March 13th, 2003
|10:26 pm - Nose relief|
Pay attention, troops. Tomorrow is Red Nose Day, with the BBC's big "Comic Relief" charity/comedy crossover showcase as its spectacle. Nas Alley (see the blurry URL on this icon - man, Paint ain't graint) is a focus point to concentrate and combine the donations of the Harry Potter fandom to Comic Relief for greater effect. It's a great site - much respect to those who contribute with design, art, stories or labour as well as money.
Should be a fairly Harry event as it is, what with the French'n'Saunders spoof "Harry Potter and the Secret Chamber Pot of Azerbaijan" set to press all the ericklendl buttons, a chance to win a Potter-esque car and so forth. I still don't even own the schoolbooks yet and may change that tomorrow.
Now the other interesting but unrelated thing that's happening tomorrow is the surprisingly well-organised Circle Line Party II, location to be revealed tomorrow morning. I had not realised the mad genius behind the coincidence. Now obviously there's not going to be any formal links between the two, for one is far too guerilla for the other, but the nation as a whole will be far more attuned to shenanigans and miscellaneous merriment than on any other day of the year and so be more likely to join in.
(Edit: third weird thing happening tomorrow is production of a web site from start to finish in four hours for Comic Relief. Go along to the BBCi studio in Aldwych and watch 30 of them blow fifty million quid of venture capital in four hours, or something - or just follow the web site as they produce it.)
Tomorrow, I really wish I was in London. If you are in London, take advantage of this. If you happen to be in London despite habitually living elsewhere then take advantage of this. If you happen to be able to contact some people who are in London at the moment despite generally living in Boston then tell them this now so that they can take advantage of it tomorrow. Hint, hint. ;-)
Current Mood: nasal
Current Music: A tape of 2ndavemusic's music from c. 1996, yay!
It may sound like railfan heaven, but the Circle Line Party is still a party
(dread word). I wonder if tomorrow's announcement will be 'We've given you the instructions: now make your own party!'
Old news, but be a little wary of Comic Relief
I think you now have an "I told you so" officially on standby - we shall see whether you can claim on it.
It would be wonderful if there turned out to be more to this than meets the eye, like the whole SpaceHijackers initiative turning out to have been a complex multi-year subversive guerilla marketing
stunt organised by StarbucksMcDonaldsAOLTimeWarnerEnronPfiz
erNokiaDisney. Or Kevin Warwick.
In only the last twenty minutes or so, a place and time have indeed been announced. The place looks a little rough (I am amused to note it is somewhere near Hanbury Street) but it looks like this is for real.
Ah, the Spitz, a venue so trendy it aches to be loved but can never admit it. I think I'll give the crowd a miss. Of course this doesn't necessarily contradict my suspicion that it's a self-organising party.
Thanks for the BBCi tip. I crossed the road to Aldwych to peer in their windows at lunchtime, and saw Bright Young Things more glamorous even than my pet web designer huskyteer
Buttons or no buttons,
tomorrow night tonight I are mostly playing Scrabble as usual. I probably won't even know the denouement of Evil Richard Hillman's departure until I look at Teletext p118 after I get in.
Never been too fond of French and Saunders. Never, really, been too fond of Comic Relief as it happens, or any of the telethons.