#203 – The Ox-Bow Incident

A pretty quick turnaround for this western, helped by a comparatively short running time of 72 minutes. 


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#140 – Kind Hearts and Coronets

This has been sat around for a couple of months and I was getting a bit bored of looking at it, so it’s finally getting a watch. At the going rate it’ll be Christmas before I get around to watching the next film off the list. 


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#204 – Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

A fairly quick turnaround with this one.


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#224 – The Kid

Another month between films, at this rate I’ll never finish the list.


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Elvis Costello – Colston Hall, Bristol

This was my fourth trip to the Colston Hall to see Elvis Costello, and the first solo performance.

Support came from Larkin Poe who weren’t bad, but not necessarily someone I’d seek out again.

Elvis appeared on stage just after 8:30 and played for over two hours. The songs were intermingled with stories about his life and family. Most of the songs were performed on guitar, a few on piano, and some with support from Rebecca and Megan from Larkin Poe. To be honest the latter weren’t as good, and were a bit of a disappointment, I’d have preferred a purely solo set. Despite that it was a superb evening.

(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Watch Your Step
Accidents Will Happen
Ascension Day
Church Underground
Either Side Of The Same Town
Shipbuilding (piano)
I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (piano)
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
Ghost Train
When I Was Cruel No. 2
Watching The Detectives
When I Write The Book/Everyday I Write The Book

Pads, Paws And Claws (with Larkin Poe)
Nothing Clings Like Ivy (with Larkin Poe)
Down On The Bottom (with Larkin Poe)
That’s Not The Part Of Him You’re Leaving (with Larkin Poe)
Blame It On Cain (with Larkin Poe)
Stranger In The House (with Larkin Poe)

Oliver’s Army
Pump It Up
Good Year For The Roses (with Larkin Poe)

Side By Side (piano)
Jimmie Standing In The Rain
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? (with Larkin Poe)

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Take it to the bridge 

Coming soon…

 Bridge Club

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#234 – The Searchers


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#120 – Yojimbo

A new all-time record, this has been sat on the side for the best part of two months waiting for me to be in the mood for a Kurosawa film. I’m still not really in the mood for it, but I’m fed up of looking at it, so here we go.


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Hayseed Dixie – Komedia, Bath

From the opening chords of Hells Bells to the closing refrains of Comfortably Numb, Hayseed Dixie proved themselves to be the almost perfect party band.

They played for nearly two hours with only the briefest of breaks before the encore, and worked their way through songs about killing, something to do with fracking, and many many songs about drinking. Although I felt slightly sorry for the lady at the front who was serenaded with “I’m keeping your poop in a jar”, but I think she took it well.

Hopefully there will be more of the same when they play Frome in October.

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Bespoked Bristol

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