RIP Robert B. Parker
RIP Kate McGarrigle
Insane skills in the snooker final tonight.
Why can't I get a control unit for my central heating that I can talk to over wifi? Not a room thermostat, the actual programming unit.
BTW, I am not going to link to 1st person tetris
I am entirely mystified by all the stuff about NBC and shows on the net. Who is this Conan guy anyway? I watched a clip that someone posted and there was this guy reading from a prompter jokes that he had not seen before (he kept laughing, though god knows they weren't funny) in front of a crowd of what I take to be werewolves from all the howling that was going on. Leno is the one with the chin isn't he? Craig Ferguson used to be a rather poor stand up in the UK going by the name Bing Hitler. Weird.
Bruce : Best. Random. Present. Ever. Simply superb.
RIP Eric Rohmer
A Grisman version of Minor Swing that I don't seem to have heard before! Lovely stuff. I'm sure it is incredibly uncool to like this tune as much as I do, but I don't care : it seems to have some kind of magic in that I really have never heard what I would describe as a bad version of it. Really must learn it myself (though that might produce the bad version!)
Ah, Pony Blues by the Allman Brothers off of Brothers and Sisters - thank you Spotify.
Happy new year
RIP Tim Hart
Watching J-TV via Keyhole.6.30 in the morning there. Some kind of 3-legged race but involving about 20 children strapped together. One lot falls over and are utterly disgraced and behave like it is the end of everything. Very strange. Then there are the adverts.
Merry Xmas. Or something.
RIP Pete King (of Ronnie Scott's fame)
A bluegrass day today on the music front. Lot's of good stuff - Fred Geiger, "I've found a new baby" on at the moment - excellent stuff, one of the better banjo players around.
Happy birthday to me!
There is a ridiculous amount of spam e-mail around at the moment. Running at about 10 spam to 1 sensible at the moment (and that is after filtering). Is it because it is the start of the month or because it is xmas?
See, I hadn't forgotten that I had started changing this page.
RIP Liam Clancy
I just saw a news item on the web referring to the polce raiding "bogus workers". Is this a new term for "illegal immigrant" because if it isn't most of us are in trouble.
I really must finish playing with the css for this page. Or maybe I should just go retro and put up an under construction sign.
As I've said before - a backbeat, narrow and hard to master. We have constructed pyramids in the honour of our escaping. Good stuff, the WASP.
I just heard that Geordie Hunter - a fine Newcastle singer - died last week of swine flu. He had MS and his immune system could not cope. Very sad. Sing a few verses of the Kielder Hunt in his memory or perhaps the Old fisherman's farewell to the Coquet.
Yes. I am fiddling with the CSS
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Having a bluegrass day today.
Was in the Fitzwilliam Museum on Saturday : knocked out by the Sickerts and the Seurats.
I won't glorify the ridiculous new name for Jt James Park by even mentioning it. But the nufc forums will be worth reading tonight I bet.
Oooh, I thought they were going to land an air ambulance on the new platform right on a line with my window, but no, they've landed in the park.
That being said feel free to insert a rant about the Americanisation and commercialisation of halloween at this point.
Why not a game called Folk Band - you could have all kidns if interesting controllers : an Irish chanter where you got more points for cranning and things like that.
Now, I though that I kept fairly in touch with what was going on on the web, certainly more than most people, but I went and had a look at this list of what apps "VIPs" had on their iPhones and I thought "who the hell are these people?". Sure, I recognise a couple of names, but the rest, not a clue. By what definition are they VIPs?
RIP Mac Tonnies - fortean and weblogger
I have been enjoying my new mandolin.
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Just had a great weekend in the Lake District - glorious day on Saturday, went up Wetherlam, but managed to come down the wrong way so ended up walking rather further than we meant to... Went Fellini's for dinner afterwards - highly recommended, do go if you are in Ambleside and want a great veggie meal.
I do love the Forth Railway Bridge
Painfully slow wifi on the train journey north
Mrs Rivets went down to the kitchen this morning to find that the cat had brought in a fish! Pigeons, rabbits, mice, yes, but never a fish before. A fresh, ungutted fish (partially eaten of course by the cat) Very odd indeed.
Ploughed my way to the end of Colin Bateman's Mystery Man and am now entirely perplexed by the ending. Not a clue what is meant to have happened. (There are some funny bits bit in it but overall really not worth effort - it certainly isn't hilarious)
The wave invitations came and have gone I'm afraid. If I get more I'll say
No sign of any invites over at google wave so I may not have been allocated any. I will let y'all know if any do come through.
I haven't checked yet but I suspect I will have Google Wave invitations if anyone is desperate for one.
Does anyone recall where the *third* Giant Steps visualisation is on the net? Not the
Meyer Levy one, not the youtube one - this one was a key centre visualisation done in flash. I can't find it anywhere.
We spent two hours working on Giant Steps tonight so my brain is going da da deee da da. da da DA........
BTW I am sure that I have posted that rap impersonator video before but nobody but me seems to have noticed.
busy, busy, busy
Dating sites are getting more specialised - rather coyly advertised on TV. (OK, I know there are lots of speciakised dating sites, but this one seems to be a bordering on fetish - the TV ad makes no particular mention of the military singles aspect)
I do like Chuck Klosterman, but I also have to say that I can't get excited about all this Beatles stuff, particularly the later records which I have never really liked. I do like the early stuff, probably because it is all embedded in my brain from being played so much during my childhood. But I'd rather listen to Chet Baker.
I remembered to create a new volume