A few weeks back, I saw that Fanfarlo were going to be playing at The Hanbury Ballroom in Brighton this Wednesday. I figured I’d probably end up going to the gig so I marked myself as “maybe attending” on the event page on

Fast forward to last week and I’m browsing through the list of upcoming events in Brighton on I see that The Fiery Furnaces will be playing in The Prince Albert on October 7th. When I click through to the event page, this is what I see:

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Don’t forget you might be going to Fanfarlo at The Hanbury Club on the same date.

That’s nice. That’s really nice. It’s a small touch but it’s the combination of all those small things that adds up to a pleasant experience. This felt …thoughtful.

Of course, it still doesn’t change the fact that I have to choose between Fanfarlo and The Fiery Furnaces.

Fanfarlo — I’m A Pilot on Huffduffer

The Fiery Furnaces — The End is Near on Huffduffer

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

12 years ago I wrote Web Fundamentals

Speaking and listening at Fundamentos Web 2007.

16 years ago I wrote Coca Crazy

Coca-Cola have unveiled a giant hi-tech billboard in Picadilly Circus with all sorts of gee-whiz gadgetry:

18 years ago I wrote Berners-Lee Says Patents Obstruct An Open Web

More news on yesterday’s post about the W3C and patents.