Allegedly, a lunchtime recital by two fine UK musicians was advertised thus (read it aloud…):
Shades there of “Bach’s Organ Works” too. BTW, in a “proper” index to this blog, more detailed than the sidebar tags, it would give me great pleasure to include Bolton among several numinous place-names in the index to my largely Daoist ouevre:
- Balham, gateway to the south, 196
- Barnsley, suitable greeting upon entering kebab shop in, 238
- Birmingham, driving in: likened to learning Bach 79
- Blackpool, Strictly contestants inexplicably keen to visit 87
- Bognor, inspiration for an iconic soundbite 121
- Bolton 95; Choral Society fails to encapsulate intricacies of Proust 133; Ivor, 38
- Carnegie Hall: Li Manshan and David Sedaris 315
- Crewe, waking up in a siding in, 93
- Eastbourne, see Bognor
- Grimsby, see Luton
- Harwich (for the continent), see Bognor
- Leeds, venue for ectasy and drudge 129
- Łódź: YMCA as cultural mecca, 328
- Luton: and Grimsby, match made in heaven, 225
- Maidstone, suitable anagram for 479
- Scunthorpe 148–95; Messiah in, compares poorly with Daoist gig in Venice 337; less promising base for guru than Paris 291; see also Typhoo*
- Stoke Newington, what’s on in, 327
- Truro, arcane riposte to my aspiration to insider status in Lisbon 25
- York, Gran visits 23, 41, and passim
In the Scunthorpe entry, the page-reference under Messiah is genuine (in my Daoist priests of the Li family); I’ve imagined the others, since (intriguingly) they add to the drôlerie. Do click on the links!
See also The joys of indexing.
* In a rare burst of decorum, I’ve refrained from posting this one so far—perhaps the unspoken allusion is more subtle.