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#2437 - Sun, 09 Nov 2008 19:59:00 John Foxx: The Quiet Man in Leeds
Ferag NicBhrde Offline
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One of our regular tech support visits to my partner's family happily coincided with this event, part of the Leeds International Film Festival, so I went along.

It was billed as a mixture of film, spoken word and music, and that was pretty much exactly what it was. There were three segments, each hinged around a short film, and recorded extracts from the Quiet Man book, with John Foxx playing a grand piano over it. One segment featured a live reading, with a "VJ" - one "John Leigh" (any relation?) mixing the film live too.

None of this was anywhere near as boring as I've just made it sound, but to me the most interesting part was the audience Q and A at the end. Many of the audience appeared to be "usual suspects" and they asked really pertinent and relevant questions. It was interesting to hear him talk about his influences, and my partner was particularly fascinated to hear about the Ballard stuff, with respect to early Ultravox.

Looking forward to see how this project develops.

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#2438 - Sun, 09 Nov 2008 20:51:00 Re: John Foxx: The Quiet Man in Leeds
Brian Offline
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Originally posted by Ferag NicBhrde:
One of our regular tech support visits to my partner's family happily coincided with this event, part of the Leeds International Film Festival, so I went along.

It was billed as a mixture of film, spoken word and music, and that was pretty much exactly what it was. There were three segments, each hinged around a short film, and recorded extracts from the Quiet Man book, with John Foxx playing a grand piano over it. One segment featured a live reading, with a "VJ" - one "John Leigh" (any relation?) mixing the film live too.

None of this was anywhere near as boring as I've just made it sound, but to me the most interesting part was the audience Q and A at the end. Many of the audience appeared to be "usual suspects" and they asked really pertinent and relevant questions. It was interesting to hear him talk about his influences, and my partner was particularly fascinated to hear about the Ballard stuff, with respect to early Ultravox.

Looking forward to see how this project develops.
Glad you enjoyed the night.

John Leigh (Karborn) is one of John's sons.

He is the spitting image of his dad.

I think I've turned into one of the usual suspects this year. laugh

For those who are interested.

I've posted the intro & 1st few minutes on Youtube:-


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=S_B44TnYisU

Also part of the Q & A from the end:-

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OV4bnUerAfQ

Here is a collage of images from my trip:-

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm79/mateybloke/quietman%20leeds/collage.jpg

A slideshow:-

http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm79/...nt=7e4ae2d4.pbw

Including pictures of Leeds Town Hall & the Foxxgate venue.

This is a link to the Metamatic thread:-

http://www.metamatic.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=000397;p=1

Brian

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#2439 - Tue, 25 Nov 2008 01:53:00 Re: John Foxx: The Quiet Man in Leeds
maryann Offline
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Originally posted by Brian:
I think I've turned into one of the usual suspects this year. laugh
I thought as much, Brian. smile
Thanks for posting the links.

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#2440 - Tue, 25 Nov 2008 01:58:00 Re: John Foxx: The Quiet Man in Leeds
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The more the merrier, Brian. smile
Thanks for the linkys.

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