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Entry 314: Gigs and annoying noises

I had a really good gig last night in Bromley. When I got there and the stage area was right next to the front door I thought it might be slightly problematic, but my concerns proved unfounded and it was a most enjoyable

I was trying out a few new lines with the hope of fitting them into my Edinburgh set, but it can be difficult trying things out that are part of a 12+ minute routine in a 5-minute set as some things are not in total context. But there is the challenge and if the audience don’t laugh at the jokes in the shorter version, they’re probably not going to laugh at them in the extended one. The audience did laugh, and laugh well, at the majority of my set. A couple of the new lines didn’t go so well, but I’m going to dissect them shortly and see if there’s another way to get them to work.

I am hoping to get an hour or so of writing done once I have finished this. Although this is going to be made more difficult by a builder next door doing a lot of hammering, I will put my headphones in and listen to some music to thwart his disruption plans.

In other annoying noise news, there is a helicopter that circles above my area of Walthamstow every night at 1-2am. I don’t know why it does this and it’s just quite annoying when I’m trying to get to sleep, especially when I’m going to get woken up at 8am by the builders next door. If anyone knows the answer to this helicopter activity or would like to make a guess, ridiculous or sensible, leave your thoughts below.

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  • lol! my money is on it being Brian Harvey – he hangs around Walthamstow and is always wanted by the feds

    Larry Marshfeild

    July 12, 2011

  • That’s not a bad shout… They can probably see his upright beany hat best from the skies.

    Alex Love

    July 12, 2011

  • Hi, just to let you know I also live in Walthamstow, and have some information about the police helicopter noise (grrr…! they aren’t even responding to emergencies). Also noise from Heathrow and City Airports’ low-flying planes. Will email you furher details.
    Regards,
    Marion

    Marion Osborne

    July 30, 2011

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