24 Aug 2008

"People call me villain oh its such a shame
Maybe its my clothes must be to blame
I don't even care if I look a mess
Don't wanna be a sucker like all the rest"

You know as I hurtle towards the second half of my life I'm becoming more reflective and I don't mean that I am slightly shinier than I was either. I've begun to think that I'm great which is true but also a complete turnaround from some years ago or even pretty recent history. Here I am possibly about to be fired for reasons that are beyond my control and none of my doing (both the manager and area managers are arseholes) and are just sucking the joy out of the job, but anyway I digress. I'm beginning to wonder what the hell I'm going to be doing with the rest of my life? I really can't see myself putting up with this Muppet at work without killing him. He really is harder to get rid of than dog shit off a Doctor Marten sole. I mean if any of the rest of us were 'lending ourselves' money from the tills we would be gotten shot of right away with possibly a ride home in a white car with a blue light on it. Then there's the fact that he's been trained twice in his probationary period and is still unable to do his job properly. I suppose the most annoying thing is the fact that they are making us take two half hour breaks at work rather than the full hour we recently used to do. I refuse to take them as I really am not going to get indigestion for anyone. Still, it's a good excuse to pop into the Chinese take away on the way home. I recently enjoyed about thirty five and a half minutes of the Bournemouth air show which lasted four days one of which was sunny. That was the one I went to after spending the first two days being annoyed at only seeing glimpses of the Red Arrows and/or the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight. I got photos of some vapour trails from the back yard of the shop (see photo below).
I did however get disappointed with my camera as I needed to get a longer lense and may spend my money on one ... if I don't spend it on several other things first. One of which being the VCR to USB from Ion so that I can get some better quality vhs rips. Which of course will be posted for you. Anyway here's the music for this post, firstly we have Bad Manners Fat Sounds, Bad Manners Skinhead and The Small Faces Best of.

8 Aug 2008

"I don't care, when they stare, at the way that I'm always with you we're a pair, it's not fair when they say we're a special brew! woh woh woh woh ."

Well, here I am back from Norfolk with an empty wallet, extreme tiredness and germs caught from my Niece and Nephew. Still it was nice to actually get out and about and see the old crapholes again. Lots of ghosts of the past which no longer exists. The only problem I have with Norfolk is the fact that it's so far away and I have to travel for a minimum of four and a half hours to get there. Still, I went all sorts of places and spent my hardly earned spondoolicks. The funny thing was that due to all the car boot sales and shops I went to I ended up having to buy a new holdall to bring it all back (vinyl will be ripped for your delight asap). I travelled to Great Yarmouth which is somewhere I hadn't been for twenty years or so. It pretty much is the same as it ever was although if you try to walk on the pier you'll get wet as it burnt down or something (witchcraft according to the locals). Speaking of witchcraft I wasn't as I first thought burnt at the stake for having a PSP and laptop with me. Still I met up with and old friend or two, we had a good old chinwag about the past and maybe one day I'll go back, who knows? To Norfolk not the past. I must say that despite all my reservations about visiting the place I am looking forward to going back... My god I'm sicker than I thought. Mind you the last time I came back from holiday a week later I was out of work so I should be grateful I've only come away with flu this time. (Don't read this too close to the screen as I may get you ill). I did like my mates mobile home though in fact I wouldn't mind one myself and despite my reservations it didn't look like a Star Trek Shuttle pod after all... well not on the outside anyway ;)
Anyway enough old bollocks here's the music. Firstly I've uploaded The Brit Box which is the dogs bollocks as far as I'm concerned just look at the track listing in the comments. Also there's Connected/12"s 90's which has a great track listing too. That's it for now I'll upload a load of vinyl what I've been doing in the next post