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The Last Working Day Of The Month: Issue 83

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(MJ Hibbett & The Validators FACT, January 31st 2012)

Hello all, and welcome to this DINO-PACKED edition of the newsletter! We've got album news, a new VIDEO that you can be part of, and a LOT of gigs to talk about this time, so let's get to it!

GIGS TO COME
Saturday 4 February - Rutland Arms, Sheffield
'Moon Horse', with support from Markie Plays Girlpop.

Thursday 9 February - The King & Queen, London
Totally Acoustic with The Bobby McGees and Jim'll's Brain.

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February- The Criterion, Leicester
'Moon Horse' arrives at The Leicester Comedy Festival
Tickets here: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_midlands&query=detail&event=472113 (Friday)
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_midlands&query=detail&event=472115 (Saturday)


Sunday 12 February - The Chameleon, Nottingham
Final 'Moon Horse' show with Vom Vorton and Hannibal Hamster
NOTE: Afternoon show, starts 12.30pm!


Sunday 19 February - The Albany, London
Condensed version of 'Dinosaur Planet' at The Event
Tickets here: http://thisistheevent.eventbrite.com/


Tuesday 21 February - The Wilmington Arms, London
Short talk at the Bright Club night about MUSIC.

Thursday 23 February - Bull & Gate, London
The first night of London Popfest, with Cats On Fire, The School and One Happy Island
Tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/3090


Sunday 26 February - The Lexington, London
Me and Steve doing the Popfest lunchtime Pop Quiz

Check http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk/gigs/gigs.php for more information.

DINOSAUR PLANET ALBUM
If you've not got around to getting the album yet it is, of course, still VERY much available from the website, along with t-shirts, combo deals, free downloads and all sorts, right HERE:
http://www.dinosaurplanet.co.uk/shop.php

Thanks VERY much to everyone who's bought it so far, and especially to those who answered my request for PLUGS, I have been rather MOVED by it all. Any further mentions or plugs are VERY much appreciated - we've not had THAT many reviews yet, so getting the word around is PARAMOUNT! The reviews we HAVE had, however, have been LOVELY, and I'm storing them all on our eminently LIKEable facebook page, HERE:
http://www.facebook.com/dinosaurplanet

BE IN OUR NEXT VIDEO
We're planning to release 'A Little Bit' as our next single, and would like A Little Bit of help making the video, please. If you fancy recording yourself singing part of the song (and maybe acting out a line too) then please go HERE for further details:
http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk/alittlebit

LITERATURE SEARCH
And talking of videos, I'd really like to spread the video for 'Literature Search' around a bit more, especially to librarians and organisations promoting good research methodology. If anybody's got any ideas about where to send it do please let me know!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCX2JazEpkc

MOON HORSE
Moon Horse canters into its last furlong this month, as Steve and I take the show to Sheffield and Leicester before crossing the finishing line in Nottingham. But fear not, ACTION FANS, plans are a-hoof to have Moon Horse return later in the year in a podcast serial!

TOTALLY ACOUSTIC
We've got a bit of a Jim Jam coming up next Thursday at The King & Queen in London, with Jimmy from The Bobby McGees and Jim'll's Brain, and we had a TERRIFIC evening a few weeks ago when Model Village and Elizabeth from Allo Darlin' came and played. You can hear the podcast of that and ALL our recent shows, HERE:
http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk/totallyacoustic/thepodcasts.php

IN OTHER NEWS
The version of 'Billy Jones Is Dead' I performed with A Little Orchestra at Totally Acoustic last year appears on a new CD called "No Sleep Till Torcross". It also features Mr Phil Wilson and Mr Mattew Stead from A Fine Day For Sailing, amongst many others, and is available HERE:
http://www.vollwert-records.de/

And finally - we have a film star in our midst! The crowd-sourced version of 'Star Wars' has finally been released and you can see our very own Mr Tim Pattison (accompanied by Miss Edie and Miss Lola Pattison) playing HAN SOLO in his first appearance, at about 46 minutes in!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ezeYJUz-84


And I think that's MORE than enough excitement for one month - thanks for listening, and see you next time!

Cheers,

Mark


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