January 19th, 2009

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London Help Needed: Amanda Palmer Request

Passing this one along as one of my London friends might be able to help with this one (plus check out how to get a free ticket to the gig :p)

Feb 4 - Electric Ballroom, London

Amanda will soon be in the European land of Europe and requires your help with food and accommodation etc. London seems to be sorted, but... (This bit is particularly relevant to London/Camden folk).

from her blog at http://blog.amandapalmer.net/

I"'m heading to london early (around the 31st) and am actually hunting for a place to practice....
so if you live near camden and have a piano or a decent electric keyboard with speakers,
will you have me over for tea? seriously. i need to practice and am without gear. within close tube-range of camden would be great.
email beth and give her the scoop: beth (at) amandapalmer (dot) net."

If you download a poster print it out 10 times and mail her 10 photos of posters that you put up around your town you'll get a complimentary ticket to the show.

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Never Look at Ebay When You're Bored...

That should be recorded as one of life's rules.

"Never Look at Ebay When You're Bored"

Ebay is a dangerous tool and I often wonder how much is brought on it when people get home from the pub, or are just browsing feeling bored. and is then regretted shortly afterwards - let alone before the actual *must buy* item has actually arrived from the Seller.

It's something I really try to avoid. I use Ebay to *sell* things and very, very rarely buy something through it. At the weekend I broke my rule though and was just nrowsing around looking at things and ended up placing bids on two fairly sizeable comic collections which finished this evening.

Luckily for me someone waited until the last minute and outbid me on both items - something I usually loath (and indeed someone did the same on the Huski CD I was trying to buy with only seconds to spare apparently) but in tonights instance I am very happy they did.

I really have more than enough comics (probably somewhere in the region of 5,000) and am hoping to sell them at somepoint so why I decided to try and bid on MORE comics is anyone's guess. I haven't the space to store them nor the time to read them. I still get my standing order from Mega City Comics each month for the last few remaining titles I currently get (and haven't read them for a long time - preferring graphic novels - the only reason I think I still buy individual Hellblazer comics is because I have every issue from #1!).

So thank you Mr Last Minute Bidder! You saved my day and a good few pounds I need for other things :)