Wow it's quiet.

Nov 23, 2007 | | 0 comments |

Judging by the fact that I appear to be the only one in the office today I can only assume that everyone else thinks today is a holiday. It used to be in the old company, but not in the new one. Still - it means I ought to get a lot done today if there's nobody else here.

Thanksgiving was good yesterday. Good friends, good dinner, lots of laughs and no big arguments. Couldn't ask for more. There was lazing around, eating, video games and board games:





New blogger template.

Nov 22, 2007 | | 0 comments |

Well it took some work, but here it is - my new blogger template. Mmmmm. New hotness.

And worst headline of the day.

Nov 21, 2007 | | 0 comments |

Also from Fark:

"Send a word of thanks to American troops who won't be home tomorrow because they're defending us in Iraq."

Umm. M'kay. I'll bite. Defending us from what?

I'd love to support the troops by bringing them home. Not by deliberately sending thousands of them into harm's way based on a line of political bullshit spun by Hitler Jr.

Great headline of the day.

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On Fark.com today : Oil rises to over $99 a barrel due to refinery problems. Apparently the oil doesn't flow so easily when the pipes are stuffed with cash.

Giving the answer away.

Nov 20, 2007 | | 0 comments |

Two days now and nobody has even ventured a guess at the second lyrics question. To give the game away, here's the composer / performer at one of his last ever live gigs in 1994. Well worth a listen - classic electro / synth. Mark Shreeve was one of the last of the old guard. Along with Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream) and to some extent, Kraftwerk, they were the dying remnants of the glory days of Moog and Korg, Fender Rhodes and Yamaha DX-7's (look them up). Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk are still around, but not in the same shape or form they once were. Mark Shreeve formed RedShift in 1996 and they're still knocking out albums once a year. The music has moved on and I've stayed behing; I still love this style of electro but it's a love/hate affair. Classic synth has no middle ground. It'll either bring a smile to your face, or make you sit here and think "what the....?"

Enjoy then - Mark Shreeve doing the last live version of Storm Column - the second track from his Legion CD.

English Tea.

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I forgot to mention this. On saturday we had English Tea at Elizabeth's. It's the new bakery and tea room that has opened up next door to the London Market. Brilliant little place - they do bacon butties and beans on toast amongst other things. So we had lunch there.

80's flashback.

Nov 19, 2007 | | 1 comments |

Two new lyrics questions for you today, both from the 80's. One very high profile, one much more difficult.

Q1 : Band, song:
You can see I'm single-minded, I know what I could be
How'd you feel about it, come and take a walk with me?
I'm looking for a partner, regardless of expense
Think about it seriously, you know, it makes sense


Q2 : Artist, song:
Call
Me
Legion


Because Q2 is so damn difficult, I'll give you the album cover (left) and the single cover (right)....