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La Machine... [Sep. 3rd, 2008|05:22 am]
Cor, I haven't been on here for ages and ages and ages again... How is everyone? It's been a bit of a shit few months for me for several reasons (my mum passed away in April followed by losing my job when Fab/Roadkill closed down in May, followed by a few months trying to sort my brain out) but finally there is something to be excited about again - La Machine.

www.lamachine.co.uk if you've never heard of it, and here's part of their latest newletter which almost made me explode with anticipation when I read it yesterday:

The city is rumbling...

Final preparations are underway for the arrival of the mysterious La Machine commissioned by Liverpool ’08 as a highlight of the city’s Capital of Culture celebrations. Rehearsals have been continuing in a secret, out-of-town location, and speculation is mounting in the city as to the identity of the enormous mechanical creature at the heart of the event. Meanwhile, rumour has it that roads have been mysteriously closed and street furniture removed, and even that cranes have unexpectedly appeared in the middle of the night on sites close to the city centre…


I've been following it on the internet over the last couple of weeks, and at about 4 o'clock this morning I saw what claimed to be a schedule of events for the next few days - starting at 7am today, when La Machine would appear in the city centre for the first time. Thinking they'd be putting it up overnight if it's going to be there first thing in the morning, I went to see if there was any sign of it (thankfully working nights again means 4am is a completely normal and acceptable time to me). And sure enough, there it was. I'm not saying what it is (because some people on here might not want to know), but it was really quite stunning and I actually got a bit breathless looking at it. It felt like I wasn't meant to be there, watching it being put together and stuff. All I'll say is if you're in Liverpool today you must go to Lime Street station and look up at the buildings next to it!