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DOLE KINDFriday 13th September, 5-7pm

DOLE KIND
Friday 13th September, 5-7pm

Forest Happening Presents: Big Night Out part 3!Sat 20th July @ Old Saint Paul’s, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh
19.30 - 00.00

This time we think we know what we’re doing, but hey who cares, it’s free and we have some great acts lined up.

As usual we’re mixing things up not just musically but geographically with a mix of local and international artists that we’ve flown all the way especially for you (well we paid the bus fare for the ones from Edinburgh)

Kicking the evening off we have the ever so talented Danny Mullins, a versatile performer who can turn his hand from funk to folk in a blink of an eye

http://www.dannymullins.co.uk/

https://soundcloud.com/danny-mullins-music

Next up we have all the way from Switzerland, Strotter Institute. Using modified and manipulated turntables and various cut or scotched records, Strotter Institute will envelop you in dense bass heavy soundscapes and complex rhythms.

http://youtu.be/rKHcGeJXrDc

http://www.strotter.org/ch_news/index.html

https://soundcloud.com/strotter-inst

After a wee interlude with the delightful Barocco Tribal Dancers, we have our very own Billy Liar a rising star in the folk punk firmament

http://www.billyliarmusic.com/fr_home.cfm

Capping the night off in style we have the lo fi electronic psychadelia of Numbers are Futile. From Edinburgh via Lisbon these guys will have you on the floor shaking that moneymaker.

https://soundcloud.com/numbersarefutile

Weaving all of this together will be the sublimely anarchic DJ Jimmy Bastard, so make sure to put your best dancing shoes on

http://www.mixcloud.com/artist/dj-jimmy-bastard/

So grab that diary, cancel the bingo and come on down!

Doors open at 7.30 and BYOB. As per usual the Forest will be providing wraps, salads and soft drinks for those of a hungry/thirsty disposition. Yum!

Forest Happening Presents: Big Night Out part 3!
Sat 20th July @ Old Saint Paul’s, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh
19.30 - 00.00

This time we think we know what we’re doing, but hey who cares, it’s free and we have some great acts lined up.

As usual we’re mixing things up not just musically but geographically with a mix of local and international artists that we’ve flown all the way especially for you (well we paid the bus fare for the ones from Edinburgh)

Kicking the evening off we have the ever so talented Danny Mullins, a versatile performer who can turn his hand from funk to folk in a blink of an eye

http://www.dannymullins.co.uk/

https://soundcloud.com/danny-mullins-music

Next up we have all the way from Switzerland, Strotter Institute. Using modified and manipulated turntables and various cut or scotched records, Strotter Institute will envelop you in dense bass heavy soundscapes and complex rhythms.

http://youtu.be/rKHcGeJXrDc

http://www.strotter.org/ch_news/index.html

https://soundcloud.com/strotter-inst

After a wee interlude with the delightful Barocco Tribal Dancers, we have our very own Billy Liar a rising star in the folk punk firmament

http://www.billyliarmusic.com/fr_home.cfm

Capping the night off in style we have the lo fi electronic psychadelia of Numbers are Futile. From Edinburgh via Lisbon these guys will have you on the floor shaking that moneymaker.

https://soundcloud.com/numbersarefutile

Weaving all of this together will be the sublimely anarchic DJ Jimmy Bastard, so make sure to put your best dancing shoes on

http://www.mixcloud.com/artist/dj-jimmy-bastard/

So grab that diary, cancel the bingo and come on down!

Doors open at 7.30 and BYOB. As per usual the Forest will be providing wraps, salads and soft drinks for those of a hungry/thirsty disposition. Yum!

THE GOLDEN HOUR: TORONTO
SATURDAY JANUARY 14TH ATPLACEBO SPACE. 9pm.
THIS EVENT IS PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.
Edinburgh’s Lit&Music Cabaret Comes to Toronto
Poets read. Musicians play. The audience is incited to revolution—or a stiff drink
 
DAMIAN ROGERS: Electrifying. Damian’s poetry is rock’n’roll. Sample: “I say let’s keep wasting our lives and burn/our trash as we go.”
RYAN VAN WINKLE: Award-winning, Edinburgh-dwelling bearded poet. He’ll make you swoon. Sample: “We were fucking/our way up the tower and God saw us coming.”
MATTHEW J. TRAFFORD: Crafter of surreal short stories featuring Jesus clones & mermaids. Sample: “I was born library, where my parents read from opening until closing every day, where they met, where I assume they first coupled.”
TRAPLINESA: banjo. Some poems. Do we need to say more?Sample: “I got so fat they called a crane. Everyone was nice about it, but I was too fat to care.”
NEIL QUIN: The guitarist from Zeus will blow you away with his shiny solo act.
PHANTOM SHORES: Ottawa-based folk rockers with lush harmonies and blazing lyrics. Violin, sex & rock’n’roll.
CHLOE CHARLES: This hypnotizing songstress will leave you spellbound – just try to resist.
PLUS SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST.
THIS EVENT IS PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.
AT PLACEBO SPACE. 1409 Bloor Street West, Apt A

THE GOLDEN HOUR: TORONTO

SATURDAY JANUARY 14TH ATPLACEBO SPACE. 9pm.

THIS EVENT IS PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.

Edinburgh’s Lit&Music Cabaret Comes to Toronto

Poets read. Musicians play. The audience is incited to revolution—or a stiff drink

 

DAMIAN ROGERS: Electrifying. Damian’s poetry is rock’n’roll. Sample: “I say let’s keep wasting our lives and burn/our trash as we go.”

RYAN VAN WINKLE: Award-winning, Edinburgh-dwelling bearded poet. He’ll make you swoon. Sample: “We were fucking/our way up the tower and God saw us coming.”

MATTHEW J. TRAFFORD: Crafter of surreal short stories featuring Jesus clones & mermaids. Sample: “I was born library, where my parents read from opening until closing every day, where they met, where I assume they first coupled.”

TRAPLINESA: banjo. Some poems. Do we need to say more?Sample: “I got so fat they called a crane. Everyone was nice about it, but I was too fat to care.”

NEIL QUIN: The guitarist from Zeus will blow you away with his shiny solo act.

PHANTOM SHORES: Ottawa-based folk rockers with lush harmonies and blazing lyrics. Violin, sex & rock’n’roll.

CHLOE CHARLES: This hypnotizing songstress will leave you spellbound – just try to resist.

PLUS SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST.

THIS EVENT IS PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.

AT PLACEBO SPACE. 1409 Bloor Street West, Apt A

CALLOOCALLAY! The Great Edinburgh Scavenger HuntDecember 10th 11am-6pm



Want to play?It’s a city wide all day scavenger hunt type thing…Can you find a seashell in the city? Kiss Sir Walter Scott and prove it? Find a hero for a policeman? Shoot the Urban Fox?Scaveng, scrounge, beg, borrow, blag for honour, glory and a grand cash prize of £100…Email calloocallaydec2011@gmail.com to register.£10 per team if you register by Thursday 8th December or £15 on the day. (A Forest Reverie)

For more information and the full rules, see our scavenger hunt website

CALLOOCALLAY! The Great Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt
December 10th 11am-6pm

Want to play?

It’s a city wide all day scavenger hunt type thing…

Can you find a seashell in the city? Kiss Sir Walter Scott and prove it? Find a hero for a policeman? Shoot the Urban Fox?

Scaveng, scrounge, beg, borrow, blag for honour, glory and a grand cash prize of £100…

Email calloocallaydec2011@gmail.com to register.
£10 per team if you register by Thursday 8th December or £15 on the day. 

(A Forest Reverie)


For more information and the full rules, see our scavenger hunt website

The Nightmare Before the Office Christmas PartyDecember 13th, 7 - 11
The Third Door, Lothia St£3.50/£4.50

Inky Fingers, Edinburgh’s grassroots events series for writers and performers, is putting on a spectacular literary office party. Come in your awful bowties and desperate tinsel to enjoy festive and unfestive performances from top local writers, photocopier destruction, an extraordinary literary secret santa, a competition for the worst christmas cracker joke, and much else besides. Grotesque, glorious, and packed to the gunnels with amazing words: be there!

Inky Fingers is an Edinburgh-based events series for writers and performers, running workshops, open mics, and special literary events. Find out more at http://inkyfingersedinburgh.wordpress.com/, on Facebook, or on Twitter @InkyFingersEdin.

The Nightmare Before the Office Christmas Party
December 13th, 7 - 11
The Third Door, Lothia St
£3.50/£4.50

Inky Fingers, Edinburgh’s grassroots events series for writers and performers, is putting on a spectacular literary office party. Come in your awful bowties and desperate tinsel to enjoy festive and unfestive performances from top local writers, photocopier destruction, an extraordinary literary secret santa, a competition for the worst christmas cracker joke, and much else besides. Grotesque, glorious, and packed to the gunnels with amazing words: be there!

Inky Fingers is an Edinburgh-based events series for writers and performers, running workshops, open mics, and special literary events. Find out more at http://inkyfingersedinburgh.wordpress.com/, on Facebook, or on Twitter @InkyFingersEdin.

THE READEASY WRITERS’ GROUP
Tuesday 6th December, 6-9pmWord of Mouth Café, 3A Albert St, Edinburgh

Hello writers! Whether you are a poet, novelist, scriptwriter, or haven’t yet made up your mind, the Inky Fingers  Writers’ Group is for YOU. We meet to read and talk about each other’s work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a unique (and free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to hear your work read aloud: and best of all, it is anonymous, so you can feel completely at ease.

Every month a group of writers meets in a cosy café to discuss their work. Each member submits a piece of writing for the group, these are anonymised and printed out, everyone is given one piece to read, and then we take turns reading the piece aloud and giving feedback.

To attend for a session, just drop us an email at inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com, with a piece of your writing attached. Any genre, and extracts are certainly allowed, but the limit is about 500 words, so that we’ve time to read them all. Also, please use  either .pdf, .odt or .doc (not .docx!) file formats.

Come along on the night, and we will read each piece aloud and chat about it. (Let us know if you’re not going to be able to attend, so that we can make your space available to someone else.) Bring a notepad and your wonderful mind!

Places are limited, so please send your email a few days in advance to make sure you get a space.

THE READEASY WRITERS’ GROUP
Tuesday 6th December, 6-9pm
Word of Mouth Café, 3A Albert St, Edinburgh

Hello writers! Whether you are a poet, novelist, scriptwriter, or haven’t yet made up your mind, the Inky Fingers Writers’ Group is for YOU. We meet to read and talk about each other’s work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a unique (and free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to hear your work read aloud: and best of all, it is anonymous, so you can feel completely at ease.

Every month a group of writers meets in a cosy café to discuss their work. Each member submits a piece of writing for the group, these are anonymised and printed out, everyone is given one piece to read, and then we take turns reading the piece aloud and giving feedback.

To attend for a session, just drop us an email at inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com, with a piece of your writing attached. Any genre, and extracts are certainly allowed, but the limit is about 500 words, so that we’ve time to read them all. Also, please use either .pdf, .odt or .doc (not .docx!) file formats.

Come along on the night, and we will read each piece aloud and chat about it. (Let us know if you’re not going to be able to attend, so that we can make your space available to someone else.) Bring a notepad and your wonderful mind!

Places are limited, so please send your email a few days in advance to make sure you get a space.

THE READEASY WRITERS’ GROUPTuesday 15th November, 6-9pmWord of Mouth Café, 3A Albert St, Edinburgh

WHAT IT IS

Hello aspiring writers! — whether you are a budding poet, novelist,
scriptwriter, or haven’t yetmade up your mind, the Inky Fingers
Writers’ Group is for YOU. We meet to read and talk about each other’s
work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a unique (and
free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to
hear your work read aloud: and best of all, it is anonymous, so you
can feel completely at ease.

HOW WE WORK

Every month a group of writers meets in a cosy café to discuss their work. Each member submits a piece of writing for the group, these are anonymised and printed out, everyone is given one piece to read, and then we take turns reading the piece aloud and giving feedback.

To attend for a session, just drop us an email at inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com, with a piece of your writing attached. Any genre, and extracts are certainly allowed, but the limit is about 500 words, so that we’ve time to read them all. Also, please use either .pdf, .odt or .doc (not .docx!) file formats.

Come along on the night, and we will read each piece aloud and chat about it. (Let us know if you’re not going to be able to attend, so that we can make your space available to someone else.) Bring a notepad and your wonderful mind!

Places are limited, so please send your email a few days in advance to make sure you get a space. (Please note also, that only those who have submitted a piece themselves can come – if you want to just come and listen to amazing new writing, then please come to our Open Mic.)

The discussion is really informal, so don’t feel you have to be an authority on literary criticism, or, well, on anything.

WHAT FOLK HAVE SAID

“I have always wanted to attend a group like this to share and get feedback on my work. However, I was always too nervous to share my work with so many other writers at one time. The Inky Fingers method is very good because it allows you to share your work anonymously, while still receiving feedback. I found it to be an excellent experience with lots of good discussion amongst a very nice bunch of people.”

THE READEASY WRITERS’ GROUP
Tuesday 15th November, 6-9pm
Word of Mouth Café, 3A Albert St, Edinburgh

WHAT IT IS

Hello aspiring writers! — whether you are a budding poet, novelist, scriptwriter, or haven’t yetmade up your mind, the Inky Fingers Writers’ Group is for YOU. We meet to read and talk about each other’s work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a unique (and free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to hear your work read aloud: and best of all, it is anonymous, so you can feel completely at ease.

HOW WE WORK

Every month a group of writers meets in a cosy café to discuss their work. Each member submits a piece of writing for the group, these are anonymised and printed out, everyone is given one piece to read, and then we take turns reading the piece aloud and giving feedback.

To attend for a session, just drop us an email at inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com, with a piece of your writing attached. Any genre, and extracts are certainly allowed, but the limit is about 500 words, so that we’ve time to read them all. Also, please use either .pdf, .odt or .doc (not .docx!) file formats.

Come along on the night, and we will read each piece aloud and chat about it. (Let us know if you’re not going to be able to attend, so that we can make your space available to someone else.) Bring a notepad and your wonderful mind!

Places are limited, so please send your email a few days in advance to make sure you get a space. (Please note also, that only those who have submitted a piece themselves can come – if you want to just come and listen to amazing new writing, then please come to our Open Mic.)

The discussion is really informal, so don’t feel you have to be an authority on literary criticism, or, well, on anything.

WHAT FOLK HAVE SAID

“I have always wanted to attend a group like this to share and get feedback on my work. However, I was always too nervous to share my work with so many other writers at one time. The Inky Fingers method is very good because it allows you to share your work anonymously, while still receiving feedback. I found it to be an excellent experience with lots of good discussion amongst a very nice bunch of people.”

ZOMBIE CEILIDH
Friday 4th November, 9.30pm - 3amStudio 24, Calton Road

[awry] are holding another psychegaelic Céilidh at Studio 24 on the 4th November!!!

In honour of the time of year, tonight is going to be a ZOMBIE ceilidh - dress as zombie and get in for a fiver ;-)

As well as [awry] we have the fantastic forest regulars JEN & THE GENTS playing with us - it’s going to to be a great night, so get your flesh eating rags on and lurch on down to Studion 24 for the zombie ceilidh!

Tickets £6 (£5 if in fancy dress) before 11pm, £7 after on the night, and all profits to the Forest fund ;-)

ZOMBIE CEILIDH
Friday 4th November, 9.30pm - 3am
Studio 24, Calton Road

[awry] are holding another psychegaelic Céilidh at Studio 24 on the 4th November!!!

In honour of the time of year, tonight is going to be a ZOMBIE ceilidh - dress as zombie and get in for a fiver ;-)

As well as [awry] we have the fantastic forest regulars JEN & THE GENTS playing with us - it’s going to to be a great night, so get your flesh eating rags on and lurch on down to Studion 24 for the zombie ceilidh!

Tickets £6 (£5 if in fancy dress) before 11pm, £7 after on the night, and all profits to the Forest fund ;-)

Jump Up, Get Down
26th October, 9pm - MidnightThe Jazz Bar

Presenting:

Dirty blues, reggae and folk from the mish-mash of musicians comprising THE BLUESWATER COLLECTIVE

Politicised punk-inspired dub-loving, soul-singing, ska-swinging muzikal mash-mash from NEW URBAN FRONTIER

Shoe-string swing from the 9-piece jazz orchestra rejects LE SALON DU JAZZ REFUSE

A joint fundraiser for the Forest Collective (bring back Forest Cafe!) and Edinburgh University Feminist Society.

£5 in - includes entry into a damn good prize draw, and FREE ENTRY into the following event (normal cost £2/£3): MIKE KEARNEY KA-TET original bluesy, funky songs from Mike Kearney (keys/vox) and 5-piece band with trumpet/sax horn section. ‘Dynamic, danceable, and dastardly catchy - utterly funk-tastic!’ - Sunday Mail

Dance dance dance fucking dance.

Jump Up, Get Down
26th October, 9pm - Midnight
The Jazz Bar

Presenting:

Dirty blues, reggae and folk from the mish-mash of musicians comprising THE BLUESWATER COLLECTIVE

Politicised punk-inspired dub-loving, soul-singing, ska-swinging muzikal mash-mash from NEW URBAN FRONTIER

Shoe-string swing from the 9-piece jazz orchestra rejects LE SALON DU JAZZ REFUSE

A joint fundraiser for the Forest Collective (bring back Forest Cafe!) and Edinburgh University Feminist Society.

£5 in - includes entry into a damn good prize draw, and FREE ENTRY into the following event (normal cost £2/£3): MIKE KEARNEY KA-TET original bluesy, funky songs from Mike Kearney (keys/vox) and 5-piece band with trumpet/sax horn section. ‘Dynamic, danceable, and dastardly catchy - utterly funk-tastic!’ - Sunday Mail

Dance dance dance fucking dance.

REFORESTATION
Medina, Lothian St, Edinburgh4pm - 3am, Tuesday 27th September

free before 8pm; £4 thereafter
all proceeds to the Save the Forest Campaign

4-7: Alternative Freshers Fayre and Workshops7-9: Comedy, Music, Theatrics9-3: Bands, DJs, Disco and Dance

More information forthcoming here and here.

REFORESTATION
Medina, Lothian St, Edinburgh
4pm - 3am, Tuesday 27th September

free before 8pm; £4 thereafter
all proceeds to the Save the Forest Campaign

4-7: Alternative Freshers Fayre and Workshops
7-9: Comedy, Music, Theatrics
9-3: Bands, DJs, Disco and Dance

More information forthcoming here and here.

[AWRY] PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH / CÈILIDH IOLDATHACH
Friday 30th September, 9pm - 3amStudio 24, Calton Road

A PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH WITH [AWRY] AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

'THE JOHN LANGAN BAND' & 'PORTNAWAK & THE WOO'

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NIGHT WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON! :o)

CÈILIDH IOLDATHACH LE [AWRY] AGUS NA H-AOIGHEAN AIR LETH SÒNRAICHTE…

'THE JOHN LANGAN BAND' & 'PORTNAWAK & THE WOO'

BIDH BARRACHD FIOS MUN OIDHCHE A’ NOCHDADH A DH’AITHGHEARR! :o)

[AWRY] PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH / CÈILIDH IOLDATHACH
Friday 30th September, 9pm - 3am
Studio 24, Calton Road

A PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH WITH [AWRY] AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

'THE JOHN LANGAN BAND' & 'PORTNAWAK & THE WOO'

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NIGHT WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON! :o)


CÈILIDH IOLDATHACH LE [AWRY] AGUS NA H-AOIGHEAN AIR LETH SÒNRAICHTE…

'THE JOHN LANGAN BAND' & 'PORTNAWAK & THE WOO'

BIDH BARRACHD FIOS MUN OIDHCHE A’ NOCHDADH A DH’AITHGHEARR! :o)

Silent Art Auction!
Fri 23rd Sept, 6.30 - 10pmOut of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny St

Over 30 local and international artists are donating their work to a charity art auction in support of SAVE THE FOREST. This campaign is part of a large scale fundraising drive to allow The Forest Cafe to buy 3 Bristo Place. The event is being held at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Leith on Friday September 23rd from 6:30-10:00pm. This is an incredible opportunity for everyone to not only view fine art, but to take it home at the end of the night. With raffle tickets for £1 and opening bids on all pieces at £5, original art has never been more available to the public. Entry is free with live acoustic sets by surprise special guests. This unique event further highlights how The Forest strives to bring our community together.

Silent Art Auction!
Fri 23rd Sept, 6.30 - 10pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny St

Over 30 local and international artists are donating their work to a charity art auction in support of SAVE THE FOREST. This campaign is part of a large scale fundraising drive to allow The Forest Cafe to buy 3 Bristo Place. The event is being held at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Leith on Friday September 23rd from 6:30-10:00pm. This is an incredible opportunity for everyone to not only view fine art, but to take it home at the end of the night. With raffle tickets for £1 and opening bids on all pieces at £5, original art has never been more available to the public. Entry is free with live acoustic sets by surprise special guests. This unique event further highlights how The Forest strives to bring our community together.

Ultrachip
2 Days Of Live Chipmusic, Visuals & Workshops
August 19 & August 20, 8pm

Ultrachip returns for two more days of live chiptune & chip-related happenings, featuring local, national & international artists. It’s all going down in Edinburgh at the Forest Cafe, and it’s entirely free to attend.

The event runs 8pm - 3am both nights, plus there are afternoon events on the Saturday.

More details here.

Ultrachip
2 Days Of Live Chipmusic, Visuals & Workshops
August 19 & August 20, 8pm

Ultrachip returns for two more days of live chiptune & chip-related happenings, featuring local, national & international artists. It’s all going down in Edinburgh at the Forest Cafe, and it’s entirely free to attend.

The event runs 8pm - 3am both nights, plus there are afternoon events on the Saturday.

More details here.

Terminal Fuckery
Dance Party
August 18, 8pm

DANCE PARTY!!YOWSAH!!!YOWSAH!!!YOWSA​H!!!DANCE PARTY

It’s a postmodern continuum of the African griot culture cultivated for thousands of years through ancient civilisations and manifested within such other magnificent oral and musical traditions as African American folk songs and spirituals, gospel hymns, the Mississippi Delta blues, ragtime, big band swing, be-bop jazz, beatnik poetry, early rhyth…m and blues, honky-tonk, zydeco, rock’n’roll, go-go, funk, reggae, soca, calypso, ska, polka, flamenco, salsa, merengue, bossa nova, bluegrass, tejano, fusion, death metal, industrial, glam, jungle, show-tunes, campfire sing-a-longs, tubercolosis cough, synchronised quaffing, gypsy muzak, yodelling, hobo harmonica music, techno-samba, porn soundtracks, gay german disco, Tourette’s syndrome, snoring, conversations with God and armpit fart noises.

Terminal Fuckery
Dance Party
August 18, 8pm

DANCE PARTY!!YOWSAH!!!YOWSAH!!!YOWSA​H!!!DANCE PARTY

It’s a postmodern continuum of the African griot culture cultivated for thousands of years through ancient civilisations and manifested within such other magnificent oral and musical traditions as African American folk songs and spirituals, gospel hymns, the Mississippi Delta blues, ragtime, big band swing, be-bop jazz, beatnik poetry, early rhyth…m and blues, honky-tonk, zydeco, rock’n’roll, go-go, funk, reggae, soca, calypso, ska, polka, flamenco, salsa, merengue, bossa nova, bluegrass, tejano, fusion, death metal, industrial, glam, jungle, show-tunes, campfire sing-a-longs, tubercolosis cough, synchronised quaffing, gypsy muzak, yodelling, hobo harmonica music, techno-samba, porn soundtracks, gay german disco, Tourette’s syndrome, snoring, conversations with God and armpit fart noises.