Saturday, 2 October 2010

Short Blog - Purely re current matters

Hey Everyone,

I thought as my last blog was LONG, therefore hard to stick around for ((being 2,600 words from my autobiography-in-progress) - I'd do a SHORT, original, purely bloggy one. Well, today I've been escaping from my lovely bluely-dressed wife who has been doing a girls' dinner at Batt Battlements in Farnham, (Blue Belles, don't ask!) - - and so I am looking after LONDON, - quite a brief, but nothing has gone wrong so far and Boris seems to be behaving himself.

Heard from one's 19 yr old daughter (studying bass guitar at Berklee in Boston) who is living it up in our New York apartment with her boyfriennd, so it was an understandably short letter.

Had lunch on Thursday with Jeremy Hunt (Culture Secretary) and Andrew Feldman (Conservative Party Chairman) and others at Milllbank Tory HQ this week. What nice chaps, - which I knew already as they are sort of mates - and how wonderfully they will run the country IF THEY HELP THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BY MAKING IT NOT FREE TO APPEAL AGAINST ANY ACTION VIA ISP"S RELATING TO ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING UNDER THE DEA (Digital Economy Act) - and of course look after the social services while still making the essential cuts (!!!) . This one facet of the DEA act could make it totally unworkable, because every copyright thief would automatically appeal, without fear of cost implications! Loss of jobs in Music Industry is the cost - so vote me in as a notional Union rep! Jeremy and Ed please take note!

Back to happy friendly, unpolitical life. Had lunch with Katie 3 days ago. She's good. Getting better and looking forward to her tour in March 2011 onwards.

That's it - I told you it would be short (as the Bishop said to the actress).




  1. Any news on the Snark concert or a possible release of the full score on CD? Pretty please?

    I'm not judging the content. I love this CD and the bonus DVD was something I've been waiting for for years. It arrived today and although the CD is fine the DVD won't play. On closer inspection this was due to what looks like a manufacturing fault. The dye on the DVD looks horribly smeared and uneven, a sure sign something is up. It also means that it's a fair bet that this is a problem with a whole batch of the DVD's. I've sent it back, it seems I can only get a refund and not a replacement. I'll have to try elsewhere. Shame. I've been waiting for so long.

  3. Copy of information given to on return of faulty Snark CD/DVD. Please read.

    The DVD does not play. On closer inspection the dye used on the DVD is very smeary and uneven. This is clearly due to a manufacturing error as this is the second copy I have tried to purchase. The first being from amazon, and they both had the same fault. I would like a replacement, but if the next one has the same fault the suppliers and manufacturers need to be informed. I have tried the DVD on 3 different PC's, 4 DVD players and 1 Blu-ray player. It works on none of them.

    Are you, as a company, aware of this fault?

    If so could you please reply to this mail so that I know that at some point I may be able to get hold of a copy that works.


    -Andrew Spooner-