Discussion in 'On Tour' started by bigchris, Feb 5, 2009.
I was a little bored ... so I created this http://www.bigchris.co.uk/
I think that's brilliant! Not very useful, but brilliant. Scotland looks a bit sparse on gigs however...
i concur.. very good.. but not particularly useful...
hmm.. i wonder if a routeplanner will let me plan a journey with 38 via's ?
(no.. spent ages putting that route in only to be told "this service is currently unavailable"
I think that is totally inspired Big Chris!
PS How are Roary and Tintop?
Wonderful..and when you zoom out the whole country seems mapped out in guitars! Then when you add the reviews linked to each gig at a later date which you write for each gig you attend you have the perfect diary of the tour written in electronic stone for posterity. If you have all that spare time!
Send it to Nick and Linn for brownie points!
At least Scotland *has* a gig though. There's no guitars in Northern Ireland at all!
The first time I read that question ... I did think "what the eck are you talking about" ... but then eventually I did suss it ... I'm surprised it took me that long ... especially I have one of these ( http://tinyurl.com/aprlwy ) in my lounge !!
follow that tour
something like this would be good for a large tour like the current one
that's what I think anyway
and here's something no child should be without in these dark days
Yeh sorry for the random association - my son is currently obsessed with Roary the Racing car and consequently it was the first thing I thought of when I saw your user name.
What an amazing moving map. It reminded me of what ticket Inspectors brains must work like. All those synaptic interconnections round and round radiating from the central celebral cortex..
Chris, that's pretty freakin' cool!!
Well, can't complain, we've already had *cough* two :wink:
And I always live in hope for Fringe gigs!
(best not to mention Wales :blushing: )
I like maps... Chris, if you're ever bored again how about a world map of everywhere Nick has played?!
if anyone is in anyway interested, autoroute says driving from venue to venue in order would be 3694.4miles
thats not accounting of course for nick going home on days off....
^ full map and directions
Our intrepid explorer of musical energy...
If he survives this year with all his mountain peregrinations then why not encourage him to row or sail 3,694.4 miles across the Atlantic playing and creating songs as he goes streaming out webcams by satellite comms? Linn could go with him [if his wife lets him] and act as the live PR promoter / DJ / commentator cum oarswoman? Imagine the media interest as Nick hits the dryland shores of America? It would act as the perfect promotional intro to gain max interest as he starts a tour of the USofA.
Or go up with the other Branson by hot air balloon? That might suit him more if he likes being at altitudes in the stratosphere, mental or otherwise. " My daddy gave me an aeroplane".
Billed by the Guinness Book of records as the highest guitar playing performance in a balloon / plane / microglider / glider / spitfire / hang-glider / parachute / cablecar whatever. "The great gig in the sky" in honour of Pink Floyd. Think Dave Gilmour might just be happy staying terra-firmaly retired on Earth and may not be so keen to join him at his grand old age?
Imagine Nick singing above the Atlantic Ridge mid-ocean between super continents moving apart tectonically? Bound to inspire him again, surrounded by the vastness of it all and the sky on a clear new moon night full of stars with no background disturbance light.
To appreciate the vast astro-panopoly above, and meditate on the incredible distances involved; away from us little ants scurrying around motorways commuting on this planet.
It was only an idea Linn, don't blame me if he gets some of this into head as his next LHSF charity project!!! But how high can one go in a hot air balloon safely these days without breaking guitar strings in the thinness of the atmosphere? I'd imagine a few Everests without checking?
Hey, at least Nick knows how to read a map when he's getting gigs booked - I still shudder at the tour a few years ago with the 3 days in Leicester, then Glasgow, then Derby :confused1: but let's not forget 4 days with *checks* Nottingham to Exeter to Mid-Wales to Canterbury for sheer lunatic routing :bored:
Holy sh*BEEP* :blink: When you put it like that...
For those of you familiar with Dave Gorman, I think it's time I picked up my personal MPNHG* calculation again...
* = miles per Nick Harper gig
i think the stupidest was the levs accoustic when they succesfullyu went from barnstaple in devon, to glasgow (and then if memory serves me correctly, back down to swindon)...
ok.. so all you harper fans.. nick does his bit for lhs... why not he fans.. who fancies a sponsored 38 town treck.. im sure national express or someone would dole out free coach tickets...
7 days, 38 towns, 38 pubs... all for charity..
Don't tempt me, man! Plus I'd have to cover my lost wages cos I haven't got enough time off left this year :bored:
What would be the Harpicquivalent of a Frog Train? :biggrin:
Feel a song coming on ...sorry... not throttled yet!
"The wise owl and the pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful Seasick Steve green boat
He had the money
She had the honey
Wrapped up in their sou'wester coats.
The owl looked up at the stars in awe,
And sang a ballad to the sky
Oh pussy! Oh pussy, my love,why
What a beautiful......"
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