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Last night I met Mr S Hewitt at London Bridge Station and together we set off to distant Croydon to do a rather special PREVIEW of Dinosaur Planet. We were booked to play at the regular Freedom Of Expression night, run by Mr T Eveleigh, where I've played on my own many MANY times, but this time it was going to be the two of us, doing THE SONGS for the first time ever as a duo, amplified, in front of an audience of People We Don't Necessarily Know.

Playing the Green Dragon's always lovely - everyone there's dead nice, the beer's GRATE, and they give you some for FREE. "It's the recession", said Mark The Sound Man as he explained that, rather than LIMITLESS BOOZE, as they've offered before, there was now a tenner a head limit. Curse you, The Economy! Still, that did buy us GRUB and several DELICIOUS pints, so all was well by the time we were due to go on stage and do THIS:

  • Theme From Dinosaur Planet
  • Don't, Darren, Don't
  • Theme From Dinosaur Planet
  • A Little Bit
  • Here Come The Dinosaurs
  • The Theory Of A Dinosaur Planet
  • The Battle Of Peterborough
  • My Theory Of A Dinosaur Planet
  • We Are The Giant Robots
  • Dinosaurs Talk Like Pirates
  • We Are The Dinosaurs
  • Literature Search
  • Strangely Attractive
  • For The Fate Of The Earth
  • A Little Bit More
  • Theme From Dinosaur Planet

  • As you can see, that isn't ALL the songs, as we had to drop a couple just to get it to fit into our half hour spot... and we didn't exactly fit it in even then. I'd wondered how it'd work without (most of) the dialogue, but actually it went pretty well - we RATTLED through it at high speed and the audience rather went along WITH us - especially young Sam, son of the Landlady, who CHEERED at several places and INTERROGATED me afterwards as to where the Dinosaurs had got hold of their machine guns. An EXCELLENT question which I was MORE than happy to explain. At LENGTH.

    Everyone seemed to really enjoy it and there were MANY remarks to that effects afterwards, it was LOVELY. As I said to Steve afterwards, if that's how good a reaction it gets at an unprepared acoustic night WITHOUT even the costumes or dialogue, imagine the MIGHTY POTENTIAL of it when there's people who came to see it all on PURPOSE!

    I'm quite excited I must admit - now all we need to do is finish learning our lines and we'll have ourselves a SHOW!

    posted 2/6/2010 by MJ Hibbett

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    Sam was definitely impressed as was I. My favourite song is For the Fate of the Earth, GRATE tune.x Jenny
    posted 3/6/2010 by Jenny Lockyer

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