funny sort of place.

nell said...

sorry...jed is not a goat. but...still not sure about don.

cheers,
nell

clerkenwell kid said...

listen nell, Jed IS a goat, but i think it may all be metaphorical. actually Jed gave me a llama for Christmas - but I'm not allowed to visit it

nell said...

you cant visit it!?!?!? well...that just aint right!
and music monkey...who is sitting behind me...has just pointed out that jed did not give you a llama; he gave you a llama restraining order.
does this mean, speaking metaphorically, that jacques is both a man with a cowlick and a fish? or is he just so damn cool he has a fish who plays backup for him? i think i would be willing to believe either....or both.

cheers,
nell
still didnt tell me if brian is an alien. now i feel like your hiding something. its the warren commission all over again.

clerkenwell kid said...

Brian IS an alien - but where IS he? haven't seen him in age...hhmmm

Jed's llama was on of those virtual ones - I just got a pice of paper and a photo on the refridgerator

nell said...

so you not only got a virtual llama....you got a conversation starter as well. what a pleasant gift!

alien or not...brian is not the sort of fellow you should lose track of. hope you stumble upon him again. seems to happen this time of year.

cheers,
nell

The Gentleman said...

That is pretty damned brilliant. And Nell is right, it's the music that makes these things happen. Thanks (again) for the Valentine E.P., hope you received the cheque alright...

Anyway, the video is brilliant, I now have it nestled safe and sound in the warm and welcoming music folders of my hard drive. I also intensely enjoyed your Christmas speech... but is there more to come for Radio Clerkenwell? I am trying my hand at just such a venture (internet radio broadcasting) myself, and it would be a terrible loss if there were nothing to inspire me... anyway, thanks for the festive sonic salutations.

Keep it up, ad infinitum, because eternity would be dull without The Weld,

Zach

clerkenwell kid said...

my dear fellow

thankyou so much

and yes, i will be carrying on broadcasting til they stop me...

David said...

Hello there, that was a lovely accompaniment to my coffee this morning. Speaking of coffee, my wife was musing about how nice it would be to have one with you. She's a musician herself, and admires your work. She's got a little combo, the Puppini Sisters. Are you in London?
David

David said...

oh yes, it's dsduchin@hotmail.com

nell said...

hey! shall we all sing a round of happy birthday for al bowlly? come on...everybody...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOOOUUUUUU....HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR AAAAALLLLLL.....
now...who made cake?

cheers,
nell

clerkenwell kid said...

Hey Nell. Thankyou for reminding me of that!

Here's to Al - all blitzed out...and long before Syd Barret, and Robert Calvert

nell said...

blitzed out. heee...heeee...good one.

cheers,
nell

Anonymous said...

listening for the first time i'm bathed in nostalgia. memories of a not-so misspent youth - of discovery,excitment,love and friendship shared.
a mystery now revealed. it's strangely comforting,reassuring, to know that you and glen are continuing to soul-search conjunctively, inspiring one another. it takes courage to fulfill your dreams.

as for the llama magnet, jed always was the socially sensitive one....long may he continue to be so.

tck,your music is truly'wonderful' thankyou, you have made my day. i shall listen again...and smile.

elle

clerkenwell kid said...

Dear Elle

Thanks but it's a privilege

Gosh, I almost thought I once knew you

p.s. I've never heard Jed called 'socially aware'!

Stella Polaris said...

Hrrrr, am I imagining things or have some of your entries gone missing? I can't find the one about old buildings and ruins, I just felt like reading it again.

Has the goat eaten them?

clerkenwell kid said...

stella

yes,the goat - or llama - or whatever it actually is has been running wild of late but I did manage to recover the post - albeit without the interesting debate on transience which followed unfortunately. Sorry for that

nell said...

damn goat...llama..thingy.

LC Greenwood said...

You look so cute animated!
I want you on a tshirt!!

nell said...

the real tuesday weld....the animated series. (like scooby doo...but with better music.)

Cygnus said...

I love this animated character so much, that I've been doing some fanart of him. He is very fun to draw.

I wonder if he has any other aliases besides "The Crooner" or "The Clerkenwell Kid" ...

clerkenwell kid said...

lovely

do ppst any pics for us won't you?

He is also known as 'The English Alchemist'

Cygnus said...

It would be an honor.

Here's a link to the high-res of my first picture, done in Flash ("Cloudie" is one of my pen-names). The character on the right is a fellow named Gin.

http://i42.tinypic.com/vrt5bq.jpg

Currently, I am working on another picture: a CSS design for my deviantART journal. I'm even thinking of trying out some Flash animations in a style similar to George and Monica's.

Thanks for replying. =)

~Cygnus

clerkenwell kid said...

Hey - lovely stuff! Gin is cool

You should send to George too

very best wishes

Cygnus said...

Thank you so much! =)

Cygnus said...

Hold on a moment.

"The English Alchemist", you say?

But isn't that David Piper's alias?