Friday, 28 December 2012
Monday, 10 December 2012
Dragged out tonight to Red Note at the Traverse, one of their “Noisy Nights”, this time music set to little films. During the interval they set a “10 – minute Composer’s Challenge” viz: “If you write a piece for Violin, Cor Anglais and Viola in these 10 minutes on the manuscript paper provided, we’ll play the best one right here, right now.” I won, and they played it to a little film made starring members of the audience. Hooray.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Dancing Mice are from Edinburgh and do quirky pop-lite, which on their fifth album "13 Difficult Lessons" covers quirky indie all the way through to quirky folk. Opening with the almost lo-fi 'The Tall Blonde,' the band's charmingly ever-so-slightly-out-of-time ramshackle jangling (with banjo accompaniment) is catchy enough to raise a smile, as are 'Cool' ("He's so Eurovision, simple tunes that hide precision" - this is music about music) and 'Thrills,' a song which sounds quite tipsy. 'The Red Shadow' brings in some electo-vibes, while 'Assembly' is a lovely waltztime groover sounding not unlike bands such as Dark Ocean Colours. 'The Man In The Islands' sounds excitingly like a Julian Cope out-take from 1991, 'Scarred By Love' is the longest track on the album and easily the least successful, but 'Time Alone' is a good cut, 'Fathers And Sons' raises another smile (great instrumentation) and album closer 'The Dance Of The Black Mouse' is electro-bonkers in the nicest possible way. Mostly successful, the band's humour, music and lo-fi ambition supports an entertaining listen.
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Monday, 30 July 2012
On the phone to Virgin regarding broken broadband. reset, remote assistance etc, they sorted all sorts of things on the “Superhub” website and it still didn’t work. So they took the tack that it must be my computer. Then, it worked. Chancers.
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Saturday, 19 May 2012
Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh 18/5/12
Launch of 13 Difficult Lessons
Setlist: A Physical Husband, The Tall Blonde, Cool, The Red Shadow, It’s Abnormal, Arizona, Assembly, Four Times on the Floor, Selling The Party.
Sound: Leonora. First class from beginning to end. Again, I had amplifier on stage as monitor. Reception: Thunderous applause and shouts of “Encore”.
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Sunday, 6 May 2012
The Raft presents:
Dancing Mice album launch
+ The Standard Error + Dancing Mice + Matthew Deary
Friday 18 May @ Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh
Dancing Mice – indie/electropop – five CD albums.
Perform melodic, quirky songs mainly about people: some famous, some obscure, and some others. This is the launch night for their new album 13 DIFFICULT LESSONS
Friday, 4 May 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Monday, 2 April 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Friday, 10 February 2012
Monday, 6 February 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
LAZAROWICZ, Mark firstname.lastname@example.org
10:36 (11 hours ago)
to undisclosed recipients
You may recall you contacted me either recently or in the past about the Daylight Saving Bill, which would allow for a trial period in which the clocks were put back.
I thought I would give you an update, as the Bill was discussed again in the House of Commons last Friday.
I took part in the debate, and the vast majority of MPs supported the proposals. There was opposition, however, from a few MPs, mainly from the Scottish National Party and the Conservative Party. The outcome was that the Bill ran out of time. As this was a Private Member's Bill, unless the government takes up the proposal, this effectively means the Bill is dead, at least for this Parliamentary session.
I realise this news will disappoint you, but I thought you would want to know what happened.
If you have any further comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
MP for Edinburgh North & Leith
Follow me on Twitter @marklazarowicz
Anthony Moffoot email@example.com
21:53 (5 minutes ago)
Hello, thanks for keeping me posted. I should tell you that I am pleased the bill has failed; I remember the trial 40 years ago, it was horrible and it seemed wilfully perverse and pointless to repeat it.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Henry’s Christmess (sic) Do
Setlist: A Physical Husband, Tamagotchi Girl, Watching Waters Rise, Cool, Mouse In Love, It’s Abnormal, Blue Screen, Selling The Party, Christmouse.
Sound: Leonora. First class from beginning to end. I had amplifier on stage as monitor,we will probably do this again.
Reception: Enthrallment , some exceptionally complimentary commments from complete strangers. “Cool, controlled, tight, other-dimensional.”
Notable for: Equipment failure- Roddy’s pedal shorting, his amp getting switched off, Gavin going silent when fuzz pedal switched on. Oh how we laughed. No , really we did.
Special guests: William and Fiona