Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Superman Effect

So - Superman arrived in Dubland, safe and sound and smelling fragrant, here's a quick vid of him, all correctly assembled and being admired by Minky, Pinky and Laverne, his new friends. He is quite the masterpiece - from the genius hands of Total Feckin Eejit (link here) , it's called "Man and Superman" and I'm very honoured to host him on his Worldwide tour - think he's off to England next, and a few North American stops after that, so make sure you volunteer to host him too - hint hint finnish & thailand based readers!! - Contact TFE for more details.

video

Anyway - he was last seen on the Watercats (link here) excellent blog where he apparently brought them all kinds of great good fortune, and not that I'm superstitious or anything (link here), but.... well .... things are particularly sunny from where I'm sitting at the moment.

Firstly: I'm off with The Poetry Divas to "play" Castlepalooza this weekend, we just held our preperformance consultation meeting and found out that we all have the same shoe size, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THAT?!?!? And we then worked out that we can actually - all three of us - wear - between us all - two odd units each out of a set of three pairs of wellies, so that we all are wearing one boot in common with the other two. This was late on in the meeting, so it did take a diagram to work it out...
but we got there in the end. So anyway - we have our set all planned and all so it's gonna be fabtastic.
Secondly: I've been given a slot to do a radio show on local radio - all about the arts, written word etc etc so that's gonna be mad altogether, will let you know how to tune me in when I find out. I have absolutely zero radio experience, and hate my own voice, but love talking to writers, listening to them read, playing cool musak, (ignoring that disco fever episode) etc etc
Thirdly: Leonard C saw yesterday's blog and has asked for the tape with me singing over it, and says I didn't wreck it at all and actually does want me to sing with him onstage at his next few gigs. (or did I dream that one?)

Anyway - Man and Superman - welcome, settle in there, we'll go for adventures at the weekend and report back to the nice people on Monday.

7 comments:

Drama Queen said...

What an exciting life you lead - I'm in a spin even imagining it!

(In another life my son's friends used call me 'Sports Mam' - as opposed to 'feeding Mam' and 'housekeeping Mam' - because I used to pick them up from places when they needed a quick getaway. Just like you to know, I'm not in that league now!)

Heard about your radio show - its 96.4fm - can be hard to tune in, but its there!

Niamh B said...

Thanks for that DQ, I'd still let you drive the getaway car if I needed someone with nerves of steel and oodles of knowledge...

Tis a busy old summer alright - art exhibition opening and DVD launch tonight, then off to pitch our tents early in the morning!!!! Just starting to get nervous now.... haven't even packed yet.

Drama Queen said...

By the looks of things you won't need much - just wellies and a hat - oh, and a red carpet for making your way to the stage.

I'm filling the car with petrol right now....

Totalfeckineejit said...

I MUST POINT OUT THAT I AM NOT DELIBERATELY USING CAPITALS IN AN @I@M EMPHASING THINGS KIND OF WAY BUT IN A FEVER DUE TO SWINEFLU AND GOING MAD IN THE HEAD AND TRYING NOT TO SPREAD THE INFECTION I CLEANED THE KEYBOARD WITH BLEACH AND WATER AND CAN (AMONG OTHER WEIRDITIES) ONLY WRITE IN CAPITALS>WHEN IS THE RADIO SHOW ON? GOOD LUCK WITH IT AND THE CASTLEPALOOZA DIVA EXTRAVAGANZA STOP WHEN I WRITE STOP I DON@T MEAN STOP I MEAN FULL STOP PUNCTUATION STOP RUN THAT WELLIE THING BY ME AGAIN WILL YA STOP DELIGHTED MAN AND SUPERMAN ARRIVED SAFE AND MUCHO THANKISITY FOR HOSTING STOP IF YOU SPEAK TO LEONARD COHEN AGAIN COMMA TELL HIM I HAVE REWRITTEN ONE OF HIS SONGS AND ASK HIM IF HE WOULD LIKE TO RECORD IT STOP IT@S CALLED HALLELUJAH I@VE GOT SWINE FLU

Niamh B said...

DQ - if you'd have been backstage about 8 and a half hours ago with a chopper I'd have happily hopped on.
TFE - you seem to be shouting in that. The wellie thing didn't quite work out since my new boots were the wrong size, like chinese footbindingly tight, got one on, and couldn't even take it off. The castle was brillo... Radio show starts in 2 weeks time, 11.00 of a Sunday morn, and tks!
Man and Sman enjoyed the festivities greatly, and I'll put the photos up to prove it soon.
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swiss said...

the radio you say? is it nettable? cos i don;t think we'll be hearing it it hear. or you could justget them to record it

Niamh B said...

Hiya Swiss, I'll find out and let you know. If I get recordings I'll endeavour to link em up, wouldn't be the best with the aul technology though...