Selected MySpace Correspondence 2008

Geoff Leigh - Jan 1, 2008
RE: SPAM ALERT! - thanks for the warning! hope you didn't suffer too much damage? cheers... Geoff
Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 01 Jan 2008, 09:32
If you received a message marked "Please Visit My Friend's Profile" (which claims to be) from either The South Africa Panjazz Project or Pedantic Pedestrian, best not to open it! It's NOT from me! Absolutely, on no account, should you click on the link therein!

JOHNSON'S GRIDLING BAND - Crane, I'm putting up a Gridling historic interest site. I'll send you sign in details so that you have access too.
Franck Balestracci - Jan 8, 2008
Franck Balestracci says - Thanks new friend for your comment. I really like too your Musical spirit! you will be always the welcome on my page, Franck
Geoff Leigh - Jan 13, 2008
presidential comment - sorry I had to delete your comment - only reason was because I had to delete "The President", as it was a bit of a rush job & in the light of day the mix was a bit worse than I thought! so I hope to get a better version up soonish, so you can re-use your joke then! cheers.. Geoff
(Sorry, I don't remember what the joke was... Ed.)

Lemurs - Crane, I've bin working as an immigrant in London lately, so havant (and Waterlooville) been in. Twin Peaks is good.
EELS AND NEWTS - yes I know the pompey drummer lot. Well, thingy is co-owner of the Stoke Road photo shop.
RE: Have you met Zoogz? - The leg - why not? Would you rather it was an arm?
Have you met my new best friend, Zoogz Rift? Your kind of loony, methinks... but he's also a fine musician in the 'real' sense. - The picture of a leg. Why?

THAT LEG CONTROVERSY - The gridling pic gallery is building now.
well I'm blowedddddd - Monty Oxy is pleased to now be an HONOURARY GRIDLER. I remember when the Damned were in the top flight Gridler list!
JOHNSON’S GRIDLING BAND says - the first gridle pix are now captioned.
John Zorn - Jan 27, 2008
RE: Profile Comments - i have been doing this for a long time, my manzz, but thanks for the heads up. i disabled html comments, so the rest is fair game. comments are really far down on the page anyways. no one is going to read them. - LeMay
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: Jan 27, 2008 12:27 AM
Good luck with that, M LeMay! This puts you in a very difficult position. Automatic acceptance means that, by not having any manual quality control 'filter' in operation, your comments board will be swamped with unsolicited rubbish. You will STILL find yourself going through your comments board and deleting the ones you don't want. I have put a message on my page to the effect that I consider the COMMENTS board to be exactly that; ONLY for comments about my page and music, not for huge pictures or adverts about other people's activities. The place for that sort of thing is the BULLETIN BOARD. This seems to have worked up to a point, but I still vet anything coming in. I like to keep a tidy page, with none of that tedious horizontal scrolling necessary if someone leaves a huge A3 poster on your board! Remember, it's called MYspace.

From: John Zorn
Date: 27 Jan 2008, 02:41
I have not been approving profile comments for a VERY long time. There are about 300 pages full of comments waiting to be approved. Instead of spending hours on this i have just decided to let people make comments without them having to be approved. If you have tried to make a comment in the past and it was not approved, I am sorry. Please, submit a new comment and it will appear on the profile automatically. - LeMay

RE: more photos - yeh I want to play Rush as well! Can we add Duncan the Clot to gridle list? More photos just gone on.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 28 Jan 2008, 16:55
Lookin good! I don't think I've seen that pic of the vicarage before. Have you just added "Now Generation" as well? That ruddy Sniltweasel's given me a fresh craze for RUSH.

Date: 28 Jan 2008, 16:35
new photos on the site. And more to come.

RE: Noo fowtees - there are some caricatures missing: me, larmey, weeny, at least.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 15 Feb 2008, 14:30
Hmm? Just a thought... May I humbly make a suggestion that, now there are so many, you sub-divide the photo gallery into smaller, themed "albums"? It's quite easy, I've just split my pics up like this. I definitely think that the caricatures collection could go in a separate album now. I didn't check - are there any of the caricatures you're still missing? Let me know.

From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 26 Feb 2008, 10:42
Just looked at the amusing new pictures of ninnies. They are ninnies. And they are amusing. But I definitely think you should divide the pics into smaller albums now there are SO MANY to look at.

Tom Anderson - Mar 2, 2008
Updated Terms of Use - My lawyers tell me that I need to let every MySpace user know that MySpace's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have been updated. Feel free to take a look at them! Don't worry everyone received this message from me, and this doesn't mean we are charging. MySpace is still free!
Ken Dead (And The Dodgymen) - Mar 3, 2008
RE: One Louden... It is approximately 2 miles from where I now sit. I took my youngest son to his first gig there last summer. He's a big Lynyrd Skynyrd fan so we went to see them one Sunday evening. Nice setting, lots of Bill Hillies. I'm trying to remember who else played there last year. INXS comes to mind, but can't think who else. Sorry for the delay in answering, I am remarkably slow at this type of thing.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 24 Feb 2008, 10:32
Crane... Would I be right in thinking that the Louden Summer Music Festival (in Ashburn VA) can't be too far from where you are? I'm just listening to a LITTLE FEAT show recorded there two summers ago. Ruddy marvelous! Really makes me want to don tie-dye and stand out in a field somewhere.

Ken Dead (And The Dodgymen) - Mar 3, 2008
RE: Tampering with my electronic underwear - I believe a "latte" is american for stunningly expensive small cup of coffee.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 22 Feb 2008, 07:06
Is it the same as a lathe? As in 'industrial latte' or 'centre latte turners'?

From: Ken Dead (And The Dodgymen)
Date: 21 Feb 2008, 20:08
Hope you enjoy the latte! (I don't actually know what latte is)

From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 21 Feb 2008, 20:00
Don't mention it old bean. I had a ball selecting the 'music'! I trust you will approve of my choice of "top friends" to get you started! Now... Fly my pretty! Go forth and multiply!

From: Ken Dead (And The Dodgymen)
Date: 21 Feb 2008, 16:09
The additions to the site are wonderful! Thank you,I really appreciate you taking the time to do that. Very kind. As way of thanks, I will be sending a frozen capaccino latte by express mail in a bag.

Emergency Librarian - Mar 5, 2008
Emergency Librarian says - Excellent news!!!
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 05 Mar 2008, 09:26
Almost certainly... :-) The Pedantic Mint

From: Emergency Librarian
Date: 04 Mar 2008, 20:51
Lovely bit of weirdness in Cthonic Boom which is certainly much appreciated, classic title too. It will probably come as no surprise that I love Algebra. Have you got more stuff like that up your sleeve? Rory

Emergency Librarian - Mar 6, 2008
RE: Your wish is my command! - Heh, heh, excellent news all round. Looking forward to the video, keep me posted. I'll try and do some algebra as soon as possible but sadly I have to work until 9 this evening (boo-hiss).
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 06 Mar 2008, 08:13
Oh alright then... By the time you read this, another excerpt from "Algebra" will be available for your delectation! As I think I explain in my various blogs and diaries, this was a very long (half-hour-ish) piece from 1987, which I found on a tape while I was looking for some 'comedic' material to go on the BLOW MINNOWS page. With the benefit of hindsight, I found it to be TOO long, but this new-fangled digital editing lark means that I could cut away the fat and just present the best bits! Enjoy! Our Shelfy has just bought a new (well, secondhand) video camera, so I'm hoping that "Chthonic Boom" will inspire something in that department! It should certainly be strange enough to get Shelfy's synapses whirring! So now we're coming for YOUR brain! Minty

RE: Fanfare Ciocarlia - I will check out their particular rock and roll.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 07 Mar 2008, 22:20
Fanfare Ciocarlia are my favourite new 'friends'. They are ace. Do you want to go to see them at the Brighton Festival, Saturday 17th May at the Dome? I shall be ordering myself a ticket pretty soon. Did I mention they are ace?

Zephyr Happenstance - Mar 12, 2008
RE: normal service has resumed... - likewise!
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 12 Mar 2008, 17:02
Long time no whatsisface, old chum!

Bulletin Message from: Zephyr Happenstance
Date: 12 Mar 2008, 16:16
...glad to be back!

Ken Dead (And The Dodgymen) - Mar 20, 2008
Clouds Of Alcohol-Free Chicken Nuggets - Well fancy bumping into you out here in the ether world. I'm speaking to you from the space ship behind the comet as we hurtle through time and Mice Pace. I recently mentioned the 5th album. All true and 90% complete. But my next project for launch, is a song writing competition on the KD website, where I shall write one line and encourage "fans" to write other lines. What could possibly go wrong?
RABID SOW REJECT - Apr 8, 2008
When a baboon breaks wind... I have all our old cine fillums on a dvd now. All dying for soundtracks. There's a brilliant bit of film for the JGB site. I have done a goth sort of thingy which will be for film as well.
Emergency Librarian - May 24, 2008
Emergency Librarian says - Aye I'm no slouch. Yep, it's a good un and no mistake and nice gag at the end of the sleevenotes too.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 24 May 2008, 14:27
Crikey, you were quick off the mark! I've only just finished typing up the 'sleevenotes' for it in the lyrics page! Glad yer like it!

From: Emergency Librarian
Date: 24 May 2008, 14:18
Hey, I've just been enjoying the Kiffriff, what a delightful little tune.

RABBIT SHOW REJECT says - The road drills are, as well you know, in Dorset. The poem is just an intro to the novel. I'm trying to work up the nerve to see Gold Larmey so we could read the whole caboodle. It has to be done in the 'club night' style. If we're too scared to see Larmey perhaps we could get him to read his parts over the phone. After all, Larmey has a lethal left hook.
King Crimson tribute by The Great Deceivers - Aug 14, 2008
hello... thanx for the message! As soon as I have video/music of us, I will tell you where to go on the net to find it. It will probably not be on myspace out of respect to King Crimson's copyright wishes. P.S. please remind me some time after august 22.
TWO DOZEN EGGS - Crane, I've signed Rabbit into Glubdub community. If you disagree with the description "fairy beatnik motorcycle gang", you can edit it and add anything. Coz yer in it. I'm advertising for a band to do Sun Cows. It's a shame to let the stuff lay around. I'm having a craze for Gram Parsons.
Music is taboo - crane, i've just had a listen to the above site. It's an interesting alternative to my normal morning start of weetabix.
Argus the shortest shrimp - Crane, glad you've done somefing with microtribe because my version is bloody boring and I tried to do it again and it was still bloody boring. Listen to the Shadowranglers. I've become obsessive about mopeds. I've filled the shed with em. I've even got a raleigh wisp. Do yer like the stillies cartoons on rabbit site. do you like the chunder cake film. has your mum made marmalade this year. Listen to the Sumerian Kyngs
debbie - Sep 4, 2008
RE: well there's no need to bang on about it - 800?? Wow! How do you rate so high? ;) Are you special or something?? ;)
Bulletin Message from: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: Sep 3, 2008 9:25 AM
I appear to have EIGHT HUNDRED friends out there all of a sudden. Hoorah! A big HELLO & THANK YOU to everyone who knows me. I sincerely hope that you'll stick around for more of this nonsense. Pedantically Yours, MINTY

the thewngrench protocol - RE: Eyeball American Disco Music. The ovaltine thing is a zephyr wind up thing. Just a bit of fun, sort of nourishing bedtime drink to a bull. I'll send various idiot ovaltine poems and zephyr will crack and do a really heavy duty bit of musical angst to release him from food drink hell. or perhaps not. I think it would be great to get stuff to the MudHippies through their email. Funny, but I'm having a 'thing' about the Tangs at the mo. And of course Kraftwerk. I'm having wot us cripples call 'fizzio' but being a young irish navvy or even navy is now out of the equation. Next week is a fizzio week but the week after will be better. Which brings me on to porn tractor. It is sweary, foul, based in hampstead, life is ruled by the game of foodo and I don't know what zephyr is going to do with it. It's like the archers and that growing a trunk thing I did.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 04 Sep 2008, 19:30
Yes, if all else fails, we'll send them stuff! I expect I shall hear from them again with further details... A SERIES of Ovaltine poems? That'll drive Zephyr up the wall then! Are you still housebound with stricken back? I was going to pop 'round with HOT STUFF (your new Microtribal ravemix as promised; the MP3 zip pack of the "Chthonic Boom" album; your Tangs cassette; a rough mix of side 1 of "Strumpfen Funf"; plus an opportunity to hear the highly top secret "Kcollisions" project before even Mr Fripp himself!)

Date: 04 Sep 2008, 17:36
I don't know. There were 7 downloads that day. Or perhaps they didn't actually go. Hearse, Gneerd gneerd I really don't know. Shall we send them a selection of mp3's? I'm going to do a string of ovaltine poems.

From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 04 Sep 2008, 09:05
Our friends the MudHippieS did try to obtain our tunes for their between-bands disco, but couldn't get them to download. I'm not sure which tracks it was they wanted. Perhaps you know more about it than I do? The correspondence on the subject follows below...
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
That's intriguing. Which tracks was it you wished to download? I'll check the page to see why they didn't work. If all else fails, we'll see about getting them to you another way...

From: the MuDHippieS
Hey! I tried to download your stuff to play at our Christmas in August show a few weekends ago but i couldn't get the tunes to download. I play recorded music between bands as we usually have 2 or 3 bands out when we play. Your stuff is fun, perhaps I'll get to play it next time! Peace Chris

Sylvie Walder - Sep 5, 2008
MERCI - Hi again! Thank you very much for your kind words! You know, we receive very few comments about this album. Yours is really appreciated! I am really proud of this collaboration. I wish more people were aware of its existence. I am glad when other people enjoy the music we make. Thank you very much. sw
loaves - you've got to check out myspace Finnegans Wake immediately!!!!!!
RE: JGB page - he ain't no friend of mine. I'm off to the tapeworm
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 05 Sep 2008, 18:01
Nah, I can't log onto the JGBand page from here either. Doesn't exist I'm afraid, it's a figment of our collective imaginings. Maybe your dodgy friend Au Chez Litho can break in for you. Please pay a visit to THE TAPEWORM VESSEL and then to SYLVIE WALDER and tell him how good the Tapeworm Vessel stuff is. He seemed genuinely surprised to find that anyone has even heard it!

RE: FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN THEN WE TAKE... Crane, I don't do fictitious when a'reminiscing. Everything I say about the rock band is true. I can't help it if it's 'out of this world'. Moon Pies are the future. Or as I now know - Chocolate Royals. You don't arf learn stuff on mice puce.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 09 Sep 2008, 10:29
That reminds me... I've still got about three hours of the Soupygato Show stored up to listen to on podcast (A three-part interview with Trey Gunn). Imagine if you will a podcast version of "Waynes World" - "Like, dude, tell us about your noo album an' stuff..." - that's about the level of journalism involved. Think CAMPUS. Yes, I think a compilation of (y)our choicest works should do it. Get creative with the 'biog' but don't get TOO Binkyfictitious... Moon Pies? The sweeties?

Date: 09 Sep 2008, 09:20
ESSEXVILLE, MICHIGAN - I have received an invite from the SOUPYGATO SHOW to send them a cd for their broadcasts. I am also getting Moon Pies sent to me from Louisiana. Shall we send a selection of Eyeball plus Meadow Leech and stuff? I shall write a piece about the band (wot?) unless you want to of course.

Zephyr Happenstance - Sep 13, 2008
Miles Davis clips - shelfy said I should post these to you as well! no worries :)
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 13 Sep 2008, 13:54
Ah! How well he knows me! Abso-bloody-lutely superb!

RABBIT SHOW REJECT says - mew mew I'll have to take it to the photo shop I spose and get it done. Its tractor stuff for Zephyrs weerd Porn Tractor project.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 15 Sep 2008, 10:29
Short answer: No! Long answer: You and your PC will need: a fast video card with a TV-in socket, some video grabbing software, mucho chip memory (2 gigabytes is the recommended minimum these days for video manipulation. 4 gigs would be peachy). Just trying to convert a 2 minute WMV clip to MPEG causes my old peecee to crash. loads of hard-drive space (Good quality video files are huge). It is a process that has to been done in 'real time' - that is to say, you play the tape on a video player whilst recording it onto the hard drive as if that were a second video. This uses a lot of virtual memory 'buffer', a lot more than recording audio in a similar way.

Date: 14 Sep 2008, 11:58
have you the technology to make dvdees from old video tapes?

From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 14 Sep 2008, 11:32
Ho Yus!

Date: 13 Sep 2008, 18:13
Did Zephyr get those Miles Davis clips to you?

RE: Dead Cans - Yes I am a Goth. I am friends with the fields of the neferlim.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 17 Sep 2008, 15:21
Call yourself a goth?! Were you aware that there is now an OFFICIAL Dead Can Dance MySpace? Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry (and 4AD Records) have also got their own pages.

RABBIT SHOW REJECT says - Me and the Dead Cans... hah... we're like this mate. Willy just sent a knee mail - needs a mag ad to go to press... tomorrow. He may not get his requirements.
the future of the rock - love that site! I would like to put 'thirteen knees' out to tender to see if someone could do it a bitter clearer and less cassette. Have you got sun cows recorded? I'm giving that song to the evil demented bunny. I'm quite happy to chuck most of my stuff away except for I am your uncle. It may be to willy wislands later on this week. I told him he owes you about 90squid.
The Future of Rock & Roll? - Oct 2, 2008
RE: fab website - mintus maximosumunumumunum!! - absolutely - and the CLT Rap lyrics are just as relevant today as they were last century. "I'm SW Director, and I approve this massage"
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 01 Oct 2008, 08:19
I think the tunes sound pretty good considering I just had second or third generation cassettes to work with. "Sun Cows" sounds okay and that's just a rehearsal tape! There never WAS a 'finished' version. Ditto "Thirteen Knees". There are two (rehearsal) recordings of "Capt. Nightmare" that are pretty complete. I might try and put together the best bits of each take. I might also see if I can clean up "Torch" sometime (I also have an unfinished "Part 1"). "Khastratu" - that's as good as it'll get I'm afraid!

From: The Future of Rock & Roll?
Date: 01 Oct 2008, 03:32
Now I think I understand about the bbc vocals... Shame Lancs Khastratu & Decent Torch didn't come through too well yet. however C. Oconut's vocals on Sun Cows are worthy of Steve Perry!!

Tammy Winnit - Yeh the new song sounds like tammy winnit armwrestling with the residents round at Dave the gravel yodellers house. Quite nice really. I cant be arsed with choons on mice until the thing is sorted out.
The Future of Rock & Roll? - Oct 14, 2008
RE: profile update - BTW Larry the Haddock on youtube is superb!!
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 08 Oct 2008, 04:08
You will notice that the music player has now settled on the last SIX songs that I uploaded. It still doesn't appear to be possible to put them in any kind of order, and if you set the player to "random play" within the profile editor, it still plays the one at the top of the player first (ie "Sun Cows"). Judging by other pages, I don't think the 'lyrics' button works yet, so I haven't yet posted the lyrics for the songs. I think the 'plays' count is working now. I've asked Shelf if he can supply some pictures to go with the songs (There used to be a set of "Illustrated Lyrics" pages, watercolour on astralux, in the "Scary Snakes" cupboard. I don't know what he did with all that stuff). I've applied the 'randomised' setting to the top friends space, which is kinda fun. You see a different set of friends everytime you look at the page.

RE: ting tings - bing bongs. For demented bunny read Nerys Biscuit. I'm going to get blit street underway. I demand a chapter read by Snilto of course. I tried to upload about three days ago and it's still so called fucking processing.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 26 Oct 2008, 18:48
The Ting Tings is a stupid name. Just noticed this on my 'sponsored links' small ads, next door to this window... "Cate Cody & Her Salty Dogs Re-live the golden age of jazz - Band for hire - rave reviews www. jazzcats. co. uk" Is this Zal Tremson's latest venture? The uploader DOES work, it just takes a while, depending on the time of day and amount of traffic online. The uploader's progress bar is useless, if it is ever present at all. You may THINK that nothing is happening and just give up. The sign that pops up afterwards to tell you that your updates may take 24 hours to apply, should nowadays be believed. But if you use Opera as your browser of choice to upload the tunes, there is a built in progress bar along the bottom of the screen (go to the 'view' menu, click on 'toolbars' and make sure the 'status' bar is ticked). You should then be able to see your upload speed and watch the kilobytes tick by. By the way, it is now possible again to put your tunes in order with the up/down buttons on the MySpace music editor. I'm just about to do this with 'future'o'rock' tracks. Demented Bunny wants to know if I can teach her to levitate.

Date: 26 Oct 2008, 10:53
I've never heard the ruddy Ting Tings either. My uploader just won't upload. The Sea

RE: MAY I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF THE NEXT RINSE? - Neil Young seems to be Mr Big at the moment. I am about to join the craze.
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 01 Nov 2008, 15:47
Or CYANthropy which is an aversion to Process Blue... I've just been creating another new soundscape out of "Deutsche Wasche". Naturally, as it takes the process a stage further and features a lot of whirling stereo effects, I've called it "Spindryer". I don't know if there IS a German word for Spindryer (No, it isn't "Spinnerinser", you made that up!) I also just rediscovered one of the 'remixes' I did of Ken Dead. So he might be next week's "Guest Vocalist" on my page. Have you seen the Neil Young film "Deja Vu" about his anti-war "Freedom Of Speech" tour with CSNY? It was on BBC4 last night - watch out for the repeats if you missed it - it's essential.

Date: 01 Nov 2008, 13:42
I Havant worked up the courage yet. Better a cynic than a cynanthropist any day of the week.

From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 01 Nov 2008, 11:29
It takes 'courage' to ask me to do these things now? Is it because I AM cynical?

Date: 01 Nov 2008, 10:56
I've put up an out take of Tippety Tappety Top on to the Rabbit site. Tom kept moaning about the real version being timed out or whatever. I like the tune because I'm a romantic old fool under this exoskeleton of hand knitted cynicism. I had to look up cynicism in the dictionary because I'm not good at spelling. Out of interest the word next to it is 'cynanthropy' which is a form of insanity in which the patient imagines him/her self to be a dog. Now that is weeeerd! Anyway. I'm crap at mixing music so sorry about the quality of the above tune. I'm trying to work up the courage to get the Pedantic one to produce it.

The Music is Taboo - Nov 18, 2008
The Music is Taboo: RATL Renditions & Remixes - Hi Minty, I should be sending out the Taboo CDs in the next week, 2 discs, 28 tracks and over 100 minutes of music! I don't seem to have a current address to send your to. Could you let me know? Thanks, David
RE: Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Ngoni Player! - Oh bum!
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 06 Dec 2008, 10:17
Did you see the SALIF KEITA concert that was repeated on BBC4 the other night? Acer Spades!

Chuckletown East of Java - I like the first one best. It's simpler and I think the vocals sound better. So that will be the chosen national anthem of ValuCrest Island.
RE: Bunny says... - Surely if you use secret techniques passed on to you by the aztec demon witches, you can do fifties. What about your electronic effects apparatus? How about a lone street trumpet solo. Use the ruddy bulldog clips! Listen to your dads jazz and then improvise perhaps on a kazoo fitted to an effects pedal. Alright how about an american accent drunk singing thank god for duane? The sound of car horns and city nights? A speech by Eissenhower? Newsreel?
From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 20 Dec 2008, 16:03
Because of the vast numbers of comets that have been recorded, they are usually given alphamumerical designations by astronomical societies until they become close enough to Earth to be 'observable' (either telescopically or to the naked eye). Then they are named after the person that first does the observing. There are a finite number of 'short period' comets - a comet whose elliptical orbit brings it 'close' to Earth regularly in periods less than 150 years (eg Halley's comet orbits every 76 years). The chances are that these will have been named already. 'Long period' comets might have (parabolic) orbits of tens of thousands of years. If your 'new' comet is one of those and you're the first in recorded history to see it THEN you get to name it. If only I COULD 'brush up' on my fifties sax stylings. I have only ONE saxophone technique - The Lizard Suited Xtremist Method. Shove it in yer gob, blow like billio, waggle yer fingers about on the keys and hope for the best.

Date: 20 Dec 2008, 13:41
Dave the ruddy comet. Hmmm. That's worse than my choice of Colin. Brush up on your 50's jazz sax playing for the start of blue wails.

From: Pedantic Pedestrian
Date: 20 Dec 2008, 10:50
Jee'um Chrysler, will you two shut up about comets already!? I REALLY don't have a clue what you're going on about! Dave. Dave The Comet. There I did it.

Date: 19 Dec 2008, 11:48
you've got to join in the comet naming contest. Chuckletown anthem: I'm going to try and use the anthem as background moosic to slideshow. I have a copy of blit street which I am now typing out again. Removing the terrorism in America scenario because it is too offensive.

it's official - I can no longer tolerate this christmas shit. So I shall ignore it until it goes away.
thunegrench - start blit street with unitroba stationary blues
hoodlebeans - no no Stationary Blues is at the end of the Blit story.
MADAME PARAVACINO’S SUNSHINE KIDDIES says - your diary needs updating