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Our first published article

Read our post on the Guardian’s site here

Yet another interview
Yet another interview (photo: Dixi at Opera Hostel, Erfurt)

Phil calls us “media puppets” as we seek publicity for The Ball. I know what he means. We both find dealing with the press — whether tv, radio or written — difficult to say the least. But we both want to see this project (and specifically the idea of The Ball) propagate beyond our own circle of friends and beyond our ability to do it ourselves because:

(a) we’re not getting any younger,
(b) we may have too many other pressing commitments,
(c) whatever else may crop up in the unpredictable future.

Whether it does depends on the support we get from other people — and that requires us to make the best of whatever channels become open to us. So then, many thanks to Sheila at the Guardian’s World Cup blog for taking a gamble on us writing something coherent.

Read our post on the Guardian’s site here.

Written by on Sunday, June 18th, 2006

4 comments on this post

  1. well, that’ll put your stats up! Unfortunately I can’t find the article, can you link direct? Hope you’re having a good time

  2. ah right, should have checked out the second link (or you should have put it first :P )

  3. Thanks mate – have edited the post so that the link comes first and last!

  4. As for stats — seems like we’ve not had a lot of traffic from the Guardian as yet… our stats are no secret either, if you’re so inclined, you can browse them here. I wouldn’t recommend it — they’re even duller than the proverbial ditch-water… I tend to look at them just to see who’s nicking our content ;)

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