Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Great Meeting Of Sociopaths Minds

Righto, having established that I foolishly double-booked myself for the Experimental Meet-Up referred to below, I have a new date to propose, which is:

Thursday 1 December 2005
7pm onwards
The Seven Stars Bar and (*cough*) Dining Room
Corner of Goldhawk Road and Paddenswick Road, London W12

Nearest tube: Ravenscourt Park (District)
The 94 bus (Oxford Circus - Notting Hill Gate - Shepherd's Bush) stops more or less outside.

No one will have to wear badges - unless they want to...

28 comments:

Urban Chick said...

don't suppose we could move just a mile or two eastwards, could we...?

(sheepily asks the chick from swampy sarf east london)

ok, ok - if not, i will live with it (*sniffs and resigns self to escapade on connex south east, london underground and a red bus*)

GreatSheElephant said...

no badges - I think it will be interesting to guess who's who.

surly girl said...

i can't come (was i invited?!). i wanted to come.

*sulks*

patroclus said...

Surly, *everyone* is invited. Especially you. And the OH. But you can't make it?

patroclus said...

Oh god, it's just struck me that this is a bit like the time my friend and I thought it would be a great idea to advertise our house party in the back of the NME...

surly girl said...

can't do a weeknight - what with small person, and work, and living in the arse end of east anglia.....

bugger.

can we go out to play after christmas as well? i am the proud owner of some annual leave from january...

Urban Chick said...

we could cut to email if you fear a deluge (how many lurkers do you have, P?!)...

:)

Pashmina said...

Yup, still free. The wilds of West London it is.

gse, I hate to say this, but if that is actually a photo of you, we might be able to recognise you...

patroclus said...

Hmm, now you come to mention it UC, my visitor stats don't really equate to the circulation of the NME.

Although it *has* gone terribly downhill. Or have I just got older? NME looks to me now like Smash Hits used to look to me when I was an avid NME reader.

Yes, this *is* the kind of intelligent, witty, topical conversation you can expect from me on the 1st Dec.

Smat said...

can we not make it a weekend please - like sg I have Things To Do during the week.

Aginoth said...

Why a Thursday me and Mrs.A live out in the Wilds of Somerset, no way we can get to a London meet on a Thursday :o(

Spinsterella said...

What a scarey yet very intriguing proposition...but I'm afraid London's a bit too distant from Brizzle on a school-night.

I'd only get more pissed than everyone else and argue that not only is the NME totally shite nowadays, but that Melody Maker was always a million times better anyhow...

Would love to sit in a corner anonymously and earwig though...

patroclus said...

Hmm, this idea is proving more popular than I expected. Maybe if this one works out, I'll fix up (if planning to be in a pub near my flat can be described as "fixing up") another weekend one in the New Year.

Believe me, London on a weekend before Christmas is not a place you want to travel to or spend any time in...

belladona said...

Gah! I'll be in Florence that day. I wanted to come *pouts and kicks things*.

patroclus said...

Oo, lucky you though bella - Florence at Christmastime is *lovely*. Work or pleasure?

belladona said...

Pleasure! Oh yes... ahem.

ScroobiousScrivener said...

Yay blogmeet! Don't you dare change the date, because it'll be bound to be on a day I can't make it (I'm heading to SA on December 2nd), and I really want to. Not sure I can add much to the NME/Smash Hits conversation, though...

GreatSheElephant said...

pashmina, you may indeed have a point there, although given the degree of soft lighting, photoshopping, application of tons of slap, removal of glasses, adjusting of contrast etc there's a very real possibility that you won't.

Anyhow, I meant interesting for me. Me.

patroclus said...

I'll be the stony-looking one with no arms.

Jack Spanners said...

Just don't invite Derren Brown.

Pashmina said...

Does that mean you're joining us, Jack?

Jack Spanners said...

Pash, I don't expect to be there unless work takes me to the capital on those days. I hope one day to be able to meet various people (Cello touted the idea months ago but my London trips have dried up recently). I'm sure there will be someone else who will talk cricket.

Merkin said...

Actually, I was in the Seven Stars for a Sunday Roast last Sunday (appropriately). Great pub, wish they'd have turned the lights on though, it was like eating in a powercut!

patroclus said...

Are you winding me up, Merkin?

Merkin said...

The stunning Miss P (I'm back!) - If you'll excuse the delayed response to your delayed response - no I'm not winding you up! Lots of my mates are members of the "Bushgeoise" and we regularly meet up for either Saturday nights or Sunday lunches in local hostelries ot catch up. Not convinced by the 7 Stars - too dark as I said - I much prefer the Crown & Sceptre on Melina (sp?) Road. My fave Bush pub, in fact!

patroclus said...

Hurrah, you're back! I thought you might have, er, gone down with the ship, or something.

The Crown & Sceptre on Melina Road must be this mythical pub that everyone keeps telling me about, but no one seems to know exactly where it is or indeed what it's called. Will definitely investigate.

Merkin said...

I've found it! Details here. The review is right about QPR though - quite a few fans pop in there on match days - but it's not really their scene and they soon move on....

patroclus said...

Marvellous, thanks M. Maybe I'll be seeing you around in the Bush, then. I'll be the stony-faced one with no arms.

Oh wait, I already made that joke.

Not that you could really call it a joke.