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Aug 9, 2012 20:27:02   #
DickWorrall (a regular here)


Fresh from recording all 205 National Anthems to be played at this summer's
games, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has teamed up with MINI for one more
performance. All stand please for conductor Gareth Newman and the London 2012
Limited Edition MINI's unique tribute to Team GB.
Aug 9, 2012 20:35:19   #
love it love it love it
Aug 9, 2012 20:38:42   #
Standing............Thanks for sharing that!
Aug 9, 2012 23:05:16   #
Stablebummom (a regular here)
Love it!
Aug 10, 2012 05:06:40   #
Hi Dick, being a BRIT, and not having seen this until now, I thank you for the accolade to the BRITS, for this unusual piece of 'music', and for sharing the same. Leonora.
Aug 10, 2012 06:41:42   #
Wonderful. Trying to figure out how to send it to my friend from Wales, who also drives a Cooper.
Aug 10, 2012 07:20:38   #
scottishlass (a regular here)
Well done mini"s We had a Mini in Scotland before we came to the USA loved that wee car bright apple red
Aug 10, 2012 07:41:22   #
I am a Brit and hadn't seen this so thanks for sharing. Pass the tissues. My hubby worked on the design and production of the Mini before we retired so he enjoyed that too.
Aug 10, 2012 07:48:23   #
So very clever! Love it!
Aug 10, 2012 08:18:45   #
Very cleaver thank you for sharing.
Aug 10, 2012 08:49:40   #
John's old lady (a regular here)
That was wonderful. Which reminds me-do they still play a few stanzas of "God Save the Queen" before the movies in GB? I was there in 1972 and remember that-fortunately I knew enough to stand. :)
Aug 10, 2012 09:01:56   #
rose haft
Very creative! Loved it.
Aug 10, 2012 09:53:57   #
Gypsycream (a regular here)
lol! thank you for that, haven't seen it here, made me laugh out loud. I've posted it on my Facebook page!!!!
Aug 10, 2012 10:49:37   #
scottishlass (a regular here)
I posted it also Thanks
Aug 10, 2012 11:30:59   #
I started playing this and by the time we had got to 'god save our gracious' both my dogs were on their feet staring at the computer. I will have to listen to it properly when they are out with my cousin some time.
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