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Lost Luggage's first 24 hours has been pretty hectic, with hundreds of unique visitors, many spending time there and many returning. We've also had various little hiccups with the code which I spent time fixing. I'm pleased, though, that it is doing its job and introducing great new fiction to people.

Meanwhile, Carrie's Years 8 and 9 are reviewing 2007 Carnegie Medal Nominees at the moment, giving anyone who is interested in children's fiction a good idea of what 13 and 14 year olds really want to read.


Up in town for work, I tagged along with the chap and a friend to see The Concretes at the Luminaire in Kilburn. Although the others swear their album is good, I found them rather generic Swedish pop with songs which fell into two broad categories: long pieces of feedback crescendos or shorter numbers in which a key phrase was repeated often. The support act, however, were the short of band which grabs you by the throat and makes you think you should maybe get to the venue on time. In this case it was a band called Lawrence Arabia who had a certain garage rock feel to them despite/because of their lead singer looking like Julian Rhind-Tutt in The Rotters' Club.

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Posted @ 5:15 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2007
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