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Gig in Haddenham

I will be playing with the Heavy Dexters at the Rose and Thistle, Haddenham (between Oxford and Aylesbury), Saturday night (12th Feb), at their Valentine's night dinner and dance. Bookings from 7. Band 9-11. £24.50 including 3 course dinner, wine, etc. To book call Roger on 07762-947577.

6 Station Road Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8AJ.


Anonymous said…
Can i ask how much you get paid ?

I'm a jazz guitarist moving to the ivories and hoping shortly to start some local gigs in High Wycombe.

Also, know of any good semi pro/amateur jazz bassists
in the wycombe area ?
Stephen Law said…
Paid? That's private matter I'm afraid...

I don't know anyone in Wycombe area that's even a musician, but I am sure they exist....
James said…
I just read a column you wrote about intellectual bullshit. I was wondering your take on 9/11 conspiracy theories. Do these fall completely into this field? Is there any legitimacy to them? If not, how can you combat it?
Stephen Law said…
Yes same old thing. They get a section in the conclusion...

Not every conspiracy theory is bullshit, but to the extent that the theory depends on mechanisms in the book to generate the appearance of "reasonableness", yes they are IBHs.

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