Friday, July 28, 2017

Ireland Summer 2017: Recent Happiness Experiment entries

Thurs 28 July

Playing chess with D in new space in National Gallery of Ireland

Hanging with Meabh, D & N in the Photography Gallery, Temple Bar

Watching Young Offenders with the De Burcas - Sean, Meabh & Orla

Dublin - National Gallery, Trinity, Hapenny Bridge, Temple Bar

Fri 29 July

Being welcomed to The Rappa, Church Hill, Donegal

Meditating on the beach at Rush during my run

Dinner conversation en famille at Larkins, Newmills

Church Hill, Donegal

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ireland Summer 2017 - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment

Wed 26/8/17 Chester to Dublin/Rush

Long walk along Rush beach at sunset with Des, Dylan, Noah - very low tide, Lambay Island looking magnificent

Lunch outdoors on deck at Dylan's overlooking Menai Straits - at Menai Bridge

Listening to Serial in the car en famille as we drove across North Wales to Anglesey

Chester to Menai Bridge (via Colwyn Bay)
to Holyhead
to Dublin Port
to Rush (Elizabeth & Des)

Sunday, July 09, 2017

U2 Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour (Twickenham)

(Whole of the Moon)

Sunday Bloody Sunday*
New Years Day
Bad (with "Heroes" and "Where Are We Now?" snippet)

Joshua Tree LP
With or Without You**

The Joshua Tree

Where the Streets Have No Name (with "All You Need Is Love" snippet)

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

With or Without You**

Bullet the Blue Sky

Running to Stand Still

Red Hill Mining Town

In God's Country

Trip Through Your Wires (with "Love Me Do" snippet)

One Tree Hill


Mothers of the Disappeared

Miss Sarajevo (Passengers cover)

Beautiful Day (with "Starman" snippet)
Vertigo (with "Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio?" and "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)" snippet) (Uno Dos Tres)

(Love works in) Mysterious Ways (with "Miss You" snippet) (women icons song)

Ultraviolet (Light My Way) (Syria song)


Brian Eno
Vanessa Redgrave
Stella McCartney

My U2:

  • Live Aid (1985)
  • Twickenham (Vertigo?)
  • This

"Fans attending The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 night two in Twickenham enjoyed a slightly different set from last night. There were more than 10 different songs snippets featuring band favorites David Bowie, the Beatles, the Ramones, and the Rolling Stones.  Both Stella and Mary McCartney were given shoutouts from Bono, which explains why there were so many Beatles snippets.
"Mysterious Ways" made its European leg tour debut as another female fan was brought onstage during the song.  
During "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," Bono praised Alice Wroe for the HERStory project. Ahead of "One Tree Hill," Bono remembered both Greg Carroll and actress Natasha Richardson, acknowledging that her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, was in the audience. Bono also thanked "on behalf of the entire nation" Brian Eno: "Let me say this off script: There wouldn't be side 2, and there wouldn't be a side 1 if it weren't for Brian Eno, who's here tonight.

Bono dedicated the show to the people of London and to the heroes of the London Fire Brigade. He also thanked his cousin, AJ Rankin, for being one of his heroes as he "always has my back.

The next show is in Berlin on Wednesday."

Sat 8th:

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Star Spots No. 221


Michael Grade - outside House of Lords

Robert Winston - Embankment tube platform

Monday, June 12, 2017

Happiness Experiment entries - Sheffield

12/6/17 Mon

Reading 'After the Fall' on the train in 1st class

Helping interactive documentary makers at MeetMarket Sheffield DocFest

Watching one of the few good VR/360 programmes I have seen - about Rode, a Melbourne street artist

11/6/17 Sun

Discussion about You have no idea how much I love you with Amir Bar-Lev & Molly after the screening

Planning a doc with Yony L

Dinner at Piccolino with Andy, Alex, Alison & Charlotte plus encounter with Bill

10/6/17 Sat

Met Walter Murch

Annual dinner with Ritva at Piccolino

Breakfast with Daniel & DocCampus folk

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Helsinki - Happiness Experiment

2/6/17 Fri

Coast walk from Ritva's market building to main port market building in Friday evening sun ☀️ with N

Happiness & appreciation at end of Short & Sweet Programme 1 at YLE

Seeing classic American cars cruising near the port in the evening sun of 2nd day of Finnish summer

Dinner at the Green Vault in Kallio including lamb tartar

Wandering around Kallio in evening sun with N

Cafe chat with N outside Kallio cafe/hairdresser watching the world 🌎 go by

Trip out to Lonna island 🌴 in evening sun with N

Exquisite meal both outside & in including white fish

Watching participants near finished films including Long Live the Porn King and What is the essence of stand-up? (with my guard scene)

Walking through Helsinki with N round lake in evening

Reading Before the Fall on a plane ✈️

Sharing my hotel room with N