Adham

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  1. And have a look at this recent press. http://www.globaltoronto.com/Pages/MorningSegment.aspx?id=6442620165 http://www.thegridto.com/city/people/adham-fisher-rocket-man/ http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/101475/globetrotting-transit-enthusiast-attempts-ttc-speed-run/ http://www.thestar.com/news/transportation/article/1159991—british-transit-enthusiast-aims-at-a-speed-record-for-visiting-subway-stations http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1161324--adham-fisher-visits-every-ttc-station-in-less-than-three-hours http://scoutmob.com/new-york/scoutfinds/3521 http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/riding-the-subway-from-a-to-z-in-225235-or-bust/ http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/with-a-23-hour-subway-ride-falling-short-of-the-record/ http://newyork.untappedcities.com/2012/04/10/guiness-world-record-subway-riders-attempt-to-conquer-nyc/ http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/04/unusual-urban-pastime-day-subway-speed-riding/1730/ http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/tourism/175adhamfisher.html
  2. I did consider a PM. It's called an email. See the press release below for tomorrow's (Tuesday's) Chicago event. *** ADHAM FISHER TOURS CHICAGO “L” WITH MISS EARTH ILLINOIS NIKKI HUBER TO PROMOTE HIS ATTEMPT TO RECAPTURE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD/ NOISIVELVET ANNOUNCES INDOOR GARDEN INSTALLATION (CHICAGO, April 2012) Adham Fisher, of Leicester, England, and Nikki Huber, of Schaumburg, Illinois are joining forces and boarding the CTA to cross promote Adham's attempt to re-capture his Guinness World Record for riding the entire Chicago L system, and Nikki's mission of showing how the community can affect the world in a positive way. The noisivelvet organization is proud to welcome Adham Fisher to Chicago in his attempt to recapture his Guinness World Record for the fastest travel time on the Chicago L System. Joining Adham, and promoting her mission of showing how the community can affect the world in a positive way, will be Miss Earth Illinois Nikki Huber, of Schaumburg. L Riders will indeed be quite curious when they see Adham in a lush green jacket made of grass and Nikki in a full gown, sash and tiara. Adham, Nikki, and a few members of noisivelvet will greet morning, afternoon, and rush hour “L” riders and taking questions from curious riders. In addition to promoting their causes and goals - they are joining together to help noisivelvet in announcing “Alterpolitan: An Indoor Sculpture Garden” taking place on Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at 77 South Dearborn. Alterpolitan: An Indoor Sculpture Garden is presented by: Pop Up Art Loop, www.popupartloop.com, garden by: Noisivelvet, www.noisivelvet.org, Sculpture curated by: Susan Blackman of Art Advisory, LTD., www.artadvisoryltd.com, and Curatorial Director: Tristan J.M. Hummel, www.tristanjmhummel.com The Chicago Loop Alliance, Noisivelvet and Art Advisory, Ltd., have created a massive indoor sculpture garden at 77 S. Dearborn for your enjoyment. The space will be completely transformed with wall to wall living greenery. The garden will be open between May 3rd and May 24th. On May 3rd we will be hosting a reception complete with complimentary beverages and a chance to meet the great artists we have teamed up with. Have your cameras ready to catch Adham & Nikki & please join us at our May 3rd event. Looking forward to seeing you there! *** More information and contact details available at http://www.facebook.com/noisivelvet.org
  3. Hello all. Yours truly will be in Chicago from April the 23rd to the 29th for a week of CTA activity. There is potential for good publicity and I've been trying to contact Mike to ask about doing something for Earth-2, but without success. Mike, if you read this, please email me, or maybe someone can point him in my direction. Any others in and around Chicago, tell me what you're doing next week. More later.
  4. And then some teenagers tried to emulate me, and were invited to lunch with the President. http://www.chicagonow.com/cta-tattler/2011/07/team-of-three-takes-on-l-challenge/ http://westernsprings.patch.com/articles/lt-grads-ride-the-rails-to-hit-every-l-stop http://www.suntimes.com/news/transportation/6739795-418/teens-stop-at-every-l-station-but-just-miss-record.html http://www.chicagonow.com/cta-tattler/2011/08/ctas-claypool-honors-students-who-completed-l-challenge/ http://westernsprings.patch.com/articles/l-challenge-students-hang-out-with-cta-president http://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/claypool-el-challenge-127314878.html Now, yours truly is being interviewed on Outside The Loop Radio this Thursday, September the 8th, broadcasting on WLUW 88.7 at 10am Chicago time. Tune in.
  5. Hello. While in Chicago with the British Invasion, I visited every station on the L. This was mentioned on the Convention Thread and previewed on the CTA Tattler blog here. Now an account of the day has been published, should you wish to read about what exactly goes on in setting a public transport mark. Part One. Part Two.
  6. Hello all. Exactly as advertised and hell to the fuck yes. This is slightly overdue, but I wanted to say that meeting all of you was excellent. It's a pity I didn't attend the convention with you due to the L run (keep an eye on that blog, because my account of the day will be published soon) and taking weight out of my suitcase in the form of vinyl to music stores (Mothers' Day is now available on 12" at Reckless Records, Dave's Records and K Starke Records, and you should buy it to offset my travel debt). Those activites took place in the Friday and Saturday daytimes respectively, then there was pizza, walking and drinking with you fine people. On Sunday I became a tourist and went up Willis Tower wearing my Mylo top and duly dropped pressure on the whole city from the glass box. I also went to Andersonville in search of bakeries in my city guide book. I walked past two resale (charity) shops, went in and was astounded at their size - one was practically a warehouse - and their content. In Britain, charity shops are almost as common in certain cities as big chain supermarkets; there can be dozens and I do wonder how much money goes to charities when the overhead costs for running the shops are borne in mind. Also, they are quite small. In Chicago, I found the shops to be few but have the most impressive collections of donations. We should follow suit. On Monday, the three Brits breakfasted together at the Best Western then went their separate ways, which meant I had to move my gear to my alternative hostel, where I stayed for one night. On the way there, I got chatting to a couple on the Red Line, and they ended up coming all the way to the hostel with me and buying me lunch in the next door restaurant, just because I was British. Hell to the fuck yes. Monday night was taken up with watching the Chicago Bulls kick the Sacramento Kings' ass at the United Centre. I didn't quite understand why every time out period was taken up with cheerleading, mascot racing and pie throwing, but I'm British. On Tuesday I flew to Winnipeg for a few days seeking more AFS promotion; two radio interviews and three gigs - the latter of which was attended by none other than Kellen! One chap bought a record, had me sign it, then said "Now I need to buy a record player." I also attended an ice hockey match between Manitoba Moose and Abbotsford Heat, and I was sat next to two Heat fans who were very passionate about their game. "Go Heat!" However, it was another game I didn't quite understand - what is the point of each player only being on the pitch for three minutes? And I kept referring to the pitch as the rink. I'm British. It was a pity no one saw Ian do what he does best and drink himself to sleep, but perhaps next time...
  7. TND, TWINE, PWG, CR, QOS. I agree with TFG1Mike that Brosnan should have done one more film, if only to redeem himself from the atrocity of Purvis! Wade! GRRRR!. I've never been a big fan of cinemas, especially now that everything seems to be in 3D. I watched a bit of Avatar and didn't understand the fuss. If a 3D Bond film is ever brought out, I would probably be very disappointed.
  8. The return of Adham Fisher is marked by the almost final confirmation of rumours that have been circulating for the past three months. ADHAM FISHER HAS BOOKED HIS PLANE TICKETS, HAS C2E2 IN HIS SIGHTS AND CHICAGO SHALL DROP UNDER PRESSURE!!! In the words of Venneh, hell to the fuck yes. So sorry to be rather late off the mark here, but I have been otherwise engaged. I say “almost final confirmation” at the moment because I have not received my tickets yet. Ian has suggested I inform you all of the developments as there might be accommodation sharing opportunities. Also, as part of my visit to Chicago I will attempt to visit each station on the El as quickly as possible – an unofficial attempt on another system for the Guinness World Record which is applicable to the London Tube and New York Subway. If anyone wants to join me on this, in whole or in part, let me know. The rules are here. The attempt will take place on either Friday the 18th or Monday the 21st.
  9. Adham

    Episode 20

    Really? If I post you a CD of my music, can you pass it on to him so he can give it to the big cheese? Available for soundtracks, will travel.
  10. Adham

    Episode 23

    That's pretty much how I feel about them. There is no denying the influence they have had, and will continue to have, on music since they formed, but their material has never done anything for me. I think I only vaguely like three of their songs. Plus, I tend not to listen to anything that was released before 1979 anyway.
  11. Adham

    Episode 23

    Hello all. I am glad that my musical masterpiece has been met with such appreciation. Young Batey, I am wondrous at the fact that you have listened to this episode three times. You surely have to be our biggest fan, and for that, we are planning a little something for you. Mr Lubcho - please outline your ideas for the Peniscast. Though I suspect it might be along the lines of the "Blatantly Would" phenomenon with which my friends and I came up a few years back. There is recorded evidence of this - I'll see if I can find it. At Mr Batey's request, the lyrics to 'All The Same' are below (copyright rests with Adham Fisher). I might have to take them down due to legal reasons, but for now, read away and tell your friends. I am also available for interviews. All the same All the same All the same You are all the fucking same Equality More like hypocrisy You don't notice me You're too blind to see Desperate for fame And you're on the game Because period pains Are all to blame You don't fucking care Because you just wash your hair No matter where You're a nightmare You want older guys You don't like younger guys You think we're immature Well I think you're a whore It's one rule for us and a different rule for them Just because they're women and just because we're men We always have to watch out when it's that time of the month Because we have no idea what's really up your fucking cunt You're all the fucking same You think it's a fucking game I wish you were dead You heard what I said You don't fucking care You just wash and style your hair You can go to hell And take the cosmetics as well All those shoes Give me the blues You can't choose What a loser You take too long To put your face on And it's all a con Because in the morning all your beauty's gone You can't think You're on the blink You're seeing a shrink Why don't you get back to the kitchen sink? You're a fucking cunt You're a fucking cunt You're a fucking cunt I'm sorry to be blunt You call all men liars then expect us to trust you I wouldn't trust you for as long as I could fuck you You can't go one day without getting a strop in No wonder you're in debt because you're always fucking shopping You're all the fucking same You think it's a fucking game I wish you were dead You heard what I said You don't fucking care You just wash and style your hair You can go to hell And take the cosmetics as well You bitch I guess she had it coming.
  12. It's Mother's Day Stateside on Sunday May 10 (one week from now), so I am bringing this back to the fore. Look out for it at the end of For Your Ears Only episode 13 too...
  13. It's an interesting one. Personally I have not liked anything either artist has done apart from Seven Nation Army (now the Bond theme could be put over that bassline) but, like Ian, I think it could be good.
  14. Hello all. I'm Slothian's sidekick on For Your Ears Only. As well as recording with him, I'm also a musician. Boston Dan picked up on my somewhat unique versions of the James Bond themes and asked if I had a CD release due. I actually do have a single out at the moment, though it's on vinyl, but download too, and so I thought I'd tell everyone about it, particularly as it has more relevance on the west side of the Atlantic. I'm known as AFS in the music world, and my single is called Mothers' Day. The story behind it is as follows: In the summer of 2001, a cassette tape was discovered amongst various items included with an Amiga 2000 computer purchased at a garage sale in Winnipeg, Canada. On the tape, a man gives instructions to his kids on how to set up their Amiga 2000 which he had just given to them. In the middle of the first side, he breaks from instruction and lets into them for not having sent their mother a Mother's Day card. This is the basis of Mothers' Day Part I. On the second side he continues his instruction until finally ending the recording with an apology. This forms Mothers' Day Part II. The recording's date is estimated at being from the early 1990s. Nothing is known about who this man is. The record is currently out in the UK and I'm hoping to get it released in Canada, where it will probably have the most impact. You can find out more and listen to some audio by clicking the links below. I'd be especially interested to hear from any Canadians regarding this. AFS MySpace Mothers' Day site Winnipeg Free Press article
  15. Adham

    Episode 03

    He has a mighty pair of lungs, that boy... I like the cut of that man's jib. Is there any word of a CD release? Well, now, it's funny you should mention that, because apart from being Ian's sidekick, I am also a musician. It might not sound like it from the podcasts, admittedly, but I have a single out now in the UK, on which, you might be glad to hear, I don't sing. It's called Mothers' Day and features a sample of a Canadian man from a cassette discovered with a computer bought at a garage sale in Winnipeg. I think you'll find it intriguing. I'll create a new thread in the Off Topic section and put more details there.