Hey, Amazon ever heard of International Standards? 8.5 x 11 screen indeed.
I think Shaun Murphy looks like Chandler from Friends for some reason.
Sorry about the lack of entertainment here recently - it gets harder and harder to find good stuff and that takes time that I haven't had recently.
RIP John Michell - I was just reading the articles about him in Fortean Times too. Very sad.
RIP Clement Freud
Son out of hospital now but a lot of recovering to do for him. Thanks to everyone for your messages - much appreciated.
There is a partial descent of the cone of silence - I am supposed to be in Portugal but the son is in hospital so I am not....
RIP Bud Shank
Some great archive Jazz footage in the Arena program on Cool - still on the iPlayer at the moment. I do like 50s jazz more and more.
There is a shop near me called Pets Haven which is a grooming parlour. Unfortunately they advertise it by URL and of couse the name comes out petshaven which I always read the wrong way.
Someone just pointed out that Star Trek boldy goes where no one has gone before, but they always manage to meet someone. How?
Everything I want to post these last few days, I have posted before. The internet must be full or something.
Been away ths weekend....
And we lived here (brown door) when students, but it had proper dormer windows in those days. And we also lived in here (in both 122 and 124). The much missed Joe Scurfield loved a couple of doors down for a while.
Spam Joy : "Periodic Internet Baking Updates"
Bloody spammers in the comments again. What a pain
Bizarre spam o'the day : "Calvary greetings to you and the rest of your household, how are you doing today? I sincerely hope fine because am fine with family over here" What on earth are Calvary greetings?
Damn, Emily Remler was good - Dahoud (e-music not Spotify, Sorry)
Harry and Caresse Crosby once travelled round Europe only stopping in places whose names had one syllable.
RIP Ian Carr
Hmm, I got the button maker parameters wrong. I'll fix it another day.
Added a twitter button if you want to be bored rigid with inanity by following me
I really do need to do a makeover on this weblog
Dylan Moran was very, very funny last night at the Tyne Theatre.
Hmmm, Simpson sky over my house at the moment
Ugh, Twitter has the fail whale
RIP Snooks Eaglin
brain fag today. Steven Grossmand and Damon Brown very good last night. Nice Hard bop.
Good lord, the Brits are dreadful. Really, really, dreadful. But not bad enough to be car crash TV either.
I do like the Warren Buffet line "It's only when the tide goes out that you see who's swimming naked"
RIP Louis Bellson
I read a couple of the comics on the go comics site. Have you ever read any of the comments that people post? Some of them are mind-bogglingly stupid. Like repeating the punchline, or seeming to miss the point a) that it is a cartoon and b) that it is meant to be funny. One has to assume that the posters are just stupid.
Hmm, Sugarhill Gang, Rapper's Delight. The 14 minute version.
Damn, this is good - Quicksiver Messenger Service play Minor Swing (Sorry if you can't spotify - I cant find it anywhere else - I do have 9 invites left but I have no idea if they work outside the UK)
Hmm, the test was successful but I am not sure it's quite right yet.
This is by way of a test
Off to TyneTwestival via some food
Visions of China - Japan
However I will never understand why/how the medal he won in the war weighs 500 pounds and it sleeps on the floor.
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man - great stuff! Lovely steel playing.
Spotify is now open to all.
More weird spam : "Dear, I am Mr. Mark Johnson of tripod consulting company. We will be coming for massage treatment and we are in number 8 adults, and we are to spend 7 day's. Please get back to me with the rate per person; please also get back to me with 30 minutes daily session. Your professional advice needed. Arrival date: 20 July 2009. Departure date: 27 July 2009. Please check the availability and get back to me with the Total cost. Mode of payment: credit card or cheque."
My mother mentioned to me today a radio programme called "The Boys of Glen Morrach" - a sort of schoolboy detective story. Very unusually there appears to be no mention of this anywhere on the internet. Indeed I could only find a single reference to the boys of glen morrach and that was at a book seller. Odd
Was at a birthday party last night - all folkies so lots of good singing and playing Johnny Handle did a song and Rachel and Becky Unthank too (it was their dad's party) - very much the old and the young of Tynrside music
RIP John Martyn Solid Air is arguably my favourite album of all time. Listening to it now on Spotify.
Bizarre spam sent to me asking about reserving two rooms for two couples travelling, with a promise to fooolow up wiht credit card details for reservation. I wonder what its all about.
I invented an Amaretti Betty (dessert) today - worked quite well but it was perhaps a bit too strongly flavoured by the amaretti biscuits. (Apples, blueberries, sugar, rind and juice of an orange and crushed amareti biscits)