It wasn’t just the cellist, Lady Joo Hee (pictured yesterday) who was delectable - The backing singers/dancers for Emilie Autumn also did their part to ensure rapt attention was being paid to the stage throughout the evening.
Imagine you own a large hotel and need the windows cleaned, who do you call? Well, if the windows are covered in ectoplasm you might consider the Ghostbusters. The Shanghai Sheraton however doesn’t have a problem with ghosts, just I suspect the pollution of the city and so when they needed their windows cleaned they turned to Spiderman for help.
A spokesperson for the hotel was reported as saying, “Nobody wants to see a person suddenly appear outside their window, so we thought of dressing them as movie characters, which should be fun and harmless” - I’d agree that if I was 35 floors up and trying to sleep I wouldn’t appreciate someone appearing at my window, but I suspect if I saw Spiderman my first thought would be that it was a nutter at the window and not a window cleaner.
Still I suspect the window cleaners looking in saw at least a couple of stranger things looking in windows than the people inside watching them work. After all as George Formby once observed, “For a nosy parker it’s an interestin’ job”:
Last week when I saw Emilie Autumn she was not alone on stage, she she some rather delectable company in the form of Lady Joo Hee playing the cello.
According to her MySpace page she repaid her teachers by murdering them and now only plays with people who cant read music as it, “makes her feel smarter”.
I haven’t been bored enough to do an Internet test for a while, but I was paying around on Facebook earlier and I wound up looking through an application I added a while back and hadn’t checked for a while and I must say it’s amusing to look at the results.
For the uninitiated the drill is simple, a question is asked such as, “Who is funnier?” and then has to decide who is funniest out of me or some other random person they know. The system based on consensus as it is hasn’t really produced results that are that surprising as anyone that knows me will testify.
I certainly cannot deny being talkative, well I could but I’d probably deny it too vocally to be believed. I am not quite so sure if I deserve reputation for being a tough guy though and I certainly wouldn’t want to test it out - I know when I was at school people had to use brick walls to knock me down, but school fights don’t tend to be that serious in the grand scheme of things.
As to being considered reasonably funny, I’ll put that down to the fact that if I can’t make people laugh with me, they usually wind up laughing at me.
For real amusement however it’s funny to see where lose to people, I be amazed if people considered me cute and when compared to my friends I come 288th in the cuteness stakes thanks to 2 people considering someone to be less cute than me. I do even worse in the fashion stakes though, managing an impressive 340th most fashionable of my friends on Facebook.
I do take issue at a couple of my peer reviews though, whilst I am not a great dancer I feel I rank a little better than 332nd - I’ve had loads of comments on my dancing and they can’t all of been liars, or if they have all been liars there is some kind of conspiracy going on.
One of the negatives that I don’t mind though is coming 332nd in the ‘would like to travel with’ stakes - I’d sooner travel on my own anyway.
Last Wednesday as I have mentioned previously I was a gig taking photos for a friend’s band in exchange for getting in for free where I got to see two other great acts; the headline act Emilie Autumn and a second one man act performing under the name Sieben.
Sieben, is actually a project of Matt Howden’s that allows him to “play live without any backing” and just one of his projects he is involved in. Armed with just his voice, a violin and some digital chicanery he builds up the songs in front of the audience, using the violin as drum, “guitar” and a violin.
Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, here is a little advertisement of his latest album, Desire Rites:
I actually bought this album at the gig, so much so did I enjoy his performance. I have yet to listen it though, as I immediately lent it to a friend and only got it back yesterday - I might not be a music journalist, but I’ll give it a review on here once I have a had a chance to sit down and listen to it properly.
Last night saw me at a houseparty and the shenanigans started off nice enough with me giving piggy backs to girls jumping on my back and with Owen getting his hair plaited by a couple of the girls - The shenanigans didn’t stay quite so nice though and all I can say is, that I am glad it was Owen that fell asleep and not me!