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We'll be taking a break from the mike today as everyone's at a GA Board meeting and you wouldn't want us to broadcast that.
On the plus side the arrival of a new mixer and mikes means you'll notice a massive audio quality upswing next week though of course the content will remain just as bad.
Adam, Alistair and Lisa talk about the unseasonably cold weather, how the pick up lost its wheel and what it is like to hitch hike in the Lake District. Other hot topics will include the progress of the drilling crew and other building works. Delicate issues like why the A Foundation wont pay up and why the Chinese Embassy has declined Adam's visa application will be skirted round.
Adam has a hissy EMO fit at the beginning, so just run it forward a couple of minutes.....
Alistair does dynamic as he wrestles with the Box of Kurt Schwitters over in Langdale. The site is the garden in which Schwitters made his Cumbrian Mertz barn (funded by New York MoMA), now in the ownership of Littoral - an arts agency based in Lancashire. They are bringing the buildings, garden and Mertz barn back into use as a research/education centre. We are planting some of the Box as one of those urban place signs
Oh boy, what a table, the conference table at the Malcolm Wilson Rally Headquarters in Cumbria. I was at a meeting there, something called Culture Cumbria - I know a contradiction in terms, but.
The venue was supposed to illustrate the great things of Cumbria, this mighty table must be one of them. The whole place was a kind of heart of Darkness experience, plastic trophies everywhere and a racing driver wife sensibility throughout married to this manly beast of design excellence. Looks like the kind of thing that a man that does all his Christmas shopping in Halfords would come up with, 'what's wrong with a steering wheel cover, an ideal ladies gift'.
The meeting did its usual Cumbria centric fanfare of self importance we were told that the Kendal Mountain Film Festival was the most diverse film festival in Europe, thats a film festival centred around one screen over a weekend, blows Edinburgh and London outta the water, The clue to the falseness of this statement is in the title of the festival - Mountain Films, not really leading in terms of diversity being mostly about mountains. Other great things we have include the largest outdoor art festival in Europe, all run on a budget of 30k - Munster shmunster. I could go on, but it really is too embarrassing.
Adam, Alistair and US visitor Cory Kromm (he's an architect) and Craig Sturrock (he's a soil specialist) talk about Architecture, Golf and Fungi as the saviour of the world - thats fungi not golf or architecture.
Adam and Alistair just talking for an hour, no guests, jeez.
Local gossip, what's in the Westmoreland Gazette, Cumbrian racism, Coniston and Grayson Perry, shut local Post Offices,
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