Anyway, on the subject of "old bean", on Sesame Street a dozen or more years ago,(two dozen, is that possible?) Cookie Monster hosted Monsterpiece Theater, which featured a spoof of the movie "Chariots of Fire", staring Grover, and perhaps Oscar the Grouch. It was called, "Chariots of Fur".
Cookie Monster explained that it was the tale of a race between and Old Bean and an Old Chap. Now that's what I call movie making.
Meanwhile good to see you again, and I hope you made some $$.Buy my books, dammit!
When are you going on tour?"It's the abstract I deal in; software, and donuts." MohammedNiyalSayeed
For my part, I'd like to see the bloody Carling logo removed and the buskers on a first come first served basis for each pitch, no booking.
Station staff really aren't interested in being involved in deciding who plays, so the first come first served basis for each pitch, no booking is a non-starter. This is pretty much the same problem with the free for all idea - LU are legally obliged to keep reasonable tabs on who is where which is why we all sign in and sign out like anyone else doing temporary work on LU premises. It needn't be much but there needs to be some system.
What would I like to see? I'd like to see a proper booking system, and I'm not really bothered who does it. The old one wasn't great but was better than two people armed with pencils, which is what we are told we have now. I'd also like to see some confirmation from LU of their claim that they are committed to carrying the scheme on. As it happens, it tentatively looks so far as if there is no call for panic just yet, but we won't know for sure until we see how the next couple of weeks pan out.I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T