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Time:09:55 am
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Remember this from my last post?



Well,


arrived yesterday - it's what I'll be giving Lij at LF&CC:

It's made by the same people & is supposed to be fiendishly difficult. Here's


- the one he was playing with:





- not sure if I'll give him this at ELF or give it to someone else for Christmas. May depend on the reaction I get at LF&CC - perhaps he got so frustrated with that other one he might throw it back at me. In which case I won't give him the second one. I'd love to have a go with them but I know that would be fatal - no chance of me putting them back together!! ShowMasters say the guests rarely take gifts back with them. Not listening!! Not listening!! And anyway, they don't know what a geek Lij is:)

A couple more shots of Lij grappling with the ring - and thanks to starlit_woods for my newly-acquired vid capping skills!!





PS ~ Saw Gogol Bordello on Jules Holland last night - and I'm amazed to say I actually like them!! They made all the others on the programme look ... dreary!!
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mechtild
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Time:2006-06-17 11:36 am (UTC)
Those are so neat!!! And the screencaps are great. I don't read the language that is printed on them, but they only ad to the charm, as if I'm watching EW on international "Late-breaking News!!!".

I have never heard or seen Gogol Bordello. Was any of their music played in the background as soundtrack for EII? I had wondered a little.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-17 03:06 pm (UTC)
They're great, aren't they? I'm tempted to get one for myself!! Glad you liked the caps - I think the green Japanese writing at the bottom is just a translation of what he is saying.

There are two Gogol Bordello songs on the EII soundtrack - Bublitschki & Start Wearing Purple. They are an acquired taste - 'wild' doesn't even begin to cover it. The first time I saw them (on screen, not live) I was like - OMG - what is that?? But they really have grown on me - I love the fiddle & the accordian - you probably know that their music is described as 'gypsy punk'. The lyrics are difficult to hear - which is probably just as well; But yes - I find them quite - transporting is probably the word:)

Btw - I saw your new screencaps last night - I swear my heart did something very peculiar when I spotted the first one. I'd intended to comment but it was so late by the time I'd finished drooling looking that I didn't have time. If its ok I'd like to link to them in my next post:)
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mechtild
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Time:2006-06-18 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hi, Not Alone, thanks for enlarging on the "Gogol Bordello" experience. I don't remember liking the music for EII except for the soulful violin stuff. It sounds like they weren't responsible for that, though. :D
An acquired taste, ey?

I am only just now opening my mail since yesterday morning - I was busy until now with the grad party and house guests. I'll go open the screencaps post next.
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starlit_woods
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Time:2006-06-17 12:37 pm (UTC)
Great job with the screen caps!! Well done :)

That is a really cool present you bought for Elijah, I think he'll really love it! I've heard that even when people aren't supposed to give him gifts (because of the convention's rules) he still accepts them and takes them home with him anyway.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-17 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! Actually, ShowMasters are ok about gift-giving - I suppose they feel it's only fair to warn people that some guests don't take anything with them. Elijah has said in the past that he does keep gifts from fans - of course, he could just be saying that to be kind - but I don't think so, sometimes you get a gut feeling about these things which you just have to trust. I like to imagine him playing with it on the journey home. The puzzle.;
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starlit_woods
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Time:2006-06-18 11:56 am (UTC)
I like to imagine him playing with it on the journey home. The puzzle.;

lol I like to imagine that too ;)
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shirebound
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Time:2006-06-17 12:45 pm (UTC)
I'm dreadful at those puzzle-things! But what fun to imagine Lij noodling with one.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-17 03:16 pm (UTC)
I've never tried that type of puzzle - but I'd love to. I remember grappling with the Rubiks Cube decades ago - I could never do it!!
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mews1945
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Time:2006-06-17 02:15 pm (UTC)
I think he'll love that. He seems to really like playing with that ring puzzle.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-17 03:20 pm (UTC)
I hope so - something to occupy him on the flight home perhaps - whilst listening to his music, of course:D
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shireling1
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Time:2006-06-17 02:52 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree more about Gogol Bordello - also caught them last night on Jools' prog. I thought they'd be great fun to and go and see. They really livened up the programme!!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-17 03:23 pm (UTC)
There's no danger of me ever seeing them live - hubby & me are far too ancient, we'd look very out of place - which is a shame as I imagine the atmosphere would be terrific at one of their shows. Hope you get to see them some time:)
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ms_banazira
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Time:2006-06-17 03:13 pm (UTC)
I kind of like Gogol Bordello too. I say "kind of" because I can understand their lyrics, and while some of them are quite fun - like "Start Wearing Purple", other's are quite filthy! I hope I'll have a chance to see them on TV one day, because I don't think I have the courage to see the live show!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-17 03:32 pm (UTC)
and while some of them are quite fun - like "Start Wearing Purple", other's are quite filthy!

I know - on some tracks even though I can't tell what they're on about I can definitely detect some very 'colourful' words. At first I thought "he can't really have said that" - then realised that yes - he did:D I believe there are a few clips of them around on the internet - a few months ago they were on one of the American chat shows, think it was Conan. I may even have that clip myself - I'll let you know if I find it:)
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primula_baggins
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Time:2006-06-17 03:38 pm (UTC)
You know, I think Elijah would LOVE this puzzle ring. You should give it to him at ELF because I think he actually has a place near there (in NYC) and would be more likely to take it home from ELF than from LFCC.

Gogol Bordello is the most entertaining act I've ever seen. If you get the chance to see them live, go. But stand near the back because the people up front can get a little wild.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-17 07:24 pm (UTC)
"You know, I think Elijah would LOVE this puzzle ring."

Oh, I hope you're right!! I'll have a think about when to give it to him - trouble is if I don't give it him in London I'll need to think of something else!! Problems.

I'm sure the atmosphere at a GB show must be great - but don't they attract a mainly young crowd? I think I might feel out of place:(
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janejanejane
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Time:2006-06-17 08:51 pm (UTC)
I think it's a great idea to give this to Elijah! You go ahead if you want to :)

Congrats on the screen-capping! Not long to LFCC...
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-18 02:13 pm (UTC)
"Not long to LFCC..."

Only 2 weeks - I'm suddenly feeling really nervous!! Love your icon:)
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janejanejane
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Time:2006-06-18 05:55 pm (UTC)
It is soon, I know! I'm not nervous, yet... but I will be!

It is a nice icon - made by bluelillie if I remember rightly. Got it from an icon site months ago like this one I'm using.
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-06-18 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm not good with three dimensional puzzles either, but I have the gold and silver ring puzzle. It was very easy to do and I got it right away. I've never seen the other two you pictured.

Yes, Gogol Bordello appeared on the Conan O'Brien Show here in the US. The video clip has been posted several places, although it was a while ago.

I'm not wild about their music to simply listen to. They are a very visual band and you really need to see them, not just hear them.

I'm older than you and can't imagine not going to see them because of my age. If you have the opportunity, don't miss them. They've already played in England quite a few times.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-18 02:21 pm (UTC)
The spiral puzzle I'm giving him is supposed to be one of the more difficult ones - that's the reason I chose it, he's very bright & I don't want it to be too easy for him:D

"I'm older than you"

Are you sure about that? /cryptic
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-06-19 12:57 am (UTC)
"I'm older than you"

Are you sure about that? /cryptic


57....and if you're older than that, you sure don't look it in the photos you've posted.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-19 03:31 pm (UTC)

Have emailed you with this highly-classified information:D
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-06-19 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. I got your email and will reply tonight when I have more on line time. It's difficult during the day because hubby uses the Internet so much....and even if I can get on line to check mail, I have him pacing around, waiting to get the Internet back. :-\
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