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Sion speaks!

7pm at The Guardian Newsroom, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1 (nearest underground Farringdon – 400m walk).

For anyone who’s been living under a rock, Sion Touhig is a welshman who provides Lightstalkers with devasatingly intelligent observations on the sorry state of our industry. He has a sideline in getting hit on the head with blunt objects. Apparently he also takes photos too. I think that’s what the talk will be about, but you never know. Anyone else going?

by John Perkins at 2006-11-27 11:58:58 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) London , United Kingdom | Bookmark | | Report spam→

28 Nov 2006 00:11
Now if I was anywhere at all in the vicinity that is one I wouldn’t miss for quids! Get along fellow LS’ers, I am absolutely sure Sion Touhig would be the best entertainment since the last Blackadder series!

by lisa hogben | 27 Nov 2006 12:11 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
If this is a discussion about cranial trauma from someone who has actually experienced cranial trauma, then it will be a first. He’s not some egg-head with a fancy but flatulent ‘ology’ from some vaunted university is he? Or did he go to the college of knowledge/ school of hard knocks? And finally, is he related to Al Jolson? Oh, will he be heard in Sydney, per chance?

by Jeff McIntyre | 27 Nov 2006 13:11 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
If I were still living in London, I’d absolutely be there.

All the best Sion.

by Paul Treacy | 27 Nov 2006 14:11 | Manhattan, United States | | Report spam→
Made a living/lived under rocks?

I think poor Sion has been doing that for far too long and anyone who has met him will realize that his punchy, slurred Rocky Balboa style of speech and uneven stance is the result of a few too many (and badly executed) stone age tool lobotomies. Those who took part in the exercise should be sued for malpractice.

by Mikethehack | 27 Nov 2006 15:11 | Way up my ass, United States | | Report spam→
Ta very much for the support, but I um, haven’t even written it yet (for God’s sake don’t tell ‘em), or rather I had written it, until the 80GB hard drive with the Word doc on it went belly up 36 hours ago…so if the worst comes to the worst (and rest assured, if I have anything to do with it, it will) I’ll simply stagger in waving a bottle of cheap wine, start openly weeping and finish speaking in tongues.

So no change there then, eh?

And ahh, how gratifiying it is, to know that after over 15 years of thankless toil at the ‘content provider coalface’, my legacy in the Pantheon of Dodgy Photo-Fame seems assured, as someone who…er, got his head kicked in, rather a lot.

I’m fillin’ up! Sob!

AND it’s my 40th birthday the following day, which means you’re dealing with someone with no career to lose – so any right-wing bloggers turning up, can kiss my arse.

by [former member] | 27 Nov 2006 22:11 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Congratulations and Happy 40th, dear Sion! And, ahem, you know I always enjoy a good barroom brawl, …….lol.

by Gayle Hegland | 27 Nov 2006 22:11 (ed. Nov 27 2006) | Montana, United States | | Report spam→
Brawl or not, I’m for the barroom, as well as for anybody who can make it to forty (or thirty five or thirty) as a real, take-a-kick-in-the-head photographer. Happy Birthday you old fart! Sorry I live an ocean away, or I’d be there!

by [former member] | 27 Nov 2006 22:11 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
I may not be a right-wing blogger, Sion, but I’d kiss your sweet and talented arse anyday…..;D

by Gayle Hegland | 27 Nov 2006 23:11 (ed. Nov 27 2006) | Montana, United States | | Report spam→
So it is safe to say that the audience will show their appreciation by throwing rocks instead of showering you with roses? Is there a theme to this speech?

by Jeff McIntyre | 28 Nov 2006 12:11 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
Happy Birthday Sion! You certainly don’t look 40!

by Nicola J Cutts | 28 Nov 2006 12:11 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Breathy, buxom, blonde voice. Er, hem-

‘Happy birthday, to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday Mr. President,
Happy birthday to you.’

Well I may not be Marilyn Munroe and you only have a passing resemblance to JFK (without the bullet) but its the thought that counts!

Happy birthday Sion, may there be many, many more! (Just remember to duck!)

by lisa hogben | 28 Nov 2006 12:11 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
I’m going to try to make it tonight, hope there’ll be some other London LS types coming along too.

by John Perkins | 28 Nov 2006 15:11 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Happy day!

by Simon Anstey | 28 Nov 2006 17:11 | Copenhagen, Denmark | | Report spam→
generally, i cant bloody well stand to listen to a barrister nip-chap-‘td, but hell, if i wouldnt give to be there to share a tear-tug-toe with MY PERSONAL BARRISTAR (for all things legal/copyright/photographic) Sion, I’d trade my belov’d 35mmand Holga for a ticket! :)))))….

40, fuck mate, I thought you were older than me!!!!!!!….okay, i’ll pinch hit for Marilyn, since Lisa-h, has pulled dat ghost from the river: yo, deep breath!….HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP., Y….FUCK, that’s it for the breath….


Make all those bloody Darrens weep with anger! :))))…get um ramped up and, luck of the tuck, y’ll have a futty raspberry ripple! ;)))))…


knock um out with your words the way those westend kids knocked’ u out in that squabble over the pics! :)))))

You R the best Barrister i know….and a damn wicked brillant madhatter to boot! :)))))…

someone, multimedia Sion’s speech! would love to hear it! :)))))

cheers mate

by [former member] | 28 Nov 2006 21:11 | Toronto (home sweet), Canada | | Report spam→
Yes yes, a multimedia documentation would be a wonderful idea!

Ah, that silly virtual reality! “Digital sunrise; digital sunset…” to quote an excerpt from a poem by Will DeShazer.

Happy birth anniversary, you’ve successfully surpassed the historical average lifespan of most people. Ah, that silly modern medicine and sanitation!

Seriously, you’ve got more style and wit than the average 20 something trendslave.

Ah, those silly slaves to modernity!

Cheers dawg

by P. Money | 28 Nov 2006 21:11 | | Report spam→
Thanks very much for the kind birthday greetings and many thanks also to the people who turned up tonight to hear me talk rubbish – all greatly appreciated, particularly the old gentleman who arrived before everyone else and engaged me in a deep, meaningful conversation about photography and toast…top man!

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2006 00:11 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
You sure you are 40? You don’t look it. You sound suspiciously like someone who is trying to stick a few extra years on just to be able to claim the state pension early.

by Jeff McIntyre | 29 Nov 2006 10:11 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
Did it go well? No bricks in the head! Sion you share a birthday with my late great father, long passed, but one hell of a journo. Getting very pissed in memory of… he also was an astute observer of life something like the original Rennassance man (can’t spell at the mo)as well! Wish you the best! One day we should get pissed together, then watch the bricks fly!!!!!!!

by lisa hogben | 29 Nov 2006 14:11 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
The talk was called “Photojournalism: Realm of Myths and Legends”, and seemed to go down alright, once we’d sorted the projector.

There might be a plan in the offing to publish it on the RPS website or their newsletter, so ya might get to see it eventually…

Lisa, I shall raise a glass to your old man this evening :)

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2006 15:11 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Too bad I’m on the left side of the pond otherwise i would definitely be there. Happy B-day!

by Jaime R. Carrero | 29 Nov 2006 18:11 | San Antonio Texas, United States | | Report spam→
“Photojournalism: Realm of Myths and Legends”,

LOL!..You gotta put that up on your blog dude.

Happy 40th!.

by [former member] | 30 Nov 2006 00:11 | England, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Yep, put the talk up. I’m being interviewed tommorow, think I’ll steal some of your arguments. Good speech, you should do more!

by John Perkins | 30 Nov 2006 11:11 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

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