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Friday, December 07, 2007

A Little Something For The Weekend

It's been a tough week this week for various reasons and of course strike news has not been great with the insult offer and not much else going on, though it appears complete deadlock has been avoided as yet. Hang on in there guys... Easy for me to say of course, I'm not the one with zero money coming in. Still thinking of you though and wishing you the very best of luck.

So, to keep you smiling, here is a completely unrelated video that is the daftest six minutes of dancing that I have ever seen... I'm in awe of how he remembers all those routines! Some of my fave songs in there too: I am the modern man... Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto!!! WOOO!



Thanks to the lovely Natalie for the heads-up on this one. Have a great weekend.

6 comments:

darren (formerly eat my shorts) said...

I have to get me that mix!!! Where, where, WHERE!

"You shook me... ALL NIGHT LOOOOOONG...."

By the way, the more I think I know you, the more you surprise me: Styx?! For God's sake woman.

Lucy said...

Kilroy Was Here is one of my all-time favourites! I rmbr watching it on BBC2 when I was about 8 and being BLOWN AWAY. Just thinking about it now makes all these weird images swim round my head in a mad soup. Big influence on me.

riboflavin said...

There's certainly something mad in your head, no doubt about that my dear.

Elinor said...

Great video Luce. And I'm so old I went to see Styx live at the Birmingham Odeon. Have I no shame...?

You have a good weekend too.

Eleanor said...

I found this posted on United Hollywood. If the rumours are true, things are not well:

Friday, December 7, 2007
WGA Willing to Stay at the Table Day and Night Until We Have a Deal

Patric Verrone and Michael Winship just sent this message to the membership. The WGA is determined to stay at the table until we have a deal. If the AMPTP wants to negotiate in good faith, and end the strike, we are at the table.

Dear Fellow Members,

Before we head into negotiations this morning, we want to give you an update on where we stand.

On Tuesday, after the companies had requested a four-day break so they could work on their proposals, we returned to the bargaining table. We presented a counter proposal to their streaming proposal of November 29. They presented no new proposals. On Wednesday, the AMPTP again had no new proposals, but they did have detailed questions about our streaming counter proposal and other aspects of our overall proposals – and from the give and take of those discussions, we felt that they might finally be ready to engage in serious bargaining. They told us they would have new proposals for us Thursday. On Thursday, we met at 10am, and they told us their new proposals would be ready shortly. At 5pm, they told us their proposals still weren’t ready, that they would be working on them late into the night, and that we should come back this morning at 10am. The fact that we saw everyone from the AMPTP leave the building by 6:45pm is not a promising sign, but we will be at the table at 10am this morning, ready to receive their new proposal.

We’d like to address some of the disturbing rumors and back channel communications we’ve been hearing. For one, we’ve heard that one or more of the companies are prepared to throw away the spring and fall TV season, plus features, and prolong the strike. Aside from the devastating effect this would have on the unions, workers, and their families in this industry, it would certainly explain the AMPTP’s refusal to put any new proposals, even a bad one, on the table. Also, highly placed executives have been telling some of our writers that the companies are preparing to abruptly cut off negotiations. They say the companies plan to accuse the WGA of stalling and being unwilling to negotiate, and that the companies will use that as an excuse to walk out.

The Writers Guilds of America, West and East are going on record now that any such claims are absolutely untrue. We have been at the negotiating table every day, willing to bargain. Furthermore, we hereby challenge the AMPTP to negotiate in good faith, day and night, through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays – whatever is necessary – to get this done and get the town back to work. The Writers Guilds will remain at the table every day, for as long as it takes, to make a fair deal.

Thank you for your patience, support, and solidarity through these difficult times. Please come to the Fremantle rally today. We remain all in this together.

Patric M. Verrone
President
Writers Guild of America, West

Michael Winship
President
Writers Guild of America, East

Robin Kelly said...

Look out for the trailer for BBC4's new dance season which is "inspired" by this video.