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How true. Strolling round my quarter, I came to a public square with a poster listing half a dozen names with time slots. I noted that there was a guy twiddling knobs on the stage as some recorded music blared out, and assumed he was filling in between the musicians. Then he started blah-blahing into his microphone, and the truth dawned.

Other than that, there was a band at a bar near my place playing prog-ish rock that I didn't recognise, another that I could hear from my terrace playing anglo-american standards from the 70s, pleasantly unremarkable. I like the fact that for a lot of amateur groups, this is their big annual concert. But not much turnover in the repertoire.

Oh, and my choir, which traditionally sings in a public place on this date, didn't get awarded a slot this year by the municipality. Not enough places, you see.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Jun 24th, 2013 at 05:40:03 AM EST
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That was my impression as well.

By the way, I was in Nice for the first time last night. I wasn't impressed. But I suspect that Ted will agree that 25 minutes at the train station late at night isn't the best way to see the city.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jun 24th, 2013 at 11:23:14 AM EST
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