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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Your Man in Hermosillo - A Dispatch from the Desert

Once I was a senior lawyer and Vice President at a major record company, but I went out in search of even more variety in my career…the rich fabric of life. Today, as a consultant to one of the U.K’s top ad agencies, my mission is to fly out to a remote town in north-west Mexico, with a view to, er, obtaining a B1/B2 U.S. visa for a beautiful, local, transsexual. ‘’Is that enough rich fabric for yo’ ass?’’ she herself might reasonably have asked! This is ‘’Miriam’’, to her friends and fans, a new transgender, entertainment force coming to a screen, stage or loudspeaker near you…very soon.

 

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Posted by Dej on 03 Aug around 3pm

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Land of the Rising Sun - Snapshots

I had never been too excited about visiting this fabled land. It was more, something on the to-do list; a bit like going to the supermarket – other trips you’d rather make, but you know you’ll be glad to have this one done and dusted. I had worked for a Japanese-owned company, Sony Music, for over twelve years and I like to think of myself as a modern, cosmopolitan kinda guy. Fifa’s World Cup 2002 seemed like the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone - as if you’d known that the supermarket’s aisles were going to double as a catwalk for a surreal lingerie and swimwear show during your visit. Better still(?), my companion at these global festivals of sport, Alex, only lives a jet-fuelled hop and a skip away - in Hong Kong.

 

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Posted by Dej on 03 Aug around 2pm

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Foreign Exchange (revisited): Caen 1975 - Letter to John Peel at Radio 4 (Home Truths)

John, belated congratulations to you and the Home Truths posse on your success at the Sony Radio Awards! I attended the ceremony last year for the first time and thought it was a great event - unfortunately, I was away this year.

The subject-matter of this note is by now no doubt well out-of-date in terms of the content management of your show, as it relates to my first and last experience of a ‘‘foreign exchange’’ trip. In fact, as my parents have always lived in Africa, it was thankfully never intended as a reciprocal exercise.

 

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Posted by Dej on 03 Aug around 2pm

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Dispatch from Osaka - El Hadj

You may be amused to learn that we ended up at The Hyatt Regency (courtesy of Alex’s efforts on the Net) and got upgraded to a killer, bay-view room on the 27th/top floor for half the price of the more central Hilton, can you believe?!

 

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Posted by Dej on 03 Aug around 2pm

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