Saturday, 10 November 2012

Socks Scooped by Da-Vinci. No, me neither.

Things you find on the internet. Here's us, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, appearing on the Da-Vinci Institute's Scoop-It page, being linked in some way to @GDNCulturePros. I have not worked out what any of that sentence means or who any of these people are.

And by the way that's not us in 2012 in Edinburgh, it dates way back to 2008 (maybe even 2007, it predates the full tartan set that appeared in August 2008 and the full-time wearing of a kilt which started around the same time) and was filmed at Komedia in Brighton at a show called The Birthday Party, hence our incongruous rendition of They Say It's Yer Birthday.

As for who or what the DaVinci Institute is, I've read the first page of their website and am not really any the wiser. Though their Scoop-It page (another new concept to me, a bit like the papers that I've created, for no real purpose) does link to some interesting articles. This, for example, is a very wry and satirical Condescending Corporate Brand Facebook Page, a cautionary example to us all.

@GDNCulturePros is The Guardian's Culture Professionals Network, so it's nice to be on their radar. I'm sure that'll benefit us in some way. You know, sometimes this whole social and business networking can leave one feeling a bit out in the cold, even when it looks like you're the star of the party.

Meanwhile back on planet Socks, last night we played a stonking homecoming gig of sorts at Kibworth Rugby Club in Market Harborough. A homecoming because I went to school in Kibworth and Market Harborough, and the Rugby Club was the venue for my school reunion a few years back. I didn't know anyone there, obviously, so it was just a good gig like many others (20 mins on the bill, not a solo show) with the bonus of being able to stay at Mum's, a 15 minute drive away. And yesterday we sorted out, at the 11th hour, our Glasgow Comedy Festival gigs, so we'll be playing three consecutive nights there in March, which is perfect. Next year's spring tour is still shaping up, expect dates to be announced soon.

Until then, might we recommend The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre 2013 Calendar? This unique celebration of the Scottish Falsetto Socks will see you through the year 2013, containing as it does every single day - with none missing - and all public holidays lovingly hand-mentioned, and costs just £10.25. Have a look for free and order now, you know it makes sense.

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