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There aren't many job applications where I think as specifically as this: "I could really do with having been more involved with the Rose Theatre in Kingston."
Although this afternoon's job app did allow me to witter at length about various things I have done, it might be more suited to people like one of the current inhabitants of my Kingston house, who is involved with youth music projects locally. Except that said job is of course up here and not down there. I was at one point while still in Kingston jumping up and down about live music in the foyer on Saturdays à la Lyric Hammersmith, but that didn't happen while I was there although people such as Cath Paver (who seems to be branching out into comic songs at the moment) did perform there on weekday lunchtimes.
Yesterday we went off  to the Mailbox, which is a shopping centre by the canal in the middle of Bham, but does also have BBC Midlands studios which is where we were going. The Archers is recorded there! We went to the Sunday Politics studio! And so on. At the end they gave us a chance to pretend to be in the Archers - I was Eddie Grundy, standing by a microphone and reading lines in a supposedly West Country accent.*
Today I went swimming - the pool was quite busy as it was already 10.30. Nobody in the sauna though. Then after a coffee at the MAC came back here and did the job app. Have also downloaded Calibre ePub reader onto this Macbook as I do not have a book-reading device. Actually I think I prefer the Firefox addin as a reading experience but Calibre has a library function which reminds me of something, possibly Scrivener, with its ability to group texts together rather than casting the user on the mercies of Finder / Explorer (depending on OS). First text: Aldous Huxley's "Crome Yellow" which is fun and although you might think a comment like "a fun social comedy by Aldous Huxley" was a joke, it isn't a joke, a social comedy it is, although such do often contain mild (or otherwise) satire and this is no exception.
Having thought I wanted to phone my former neighbours they emailed me, which was nice; although I'd thought "I don't want to email you, I want to hear your voice, at least one of you," the email was fine in the end.

*I've just remembered something else I could mention in that job application - my stint on Riverside FM way back in '04. Community radio FTW!
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The last few days I have discovered French Radio London - it's on DAB and online. Although they like playing oldies and in the morning show pick a particular year to play stuff from they have so far avoided the really cr*p French pop from the 1970s and 1980s.
When I click on that link it comes up in French but there is also a version of the site in English. Depends on your language settings I suppose - Enviro2B always came up in French for me even when there was a 'Version en Anglais', and Firefox add-ons page comes up in, wait for it, Catalan ...


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