Robert Smith to join #NineLessons24

Started by dsanchez, December 12, 2020, 23:20:31

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LIVE and FREE to stream Midday GMT December 12th for 24+ hours.

The groundbreaking variety night that celebrates the curious and the creative returns for its eleventh instalment with a very special 2020 pandemic edition. Science, comedy, music, art, poetry, experiments and more come together in a joyous collision of chaos. Hosted for all 24 hours by Robin Ince

Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People is Robin Ince's ground-breaking creation, the original variety night mashing up science, comedy, music and more. Born 15 years ago, this much-loved end of year tradition plays annually to sold out live audiences but in 2020 COVID-19 has raised its ugly pandemic head. And so with the live shows unable to go ahead in their usual form, the team behind the shows at The Cosmic Shambles Network were determined to come up with a marvellously unique alternative...

We've decided to cram every little bit of creativity and curiosity from all those cancelled events into one phenomenal 24 hour + live show! Robin Ince will be there to host this blockbuster of a show for the full 24 hours with guests including Brian Cox, Helen Czerski, Chris Hadfield, Helen Sharman, Rusty Schweickart, Stewart Lee, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Samantha Cristoforetti, Jimmy Barnes, Chris Jackson, Tanita Tikaram, Eddie Izzard and LOADS more!!

And don't worry, it'll still probably overrun...

Whilst the livestream will be free to watch we will be encouraging donations to cover the costs of the production and all profits will be split between our chosen charities this year, Doctors Without Borders, Turn2Us, Mind: For Better Mental Health and the Kings Place Music Trust.

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Ulrich

In the youtube video link, if you move towards 23:00 (or at "-9:47:00"), you will find Robert performing 3 songs from "17 Seconds" (barefoot, with a drum box)!

(Edit: above video link is now "private".)

It can be viewed here in the NME link:
https://www.nme.com/news/music/watch-the-cures-robert-smith-perform-three-songs-as-part-of-charity-livestream-2837759
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Ulrich

Screen shot of Robert performing:

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dsanchez

Adding the 17 seconds session since the initial video was taken down:

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SueC

Very good, @dsanchez!   :smth023

When Ulrich put the photo up last night I was immediately intrigued by the fossilised reptile skull front left on the table - anapsid type, unless the top of the skull is missing and had apertures. Pretty hefty jaws on that one.  Of course, this could be another example of a Rorschach test, combined with deteriorating eyesight and not the clearest image.  :angel

And that luminescent thing next to it almost looks like a moon model, looking at its surface - although it's not quite the right shape, and when you squint at it you can see a face in it.  Alternative hypotheses, anyone?

The cables made me laugh.  We have exactly the same problem in our office - "cable salad" under the desk and I think it's this messy almost-inevitability of all the electrical stuff of modern life, which I wish wasn't there.  Apparently some people make panels at the backs of their desks to drop all that salad into to conceal it from sight (and stop it collecting dust).  I'm sorely tempted to get materials at the hardware store and start making something like that, just to counter this one particular niggly thing about modern life...

Very nice of Mr Smith to join the festivities. :)  I like that various people who've been unable to perform on stages this year have done stuff like this.  I also really liked Mike Scott's reading of The Withering Letter which Ulrich brought to our attention.   One of my other favourite things like that happened really early on it the pandemic, when most of Australia was under an initial lockdown and our ABC organised for the public to participate in a lockdown choir, doing a collaborative activity with everyone participating from their own homes.  ♥   That was on ABC-TV a lot between programmes and updates on the pandemic, and it made a real difference to reminding us we're all in this together.

We'd never dig all this stuff up on our own unless we had amazing amounts of spare time, so it's good to have various "reporters" on this forum!  :cool
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Ulrich

Quote from: SueC on December 14, 2020, 02:38:23The cables made me laugh.  We have exactly the same problem in our office

My brother-in-law once showed me his home office earlier this year, it looked a lot like that (cables, monitors...)!  :lol:
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SueC

I've finally gotten around to watching this (because I won't listen to clips on a tinny laptop but wait until at the desktop computer with decent speakers), and just have an observation to make.  I've noticed this before in some people in my circle I've known for a long time, but you can also see it in Robert Smith - when his face animates, you can see a progression right back to all the different ages he's been - sometimes you'll see a glimpse of his 40s, 30s, 20s, adolescence etc.  It's only in still photos that people like this look their age.

It's not everyone - but I've seen this before.  I think people are basically like this...



...if they want to be and don't wall it off.  It's all still there, layer after layer, further in. And I kind of think that the people who embrace all the ages they've ever been are integrated in a way that people "playing adult" aren't, and are basically just themselves, and not an age, or a stereotype based on that or anything else.  And they still grow year after year; they're never "finished".  I've a friend in her 80s who is like that.  She's all the ages she has ever been, and she continues to grow and learn, and she's gonna do that until she's carried out in a casket.   ♥
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