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Missing Cables

Rushing up to Blackpool I put my PA in my car. (That can be done (just) in three trips with the TN-7000 Accompanier, Mixer/Amp, 2 1kW speakers, 3 Mikes and various cables).

The plan was to use the PA at the Glee Club. Sadly at 10.30pm last night I found that I was missing the cables between the Amp and the armstretching speakers.

Still the hotel (The Imperial) provided a PA. This enabled Russell and I to share out the accompaniment to the glee club. The normal pianist is sadly rather unwell so we tend to have to stand in. I have done the accompaniment at the Southport and Harrogate Spring Conferences. It is a bit of a challenge as that is the only time I practise the particular numbers as I tend to play jazz - and have less time for practising out of the ordinary things now. We had a hired piano which was far too quiet for the room - it needed miking up. The length of the cables prevented more than one mike being used (plus a radio mike).

Still it was an excellent Glee Club with about 300 people in the choir. Having finished loading my car at 2.30am I then had to drive at 8.15am to Birmingham for the eternal Malicious Falsehood action between Tony Kennedy and Martin Mullaney. This is finally heading for court in about 8 weeks+.

The judge was tiring of this a bit as it is getting into a very complicated case on what can only at the most involve £5,000. The judge expressed the view that the complexities would normally relate to a case involving about £100K.

Quite a few media outlets are interested in the idea that I would be quite happy to lead the party. I have explained that when Charles Kennedy retires he is likely to hand over to "a younger man". I am actually younger than him. (expressions of shock all around). I am expecting Charles to lead us at least through the next General Election.

This evening I took part in welcoming a new vicar to All Saints in Stechford. He looks as if he will help a lot in that area. Bishop John Sentamu presided and gave an excellent Sermon. It is sad to be losing him to York. Our loss is their gain.

Comments

Apollo Project said…
At first I thought the title was a reference to our Shadow Chancellor!
John Hemming said…
That would be Missing Cable.

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