Spain - if you wondered who had your share of piano technique, now you know. Lovely.
Some Day - Hiromi Uehara grandstanding away starting about 4.30 in (bit worth watching the whole thing)
The Folk America program on BBC4 tonight was excellent - lots of great archive footage. iPlayer if you didn't see it - lots o fine banjo. I wasn't taken by the concert show after though. The Joe Bussard should be interesting.
Oh man, I so want one of these!!!!!!!!! Really, really, really. And that is not just because I was out for a meal with free wine tonight. I really , really want one.
Yay! I finished the new grow without any help!
Ritz - so good, so good
Ah, Mr Astaire dancing - I don't recognise this clip at all.
I know it's only a step in the process but I really like the look of the blonde bdy with blue edges....
Mando Voodoo - no idea what it is though.
Jazz Classes in the North East (a link for Claude's ranking)
Windy - one of my favourite tunes
~00.00 - working on this at the moment.
100 worst guitar soloes - I haven't heard most of these so can't judge, but, my, the writer has a lot of axes to grind.
Here's a forum thread with loads of faked albums, with the added pleasure of track listings and reviews.....
Union of Assassins : Room for you rage <- these are getting better!!!!!
Rock You Like A Hurricane : Knowing it, isn't it? <- that's a fantastic one
Mark Patterson : Think of a good answer <- My Album (see previous)
Bell on Bush. Steve Bell is, of course, a national treasure.
Odd (via Posthuman Blues)
I just got a "Christain job offer" by e-mail! From Pastor Samuel George no less - probably of the Nigerian Two First Names Church of the Blessed Book Repackagers.
I have already seen the pilots of the crashed plane in NYC described as "heroes" in several places. Now, in no way do I wish to do the pilots down - they saved a lot of lives with their skill - but I don't think they are heroes. They did the job they were trained to do (part of which is not to panic in emergencies which you or I would do) in a superlative fashion but that is not heroic. Heroism is about doing something you could avoid doing but do anyway. Another word being devalued.
Smooth Operator - time y'all listened to it again I think.
This conceivably might offend I suppose. (Or possibly inconceivably)
Sir (on a Mick Farren weblog to boot)
Good lord (via retrospace)
Doesn't get much better than this (I wish Tony Rice would actually smile sometimes though)
"We like to officially welcome you to a brand new year of hopes and aspirations with the most wonderful news of your lifetime.How was your 2008? was it successful? where there goals that you couldn't accomplish? well worry no more as this new year has showered you with abundant blessings and resources to power your goals and visions."
Good grief (I forget where I found this)
On Gizmodo today someone refers to "several Guinness pints". What an odd construction to use, surely "pints of Guinness" is what everyone says?
It is really annoying when the Internet lets you down - I'm trying to get hold of a copy of Romance by the Camels for my son and nobody in the UK or Europe seems to sell it. I can certainly order it from Oz but that seems as though it ought not to be necessary
I got 100% (and so, I hope, should you)
Objectified - looks good
No wonder kids grow up strange today (I like the typography at the start)
More teams - and for some reason the names seems to be less unusual
Team Photos - and the names of the people all seem slightly odd too.
Can I just say that I have absolutely no interest at all in who plays the next Dr Who. Just so as you know.
I happened to be in the room when the latest Jonathan creek programme started and there was a website mentioned. First rule of t'interweb : make sure that your server for your programme related website can stay up when everyone goes to look at it within 30 secs of it being mentioned...
I hope you have as happy a new year as these two clearly did
Clocks - odd
Hah (Via Uncertain Times)
Stuff - lot's of it nice
Nice posters (via Thumbrella - thanks Gary!)
I think this appeared on lots of other places, but it is too good not to link to.
Sliding cars (Yaketty Sax alert!!!!)
RIP Davy Graham
Listening to the Flying Burrito Brother's Live in Amsterdam 1972. Oh how I do wish I could have been at that concert. Simply wonderful : Byron Berline, Roger Bush, Alan Munde in the version of the band and Don Beck on the pedal steel. You could not conceive of a band playing that kind of music to that kind of audience now-a-days either.