Friday, November 24, 2006

Ordinary Boys miss their chance

Poised for massive success, pop group The Ordinary Boys could have had it all.

We've never heard their music, and haven't seen Big Brother where lead singer Preston made an appearance.

But now, with their latest video in production, they were ready to take the next step: Morris dancing.

London Pride was booked for a part in the video, as one element of a multi-faceted performance. With our addition, their success was assured.

Unfortunately, it was not to be. One day before filming, we were told the video was "massively overbudget" and we weren't needed. We should unstrap our bells and go back to normal.

We are very sorry. Without our help, the Ordinary Boys may struggle on to some sort of fame. But just think lads. Without Morris dancing, will it really be worth it?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Meet Myrtle, Our Mascot!

The Kanssens' dog Myrtle is now the official London Pride animal.

She's turned up to one practice, and appears to tolerate Morris - and there are some would say that's as much as we can expect from anyone. And it's about time we had a beast.

Is it a a dangerous warping of Morris tradition, to have a female animal? I don't know, but a more serious objection would be that she's better looking than any of us.

(I should say, those bells aren't attached. Yet)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Morris Dancers for Blue Peter

- as part of a 200 child conga.
It was to launch the Blue Peter Shoe Biz appeal, they had all sorts of children doing it from stilt walkers to scuba divers to ballet dancers and Morris dancers.
Noah and Ezra joined in with Ilmington Traditional Morris's junior side.
They all got Blue Peter badges, some of us adults being envious. Noah's Headteacher said in his permission email how proud he was of the gold Blue Peter Badge he'd got...