I came across a track by a band called Truckfighters on Spotify this evening. I was quite taken with the the sound of it, which was sort of ragged psychedelia, so I looked them up on Wikipedia and was a little surprised to find that they are Swedish. I was quite amused to see the […]
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July 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Gotta catch ’em all · Life, Technology
Tonight was not exactly how I imagined my middle ages to be. At home, babysitting the grandchildren, while the wife takes the dogs out for a walk – returning after two-and-a-half hours, dead chuffed because she now has a Pikachu.
February 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on I’m not a racist but… · Life
…I think my mobile phone might be a little racist, even if only inadvertantly. I was adding somebody called Gurinder to the contacts on my phone and it auto-corrected it to “Grinder”. Seriously though, why on Earth should auto-correct be enabled on fields for names?
I watched a bit of the MOBO awards last night, but only about three minutes’ worth. As I tuned in there was a category where two of the nominees were Jessie J and Katy B which made it sound like they were not so much recording artists as child protection cases being granted anonymity. It […]
I have just been looking at the Wikipedia page for The Wombles (specifically the band rather than the books or TV shows) for no particular reason. I already knew that Chris Spedding was in the band so that was no great revelation, but several other things were news to me. Unfortunately some of the best […]
Apparently this is a real thing. Someone decided that Valentine’s day is for women and so men should have a special day as well, a month later, marked not with flowers and chocolate but with steak and blowjobs. I had thought this was just a sort of Facebook and Twitter meme that didn’t cross over […]
March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on Strange bedfellows · Music
Santana and Rod Stewart have announced a tour together. It isn’t completely clear whether they are playing separate sets or playing together. I suspect they will do their own sets because I can’t imagine them working together, but you never know. Jayne thought this sounded good because she likes Rod Stewart and likes Santana. I […]
December 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on A Manor Royal mystery · Life
We walk our dogs round the Manor Royal inductrial estate quite a bit, especially at night. As nobody lives there it doesn’t matter if they, or we, make a bit of noise. It is quite interesting to see all the different companies that operate there from giants like Virgin and Doosan to small businesses like […]
January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off on Dali · Life
The other night I watched a programme about Salvador Dali. Sort of. I mean, it was about him; his name was in the title and was what would have drawn an audience, but it was also about Jack Bond who made a film about Dali in 1965. The programme was presented, written and directed by […]
March 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life
Conscious that I am failing miserably to watch more TV this year, I watched a few programmes I had recorded on V+ tonight, including the nail-biting quarter-final of University Challenge between Oxford Brookes and York.Â After that I had a quick look on the EPG and saw that the film Mega Piranha was just starting […]