Sunday, 12 July 2009

Circus Karaoke.

Last Wednesday I went to the 100 Club to catch the latest Karoke Circus. It was the first time that I attended this brilliant affair, but certainly not the last. The house band (consisting of Martin White, Danielle Ward, Foz Foster and David Reed) were joined by The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra and allowed for some big arsed band backed performances.

The stand-outs for me were John Hegley, Kevin Eldon, Gary Richardson, Isy Suttie and Miles Jupp. The funniest coming from 2/3 of The Penny Dreadfuls, Andrew Collings and winner of the evening, Angel.

Wanda, an audience member, gave an alcohol induced (and slightly pornographic) rendition of 'Nothing Compares To You'. But the most awkward sing-a-long has to go to the two brave souls who sang Sunny and Cher's 'I Got You Babe'.

On Friday I went along to the Wellcome Collection's Quacks and Cures. There were so many fantastic exhibitions going on, but I could only muster enough effort to see Ben Goldacre speak on the placebo effect.

I could listen to this man all day, I love his passion and his eccentricity so much."Homeopathy facinates me... not homeopaths though... I just find them really angry".

He entered from the top of the seminar room with his backpack and beer and munched on a snack while being introduced, eating the last mouthful as the talk commenced.

A thought.

Martin White and Ben Goldacre are added to my list of 'These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things' and.... I really shouldn't post a blog when i'm feeling a little bit down.

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