Driving home from a visit to the old folks today (Hi Mum!) I heard a tasty track played on the radio that had all the hallmarks of vintage Metallica – and it was indeed a new Metallica single at 19 in the charts.Â It almost made up for the dreadful congestion.
Entries from August 31st, 2008
August 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments · Life
One downside of going out today was that I did not get to see the football results until way after the final whistle, and missed seeing the highlights on Match of the Day, on the day that the Hammers finally came up with a decent result in the league and annihilated Paul Ince’s Blackburn Rovers.
August 31st, 2008 · No Comments · Music
This evening I made my fourth trip to London this year, this time to go up to see a concert.Â It was a bit of an experiment really because it was to see the Chemical Brothers.Â I have one of their albums and like it well enough, but I’m not a huge fan, and I [...]
August 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Music
In the same batch as The Tattoist, was a CD from a band called SolidTube, another unknown product and so no preconceptions about it. Here is what I thought about it:
August 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Life
Last night Jayne and I watched a film called The Tattooist.Â It was another freebie DVD from Amazon’s ‘Vine’ program, and a film I had not heard of before and knew nothing about, except that it was probably horror-related.Â I don’t know why, but I sort of assumed it was one of those Far-East films, [...]
August 30th, 2008 · 9 Comments · Life, Politics
According to Snowflake 5′s analysis of the wealth of the Tory shadow cabinet (19 out of 29 being millionaires) Francis Maude is worth Â£3 million.Â It shows the scale of the challenge I have standing in Horsham because according to some rough calculations I have done that makes him worth about Â£3 million more than [...]
August 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Life, Music
Following my false alarm when I thought my iRiver had died, I did actually take the plunge and I invested in a Creative Zen.Â I use the word ‘invested’ with fingers crossed, in the hope it will turn out to be as good a buy as the iRiver was.
August 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Politics
Reading the G2 article today about how much race is an issue in the US elections I found myself coming to a surprising conclusion.
August 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Politics
Politicians are supposed to say stupid things.Â It is almost inevitable when you think about it: we all say the odd stupid thing, but we don’t have reporters following us around to record them.Â Even so, after nearly a week, I still can’t believe what John McCain said.
August 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
Horsham Labour Party’s elite quiz team ((i.e. whoever happens to turn up)) made it a hat-trick this evening when we won the pub quiz in the village hall for the third time this year.Â While the prize money is handy for party funds, I do feel guilty that we keep winning.Â I think we should [...]