Last week I received an advance copy of Youth Novels, the debut album from Lykke Li which is due to be released here on June 9th.Â Â Lykke Li gets talked about at the latest Swedish teen pop phenomenon so might be supposed to be a bit outside my natural tastes, but things aren’t that simple.
Entries from May 27th, 2008
So the last bank holiday was a fluke after all, and now we are back to the traditional miserable holiday weekend, with the trees behind the garden bending like they are in a Robert Frost poem, followed by a bit of a downpour.Â Â To re-inforce the feeling that all is back to normal, the UK […]
May 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Music
Why don’t we just accept the situation and next year adapt a football chant for Eurovision?Â The Millwall one would be particularly appropriate… “no-one likes us. We don’t care.”
May 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
Is this the best advert on TV at the moment? The only thing that could have made it better is if there had been a close-up of him opening the bottle that featured real hands.
May 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Technology
One other reason why I use less fuel than the average is that I tend not to drive very fast.Â I’m not as slow as Jayne likes to make out, its just that I go more for gentle acceleration and braking than certain other people in this household.Â What I did not know, having never […]
May 23rd, 2008 · 5 Comments · Life, Technology
I joined the modern world today when my ID card photo driving licence arrived in the post.Â Since the new photo licences were introduced I have not changed name, changed address, had any endorsements added or removed, ((not that I have ever had any sort of endorsement to be removed)) or had any categories added […]
May 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments · Technology
The story about the financial benefits of petrol-electric hybrid cars in today’s G2 generated a lively discussion in the canteen today.Â Maybe it was a mistake to involve engineers in such a debate…
May 22nd, 2008 · 6 Comments · Life, Politics
I can understand the concern about the price of petrol, I can even understand why there is practically hysteria about it. What I can’t understand is why there is not similar outrage about the price of public transport and why there has not been general mass protests about that as well, or even instead.
May 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Sudden death · Life
The European cup final was close again.Â Â How happy we were to see Ronaldo’s cocky penalty get saved, only for John Terry to cock up his chance to seal the victory and save Ronaldo from being the player to lose the game.Â I know that Ronaldo is an outstanding player, but just because he has […]
May 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Housing again · Politics
Another story about housing in the local papers; this time from the West Sussex County Times and relating to Horsham district.Â One thing that everyone agrees on is that it is difficult for youngsters ((which from my perspective now means anyone under thirty unfortunately)) to leave home without leaving the area and difficult for anyone […]