12 Oct 2008

"The windows are open wide
Georgie Fame for those outside
And answering the call

Blue flames leap up the wall
Who would have thought it strange

That all of us would change"

There are many things that I've done during my holiday. I've caught up on a lot of movies, books and done a hell a lot of gaming, mainly playing Bad Company Demo it has to be said. But you can't say that sneaking around the objective to find the Russian artillery target finding device to use on wiping out a single soldier isn't fun. I've finally organised most of my albums into some sort of order and even put them into folders and sorted out iTunes to show album covers. I wrote a few bits too and as promised posted a bit more frequently on here. True I could have had a more productive time and maybe gone out and about a bit more if I'd had the money to do so but hey the lottery gods have yet to smile on me. I've also kicked Abbey Nazional into touch and joined, for better or worse, Lloyds TSB, all have to do now is finish wiping out my overdraft with the Nazi fuckers at the Abbey bank. It's a pity the artillery device from Bad Coy. doesn't work in real life or I'd be half way up Winton high street pointing it at their direction. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if it wasn't for them I'd have been debt free for an extra two and a half years ooh they make my blood boil not withstanding the fact that I'd recently nearly got sacked because of them. It's a pity that I didn't get the reimbursed bank charges just to rub their noses in it but there you go. As my landlord says I'd "only waste it on beer and Batman comics". Well the stuff I'd waste it on has changed a bit but the sentiment's correct. Let's just hope I come back from London on the 24th with the rent money ;)

Anyway here's the stuff you really came for rather than just to read my blatherings I've uploaded a recent ebay find of mine which I ripped to AVI for you. The Longest Day colourised version, enjoy. Also we've got Future Sound Of London - Environments 2 which is nice and restful, then we have Big Audio Dynamite live at the Brixton Academy from November 1986. Followed by UB40's Signing Off. See you next time.

10 Oct 2008

"They were making noise, manhandling toys
That's the girls on the block with the nasty curls

Wearing padded bras sucking beers through straws

Dropping down their drawers, where did you get yours?"

Well, the end of my holiday will be nigh when I go to London for the day. But I shall be going on pay day so it won't be all bad. (Incidentally for any Americans reading this that's London, England near France ;) ) A spot of Christmas shopping in Hamleys, Camden town and maybe a bit of going nuts with one of my new cameras in a museum or two. I was thinking Imperial war museum, National army museum or maybe even the British Museum. I was supposed to be going up with a mate or two from work but they just ummed and ahhed so I thought sod it I'll go on my own and then I can please myself where I go. Maybe this time I'll actually get to go up Primrose hill? It's about the only Madness related site that I haven't been despite having been as far as the Chalk Farm tube station on the cover of 'Absolutely'.. and taking a photo in a sad sad sad kind of fan boy way. I wouldn't mind going to Abbey Road studios if it's interesting (checks interweb) Oooh a web cam of the abbey road crossing... guess that's a no on the interesting part then? Anyway I'll probably buy a shedload of crap from Mega City comics, Forbidden planet etc. I used to love going to Carnaby st. But as the Jam? sung it's not as good as it used to be. I mean whoever heard of a Boots the chemist in the bloody street? I hope Sherry's are still there though as I prefer them to The Merc. I will however spend a couple of hours trawling through the markets of Camden town and no doubt buying a tacky souvenir maybe even two. From Oxford street although even that has succumbed to the innevitable encroachment of Sainsbury's, Tesco, Boots et al, never mind you know what they say? Nostalgia's not what it used to be.

On another note in recent days it's come to my attention that some readers are actually inspired and/or entertained by this humble little blog. A couple have even been inspired to start their own blogs which is good. Although I would hope that they copy the good bits and not all the depressed moaning bits of a couple of years ago. :) I'm not used to people thinking what I do is great and I thank those concerned from the heart of my bottom, for the compliments. I've added a couple of links to the right hand side of the page and the more astute of you will realise that I've removed the MySpace links. This is due to my being bored with the whole social networking thing and getting rid of my MySpace and FaceBook pages. And now after wading through all that old drivel ...the music.

Firstly I've updated an old tape I did back in 1996 of Pulp Live at Glastonbury the previous year. Then we have Paul Weller's Album Stanley Road from around the same time (albeit the remastered version with extra gubbings) and finally I've given you The Rutles by The Rutles.


Enjoy and See You Next Time