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Jake Blount at St. Georgeโ€™s, Bristol on Friday 21st June 2024.

Jake Blount (banjo, fiddle), Gus Tritsch (guitar, banjo), Nelson Williams (bass)

Brilliant and entertaining evening ๐Ÿ™ ๐ŸŽต

A musical trio performing on stage in a dimly-lit venue with colorful lighting. The three musicians are playing different instruments, including a banjo and a double bass, with a backdrop featuring architectural elements lit in red and green. A black and white photo of a live music performance featuring three musicians. The setting includes an ornate stage backdrop with classical architectural details. The band consists of one person playing an electric guitar, another playing an upright bass, and a third singing Three musicians perform on stage in a dimly lit venue. One plays an electric guitar, another stands by a double bass, and the third plays a violin. The backdrop features large, illuminated artwork and colorful lighting. An audience watches the performance.

If you donโ€™t know Jake Blount, take a look at his NPR Tiny Desk Concert on YouTube

Instead of the usual one 1ยผ hrs it took us over 2ยฝ hrs to drive to Bristol last night - delays leading up to the Brynglas Tunnel and an accident on the Severn Bridge ๐Ÿ˜”

But it was made worthwhile by fish and chips at The Hatchet Inn and my first visit to St. Georgeโ€™s. An impressive venue.

Black and white image of a neoclassical church with tall columns and a domed bell tower. The church is at the top of a long flight of steps, bordered by trees and an iron fence. Black and white photo of a stone stairway and railings, surrounded by trees and historic buildings. A sign reads Welcome to St George's Bristol. The scene also includes iron railings and a lamp post. A black and white photograph of a historical church featuring prominent columns and a dome. A streetlamp stands in the foreground, and lush foliage surrounds the church. A person is seated on a bench near the pathway leading to the church. The sky is cloudy.

Location check in ๐Ÿ—บ โ€” St Georgeโ€™s, Bristol to see Jake Blount ๐ŸŽต

Location check in ๐Ÿ—บ โ€” Hatchet Inn, Bristol. Proper Job ๐Ÿบ

@toddgrotenhuis I think you need to go to the Threads.net Settings -> Account -> Website Permissions and accept the Micro.blog Invitation.

That cleared the error for me.

@manton Would like to try cross-posting - my Threads username is thedimpause

Calvados Old Ale - 2022 Vintage

A glass and a bottle of Moor Vaults limited release barrel-aged beer are on a wooden coffee table. A tray of assorted chocolates is also on the table. In the background, a television screen shows a soccer match being played.

Beer choice for this eveningโ€™s Serbia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ v ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ England Euro 2024 match. Accompanied by cocktail based chocolates. Fatherโ€™s Day gifts! ๐Ÿ˜โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿบ

๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists as logged by last.fm:

Furtwรคngler, BPO (12 plays)
Jake Blount (12)
Furtwรคngler, VPO (4)
Doves (2)
The Beatles (2)

Hit Man, 2023 - โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… thedimpau.se
American Fiction, 2023 - โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… thedimpau.se

๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists as logged by last.fm:

Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Ainsley, Quasthoff, Tokyo Opera Singers (29 plays)
The KLF (25)
Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque (21)
The Beatles (16)
Julian Cope (13)

T20 World Cup. England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ v ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia. Some rampant Australian batting, England facing a tough chase of 202 ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ

@odd I heard a radio program mention the book last week and wanted to read it. Have also been watching some YouTube music videos ๐Ÿ˜Š

Morning book, coffee & cat ๐Ÿ“–โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿˆ

A black-and-white cat is lounging on a wooden picnic table in a garden. Next to the cat is a white mug and a pink book titled The KLF by John Higgs. The surroundings include lush, green bushes.


@pratik Really good match - I was glued to it until the end!

USA having a fantastic start bowling against Pakistan ๐Ÿ

England v Scotland - match abandoned. Scotland batted well and had a defendable total ๐Ÿค”๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐Ÿ

@Munish But the rain has returned with a vengeance ๐Ÿ˜”

England v Scotland underway now. First ever T20 match between the two countries ๐Ÿ

England v Scotland in the ICC Menโ€™s T20 World Cup about to begin - and itโ€™s started raining in Barbados ๐Ÿ˜ขโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ

Lankum: If microphones are put in front of us, we are going to talk about Gaza

โ€œI think that if you have a platform,โ€ Peat says, โ€œand you donโ€™t use it to speak what you believe about this, then itโ€™s a waste of a platform. I also think that having a platform to only promote your music or yourself doesnโ€™t sit very well for me. Itโ€™s horrendous whatโ€™s happening and if microphones are put in front of us, weโ€™re going to talk about it. Itโ€™s really that simple.โ€

๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists as logged by last.fm:

Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque (55 plays)
Rachel Podger (34)
Paul Weller (12)
David Brewis (9)
John Francis Flynn (8)

Gandhi, 1982 - โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… thedimpau.se

@JimRain Superb! I learnt a lot about Aneurin Bevan that I did't know and really enjoyed the production and the performances of the cast.

England v Pakistan match now abandoned ๐Ÿ˜ข On the plus side had nice samosas and bhajis at the ground though. ๐Ÿ‘ Keralan Karavan.

At Sophia Gardens for England v Pakistan T20. Constant drizzle, no play yet โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ

A grey, rainy morning in Cardiff โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

A cityscape view showing a multi-story building with a sign for Queens Arcade and a Tim Hortons cafe on the ground floor. The image features other buildings in the background, including modern high-rises and a church-like structure with spires

@writingslowly What electoral fraud? And any evidence of fraud that I have seen mentioned with any evidence has been related to postal voting rather than in person.

A total of 9 cases of alleged personation fraud were recorded by police forces in 2023.

(that was 2 in person, 6 postal and 1 proxy)

@odd No, not for us, now all voters definitely need a valid form of photo ID for most UK elections.

@ridwan Yes, me too. I'm sure the turnout for these local elections would be disappointingly low, even without any extra barriers to the ease of voting ๐Ÿค”

@adam Definitely should have kept hold of the land rights!

@numericcitizen I've used the ApolloOne image viewer for this sort of thing. But only the free version - it also has two subscription tiers and reasonable perpetual licenses, plus a free 14 day Pro trial. I've not needed it enough to buy the full version ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

@crossingthethreshold Looks great from their website and I'm always a fan of tapas! I'll keep it in mind next time we're in Bristol.

@crossingthethreshold Thank you! Yes, it's on Apsley Road, Clifton. They've got a restaurant on College Green too - also closed on Mondays by the look of it ๐Ÿ˜ž

@maique That too! But it does say Real Magic under the Coca Cola logo on the tram. Too subtle ๐Ÿ˜„

@z428 @maique ๐Ÿ‘ Only disappointment is that the actual Magic in the picture has blurred in the upload compression - it's quite clear in my photo library ๐Ÿซค

@jean Yep, unlucky scheduling! ๐Ÿ˜”

@manton Canโ€™t believe itโ€™s not a Microblog sticker! ๐Ÿ˜‰

@maique Thanks! Definitely from the archives - taken with an iPhone 4S ๐Ÿ˜„

@adam I really enjoyed it - an intriguing series of conversations/stories and I found her writing style very easy to read. I would like to get to the rest of the trilogy but first Iโ€™ve got her novel Second Place in my pile of books to be read!