I never could get the hang of Thursdays


Non-Road-User
30/08/2009, 4:35 am
Filed under: Writings

I’m a pedestrian. I am not a car owner or driver and I have no intention of being one. I loathe walking down a road, restricted to the pavement which is a tenth of the width of the street, and then having to pick a side so I don’t have to cross. The traffic becomes a barrier to the other side like a torrent that you have to gauge carefully, paying attention to the ebbs and flow. Movement is restricted to crossings and traffic islands and you wait for the green man for permission to cross. Get clipped by buses as they roar past and working around the movement of vehicles, always having to be concious whenever you step off the kerb. Continue reading



Thursday Today
27/08/2009, 11:27 am
Filed under: Random Thursday Photo

Snowman

Yes, I am running out of photos.



John Cooper Clarke
26/08/2009, 6:09 pm
Filed under: Music

Today I’ve been listening to John Cooper Clarke, poet of the people and yet unpublished. I wont copy and paste his life story, if you’re that interested read for yourself on his website by clicking on the picture. I will say it was the 70s, and he was very much part of the Manchester punk scene.

For a small taster, listen to Nothing below (It’s a .wma, so it should open up in media player).

I love this poem, the way he reads, the northern accent, the gritty, dreary feeling, the complete lack of anything in the poem. The use of the word nowt.

Nothing

If you like it enough, you can download a cassette bootleg version of the first album Où est la maison de fromage? from the above website.



‘I wont be giving up’
20/08/2009, 12:09 pm
Filed under: Interesting Stuff

Link

My point exactly. Make your own decisions.



A photo for Thursday taken on Wednesday
20/08/2009, 12:11 am
Filed under: Random Thursday Photo

Fungus

My gran found this in her garden yesterday, that’s my foot next to it. It’s a mushroom/fungus/something.



Radiohead love giving stuff away.
17/08/2009, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Music

From what I gather, a new Radiohead song These Are My Twisted Words was leaked, so the band just gave it away as a free download.

As well as the song, you get some tres cool Donwood/Tchock artwork to print off and muck about with.

TheseAreMyTwistedWords

Download it from the band’s blog here.



Oh Lindsey Wells
13/08/2009, 10:32 am
Filed under: Musac Videos

For some reason I had this song in my head when I woke up. It’s a B-side from The Fallen single I think. I love the video, looks like it was filmed around Glasgow where the band are from… but don’t quote me on that.