Month: March 2010

March 26, 2010

I mentioned on Wednesday that I saw Shutter Island, but I thought I would write a little more about it. I didn’t know a lot about the movie, except for the trailer, which showed Leonardo Dicaprio in what seemed to be in some kind of…

March 24, 2010

Just got back from my minibreak to Manchester, and 3 whole days away from the computer. The trip was a success – I spent a lot more time in the Trafford Centre than I had planned to, due to the rain (it is Manchester, after…

March 18, 2010

Picked up this interesting little gadget on eBay. The idea is that you clamp it to a table, in lieu of a proper guitar stand – ideal when playing in pubs and folk clubs, where there isn’t much space. It packs flat into a pocketable…

March 16, 2010

I think I have already mentioned that I have been enjoying Glee. After last night’s show, this idea occurred to me, and it amused me sufficiently that I sat down and penned it on the spot. Glee Nerd Music: “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Collins, Allen,…

March 15, 2010

Those of you who know me personally will know that over the last 10 years I have had a serious weight problem. A couple of years ago, I attacked this with a sensible (but not brutal) diet and exercise regime. Things went fairly well, and…

March 13, 2010

As it has been blogged by , I guess it is now ok to reveal that I have been asked to be the International Guest at Consonance 2011, the San Francisco Bay Area filk convention. I’ve been sitting on the news for a month, and…

March 5, 2010

I saw Avatar on Tuesday, to get me out of a cold house. I enjoyed the movie, but mostly because of the 3D, which I admit was very good. I thought the story was pretty thin and predictable, the characters stereotypes and I became irritated…

March 3, 2010

So here I am, once again in a warm house. My new boiler is working away in the loft, and my kitchen now has a empty wall that will eventually take 3 more much needed cupboards. It wasn’t just a case of the old boiler…

March 2, 2010

When Skins first appeared on TV, I ignored it, figuring it to be a trashy teenie drama that I wouldn’t be interested in. Then, because of a friend staying with me at the time, I happened to catch the last two episodes of series 2,…

March 2, 2010

When Skins first appeared on TV, I ignored it, figuring it to be a trashy teenie drama that I wouldn’t be interested in. Then, because of a friend staying with me at the time, I happened to catch the last two episodes of series 2,…

March 2, 2010

I’m having a new boiler fitted, and although the work is going well, it meant I was without central heating and hot water overnight. This was not a great problem, as I have a gas fire in the lounge (although it is soon to be…

March 1, 2010

A really wonderful spoof, from the E4 digital tv channel.