The ups, downs, in's and out's of two North East UK musical eclectricians.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Monday - Mystery "Piano Man" - 16/05/05

Hi...

First off thanks to everyone who came to The Forth on Saturday, for those that came to rock - we salute you... It was a great night, and it's great to see people stay to the end. Next gig is Saturday the 28th of May, hope to see you there.

A very interesting news report was pointed out to me today, you can read the full story here - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4550069.stm

But for the attention deficit sufferers out there the basic premise is this.

Kent Police found a man dripping wet in a suit and tie seemingly unable or unwilling to speak, staff at the Medway Maritime Hospital gave him a pen and paper in the hope he would write his name. Instead the patient, dubbed The Piano Man, drew very detailed pictures of a grand piano.



When lead to a piano on Hospital grounds, the man shocked staff with a performance of classical music. "The first time we took him down to the piano he played for several hours, non-stop"

He is now being held in a secure mental health unit in north Kent while an assessment is carried out. Mr Camp said he was "extremely distressed" and may have suffered a trauma.



Several lines of inquiry have been followed, and the hospital brought in interpreters to see if the mystery patient was from Eastern Europe.

So there you go... A film waiting to be made if ever I saw one !

Talking of films, I watched "Garden State" yesterday, it's a film I meant to go and watch at the pictures, but didn't get round to it, so was looking forward to seeing it on DVD.


http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/gardenstate/

Starring Zach Braff, from "Scrubs" and the tiny yet perfectly formed Luke Skywalkers mam Natalie Portman, it's set in New Jersey (hence the title) and is a very pleasant way to kill an hour and a half, and would definitely recommend it.



It's a bittersweet "life" black-comedy focusing on a family death which brings an aspiring L.A. based actor back to his home town. Anyone who's returned to the small town/village that they grew up in and left - will identify with this... Seeing past faces still doing the same things and living their lives without ever leaving. This film showing, that sometimes staying out isn't a bad thing.

One bizarre thing about this film is that there's a cameo role from Method man playing a hotel bell-boy. It's an odd scene, and I'm still not sure the purpose of it !

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I'll leave you to make your own mind up, if you get a chance to see it.

That's all for now,

laters

Flint

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