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If you are anti-GMO, please read this. 
We can’t deny the science: Biotech works — for good.
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+Gerhard Torges The business practices of some of the companies that produce GMO seeds are horrible. But that must be separated from the research.
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Boy, moving sure is a huge venture. You realise just how much stuff you have when you have to hoik it from one place to another. The biggest pain is how bulky and heavy books are when you take them off the shelves and put them in boxes. When you have a book problem like me it turns into a proper workout.

Goodbye Clacton. I won't miss you or your denizens but I will miss my lovely flat and seeing this view every day.
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Tonight the restaurant we ate in was called Adolph Wagner. The meal consisted of, no word of a lie, a platter of pig. It was simultaneously the most intrinsically Germanic and insinuatingly anti-semantic meals I have ever had the pleasure of scoffing. 
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Lol, anti-semantic. I blame auto-correct. :P
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An Aperol Spritz. Bitters as they were originally intended: as an aperitif. Delicious. I love Europe. 
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Apparently he would have straight gin and then bow in the direction of France in respect to the Vermouth. XD
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My review of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall for +Ticketmaster UK.  

#Opera   #classicalmusic   #Blog   #Blogmaster  
Classical Blogmaster, Sonny Williamson, tells us all about his night at the Royal Albert Hall with Madam Butterfly.
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Thanks +Lena Keller, I didn't send out the notifications for this one so don't worry. :-)
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"They're made out of meat."
"Meat?"
"Meat. They're made out of meat."
"Meat?"
"There's no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."
"That's impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars?"
"They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don't come from them. The signals come from machines."
"So who made the machines? That's who we want to contact."
"They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the machines."
"That's ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat."
"I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in that sector and they're made out of meat."
"Maybe they're like the orfolei. You know, a carbon-based intelligence that goes through a meat stage."
"Nope. They're born meat and they die meat. We studied them for several of their life spans, which didn't take long. Do you have any idea what's the life span of meat?"
"Spare me. Okay, maybe they're only part meat. You know, like the weddilei. A meat head with an electron plasma brain inside."
"Nope. We thought of that, since they do have meat heads, like the weddilei. But I told you, we probed them. They're meat all the way through."
"No brain?"
"Oh, there's a brain all right. It's just that the brain is made out of meat! That's what I've been trying to tell you."
"So ... what does the thinking?"
"You're not understanding, are you? You're refusing to deal with what I'm telling you. The brain does the thinking. The meat."
"Thinking meat! You're asking me to believe in thinking meat!"
"Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat. The meat is the whole deal! Are you beginning to get the picture or do I have to start all over?"
"Omigod. You're serious then. They're made out of meat."
"Thank you. Finally. Yes. They are indeed made out of meat. And they've been trying to get in touch with us for almost a hundred of their years."
"Omigod. So what does this meat have in mind?"
"First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the Universe, contact other sentiences, swap ideas and information. The usual."
"We're supposed to talk to meat."
"That's the idea. That's the message they're sending out by radio. 'Hello. Anyone out there. Anybody home.' That sort of thing."
"They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?" "Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat."
"I thought you just told me they used radio."
"They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat, it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat."
"Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?"
"Officially or unofficially?"
"Both."
"Officially, we are required to contact, welcome and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in this quadrant of the Universe, without prejudice, fear or favor. Unofficially, I advise that we erase the records and forget the whole thing."
"I was hoping you would say that."
"It seems harsh, but there is a limit. Do we really want to make contact with meat?"
"I agree one hundred percent. What's there to say? 'Hello, meat. How's it going?' But will this work? How many planets are we dealing with here?"
"Just one. They can travel to other planets in special meat containers, but they can't live on them. And being meat, they can only travel through C space. Which limits them to the speed of light and makes the possibility of their ever making contact pretty slim. Infinitesimal, in fact."
"So we just pretend there's no one home in the Universe."
"That's it."
"Cruel. But you said it yourself, who wants to meet meat? And the ones who have been aboard our vessels, the ones you probed? You're sure they won't remember?"
"They'll be considered crackpots if they do. We went into their heads and smoothed out their meat so that we're just a dream to them."
"A dream to meat! How strangely appropriate, that we should be meat's dream."
"And we marked the entire sector unoccupied."
"Good. Agreed, officially and unofficially. Case closed. Any others? Anyone interesting on that side of the galaxy?"
"Yes, a rather shy but sweet hydrogen core cluster intelligence in a class nine star in G445 zone. Was in contact two galactic rotations ago, wants to be friendly again."
"They always come around."
"And why not? Imagine how unbearably, how unutterably cold the Universe would be if one were all alone …"
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very creative, perhaps you could flesh that out into a  novel. . . (pun intended) 
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Found some old newspapers at my grandparents' place. 
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I was born 3 months before.
Had a hard time helping them getting it done. ;-)
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Last chance UK people. Click this link and register, it takes 2 minutes and couldn't be easier. Then get out there and vote! 
 
The general election is coming.

Register to vote ahead of the UK election. Make sure you have your say by visiting → https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
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Thanks for the reminder!
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This is Christian and this is his creation. Five years ago I stayed at this hotel whilst working at the MusicMesse show in Frankfurt and did the same the following year. Much fun and japes were had, particularly in the well-stocked and well-staffed bar, sometimes well into the night.

My abiding memory is of this particular chap, who not only looked after our every need but made the world's best goddamn White Russian you ever tasted. Talk of it, and his service, became legend.

Well, this year after a two-year hiatus (so that's three years since my last visit) I'm back at the show, but staying at a different hotel. I specifically took a walk this evening back to the old haunt, just to see if he was still there. I walked in and up to the bar, he turned around and caught my eye, approached and, without a word from me, said, "Hallo Sonny. White Russian?"

Consider my flabber well and truly gasted. Best. Barman. Ever. 
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That's a barman everyone would want to meet. Awesome :)
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In this amazing piece, President Jimmy Carter renounces the traditions of his religion in solidarity with women and in support of equality. Progressive, brave and wise. Bravo, sir.  

#HeForShe   #religion   #feminism   #equality   #EveryDayFeminist  
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+Sonny Williamson I agree. To those saying "he should have done this years ago," well, he didn't, but he's fixed that now.
Why is that a problem??
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My immediate family. Quite the clan!
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Thanks for the share Sir. It is indeed a very nice family you've got there! And the greatest of the blessings. Do you realise how lucky you are? 😊
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Composer, Chortler, Professional Enthusiast.
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Audio Wizard. Classical Pianist. Sesquipedalian badass.
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  • Self Employed
    Composer, present
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Introduction
I'm a self-employed composer, musician, sound designer, recordist and general audio wizard. I mainly write music for TV and radio commercials but I'm also a product specialist for Avid Technology, demoing, teaching and explaining Pro Tools and Sibelius software to people. I am also the classical music blogmaster for TicketMasterUK. 

An Olympic-grade enthusiast, my particular areas of inspiration include classical music, science (especially physics), comics, coffee and critical thinking. Also zombies.
Bragging rights
I am occasionally dragged from drunken hangouts at the behest of the BBC for my prowess in science evangelism. I also once discombobulated Stephen Fry. Both of these things are true.
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  • Anglo-European School, Ingatestone
    1990 - 1997
  • University of Southampton
    Music, 1998 - 2001
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I arrived late to a party of 18 but was seated quickly and, though I ordered as their food was served, I had eaten my own meal in time for desert to be served at the same time. This, even though I ordered the rack of lamb, which is hardly a quick dish to prepare, which fell off the bone and was delicious. Very accomodating, great food and good atmosphere.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
High ceilings, wide walls and soviet paintings dominate this spacious but busy venue. Some nice drinks and a good menu helped make both my visits pleasant. Staff were friendly, though sometimes a little swamped. Overall a recommended destination.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
All in all, you can't go wrong with a night out at Bloomsbury Bowling. A great venue for birthdays and other such events, you get a nice variety of bowling, drinking, karaoke and a fifties diner, all bound up with a great atmosphere. Bear in mind that it's a popular place, so it's nearly always busy. But raucous fun times are nearly always had. Perfect for a 7-15 person group looking for a good night out. Don't forget to order your White Russians!
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I live in Temple Fortune and Piacere is always my first choice when eating out locally. Ideal for a quick lunch, it has a nicely varied menu with consistent quality of food (I'm fond of the eggs benedict) and the friendly staff always serve you promptly, even when it's busy (which is every lunch time really, always bustling). Recommended if you're looking for a quick quality bite to eat when in the area.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Simply one of the Great London pubs. Located in a delightfully cosy corner of Hampstead, it feels like walking into an Inn from Hobbiton, with nooks and crannies filled with people quaffing ales and eating the delicious food. Always busy, it's worth spending time having a drink or as a destination for a fine evening meal. I take nearly every visitor to the city there if I can.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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The music venue at King's Place is a favourite of mine, particularly for chamber music. It has excellent acoustics and is laid out well. On top of this, they always program very interesting, varied content and showcase extended festivals, like the year-long Bach Unwrapped taking place during 2013. Easy to access (it's a stone's throw from King's Cross Station), it also features an Art gallery and some places to eat, including the quite tasty (but quite expensive) Rotunda. All in all, a great cultural destination and worth checking out the program for upcoming concerts and events.
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Top quality food, wonderful service, nice atmosphere. My dining guest and I had the set menu, which was well priced and had a great selection in each of the three courses. My starter of lamb was simply delicious and the beef bourguignon melted at the touch. Delicious dining, very friendly staff and overall a wonderful experience. Looking forward to returning for a repeat performance.
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