Given that hte MotFC is being tempremental, I'll post the transcript here
Welcome! You have entered [The Floating City] at 9:29 am
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:29 am: hi Pip
[Pip Squeek] 9:29 am: hiya!
[SootSparrow] 9:29 am: Is everyone hearing the "Meet Goerge Jetson" theme when people entger, or is it just me?
[Katyroo] 9:29 am: Howdy, Pip!
[Pip Squeek] 9:29 am: I knew others would be way early too
[Katyroo] 9:29 am: Yes, and I was in another game, so hearing that was freaking me out!
[Europa] 9:30 am: Katyroo is a tester for me. She has done no wrong. =)
[SootSparrow] 9:30 am: Multi-tasker!
[Europa] 9:30 am: hmmm
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:30 am: 'roo helped me get to 10mn. hat's off to roo!
[Katyroo] 9:30 am: you have no idea of the number of tabs I keep open at once, Soot!
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:30 am: nm not mn.
[Macha] 9:31 am: @SootSparrow : thank you for the wondrous amout of work on the FC!
[Europa] 9:31 am: hrm
[Katyroo] 9:31 am: And I'm still up there at 10 nm, never getting any closer to the Pole
[Pip Squeek] 9:31 am: hey Macha - cards are in the post
[Macha] 9:31 am: *joydances* Pip ! I knew you'd be there
[Pip Squeek] 9:31 am: Katyroo - you could always reset and go again
[Katyroo] 9:31 am: (Europa is trying to boot me, to test Admin stuffs)
[Katyroo] 9:32 am: (and it apparently ain't working right)
[Macha] 9:32 am: Was positive about that
[Europa] 9:32 am: Heh.
[Pip Squeek] 9:32 am: Macha - am I so predictable?
[The Floating City]: caroline has entered at 9:32 am
[SootSparrow] 9:32 am: @Macha; I was just one cog in the machine, but thanks!
[Macha] 9:33 am: I just got to know you a little, after all these months !
[SootSparrow] 9:33 am: More admins!
[Pip Squeek] 9:33 am: @Macha - I suppose I write enough drivel that some of the real me sneaks out
[The Floating City]: Europa has left at 9:34 am
[caroline] 9:34 am: checking in from my office, as my home will likely be w/o power for seven days. i *heart* catastrophic storms!
[The Floating City]: Europa has entered at 9:34 am
[Macha] 9:35 am: @SootSparrow : We got the most beautiful game of all the internets !
[Katyroo] 9:35 am: Oh, my, Caroline! East coast USA?
[SootSparrow] 9:35 am: She's in, she's out! That's Europa!
[Pip Squeek] 9:35 am: lol
[Katyroo] 9:35 am: Always the mystery woman, that one...
[Europa] 9:35 am: Grrr. Round and round.
[Macha] 9:35 am: @Pip Some?
[caroline] 9:36 am: @Katyroo - yep. dc area. dark, hot, and new storms about 30 minutes away.
[Pip Squeek] 9:36 am: @Macha touch
[caroline] 9:36 am: Quoting Ratt now, Europa?
[caroline] 9:36 am: That was Ratt, right?
[The Floating City]: Europa has left at 9:36 am
[The Floating City]: Europa has entered at 9:36 am
[Katyroo] 9:37 am: Yikes! Sounds like most Texas summers - always at least 1 major long-term outage during storms
[SootSparrow] 9:37 am: THat you know that scares and delights me, CAroline!
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:37 am: hi caroline
[Katyroo] 9:37 am: Ahh, changed chat background to tropical sea...
[Macha] 9:37 am: Ahoy, Caroline!
[The Floating City]: Demona Dragon has entered at 9:37 am
[caroline] 9:37 am: Soot - 80s music: my joy and shame.
[caroline] 9:38 am: hola, alan!
[Demona Dragon] 9:38 am: Ahoy!
[Macha] 9:38 am: My- Europe is a pretty quiet place to live in, after all...
[Macha] 9:38 am: Ahoy there !
[caroline] 9:38 am: and ahoy to you, too, macha!
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:38 am: there's some floating city dj-ing going on to accompny your chat pleasure, drop by and spin if you like: http://turntable.fm/floating_city_underground
[Pip Squeek] 9:39 am: @Macha - yes .. 2 major earthquakes soince coming to my pacific island - none of that in Northern Europe
[Macha] 9:39 am: @Pip Squeek : Just so I know.... How late is it by your side?
[Pip Squeek] 9:39 am: @Alan - sadly that is US only access
[Macha] 9:39 am: @Alan : I'd have loved to !
[Pip Squeek] 9:40 am: @Macha - late? it is not yet 10 am on Sunday morning
[SootSparrow] 9:40 am: I'm directing my design power this summer to my wife's roller derby squad, The Killamazoo Derby Darlins
[The Floating City]: Europa has left at 9:40 am
[Macha] 9:41 am: @Pip : and to say most of my folks were scared by the last storm... You should come by there for a vacation
[caroline] 9:41 am: tune her in, tune her out, europa...
[SootSparrow] 9:41 am: HAH!
[Macha] 9:41 am: Indeed !
[The Floating City]: Europa has entered at 9:41 am
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:41 am: wow neat Soot. Johnny Crass and Storm are derby announcers i think.
[Demona Dragon] 9:42 am: Demona Dragon
[Demona Dragon] 9:42 am: oops
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:43 am: hi Demona
[Pip Squeek] 9:43 am: @Demona - talking to yourself - or just reminding yourself of your name?
[SootSparrow] 9:43 am: REally? Cool My wife skates as Rocket Hips #3-2-1, and she is doing great
[Demona Dragon] 9:43 am: hi alan
[Demona Dragon] 9:43 am: punching buttons.....lol
[The Floating City]: Stemish has entered at 9:45 am
[Europa] 9:45 am: Hi Stemish!
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:45 am: captain Stemish! good day!
[Stemish] 9:46 am: howdy!
[caroline] 9:46 am: hola stemish!
[Macha] 9:46 am: @ Demona : And still, you succeded in putting an icon !
[SootSparrow] 9:46 am: Hello Stemish, you old salt!
[Stemish] 9:46 am: is the city still afloat?
[Macha] 9:46 am: Ahoy, Stermish !
[Demona Dragon] 9:46 am: yes that was my intention
[Macha] 9:47 am: Uh, sorry for the mistype!
[Katyroo] 9:47 am: Yes, Stemish, and trading continues at a leisurely pace!
[Stemish] 9:48 am: i think i still need a bug in a peach or something, lol
[SootSparrow] 9:48 am: Last I looked, the whole city was listing a bit to the left...
[Katyroo] 9:48 am: Not many of *those* afloat, it seems!
[Stemish] 9:49 am: "... and listing sideways..."
[Pip Squeek] 9:49 am: and the posting rate has slowed to something more realistic
[Katyroo] 9:49 am: The continental drift effect from subsurface magnetic earth-currents, perhaps
[Pip Squeek] 9:50 am: I seem to have failed to change my avatar
[Macha] 9:50 am: @SootSparrow : Currently trying to move the TSS Yuri Gagarin to the right to correct its balance
[Katyroo] 9:50 am: me, too @Pip
[caroline] 9:51 am: i see there is a boat with rippling sails among the avatars, but i can't get it to stick for me!
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:51 am: it's not dead. it's listin' ?
[The Floating City]: katzenjammy has entered at 9:51 am
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:51 am: Katzenjammy!
[The Floating City]: katzenjammy has left at 9:51 am
[The Floating City]: katzenjammy has entered at 9:51 am
[Macha] 9:51 am: @Stemish : Afloat it is ! And the posting rate is never going to get "realistic"
[katzenjammy] 9:52 am: Hola Alan et al!
[Europa] 9:52 am: Hallo!
[Katyroo] 9:52 am: Howdy, Katz!
[Demona Dragon] 9:52 am: hola
[Macha] 9:52 am: @Pip, @Katyroo : that makes the three of us!
[Macha] 9:52 am: Ahoy !
[katzenjammy] 9:53 am: What'd I miss?
[Katyroo] 9:53 am: Picup hopes to be back soon; off teaching his motorcycle class right now
[Europa] 9:53 am: me spilling salsa on myself.
[Stemish] 9:53 am: caroline: i see your boat
[katzenjammy] 9:53 am: I do that all the time
[Pip Squeek] 9:53 am: @Europa - lol
[caroline] 9:54 am: yay! the westchester sails again!
[The Floating City]: Lyra has entered at 9:54 am
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:54 am: Europa, if you can't get boot working, just give them the cary grant: http://tinyurl.com/dxlrcv2
[Katyroo] 9:54 am: The usual skirmishes with trying to bend a new chat system to your will,,,
[Macha] 9:54 am: Lyra ! Hi there !
[Lyra] 9:54 am: Salut, Macha!
[Europa] 9:54 am: Heh.
[Pip Squeek] 9:55 am: Hi Lyra
[Europa] 9:55 am: I doubt it really would be needed.
[Lyra] 9:55 am: Hi, Pip
[Macha] 9:55 am: As multilingual as usual
[Lyra] 9:55 am: Well... you too :p
[SootSparrow] 9:55 am: Salsa and programming? You are a talented gal, Europa! : )
[Demona Dragon] 9:56 am: sounds like a new lyric, instead of fruit juce everywhere...salsa everywhere
[Europa] 9:56 am: Hee hee.
[Lyra] 9:56 am: Does anyone have extra headphones and Metal Birds for me? I'm still collecting them.
[Macha] 9:56 am: @Europa Did you made it yourself?
[Katyroo] 9:56 am: Salsa makes almost everything better
[The Floating City]: Martin Burr has entered at 9:56 am
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:56 am: mmm salsa and chips everywhere!
[Europa] 9:57 am: @Macha, no, but I did make the guacamole I added it to
[Pip Squeek] 9:57 am: aha - for the avatars you not only have to change them - but tick the box!
[Macha] 9:57 am: @Lyra : How-right. I almost forgot
[Stemish] 9:57 am: pip is spinning like globe!
[Katyroo] 9:57 am: A new metal bird flew in, Lyra. Will send trade offer.
[Macha] 9:57 am: @Europa You're gifted indeed
[The Floating City]: Killashandra Ree has entered at 9:57 am
[The Floating City]: screenkiss1969 has entered at 9:57 am
[Lyra] 9:57 am: Yay!
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:57 am: Killa!
[Stemish] 9:58 am: k'ree!
[Pip Squeek] 9:58 am: globe trotter me - around the world at least once a year
[screenkiss1969] 9:58 am: Hello hello
[Killashandra Ree] 9:58 am: Alan! Stemish! SOOT!
[The Floating City]: mary27182 has entered at 9:58 am
[Martin Burr] 9:58 am: Ahoy Captains - evening to you all
[DrGin] 9:58 am: Killa!
[Macha] 9:58 am: Ahoy, K'ree ! Did you get fair wind?
[Katyroo] 9:58 am: Howdy, Killa!!
[Killashandra Ree] 9:58 am: Doc!
[Lyra] 9:58 am: Hello, Martin!
[Killashandra Ree] 9:58 am: And Katy and Mary and and and...
[SootSparrow] 9:58 am: Hello Killa!
[Europa] 9:58 am: So by the by.... the Aviator is watching this thing called WIMBELDON.
[mary27182] 9:58 am: hey hey all!
[Macha] 9:58 am: Martin ! Thought you never come
[magiske] 9:59 am: Hi Lyra!!!
[mary27182] 9:59 am: I am watching Wimbledon as well
[Europa] 9:59 am: We shall see if he actually makes it on time.....
[Killashandra Ree] 9:59 am: Ahoy, Macha - 'twas a lovely day for a sail!
[Pip Squeek] 9:59 am: lol - he tweeted that he was
[mary27182] 9:59 am: 1 more minute and then the curfew kicks in
[Macha] 9:59 am: ahoy Mary !
[Lyra] 9:59 am: Hi, you
[Alan Crantzbea] 9:59 am: ohhello Mary!
[Katyroo] 9:59 am: A good trader, that Martin!
[mary27182] 9:59 am: hello hello!
[screenkiss1969] 9:59 am: So how does this work?
[screenkiss1969] 9:59 am: I've never done a LC before...
[SootSparrow] 9:59 am: TENNIS? How nerdy.
[Killashandra Ree] 9:59 am: @Europa: I'm seeing things on the Twitter machine about today's match having been just interminable...
[Europa] 9:59 am: You looke fine, screenkiss1969
[Katyroo] 9:59 am: Curfew? Mary, surely you're not under curfew? Or are you where power is out?
[caroline] 9:59 am: got the second worst sunburn of my life at wimbledon, but it was worth it.
[mary27182] 9:59 am: Murray up 4-1, but most Brits seem to dislike him
[Martin Burr] 9:59 am: Hi Lyra & Macha - just got time to set up my chair
[mary27182] 10:00 am: Wimbledon Village has a 11pm curfew on Wimby matches
[caroline] 10:00 am: and 'tis 11 straight up right now!
[mary27182] 10:00 am: So the Murray match has to be shut down now
[Europa] 10:00 am: Indeed.
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:00 am: 4-1 over who, FedEx?
[mary27182] 10:00 am: Baghdatis
[mary27182] 10:00 am: up 2 sets to 1
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:01 am: Well i for one would like to see an englishman win.
[Europa] 10:01 am: what do they do, restart the match the next day?
[caroline] 10:01 am: where can he be? i'll burst a blood vessel if he doesn't show.
[mary27182] 10:01 am: Nah, would be on Monday. No play on middle Sunday
[caroline] 10:01 am: he's caught up in tennis....
[The Floating City]: Captain Deux Etoiles has entered at 10:01 am
[Killashandra Ree] 10:01 am: Twostar!
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:01 am: Doozy!
[caroline] 10:01 am: sorry... couldn't resist.
[Katyroo] 10:01 am: Howdy, Deuxie!
[mary27182] 10:01 am: hey Ames!
[Captain Deux Etoiles] 10:01 am: Hey Mary!
[Pip Squeek] 10:01 am: @Alan - you'll have a long wait for that
[mary27182] 10:02 am: OK game done
[mary27182] 10:02 am: they gotta stop play now
[The Floating City]: The Aviator has entered at 10:02 am
[Captain Deux Etoiles] 10:02 am: The man of the hour
[Arathrael] 10:02 am: evening!
[Macha] 10:02 am: Ahoy, DeuxEtoiles !
[mary27182] 10:02 am: so Thomas, you ever been to Wimbledon?
[Katyroo] 10:02 am: :sail:
[Killashandra Ree] 10:02 am: Hail the conquering hero! :awe:
[caroline] 10:02 am: right on time, mr. wimbledon curfew!
[Europa] 10:02 am: Heh.
[mary27182] 10:02 am: They are still playing? Murray serving for the match
[mary27182] 10:02 am: what the hell
[Stemish] 10:02 am: heya deux
[Katyroo] 10:02 am: whatever floats yer boat
[SootSparrow] 10:03 am: Nice you could show up, Mr. Tennis! : )
[Captain Deux Etoiles] 10:03 am: Stemish long time no see!
[mary27182] 10:03 am: c'mon Murray
[caroline] 10:03 am: hello, aviator
[DrGin] 10:03 am: Deux!
[The Aviator] 10:03 am: Roger wilco
[The Floating City]: Yakamoto (brien) has entered at 10:03 am
[The Floating City]: Paul D. has entered at 10:03 am
[Martin Burr] 10:03 am: Nice to see so many regulars
[mary27182] 10:03 am: match point Murray
[Katyroo] 10:03 am: Lots of !&Hillers here!
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:03 am: Ahoy!
[Lyra] 10:03 am: Can we have some Floating City riddle to solve?
[mary27182] 10:04 am: he got it!!!! Go MURRAY
[caroline] 10:04 am: indeed - much of PRD is away tonight or without power, alas!
[Pip Squeek] 10:04 am: @Kayeroo - far too eary on a Sunday for EB
[Macha] 10:04 am: Good evening, Mr Aviator !
[Killashandra Ree] 10:04 am: @Soot: You've made me think of "Tennis Boyfriend" by Freezepop with that nickname for him.
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:05 am: Good for Andy
[Demona Dragon] 10:05 am: Ahoy and welcome aboard Mr.Aviator!
[Stemish] 10:05 am: *bampersand*
[Katyroo] 10:05 am: But it's just Sat evening for me, @Pip!
[mary27182] 10:05 am: I just had to sell my B-52/Squeeze ticket for tonight. My asthma flared up big time.
[SootSparrow] 10:05 am: Hey Thomas, Jane wanted me to tell you she's listening to Natalie McMaster right now. I have no idea why...
[Katyroo] 10:06 am: And Stemish wins a big purr from Ship's Cat for the first BAMpersand of the chat!
[screenkiss1969] 10:06 am: Oh no...I love Squeeze.
[The Floating City]: joebrazil has entered at 10:06 am
[Pip Squeek] 10:06 am: Kateroo - time shifts were ever the thing in ths game
[Macha] 10:06 am: And to the punctual ones as well
[mary27182] 10:06 am: I know, I know...
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:06 am: BENCH
[mary27182] 10:06 am: I fell so bad, but I guess this is what adulthood is like
[The Floating City]: 7e7e7 has entered at 10:06 am
[Demona Dragon] 10:06 am: BENCH!
[Katyroo] 10:06 am: Agreed, Pip, agreed!
[The Floating City]: GypsyFox has entered at 10:06 am
[Killashandra Ree] 10:06 am: BEEENNNNNNCH!
[mary27182] 10:06 am: lots of hillers
[GypsyFox] 10:06 am: hi
[Macha] 10:06 am: @Pip : I was always there when the spammers had their routine sortie
[Pip Squeek] 10:06 am: Jinx?
[mary27182] 10:06 am: hi GF
[joebrazil] 10:06 am: I've never played the game, merely downloaded the music. How do they relate?
[Katyroo] 10:06 am: I have quite the collection of tethers to trade, you know!
[Europa] 10:06 am: Welcome folks! We are so glad you are here!
[The Floating City]: Pippa Throckmorton-Steeg has entered at 10:06 am
[DrGin] 10:06 am: Hi, GF!
[The Floating City]: johndou1 has entered at 10:07 am
[GypsyFox] 10:07 am: me too ty
[Macha] 10:07 am: Ahoy GF !
[screenkiss1969] 10:07 am: Glad to be here!
[The Floating City]: Jonny Cappuccino has entered at 10:07 am
[screenkiss1969] 10:07 am: How long does this last?
[The Floating City]: RevAndroid has entered at 10:07 am
[Stemish] 10:07 am: so TMDR, you are here to account for the theft of the Summer of 2011 from all those here present. How do you plea?
[The Floating City]: zoove has entered at 10:07 am
[Europa] 10:07 am: Thomas will, I am sure, answer as many questions as he can.
[Pip Squeek] 10:07 am: Stemish LOL!!!
[Europa] 10:07 am: Screenkiss: Till it' ends!
[Katyroo] 10:07 am: Oh, joebrazil! Come & play now - trading bits & bobs from many TMDR songs these days!
[Killashandra Ree] 10:07 am: giggles at Stemis
[The Aviator] 10:07 am: I certainly will
[The Floating City]: zoove has left at 10:07 am
[screenkiss1969] 10:07 am: SO do we just write a question?
[The Floating City]: markfellure has entered at 10:07 am
[Martin Burr] 10:07 am: @Katyroo - i'll try to trade you something different, may include string/twine
[Europa] 10:08 am: Ye
[Killashandra Ree] 10:08 am: curses her too-fast typing and giggles at Stemish, as well.
[mary27182] 10:08 am: come on... SF was one of the few cities that got to hear "17 Hills" live...
[Europa] 10:08 am: p.
[joebrazil] 10:08 am: certainly! how does one play?
[Macha] 10:08 am: Man, the harbour is filling up *greets all*
[mary27182] 10:08 am: I think SF wins
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:08 am: oh Murray is a scot. I am embarrassed, i thought he was english.
[The Floating City]: allegrousa has entered at 10:08 am
[johndou1] 10:08 am: Thank you for sharing your music with us!!
[katzenjammy] 10:08 am: ...yow, gonna have to watch the elbows in here...
[The Floating City]: El Jefe has entered at 10:08 am
[The Floating City]: JohnnyEndo has entered at 10:08 am
[screenkiss1969] 10:08 am: SD got to hear it live too
[DrGin] 10:08 am: Jefe!
[SootSparrow] 10:08 am: Glad to see so many of my tribe here!
[GypsyFox] 10:08 am: Hello everyone
[Demona Dragon] 10:08 am: Thomas, how was the tour over all?
[mary27182] 10:08 am: lucky SD! lucky SF!
[The Floating City]: vike has entered at 10:08 am
[Stemish] 10:08 am: <- sad to miss the Red Devil Lounge shows ...
[El Jefe] 10:08 am: Greetings all
[JohnnyEndo] 10:08 am: ok, total virgin here - but i feel right at home!
[Pip Squeek] 10:08 am: @Alan - LOL - that is wht many "British" don't like him
[vike] 10:09 am: The Viking Has Appeared
[The Floating City]: jdubenitz has entered at 10:09 am
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:09 am: Jefe! Pip: yeah now i get i:)
[Killashandra Ree] 10:09 am: @Stemish: Oh, they were marvelous...I wish I could have stayed for both sets.
[Europa] 10:09 am: Welcome, Johnnyendo
[mary27182] 10:09 am: Murray is English when he wins, Scottish when he loses
[Captain Deux Etoiles] 10:09 am: The Red Devil Lounge show was great!
[markfellure] 10:09 am: I live in a suitcase....down by the river!!
[JohnnyEndo] 10:09 am: thnx europa!
[7e7e7] 10:09 am: http://youtu.be/B8ogtPyWMmo
[vike] 10:09 am: Catching a train for Cassandra Wilson at Blue Note in NYC - anything fascinating in here?
[The Aviator] 10:09 am: Demona, thx for asking, I really enjoyed the tour. And they want me back in Sept/Oct for another leg.... which may or may not happen
[Macha] 10:09 am: European mini-tour was a treat as well
[Europa] 10:09 am: Please to not be linking
[GypsyFox] 10:10 am: Yes wish I could have made it to the Devil lounge
[vike] 10:10 am: where's the amazing Lunesse?
[GypsyFox] 10:10 am: too
[Europa] 10:10 am: I'm here, Vike.
[Europa] 10:10 am: Just named Europa today.
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:10 am: Fox!
[The Floating City]: cromio has entered at 10:10 am
[El Jefe] 10:10 am: Another leg would be appreciated for those of us who could not make the first one!
[Europa] 10:10 am: In honor of the Floating City game.
[GypsyFox] 10:10 am: Me too Sooty
[vike] 10:10 am: My heart leaps! Technology - I hear the hair whipping!
[Demona Dragon] 10:10 am: awsome
[mary27182] 10:10 am: touring where in Sept/Oct?
[JohnnyEndo] 10:10 am: ok, anyone old like me? saw thomas in 1984/5 - greek thtr LA
[markfellure] 10:10 am: i wish
[Martin Burr] 10:10 am: @aviator - any likelihood od touring Uk soon?
[caroline] 10:11 am: Johnny, I'm old, but ever saw TMDR back in the day (weep!)
[vike] 10:11 am: Europa, I would change my name to Persius but I'm too vain
[The Floating City]: katiek has entered at 10:11 am
[Killashandra Ree] 10:11 am: @Aviator: Will there be a second pressing of the Tokyo live disc? Or a release of one of the other shows?
[screenkiss1969] 10:11 am: I have many questions, but for the sake of brevity (and because my little ones are waiting for me to join them in the swimming pool) I will just ask this one: "Budapest by Blimp" is so hauntingly beautiful and every time I listen to it, I wonder...what was your inspiration???
[DrGin] 10:11 am: Saw Thomas and the Lost Toy People at the Roxy
[Pip Squeek] 10:11 am: @aviator or Oceania?
[vike] 10:11 am: Where is Thomas?
[The Floating City]: IanBaird has entered at 10:11 am
[Yakamoto (brien)] 10:11 am: @TheAviator, do you have any info about where the shows of the next leg might be?
[The Floating City]: Clingonkelt has entered at 10:11 am
[vike] 10:11 am: Budapest - next question
[JohnnyEndo] 10:11 am: the Roxy - SO jealous!
[mary27182] 10:11 am: Thomas is talking--said they want a Sept/Oct tour
[The Floating City]: Lt Fragg has entered at 10:11 am
[caroline] 10:11 am: Lt Fragg!
[vike] 10:12 am: Order muss sein
[Lt Fragg] 10:12 am: 452
[screenkiss1969] 10:12 am: I'm old like you Johnny, I just wasn't allowed to go to concerts back then!
[The Floating City]: gretagertler has entered at 10:12 am
[The Aviator] 10:12 am: Screenkiss1, BBB was a sort of postcard home to Europe from the USA
[The Floating City]: katiek has left at 10:12 am
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[allegrousa] 10:12 am: hi Thomas love the new CD Your last one was the live one called The Sole Inhabitant. How did you like making that one? It seems like a live greatest hits.
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[Macha] 10:12 am: Huh... I'll have to miss that. @Martin : I count on you to fairly report
[JohnnyEndo] 10:12 am: sk1969 - i snuck out a lot!
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[GypsyFox] 10:13 am: :luck:
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[The Aviator] 10:13 am: Yakamoto, they want me to do cities I missed last time like Denver, Boston etc
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[Pip Squeek] 10:13 am: hey Rolby!
[Martin Burr] 10:13 am: @Macha - will do
[DrGin] 10:13 am: The Sole Inhabitant tour was quite good, caught the Key Club show in LA.
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:13 am: where do you see thomas talking, mary?
[mary27182] 10:13 am: Lots of Colorado folks would be happy w/ DENVER
[Macha] 10:13 am: Rolby ! Glad to see you here
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[katzenjammy] 10:13 am: Denver? Oh please oh please!
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[vike] 10:13 am: Oceania arguably is the finest piece of music you've yet written which is saying alot. The simple genius of a Cole Porter piece - how quickly did the music flow out?
[Demona Dragon] 10:13 am: 1The Aviator = Thomas
[katzenjammy] 10:13 am: Cow votes yes as well.
[DrGin] 10:14 am: Yes, Denver would make some of our folks very happy.
[Europa] 10:14 am: THOMAS IS "THE AVIATOR" for those new to the chat room.
[Rolby] 10:14 am: Hi all - had to get in on another computer!
[mary27182] 10:14 am: Thomas is The Aviator
[Yakamoto (brien)] 10:14 am: @TheAviator, good, I have some friends who missed you and would like another chance to see your show. I'll probably tag along too.
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[vike] 10:14 am: And LUNESSE is Europa!! sigh
[The Aviator] 10:14 am: vike--very quickly! an afternoon as I recall
[7e7e7] 10:14 am: the aviator? is that right? how amusing
[Katyroo] 10:14 am: Oh, I would run up to Denver!
[allegrousa] 10:14 am: loved The Sole Inhabitant DVD
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[pablo] 10:14 am: why o why wasn't puppet theatre played on the u.k tour last year?lol
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[mary27182] 10:14 am: I would fly to Denver
[IanBaird] 10:14 am: A St. Louis stop would be nice to see as well.
[Stemish] 10:15 am: I wish the Live in Chicago DVD got rereleased....
[JohnnyEndo] 10:15 am: any chance of an aviation trip to phoenix AZ?
[Macha] 10:15 am: @JohnnyEndo : sadly I wasn't even born back then. Tough I wish I were!
[mary27182] 10:15 am: Thomas, who is your favorite tennnis player?
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[JohnnyEndo] 10:15 am: oh you SO DO macha
[7e7e7] 10:15 am: where is the technical ta
[vike] 10:15 am: Great here you are and I'm stumped for a great question - zounds
[vike] 10:15 am: Oh did I type that?
[Killashandra Ree] 10:15 am: PICUP!
[vike] 10:15 am: lol
[Stemish] 10:15 am: wb deux, hey picup
[The Aviator] 10:15 am: I was never nuts about Puppet Theatre, that's why it was never officially on an album
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[7e7e7] 10:15 am: are there any new experiments confounding yet?
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[screenkiss1969] 10:15 am: @aviator Thank you for answering! Even my children (age 1 and 4) LOVE your music. I can hum a snippet of "Spice Train" and my youngest says, "That's Thomas Dolby!" And when I played "Oceanea" my daughter exclaimed, "That song is as beautiful as a flower!"
[The Aviator] 10:15 am: Mary, Roger Federer (and John McEnroe)
[GypsyFox] 10:16 am: :dog: If I crash I shall return my pc is acting so odd
[JohnnyEndo] 10:16 am: ok, important Q please Sir Thomas - who is Europa in the song?
[Picup Andropoff] 10:16 am: Just broke every speed limit law riding across Houston to get home... Hi everyone!
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[Killashandra Ree] 10:16 am: admires the Aviator's taste in tennis players.
[Katyroo] 10:16 am: Howdy, Picup! Just in time.
[DrGin] 10:16 am: Thomas, what I'd like to know is how you were able to locate so many belly dancers in all the different cities.
[katzenjammy] 10:16 am: Missed ya Picup
[The Aviator] 10:16 am: Screenkiss that's good, I need a few fans who will still be around in 50 years...
[7e7e7] 10:16 am: i invited matt fink in here
[Demona Dragon] 10:16 am: Thomas, got any new songs rolling around the Nutmeg?
[GypsyFox] 10:16 am: Ha me too Picup I was out and about and got delayed and got here 5 after so worked out good
[joebrazil] 10:16 am: Mr. Dolby, how do you get fantastic singers/musicians to play with you? Personal connections? Mutual admiration? I assume you're choosing whom to play with and I admire your taste.
[Macha] 10:16 am: @Picup You totally mastered it
[7e7e7] 10:17 am: but he is very suspicious
[7e7e7] 10:17 am:
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[Killashandra Ree] 10:17 am: Gin, you're a Burner, you should know the answer to that. They sprout like weeds.
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[vike] 10:17 am: Another brilliant piece is the one of Josephine. How did you stumble upon that idea?
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[Killashandra Ree] 10:17 am: (One of the reasons I was sorry I couldn't stay for the second RDL show is it turned out that I knew one of the dancers.)
[The Aviator] 10:18 am: DrGin, because Rachel Brice who is a true superstar did the 'trailer', when we put the word out the whole BD community stepped up
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[The Aviator] 10:18 am: JoeBrazil, it helps that I'm MD of TED
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[Picup Andropoff] 10:18 am: Mr Dolby. Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the freeHouston show before SXSW in Austin. It was great.
[The Aviator] 10:18 am: Vike, the animation featured Napoleon and Josephine so that's how it came about
[caroline] 10:19 am: most inspiring speaker at TED global this time, thomas?
[vike] 10:19 am: Crestfallen
[allegrousa] 10:19 am: Hey The Aviator, where do you rank The Sole Inhabitant in your catalog of releases. I listen to it once a week at least. I think it is my very favorite
[tomatketchup] 10:19 am: Oboy oboy oboy, hope I haven't missed anything
[The Aviator] 10:19 am: Johnny, Europa was a Frenchwoman named Elizabeth Aumont
[tomatketchup] 10:19 am: Apparently not
[Ben69] 10:19 am: I've never been inside a chatroom before, It feels kinda old school. Like the Golden Age of Internet.
[vike] 10:19 am: Perfect topic and history for a song but simple answer - understood
[joebrazil] 10:19 am: MD of TED? managing director of... oh, the actnyms confuse... will look them up
[Europa] 10:19 am: jobrazil: Music Director
[JohnnyEndo] 10:19 am: thank you for solving a 30+ year Q Sir Thomas!
[JohnnyEndo] 10:20 am: suppose i could have googled it, but...
[The Aviator] 10:20 am: Caroline, the speakers were all pretty great
[screenkiss1969] 10:20 am: I have always wondered that too Johnny!
[JohnnyEndo] 10:20 am: better from the source!
[GypsyFox] 10:20 am: :dog: Thomas.... I saw on twitter you sent a tweet to Tal Wilkenfeld who is my female musical hero at the moment...best basist around. And so young too...are you two hoping to record together?
[joebrazil] 10:20 am: found it, understand now! thks.
[The Aviator] 10:20 am: Music Director
[tomatketchup] 10:20 am: I've got a question, who's the youngest fan you know? I'm 17 myself, hoping to set the record here.
[normastitz] 10:20 am: What is your twitter name? Don't think I'm following you ..
[Killashandra Ree] 10:20 am: Oh, HERE's a question, inspired by Johnny's addressing of The Aviator as Sir: Would you rather wind up on the Queen's Honours List for your contributions to music or technology?
[Clingonkelt] 10:20 am: @tomatketchup - got you beat. My son's a second generation fan and he's 16
[The Aviator] 10:21 am: Allegrouse, TSI is nice but I havn't listened to it since I finsished it!
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[GypsyFox] 10:21 am: Gin I LOVE Rachel Brice she is so gifted
[tomatketchup] 10:21 am: Son of a
[normastitz] 10:21 am: My daughters are 12 and 10 ... they love Thomas!
[tomatketchup] 10:21 am: Well, there goes my trophy >:(
[Arathrael] 10:21 am: https://twitter.com/ThomasDolby
[The Aviator] 10:21 am: tomatoketchup, sorry, there was a 12 yr old at my gig in Amsterdam
[normastitz] 10:21 am: Thanks for the link!
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[Clingonkelt] 10:21 am: And Thomas beats us both. LOL!
[screenkiss1969] 10:21 am: I have you all beat! I have 1 and 4 year old fans
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[JohnnyEndo] 10:22 am: awesome screenkiss! i have hope for the future!
[vike] 10:22 am: Thomas, recently Shawn Colvin pinpointed her song "Diamond in the Rough" as the moment she knew she had, essentially, found her sound. When was your first such moment?
[screenkiss1969] 10:22 am: I caught them singing "Evil Twin Brother" the other day
[allegrousa] 10:22 am: I got to see you at the KINK lounge show in Portland, OR. Are you coming back anytime son?
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[allegrousa] 10:22 am: soon?
[Purusha] 10:22 am: Haven't got my 2 daughters past The Beatles, so they don't count. Could be worse though...
[The Aviator] 10:22 am: Yeah but if they don't come to a gig I'm not sure that counts!
[JohnnyEndo] 10:22 am: a fine point!
[screenkiss1969] 10:22 am: The day it
[The Aviator] 10:22 am: Vike, I'm still looking!
[Macha] 10:22 am: @tomatketchup : And that's great. I'm twenty myself, and if I ever have a child, he/she'll be sure to listen to Thomas Dolby
[JohnnyEndo] 10:23 am: all ages - 1 + 4???
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:23 am: Thomas, sometimes you perform with a rhythm machine, and other times with a live drummer. Is it difficult to switch around? Technical hurdles?
[screenkiss1969] 10:23 am: The day it's all ages they will be there!
[tomatketchup] 10:23 am: Hey, by the way Thomas, you don't happen to know any Edwin Birdsong do you?
[Clingonkelt] 10:23 am: @The Aviator - My son wanted to come when you came to Birmingham AL but the venue said 18 and over.
[Pip Squeek] 10:23 am: "The Aviator encourages 1 and 4 year olds to attend his gigs"
[vike] 10:23 am: I was going to tell you not to respond with that - crestfallen No. 2
[screenkiss1969] 10:23 am: I also play his music in my classroom...especially "Gate to the Mind's Eye" during math
[The Aviator] 10:24 am: Thank you. People need to bring their kids to my gigs AND men, you need to bring your wife/girlfriend!
[Picup Andropoff] 10:24 am: Thomas Dolby..Did you pick up any American habbits and take them back to England with you?
[The Aviator] 10:24 am: Seriously
[GypsyFox] 10:24 am: Lol
[JohnnyEndo] 10:24 am: ok, Sir Thomas, almost everyone is doing a Kids Record - any thoughts?
[tomatketchup] 10:24 am: screenkiss1969 @ Myself I love playing Wreck of the Fairchild or Growth, although most people prefer Snoop Dog :/
[GypsyFox] 10:24 am: Hey all us girls went that could make it
[GypsyFox] 10:24 am:
[joebrazil] 10:24 am: I played "screen kiss" to a group to define "metaphor."
[Demona Dragon] 10:24 am: Well I brought my husband (no kids) and he's now a bigger fan than he used to be
[The Aviator] 10:25 am: Picup, erm, I tend to express my feelings! that's not an English trait at all!
[Macha] 10:25 am: @Pip
I rememeber being gig-frustrated as a kid. Such tragedies don't need to happen to others
[SootSparrow] 10:25 am: I brought my wife AND I wore a kilt, so that's gotta count for sometihing, right?
[Picup Andropoff] 10:25 am: Haha
[Katyroo] 10:25 am: Indeed, Soot!
[screenkiss1969] 10:25 am: Sometimes I play it in my classroom just because it's an extra perk for myself
[tomatketchup] 10:25 am: I think being shy with one's feelings is a very European trait, Swedish here myself
[Demona Dragon] 10:25 am: you got me beat
[normastitz] 10:25 am: My first gig was at 13, saw Howard Jones at the NEC!
[GypsyFox] 10:25 am: All women love a Kilt Sooty never saw it fail yet.
[Deux Etoiles] 10:26 am: Thomas -- do you have any idea how many amazingly tight friendships were formed during the game!?
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[mary27182] 10:26 am: Thomas, have you been able to get any holiday/down time, or has it been all work work work?
[Clingonkelt] 10:26 am: I brought my wife. She was enthralled. She's a major Tony Banks fan so she has a weakness for guys with keyboards. Somehow, she ended up married to a trombonist
[The Aviator] 10:26 am: Gypsy and thank you. But ladies should realize (a) the band are cute! (b) there are hundreds of intelligent available eligeable males at my gigs!
[allegrousa] 10:26 am: If you don't know about The Sole Inhabitant CD & DVD here is the link to Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/The-Sole-Inhabita ... omas+dolby
[JohnnyEndo] 10:26 am: for real, feist doing 1-2-3-4 on sesame street - Science with Elmo or something?
[GypsyFox] 10:26 am:
[Alan Crantzbea] 10:26 am: haha
[The Aviator] 10:26 am: Norma I think mentioning that gets you auto-ejected
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[tomatketchup] 10:26 am: Thomas, what eventual programming languages do you use to setup your synthesizer and stuff?
[normastitz] 10:26 am: LOL!
[Rolby] 10:26 am: Are there any women here?
[Martin Burr] 10:27 am: @Aviator - I think some of your best songss are the touchy feely ones !
[mary27182] 10:27 am: yes
[Katyroo] 10:27 am: Yep!
[screenkiss1969] 10:27 am: Yes
[normastitz] 10:27 am: Yes
[vike] 10:27 am: Thomas did you write any other songs for Michael Jackson to consider other than Hyperactive?
[Rolby] 10:27 am: (seem to be quite a lot!)
[Demona Dragon] 10:27 am: yes
[The Aviator] 10:27 am: Mary, I'm in Scotland about to take part in some sailing world championships, so yes!
[Lyra] 10:27 am: I agree with Deux Etoiles. Thank you for the game, Aviator.
[GypsyFox] 10:27 am: lol Rolby you make it sound like a bar
[Pip Squeek] 10:27 am: yes!
[Killashandra Ree] 10:27 am: ties herself to Norma - HoJo fans have to stick together.
[The Aviator] 10:27 am: Martin I agree!
[tomatketchup] 10:27 am: Screw the bars, you find the women in the Thomas Dolby livechat
[JohnnyEndo] 10:27 am: ask a silly Q right>\?
[tomatketchup] 10:27 am:
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[Purusha] 10:27 am: Gigs (UK at least) have been very bloke dominated. It's a little unnerving.
[GypsyFox] 10:27 am: BK hey hey
[Killashandra Ree] 10:27 am: BK!
[Deux Etoiles] 10:27 am: BK!
[Demona Dragon] 10:27 am:
[Picup Andropoff] 10:27 am: Thomas Dolby...I just got back from touring all of England on motorcycle. It took most of May and I was able to understand your songs even better from the English viewpoint. There were so many great places to see. Was there a special reason for you moving back to the East Coast of England over all the other great spots?
[mary27182] 10:27 am: Thomas, oh good. I'm glad you are getting some time off. Touring seems like it would be exhausting.
[Black Knight] 10:27 am: yo yo
[Macha] 10:27 am: @Rolby : Of course !
[The Aviator] 10:27 am: Vike, yes, one called 'Interference'
[Katyroo] 10:27 am: Howdy, Black Knight!
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[vike] 10:28 am: Picup has a kick-ass question AND life!!
[Picup Andropoff] 10:28 am: LOL
[vike] 10:28 am: interference recorded anywhere? have not heard
[The Aviator] 10:28 am: Picup, it was mainly because of schools, which sucked in CA
[GypsyFox] 10:28 am: Did Buster know about this?
[Picup Andropoff] 10:28 am: Schools are a great reason here too
[screenkiss1969] 10:28 am: I have a decade long friendship with a man in Chicago just because I listed "Thomas Dolby" as one of my musical interests...more than a decade actually because it was back in AOL days!
[vike] 10:28 am: what's a school?
[mary27182] 10:29 am: geez, Picup, did you do Isle of Mann TT???
[Picup Andropoff] 10:29 am: Snarf
[JohnnyEndo] 10:29 am: i grew up in Pasadena - what's CA? did i miss geography?
[Picup Andropoff] 10:29 am: I do race but not there
[Europa] 10:30 am: JohnnyEndo: California.
[JohnnyEndo] 10:30 am: Sir Thomas, truly, thanks for this. Thanks.
[tomatketchup] 10:30 am: Does Mr. Dolby have any plans for any future albums?
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[Ben69] 10:30 am: Not a question but just to share that I remember listening to "Flying North" on my walkman while looking out of the window at the midnight sun on a flight from London to Iceland back in the summer of 1987 (25 years!). I was an 18 year-old kid on my way to a summer job in a fish factory in the northern fjords (filling the gap between high school and college). So hearing that song always reminds me of that flight! Thanx for everything - Ben69
[vike] 10:30 am: red hurts
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[screenkiss1969] 10:30 am: I'm in California too.
[tomatketchup] 10:31 am: Ben69, sounds like an awesome experience, how was the fish factory?
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[Stemish] 10:31 am: Thomas: will we get a re-cap of your lecture and tour on your blog, perchance?
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[DrGin] 10:31 am: I first heard 'She Blinded Me With Science' on my drive to move to California in 1983, it was a radio station in OK City.
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