I never could get the hang of Thursdays

18/09/2012, 2:58 pm
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Jimi Hendrix pronounced dead 42 years ago today aged 27.


14/08/2012, 9:57 pm
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Why I secretly smile every time I read that The Libertines will never reform
11/05/2011, 4:26 pm
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Don’t get me wrong, I love The Libertines, perhaps a bit too much. I dance around like an idiot whenever one of their songs come on, especially this one.

But I think it’s great that they’re not going to reform or do any more gigs. It’s like Fawlty Towers, only twelve episodes, but great episodes. Just leave it as it is.

Also I was lucky enough to see them at Leeds festival last year. It was fabtastic. It makes me feel smug.

D’ya know what?
08/09/2010, 7:07 pm
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I don’t especially like it for the taste, the blend.

It’s the nostalgia!

I love people finding old notes
19/08/2010, 1:42 am
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You may remember me posting this a while ago.

It was left on my phone, which I lent to my housemate, and he found, and read, and laughed at. Apparently it was good advice.

God knows what else was on that phone which he shouldn’t have seen, I can’t remember.

Test Match Special
06/06/2010, 10:22 pm
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No other sports commentary is quite like it. When you have a game that can last upto five days there’s no point rushing things. It creates the perfect background noise for that barbecue, your report that needs to be done or just reading the paper. Imagine it alike to radio four, spoken word, opinions, but still commentary of the cricket running at a snails pace.

“Are you a fan of the theatre Geoffrey?” “Not especially, John” “England on 213 for three”

You get more detail about the weather than any other forecast, better guests than Jonathon Ross, the best cricketing advice and history, batting averages and jargon than any other casual radio program. Not to mention the best theme music (nice bit from the Blues Brothers on the end of that clip).

Just by listening you’ll soon know what three slips, a gully, backward short leg, mid off and mid on mean. It seeps in through your ears into a big cricket cavity in your brain, leaving you wanting more, eager to know if we’re going to enforce the follow-on.

It is the ultimate in easy listening. The voice of Yorkshireman Geoffrey Boycott justifying every second of airtime he takes, dispensing cricketing knowledge and advice to the captains, recalling in detail old matches which he played in, players and test series’.

There’s nothing like it.

Summer is shaping up
30/04/2010, 4:46 pm
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I start my new job on Tuesday as an Assistant Park Warden, finally, after being on benefits for 10 months. Thanks future jobs fund! I get to work mostly outside in parks during the nice weather, and more importantly, not at a desk.

Also, I’m going to a few festivals this year. Latitude for a weekend, Leeds (mostly for The Libertines) on the Friday. I’m thinking about others too.

Latitude Festival – line up

I wouldn’t mind seeing; Belle & Sebastian, Laura Marling, The Maccabees, Richard Hawley, The XX, The Horrors, Vampire Weekend, The Coral and lots of other literary and comedy performances, such as John Cooper Clarke and Mark Lamarr.

Leeds Festival – line up

I wouldn’t mind seeing; Libertines (obviously), The Cribs, The Maccabees (again), The Mystery Jets, The Futureheads and maybe Arcade Fire. There’s tonnes more to be announced for Leeds as well.

And if I can go to Kendal Calling I’d like to see; The Coral (again), The Futureheads (again if I’m not tired of them), OK GO, Lancashire Hotpots and The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show (which looks hilariously brilliant).

I’m excited.