Barenaked ladies at the Shepherds Bush Empire

If I had $1000000, If I had $1000000… I’d be rich

This not so known but fairly old skool Canadian band was playing at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire last Thursday. The venue is fairly small and it was easy to walk all the way up to the stage.
The band was promoting their holiday album and much of the performance revolved around Christmas spirit. Alternative versions of Jingle Bells and Feliz Navidad (Próspero Año y Felicidad) were played. As usual the real crowd pleasers were classics like Pinch me and If I had a million dollars.
At one point the band members decided to swap places with each other and the main singer ended up playing drums, the bas player ended up playing keyboard, the keyboard player took over the at the bas and the drummer positioned himself at the microphone. Another act that showed how musical and talented the Barenaked ladies are.
Besides being great at playing music, the Barenaked ladies knew how to entertain. Small anecdotes, jokes and all things are better in three were fused into several of their classic songs. Often resulting in LOLs from the audience.

To Ryanair or not to Ryanair (and other cheap airlines and flights)

Once again Carla’s “I told you so” is ringing in my ears. I was planning a trip to Sweden and was sucked in by the £2.99 advertised price on web site. I was travelling alone and figured I would be able to handle the early departure and other inconveniences.
In the end the trip turned out to be a lot more expensive than the lucrative £2.99 and I would like you to consider the following before being lured by the prices of such airlines as easyJet, RyanAir and Buzz.
Update 30/01/04

“A disabled man who was forced to pay to use a wheelchair at Stansted Airport has won his case against Ryanair.” (BBC News)

Good, now if only something could be done about the belittling staff.

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