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A birthday gig from PJ Harvey

9th September 2004

It’s my birthday. I’m thirty-one years old today. It’s a lovely age to be. Typically, I have been celebrating since last Saturday. This is a purely unselfish method of ensuring I get to see all of my friends over the week.

Last night, ace noise minstrel PJ Harvey came to Nottingham’s Rock City to play especially for me. Well, it may have been coincidental, but who cares. Little Polly blasted out a blinding set, dressed in a fine, rather short evening dress, long gloves and flourescent yellow heels - and occasionally strapping on a guitar three sizes too big.

The BlogSnorkeller has just given me a copy of Danny Gregory‘s Everyday Matters - possibly the most beautifully illustrated book I have ever seen! Nice gift. The vast multitude of other gifts have not been delivered yet, although I believe my suspicions about some will be confirmed later today.

Tonight, the gang will gather from far and wide for more light ale in some of Nottingham’s more gentile hostelries. I’m expecting some kind of brutal hangover tomorrow morning. Nothing new I guess. In the meantime, there are three clients we have to reinvent the wheel for today, so I should probably forget the celebrations for a while. Anyway, happy birthday to me…

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# Jonathan M. Hollin responded on 9th September 2004 with...

Congratulations. Hope you have a great day. :-)

# Jon Hicks responded on 9th September 2004 with...

Happy Birthday! Welcome to the ‘thirty-oners’! It really is a good age to be, I’ll miss it in a month’s time…

# Danny Gregory responded on 9th September 2004 with...

A happy birthday from New York City! Have a great day my own was five days ago and I am still recovering from it.
Your pal,
Danny

# Derek Featherstone responded on 9th September 2004 with...

31? Cool. I’m not the only old guy around (33 and counting…)

Happy birthday, Colly, from far across the Atlantic…

# Kim Siever responded on 9th September 2004 with...

Happy Birthday!

I turned 31 on Sunday.

I love being in my thirties. People take me more seriously now. Of course, maybe it’s just that stubborn strand of grey hair I can’t seem to keep down.

# Paul responded on 9th September 2004 with...

happy birthday!

# Malarkey responded on 9th September 2004 with...

Hippy Birthday Comrade!

“I?m not the only old guy around (33 and counting…”

@ Feather: 33, old…? old…? We should set up a survey to see who’s the oldest, grumpiest geezer…

# Simon Collison responded on 10th September 2004 with...

Hey, thanks for the birthday messages chaps. Seems most of us are at or near the golden age. I feel I’m in good company…

Cannot begin to tell you how desperately hungover and exhausted I feel this morning. Had a wonderful birthday with lots of pals and close acquaintances. It all got a bit messy in The Social during the early hours. Went to sleep at half-six, and up at half-eight. Now eating an egg and bacon breakfast roll, and struggling to focus on the screen. The pixels are dancing.

# Dave Marks responded on 10th September 2004 with...

Happy Birthday - I guess I’m the youngster amongst us then - just 21 - 22 is november.

I think Kim is right… I think I’m about to loose a big job becuase i’m seen as just the kid, and they don’t trust me :(

For once, i wish i was older

# Cindy responded on 10th September 2004 with...

Many Happy Returns from Long Island, New York!!!

Cindy

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