Friday


>I did have my weekend fun all planned earlier but blogger as we all know wouldn’t let us play.

However to get us going here is what the Royal Wedding would have been like if the couple had gone South to Scotland’s oldest University from the Granite City of Aberdeen.

On that note all the best to my friend Kristian Chapman who is standing in the by election for the Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone by election in Aberdeen.

Of course if it were in Aberdeen we made not have got a long enough look at Princess Beatrice’s hat and then the legend that follows would not have come to be.

People may or may not have complained that while I was running Yes! operations here in Northern Ireland there was a serious lack of gratuitous male chest exposure. Fear not my female followers and fellow gay compadres the wait is over.

The delay in this Friday fun being posted, may or may not have been due to a major c*** up by a programmer at Blogger.

>I did last night blog that I was back and free to blog. Well I’m not quite free quite yet, I’m currently at a count for the referendum somewhere.

However, my good friend Michael said yes yesterday, did so earlier on today at Belfast City Hall and will be doing so tomorrow at All Souls’ Church. Yeah after voting yesterday, earlier today he and Andrew went through their civil partnership ceremony, but tomorrow at the their Ceremony of Commitment before God only then will they consider themselves fully married*.

 Hopefully by now I have my Argyll Jacket to go with my Highland outfit (it still wasn’t ready on Tuesday), seeing as this is the only item remaining and I’m not an off the peg jacket I do hope so. But last weekend I got thinking of processionals for weddings as a result of an unusual version played at someone else’s. So here today are some other’s maybe not played in the way or style you typically associate them with.

As tomorrow I will be wearing my newly purchased Highland outfit (pictures will follow) here is that famous modern Bagpipe processional by German pipers Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb Highland Cathedral played not on pipes but by a brass band.

The one that kicked off this thought process was Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D played on three Bagpipes as at Trinity, Bangor last Saturday. Here is a different take of that

Of course Felix Mendelssohn’s Wedding March is another traditional bridal processional. It has been rocked up by many groups, but who better seeing as there was a Royal Wedding last week than Queen’s version from Flash Gordon

* Actually they won’t until the Liberal Democrat’s policy on Equal Marriage is fully implemented, which includes the section that civil partnerships like theirs can be updated to full marriage if they wish.

>No doubt this afternoon, many of hostelries in Belfast will be full with civil servants, private sector workers and others having a Christmas lunch, post work drink or whatever. Foursqaure, Twitter, Facebook and email or whatever will be going haywire keeping up with the comings and goings of everyone moving about, not just here but everywhere else. This is the last Friday that everyone will be in the office after all.

However, so many of my friends have pointed out this Digital take on the Nativity. Probably a good job that Mary, Joseph, the gospel writers and the others didn’t have the digital technology that we do now. But enjoy…

Happy Birthday today to Allison Jannay probably best known to all my readers as Claudia Jean “C.J.” Cregg the Whitehouse Press Secretary who becomes Chief of Staff in the Bartlett administration on The West Wing.

So every birthday needs a song, or at least a little lip-synch. What do you mean you haven’t seen C.J. do the Jackal.

She also played herself in Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip as Allison Jannay star of the West Wing. Many of the stars of the new show made comment on her being C.J. which is especially funny when it comes from Timothy Busfield (Cal Shanley S60 – Danny Concannon WW) , Bradley Whitford (Danny Tripp S60 – Josh Lyman WW) or Matthew Perry (Matt Albie S60 – Joe Quincey WW).

Of course there was a lot of poker playing scenes in The West Wing so what happens when the stars actually play on TV, for real. Well Richard Schiff has an Allison Jannay shaped space on his charm bracelet.

>Happy Birthday today to Allison Jannay probably best known to all my readers as Claudia Jean “C.J.” Cregg the Whitehouse Press Secretary who becomes Chief of Staff in the Bartlett administration on The West Wing.

So every birthday needs a song, or at least a little lip-synch. What do you mean you haven’t seen C.J. do the Jackal.

She also played herself in Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip as Allison Jannay star of the West Wing. Many of the stars of the new show made comment on her being C.J. which is especially funny when it comes from Timothy Busfield (Cal Shanley S60 – Danny Concannon WW) , Bradley Whitford (Danny Tripp S60 – Josh Lyman WW) or Matthew Perry (Matt Albie S60 – Joe Quincey WW).

Of course there was a lot of poker playing scenes in The West Wing so what happens when the stars actually play on TV, for real. Well Richard Schiff has an Allison Jannay shaped space on his charm bracelet.

>Yeah this week we lost the comic genius of Norman Wisdom. Even into his 80s he was still a genius of slap-stick and the one liners. But over the last six months he suffered a series of strokes.

However, one thing well never really did was heed his words in this song.

Basically because we couldn’t help put laugh at Norman. Like this scene from A Stitch in Time.

His last role was only a few years ago when he was 91. The physicality may have been whithered by age, but the timing and the facial comedy was still there, as this clip shows.

So long Norman. Watch out Mr Grimsdale.

Yeah this week we lost the comic genius of Norman Wisdom. Even into his 80s he was still a genius of slap-stick and the one liners. But over the last six months he suffered a series of strokes.

However, one thing well never really did was heed his words in this song.

http://www.youtube.com/v/pbwS9qcpi0k?fs=1&hl=en_GB&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999

Basically because we couldn’t help put laugh at Norman. Like this scene from A Stitch in Time.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZZy0ZnTf_vo?fs=1&hl=en_GB&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999

His last role was only a few years ago when he was 91. The physicality may have been whithered by age, but the timing and the facial comedy was still there, as this clip shows.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZZy0ZnTf_vo?fs=1&hl=en_GB&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999

So long Norman. Watch out Mr Grimsdale.

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