I never could get the hang of Thursdays

30/03/2009, 1:55 am
Filed under: Musac Videos

REM – Everybody Hurts

Another song for you to read along to this week. For such a melodic and sometimes depressing song it has a really nice uplifitng end, where the chords keep going up, and in the video everyone just decides “fuck this traffic jam, I’m off”. Then they disappear. Who knows where?

I love the song though and I like how the lyrics occasionally change to people’s thoughts in the video. It’s all about cheering up at the end of they day, don’t be depressed.


27/03/2009, 8:27 pm
Filed under: Interesting Stuff

I’ve spent the last three hours watching this on BBC iPlayer. I recommend it. Michael Smith is my new favourite raconteur.

Like me, he doesn’t drive, and has a deep loathing of the road. In the program he spends weeks driving (well, being driven) around the country and eventually to France, meeting passers by, seeing things and making witty observations and metaphors.

“Smith waxes lyrical on his new-found passion for travelling, if not for driving per se, having finally discovered a means of transport that suits him: hitching. Falling in and out of cars, driven almost exclusively by young, attractive, Europeans, he manages to travel the full length of the country.” (from the BBC website)

There’s a bit where he’s trying to hitch-hike through France, and he’s stood at the side of the road with a baguette, oysters and drinking table wine from the bottle.

Looking him up online leads me to his book Giro Playboy which I think will be my next read if I can find it somewhere.

Give that program a watch anyway.

Thursday morning
26/03/2009, 11:45 am
Filed under: Random Thursday Photo


Excelsior lager. Sounds cheap.

Maths lesson
24/03/2009, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Interesting Stuff

Some clever maths for you today.


He was still hungry
20/03/2009, 3:11 am
Filed under: Interesting Stuff

I’ve just seen this and gone “argh!” I loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar, it was one of my favourite books as a kid, I bet we still have our copy somewhere, with the holes in the pages (or am I imagining that?). And according to google it is now the first day of spring, which makes me happier! Simple things eh.

You do it to yourself
19/03/2009, 11:39 am
Filed under: Musac Videos

This music video is for Just by Radiohead. I wish I could lip read so I knew what he said. I don’t need to say much more about it.

To be honest I could post Radiohead videos here until the cows come home.

19/03/2009, 2:36 am
Filed under: Random Thursday Photo


Thursday, again. These weeks are flying by.