On the way to Hot Wheels‘ most excellent party yesterday I met an Englishwoman with a bass who plays in a New Cross bluegrass band. She was wearing an “I’m Up For A Chat On The Tube” badge that turned out to be a product of a conceptual art project to bring random people together. I am, of course, going to sign up for this myself tomorrow. Part of the randomness involves being asked to do things you have never done before—one week apparently, the artist organised a roller disco evening. One of my hardened southerner friends told me later to run away: “It’s a cult! That’s why we don’t talk to people on the Tube.”
Today I had a long and fascinating discussion with a traveller from the Netherlands. She told me about how when she was learning English in school (and I don’t mean university) her English teacher played her class the Charles and Camilla tapes to expand their vocabulary. Don’t you just love the Dutch?
Jag elskaar dei?
Excuse me please mynheer. Can you direct me to the public toilet? And where may I purchase Tampax?
[…] You might remember this post in which the Geek stumbled upon an art project designed to bring strangers together in strange ways. If you’d like to sign up for it yourself go here. […]