Some anti-gay Up Your Streeters and I went out of their manor today for a fantabulous concert at UBS in Finsbury Square and unlike next month’s one it was free. We did traipse around to the wrong building but were in jolly good company despite the hating so all is forgiven.
It was Jan of Spitalfields who alerted me to the treat of a concert celebrating LGBT History Month featuring the talented performers from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Kinda surreal watching sopranos and tenors and performance poets under balconies of bank workers and milling crowds at the turnstile. Immersed though and you’d be at Sadlers Wells at an evening concert.
Turns out loads of people I know as cultural stems were as gay as they come. Stewie on “Family Guy” tells Brian the talking dog that he’s sick of hearing about who’s gay. Brian cannot believe the non PC of the chatty baby who expands by saying “Well I don’t put my heterosexuality in their faces”. He’s as gay as Meg.
Bravo you students. Shades of Pink: Somewhere Over the Rainbow was ace.
Went to Agewell Computer Club after a journey decorated with police sirens, crazy ambulanci and prams packed onto platforms.Just nuts. So we 8 seniors sat at our workstations and waited for the film crew from Hatrick. In came a weird- looking tall guy with Jimmy Saville hair and an air of someone in charge of the world. Completely swamped our teacher’s words and mispronounced our names, interrupted any question-asking from us and swore profusley. He kept speaking into the cameras. The crew was serious and the members just got on with their work. One of us was completely turned off so I kept my eye on him. Later he turned to show me his screen and he’d found the page about “Facejacker”! The secret was out but we students kept quiet allowing our teacher and weirdo to squabble over the meaning of life. It was a mad afternoon. At one point I believed I was in a parallel universe. Some would just say “Oh yeah? Hackney!” Glad I went. The film crew were shocked that we’d worked out the deal. After all they were sucked into the same ole same ole stereotype that we old uns could not fathom out computers. Scream and kick. Facejacker said we were a ‘befuddled lot’ unable to work out the computer. Well of course, an empire is built on the myth and now media firms are filming seniors touching keyboards and beckoning other cocooners to come in. And you know what? I make money from it too!
Anyone seen Stuey off “Family Guy” who is desperate to live in tv playland (based on Telly Tubbies) and he finally gets there. He finds it’s all a sham. He cries. Hey, what’s that remind you of?