Why are we always "in the grip of a recession" rather than just "in recession"?
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.
Hmmm, free meals wth copious quantities of wine are not necessarily a good thing.
Moved on to Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Spotify is good, though the ads are horrible.
Listening to lots of versions of Willin' this morning. What a great song.
Listening to, and enjoying, the Prodigy's Music for the Jilted Generation
Listening to lots of different versions of All The Things You Are today.
RIP Tony Hart
RIP John Mortimer
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.
RIP Patrick McGoohan
Definitely impressed with the Air Mouse app on the iTouch. Works a treat
"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."
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
What on earth is an "inhalator"? Why is it not just an "inhaler"?
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...
Ryanair will only carry human remains on the Stansted/Knock flight. How odd is that?
RIP Freddie Hubbard
Appropriately seasoned greetings to everyone! Be well and happy.
RIP Adrian Mitchell - I saw and enjoyed him often in the early '70s
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.
Big Bang Theory started a new series here this week which is also a good thing.
RIP Bettie Page
Firefox 3.1beta 2 seems to be quite nippy
I really must do a re-design of this page.