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Review Entries for Day Friday, February 15, 2013

Raymond Briggs captured the hearts of a generation when he first introduced us to the Snowman in 1978. Thirty five years on The Snowman has become part of the legend that is Christmas, having been shown every year since 1982 and this past Christmas saw the arrival of the sequel The Snowman and the Snow Dog.

The Antiquarian book auction to be held at the Dowell Street Honiton Saleroom in East Devon, includes a lovely little collection of twelve books by or illustrated by Raymond Briggs. These are together with six Christmas cards, all featuring characters from the Snowman, which are signed by Raymond (BK9/62)

 raymond briggs the snowman

Raymond Briggs The Snowman 

 

The collection includes a first edition from 1986 of The Snowman Pop Up. There is also a First Edition of Ethel and Ernest dated 1998, in unique strip cartoon format, which is Brigg’s own unique style. It tells a story of his parents.

 

Arguably Raymond Brigg’s most significant book is included, it certainly was his most controversial, the 1982 first hardback edition of When the Wind Blows!, which deals with the futile attempts at self preservation that the government of the day were trying to instruct its citizens to carry out, in the event of a nuclear war.

 

 raymond briggs when the wind blows

 Raymond Briggs When the Wind Blows

 

On a somewhat cheerier note, there are six character Christmas cards, all signed by Raymond Briggs.

 

 raymond briggs signed character christmas cards

Raymond Briggs Signed Character Christmas Cards

 

This unusual lot of Raymond Briggs books and Christmas cards carries a modest pre-sale estimate of £150-£200 and more information on the other books in the lot can be viewed in the catalogue (BK9/62).

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:52:30 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
A few years ago I'd have to pay someone for this ifonrmaiton.
Friday, March 29, 2013 2:35:51 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
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Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:22:59 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Sorry for my tardiness to the conversation! Was busy all day yesterday trying not to saw my fingers off. Almost finished! Just need to order some more Lava cables and find a POG2. Anybody got a line on one? I know, I know, 2 just went on Gear Page for really cheap&#8230;see what happens when you actually do things with the gear you have instead of searching for new stuff? heheDavid&#8211;you know, this board actually was fully enclosed and cased up. And I pulled it apart to fit more pedals on! lol It&#8217;s a sickness. But yes, the ultimate goal is to have a custom board made for me. But every time I start to save up money for it, I spend it on a delay. heheAnd actually&#8230;the rebuild is going to make it easier to carry, and give it room for more pedals. All at the same time. Let&#8217;s hope this works.Joel from Oz&#8211;that is a great idea! But every time I have that, I rip it apart so I can have cables and pedals hanging over the edge, and hence&#8230;more pedals. lolLove the non-committal thing! Jed&#8211;ya!! A vote for bigger!! You don&#8217;t know how happy that makes me.Jonathan&#8211;that is a great point. The &#8216;using and not using&#8217; thing is actually part of the current rebuild. And you&#8217;re right&#8230;then I get to touch my pedals more. heheJayDub&#8211;that&#8217;s a great idea; but with my current carpentry skills (or lack thereof), casters would probably be just as much work as the rebuild. hahaJed&#8211;haha But if I hire them, then that&#8217;s money that can&#8217;t go to gear! Brian&#8211;I don&#8217;t understand the question. Larry&#8211;haha I might throw things, but they&#8217;d all be analog, and I love them too much.Sam&#8211;right on! Keep me posted on how that goes!Rhoy&#8211;you are dangerously close to the truth, my friend! hehe And as for the midi thing, unfortunately&#8230;I use the Timeline&#8217;s so much that I really need two so that I can name each patch individually, and switch with just one step. But man, I really wish I was more normal, because that link you sent me is a great product.Mike Oliver&#8211;awesome. That is an elegant solution. The problem for me is, I absolutely love having my pedals right in front of me where I can improvise easily&#8230;both with switches and knobs. I don&#8217;t do the knobs thing much at my home church where I&#8217;m leading, but with others bands and teams I play with, some are highly improvisational. And I love the freedom having a traditional board brings me. Granted, your solution is way better (hehe), but for my current needs, this really works for me. I&#8217;ve also made an art of turning on multiple effects at the same time smoothly, while still hitting 7 switches. haha That&#8217;s happened over years, so it&#8217;d be a shame to throw all that work away. haha Shane&#8211;hopefully the pedalboard rebuild will be the next post. As for midi, my current needs and places I play at really require my pedals to be in front of me at all times. Were I to do less improvisational style music, and music that was set in stone arrangement-wise, I would definitely do the midi thing like Petrucci, or Edge&#8230;his board&#8217;s been midi-based for 20 years. It&#8217;s a great idea! And when Coldplay calls, I&#8217;m there. hehehe And yes&#8230;my board unfortunately goes with me everywhere, too. Nice to know I&#8217;m not the only one!Mark Benton&#8211;great point! And don&#8217;t worry&#8230;I&#8217;m keeping all the worship tools. The next post will show how I&#8217;m keeping them, and my arms. haha So, do you just have two boards, and separate them at one spot in the chain, and plug them into each other when playing? I do the same thing, more or less. I&#8217;ve got one piece detachable right now, and I&#8217;m moving to two pieces being detachable. Hope you&#8217;re blessed, as well! Nic&#8211;lol I have a standing order that if it would make Mr. Brewster proud, I do not do that thing.hehe

Monday, April 08, 2013 5:33:27 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Tim&#8211;nice new blog, bro! And thanks for the pedalboard years ago. Bet you didn&#8217;t think it&#8217;d go through so many incarnations! You should see it now! heheDavid&#8211;I agree.Dan&#8211;possibly. I&#8217;m gonna try out the rebuild first, and if that doesn&#8217;t work, I might to do like a hybrid midi thing.Awesome comment on Lincoln. heheAnd a Timeline II with more switches and a bpm readout would be amazing&#8230;although the new Strymon pedals will have to hold me over for now. They look pretty rad.Tom&#8211;haha The cables do add up in weight! But without the Loop-Masters, even the true bypass pedals would be adding a ton of circuitry and cabling for the signal to travel through. The Loop-Masters help keep my signal as pure, clean, and short as possible. Nater2&#8211;sure, if I can find a good deal on one, I&#8217;ll try to do that! What pedals do you own? Are you a plug straight in guy?GGman&#8211;to church and back every weekend, as well as to usually at least 2 other churches each week. For years now. I am sick. hahaSal&#8211;*Sigh* Ah, I so hear ya. That&#8217;s the reason for the Loop-Masters, so that effectively, with no effects on, I&#8217;m two cables away from being plugged straight in. But every once in a while, I&#8217;ll play somewhere where I can just plug straight in for reals. And even if the sound isn&#8217;t noticeably different then through the Loop-Masters, there&#8217;s just something cathartic about plugging straight in, huh. Just feels so raw and awesome. hehe Jamie&#8211;haha Ya, I really do need to clean those, huh!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:32:57 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
- I&#8217;ve learned a number of important things as a result of your post. I&#8217;d personally also like to mention that there is a situation that you will make application for a loan and do not need a cosigner such as a National Student Support Loan. When you are getting financing through a classic financier then you need to be prepared to have a cosigner ready to assist you. The lenders will base any decision over a few factors but the largest will be your credit worthiness. There are some loan providers that will likewise look at your work history and make a decision based on that but in almost all cases it will depend on your report.November 10, 2012 &#8211; 8:34 pm

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:33:01 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
- I&#8217;ve learned a number of important things as a result of your post. I&#8217;d personally also like to mention that there is a situation that you will make application for a loan and do not need a cosigner such as a National Student Support Loan. When you are getting financing through a classic financier then you need to be prepared to have a cosigner ready to assist you. The lenders will base any decision over a few factors but the largest will be your credit worthiness. There are some loan providers that will likewise look at your work history and make a decision based on that but in almost all cases it will depend on your report.November 10, 2012 &#8211; 8:34 pm

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:33:07 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
- I&#8217;ve learned a number of important things as a result of your post. I&#8217;d personally also like to mention that there is a situation that you will make application for a loan and do not need a cosigner such as a National Student Support Loan. When you are getting financing through a classic financier then you need to be prepared to have a cosigner ready to assist you. The lenders will base any decision over a few factors but the largest will be your credit worthiness. There are some loan providers that will likewise look at your work history and make a decision based on that but in almost all cases it will depend on your report.November 10, 2012 &#8211; 8:34 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:41:49 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
The former Vicar General of the Diocese of Paisley and administrator of St Mirin&#39;s Cathedral for seventeen years until his retirement, the Very Rev Monsignor Matthew Canon Kinsella (known affectionately as &quot;wee Mattie&quot;) died last week just ten days short of his 96th birthday. Tomorrow the Bishop of Paisley the Rt Rev Philip Tartaglia will concelebrate Requiem Mass with many of the priests of the diocese and many from beyond. What better way for his brother priests to pray for the repose of his soul and to say farewell to a much revered pastor? No doubt they will all offer individual masses for him but this is surely an affirmation of brotherhood of the priests of the diocese and, indeed, of all priests? Surely there can be a time for concelebration (eg the Mass of Chrism) as well as lone celebration?Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.

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