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My Father's Organ

My father gave me a lift to work last night...and ranted the entire way about the church organ at Emmanuel Baptist where he plays every Sunday...

It's an original pipe organ from the 1900's; only one of three left in Plymouth (after they ripped out the one in Mutley Baptist - I kept a few small pipes and the diapason stop lol!), and the church council recently donated 70,000 quid to have it restored.

The reason why he's ranting?? The Minister at Emmanuel wants the church central heating on ALL the time, and has even been talking about fitting copper pipes under pews...all very nice for the 'customers' but it will fuck up the organ...dry out the pipes and leather straps, and most likely ruin it.

Dad has been inside it, putting buckets of water about everywhere in a vague attempt to combat this, and has been kicking up a stink with other churches about it...hoping that they'll stop the minister with his campaign.

I suggested they should hand out hot water bottles at the door...besides, churches are supposed to be cold and austere...how else do you stay awake during sermons? (I used to take my GameBoy and play Tetris hehe)

I think I'll convert to Catholicism (family are baptists)...I don't like happy-clappy evangelical services; much prefer scary austerity and latin chanting...then I can also lead a merry life of drink and debauchery and confess/be absolved on my deathbed lol!!

Anyway, My father *loves* his organ, and is desperate to drag me up to listen to the monster...will take Jui-ehh!! with me too, as she is also a fan of the sound...

Lent him my Schumann cd (Leiderkreis) and went into work at 9:15pm...

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Nick Cave Rantage

Spent the majority of the night listening to Nick Cave again...this time the albums 'No More Shall We Part' and the most recent 'Nocturama'.

Oh so BEAUTIFUL!! I sat fighting back tears all night in a pathetically happy/sad way...those two albums do that to me; they have the power to induce tears simply through the beauty of the music and thoughts in the lyrics...

(the Elgar Cello Concerto also produces the same effect)

I was moving at the keyboard like my father when he plays the piano...swaying to the music as the post flew by under my fingers...good uplifting music is almost a religious experience!!

When I'm alone, I like to listen to those two albums, drink a couple of glasses of red wine and play my cello along with them...blissful!!

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Jui-ehh's Human Rocket Propulsion Theorem!

Later in the night, Jui-ehh!! and I had *the most* bizarre conversation...

Would it be possible to launch yourself into the air with a simple firework-type rocket...and if so, how exactly??

We finally decided that we would have to sit astride the shaft of the rocket (it would have to be a big one!) at the top of something tall like a flag-pole, and launch from such a height as to describe a large arc on our descent...but our lower areas were likely to be so singed that we'd have to follow a trajectory that landed us safely in water...

Oh dear oh dear...

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Interview With The VampGirl

(pilfered from just about everyone)

'I want everyone who reads this to ask me 3 questions, no more no less. Ask me anything you want. Then I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything' ...

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Well, that's about it for today...I need a cup of tea, and I have work later.

Fun Fun Fun!!
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