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10 April 2007 @ 12:27 pm
Okay, so.... First entry.....  
What follows is a list of some things that are probably useful to know about me. I really don't want any of it to come off as annoying, ranty semi-bragging, so please don't take it as such. And, above all I shall endeavour to keep to the point.

*I've been to see Paul McCartney in concert twice--once in October 2002 and again in November 2005.
*I also saw Ringo Starr in September 2003.
*At a Donovan concert I attended in November 2005, my friends and I got third-row-centre seats. Because we were sort of crazed Donovan fans (and possibly the youngest willing attendees of said Donovan concert), Donovan had a repartee going with us throughout the show and, at the very end, CAME BACK to shake our hands. That was pretty bloody awesome.
*In March 2006, I went to see Elton John's show in Las Vegas. I was wearing a John Lennon shirt and he acknowledged me, which was also pretty bloody awesome.
*The same pack of friends I went to the Donovan concert with also joined me at a Queen + Paul Rodgers concert (yeah, I know--it's not the same without Freddie, but still....), where Paul Rodgers waved at us, laughed at our manic fan-girl antics, and at one point even imitated our jumping-along to Hammer to Fall; Roger Taylor saluted us after Radio GaGa, and we're pretty sure Brian May noticed us a few times.... Again, pretty bloody awesome.
*My mum and I went to Europe in November 2006, and I got to go see Tim Curry in the West End production of Spamalot. However, the highlight of our trip easily was at the premiere of Ecce Cor Meum (Macca's new classical piece) when he and his daughter Mary smiled and waved at me. I thoroughly impressed myself by not dying or screaming. At one point, I think I was close enough to reach out and touch him, but my nerves got the better of me. By the way, he's about a kajillion times more adorable in person.
*On spring break this year, we went to Las Vegas again to see LOVE (the Beatles Cirque Du Soleil show), which was INCREDIBLE. When we got to the airport to head home, who do you suppose moseyed into our gate but John Cleese? No one else seemed to notice him, so I mustered my courage and asked him for an autograph. He complied and was extremely kind to me. Another life-making moment, as he's one of my comedic icons.

So that's all the cool stuff that's happened to me in fifteen years. The only really horrible thing is that my dad died of pancreatic cancer when I was eleven--up to that point I was a massive daddy's girl (he introduced me to history, writing, The Beatles, Monty Python--all that good stuff), which made it all the more dreadful. But that's basically who I am and what I've done..... Cheers!
 
 
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royaltyisshe64royaltyisshe64 on April 11th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
*emits piercing Dono-fangirl squeal* Donovan icons!!!! Thank you soooo much!!!! He's just so adorable and Scottish! And did you know that on Mellow Yellow, there are quite a few occasions where one can hear our Paul quite clearly on the backing vocals? I was wearing a Beatles T-shirt at the concert (another important thing about me--I have an epic collection of Beatles T-shirts), and every time Donovan would go on a rambly 60s story, he would look at me and add "...and the Beatles!" *sigh*

And hey, LOVE is pretty bloody awesome, you've gotta admit. Plus, Paul in all likelihood will be touring for a looooooooong time to come (that's what he says, anyway); you've got plenty of opportunities! Maybe he'll tour the US again to support his new album.... THAT would be the sweetest thing. 'Twould make me sing.... *goes into happy Donovan reverie*
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screen_queen: BAFTA - soft green-orangescreen_queen on April 11th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
OMG! NO WAY!! You just randomly bumped into John Cleese!!?? How FUN!!!

I have no idea who Donovan is *bows head in shame* but the Elton John thing is WAY awesome!

It's great to get to know you a bit!!
Talk to you soon!
*HUGS!*

P.S. I'm so very sorry for you loss hon. I can't imagine...
royaltyisshe64royaltyisshe64 on April 11th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Donovan is pretty much the ultimate trippy-hippy 60s folk-pop guy; he's done songs like "Catch the Wind," "Colours," "Mellow Yellow," and "Sunshine Superman." He was buddies with The Beatles (easily my all-time favourite band, followed by Queen), and he's awesome and adorable and Scottish. That about sums him up--don't feel ashamed, as a LOT of people don't know him (you probably have heard some of his stuff, though).

And yeah, the whole John Cleese thing was pretty random--he was just suddenly THERE.

*HUGS!!! back*

Oh, and watch out--I've got a Helen rant coming; I just watched Mosquito Coast and Last Orders, because I'm home sick with a bloody awful sinus infection and have nothing better to do.
maggiesheridan: bringing sexy backmaggiesheridan on May 28th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
Hey - just thought I'd stop by and add you to my friends list. Been meaning to for awhile as I'm friends only. Stop by if you want for some HELEN!
;)Megs
royaltyisshe64royaltyisshe64 on May 28th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I am ALWAYS ready for some Helen!
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royaltyisshe64royaltyisshe64 on August 20th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
Feel free! More Helen-friends is always a good thing!

Hannah XO
Bettina Dawes: The Beatles-Sheet Musicmothergoddamn on April 1st, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
I was in Vegas last week and saw the Beatles advert. Being from Liverpool I'm naturally a Beatles fan, it's punishable by death not to be, but I went to see Jersey Boys instead. What's the Beatles one like? Is it the story-like a musical? Or a soundalike concert?
royaltyisshe64royaltyisshe64 on April 1st, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
It's super abstract... There's not really a plot per se. Just a number of colorfully-dressed people doing insane acrobatics. George Martin and his son remixed a bunch of original Beatles stuff--blending several takes of Strawberry Fields together, for example. The soundtrack is amazing and highly recommended, even if you don't go see the show. I seriously wept the first time I heard it. From the awesome.

I can imagine that it's a capital offense to be a Beatles-hating Liverpudlian. Although when I was there last time with my mum, being freaky tourists, most of the people we ran into were like, "The Beatles are all right, but you know who I really love? DONNY OSMOND." 'Twas trés bizarre.
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Bettina Dawesmothergoddamn on April 9th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Right! Wicked Stepmother is dubbing onto DVD as we type. Do you need any of these:

Dangerous
Bride Came COD
AFI Tribute
Little Foxes
Old Maid
Whales Of August (terrible copy actually, it's a video on its last legs!)

Er, I also have Contact, Leon, Taxi Driver, Opperation Petticoat and Apocolypse Now on vid if you need any. Just while it's all set up like :P

x
royaltyisshe64royaltyisshe64 on April 11th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks! Sorry about the lateness of this... busy schooldays...

If it's not too much trouble, I'd adore AFI, Little Foxes, and Whales of August. Thank you so, SO much for doing all this!

I'm still trying to sort the DVD ripping thing, to upload Phone Call from a Stranger for you... I hate technology sometimes!
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royaltyisshe64royaltyisshe64 on April 12th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's me!

I've gone all control freaky and am sprucing journal up. Tell me to stop if you want me out!

But who do you like best out of Bette, Helen Mirren and McCartney?
royaltyisshe64: Gene Kellyroyaltyisshe64 on April 12th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Me as in Kelly. You haven't gone schizo!
royaltyisshe64royaltyisshe64 on April 12th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh my God! This is glorious and beautiful! Thank you SO much!

atm, probably Bette, but I love them all dearly....

I seriously cannot get over how fabulous this is. You are a golden goddess. Seriously.
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