Words

a collection of essays by music hall's founder, Roy Hall

these essays were originally published in copper magazine

Heart

Hong Kong is a western sea of tranquility amongst the tumult of China. It is also a place where English is ubiquitously spoken.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a western sea of tranquility amongst the tumult of China. It is also a place where English is ubiquitously spoken.

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Motherwell

Furniture stores are magnets for small kids. All they see are bunk beds to climb and mattresses to jump on.

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An Interesting Day

“You should visit the Yakeshi Factory in Foshan,” my friend Richard said. “They make really good products, and after every one of my visits, they send me back to my hotel with two girls for company.”

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Arran

Invest in a new distillery in the Isle of Arran. Your £450 payment will result in 12 cases of blended whisky and as a holder of a Founders Bond.

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Citizenship

“Oh, you speak English? Thank God. You’re the first one today,” said the immigration officer.

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Trade Shows

“Roy, I need you to be on your best behavior,” said my friend Tony who worked for Epos Acoustics…

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Discipline

As a kid growing up in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1950s, it was not at all unusual to receive a whack if you did something wrong.

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Suicide

As I age, I become aware of my mortality. My wife and I have talked about what to do if one of us becomes brain dead.

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Whisky

Somehow, through luck and later, skill, some of the distillers started making and bottling single malt whisky that was drinkable. And that’s the best part of this tale.

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Masumi

“Would you like to have dinner with me tonight?” “Yes,” she replied, to my great astonishment.

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Education

“It’s your move Roy. The bet is two shillings and hurry up, it’s almost lunchtime,” said my English teacher.

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Cairns

In cold, wet, miserable Glasgow the idea of just wearing swimming shorts and walking barefoot in the sand was enormously seductive.

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Love Stories

After dinner, I said, “Would you like to go somewhere beautiful?” She looked at me as if I was mad. “More beautiful than this?” She was hooked, and so was I.

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Sinai

“It’s Syriac,” he said. “It’s the script used by the Nabataeans over two thousand years ago.”

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Concerts

Unsurprisingly, music has played a central role in my life. Music can be emotional, erotic, transcendent, hypnotic and, in some cases, downright terrible.

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Hotel Tales

“You’re a doctor, aren’t you?” she said, eyeing me. “No,” I replied. “I’m a bullshit artist.”

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Escape

“Line up against that wall” said the Captain to my uncle Fred. “Platoon. Get ready, take aim…”

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Belmont Park

She was a head taller than everyone else, and moved like a real thoroughbred. If anyone truly belonged at Belmont, it was she.

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Cancer

“What’s that black circle?” I asked the technician while looking at the ghostly images on the screen.

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Jerusalem

She said, “If I would have come here 9 months ago, someone would have shot at me.”

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