Pat Barker’s Regeneration Trilogy is available for the kindle from Amazon in the U.K. today only , 11th Sept, for £1.99
A rare showing on U.K. telly at 19:20 this evening on Talking Pictures TV (Freeview 81) of ‘The Rebel’. Starring Tony Hancock.
Worth seeing just for the exchanges with Irene Handl.
David Hepworth’s ‘A Fabulous Creation’ is 99p on the UK Amazon Kindle site for today only.
…every train from Kings Cross Station to Newcastle should pull away from the platform to the theme music to ‘Get Carter’
Really. It should.
October’s Kindle Monthly Deal on Amazon in the UK features two books by Ian Kershaw:
– Rollercoaster: Europe 1950 to 2017. £1.99 – The End: Hitler’s Germany, 1944 – 45. £1.99
And Cornelius Ryan’s ‘A Bridge Too Far’. 0.99p
I think there’s a few ‘Vinyl Detectives’ floating around in there too.
‘Vietnam’ by Max Hastings is available in the Kindle version for 99p today only
Plus, 5 Bernard Cornwell novels, The Last Kingdom series, are also up for sale at 99p a go just for today.
For today only, Sunday 26th May, Amazon are offering 4 of Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther novels for 99p each.
The 2nd 3rd, 5th and 6th in the series.
Apparently, in another department here at work, there is a David Howie.
Does anyone know anyone else similarly one letter away from Fame?
Do you know a Milly Gibbons, a Neil Fung or a Mark F Smith?
I was watching TOTP2 on BBC4 last night, and this was played. Then Jericho, ‘The Motive’
After about 2 minutes in I was still waiting for a tune to start. A refrain. A melody. Owt.
But no, just a series of varying pitches.
What’s the most tuneless piece of music you know?
A pal of mine is currently at the UFO gig at the O2 Academy in Newcastle, for their Last Orders tour. He’s just messaged me. ‘Lots of old memories, Kidda’
We were frequent attendees of such things at the City Hall through much of the ’80’s. I mentioned on the UFO gig review thread earlier the regular caravan of metal bands that passed by on frequent tours during those years. Even if a band I perhaps on the quiet thought was corny/actually a bit shit I enjoyed the vibe of the whole thing. The quick pint first, joining the crowd and getting in, being in the auditorium before the lights went down checking out the stage gear and smelling the electricity, the monumental noise and thud of the first number . All of it.
I’d always buy a tour programme though I was never entirely sure why. Thinking back, they were pointless. A selection of photos, some ads for Ludwig cymbals and Len Wright Trucking and a list of tour dates elsewhere in the UK you didn’t live. Yet I always bought one. Taken home on the bus and stuck under the bed. And, in my case, kept » Continue Reading.
Happy New Year everyone.
Roger Daltrey’s brand new autobiography, ‘Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite’, is part of the January Monthly Deal thing at £2.39.
Another one. All seven volumes of Spike Milligan’s WWII memoir trilogy are being knocked out for 99p each.
Ying tong iddle i po.
I’m becoming enthralled by the progress of the Mueller investigation into the possible collusion by the Trump presidential campaign with Russia (and other sundry related items)
According to liberal news media outlets in America it is assumed that the investigation, or at least a significant wedge of it, is nearing its end game. This week, they say, we can expect from Mueller’s team in depth sentencing recommendations for Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. These may include as previous ones have plentiful detail on the facts of the indictments. Some pundits see this exquisite detail as a way of making the scale of the nefarious activity known to the public should the investigation be terminated by the White House before the final report can be completed.
All three sentencing documents are expected to infer that President Trump may be an indictable ‘target’ in the investigation rather than a suspect or person of interest as he currently seems to be.
Given the billowing smoke around all of this it is hard to see that even if he has done nothing indictable his actions have tainted him irreparably and eternally. How can he in any conscience presume to continue in » Continue Reading.
I have a bad back.
More accurately, sciatic symptoms have led to a diagnosis of muscular inflammation in the lower back pinching the sciatic nerve and generally causing much general discomfort.
I’ve had this since August and am bloody fed up with it now. My NHS physiotherapist is not unduly concerned (which is good) and has explained and demonstrated a series of bends and stretches to help un-knot the pinched nerves and build up a bit of lower back strength to straighten me up.
It’s this long-commute-to-a-sedentary-job lifestyle that’s done it for me. Too many similar days of trains and sitting and not enough time spent stood up and doing other things.
Have any of you been through similar? I will be following my doctors orders and following his prescribed activities but did any particular cure present itself to you? A friend of mine recommends mounting a chin up bar across a door frame and hanging upside down from it for an hour a night. He’s a bell end of several I know.
I’m having a go at some basic yoga moves. Mrs B turns off the telly to watch it’s that good.
Amazon are running an Autumn Sale on kindle ebooks.
– ‘Paul McCartney’ by Philip Norman (the most recent favourably reviewed biography) – The John Lennon Letters’ collected and edited by Hunter Davies – ‘The Beatles Lyrics: The Unseen Story Behind Their Music’ by Hunter Davies
All 99p each
Amazon are currently offering the new David Sedaris volume ‘Theft By Finding’ (his collected diaries) for 99p.
This was a Daily Deal special on 30th Sept. So they may have inadvertently left the uber cheap price for the kindle version up in error. I don’t know.
Anyway, it’s a brand new release.
The nudge on the All These Years kindle bargain seems to have gone down well with some of you.
I think you ought to know that the recent autobiographies of Johnny Marr, ‘Set The Boy Free’, Chrissie Hynde ‘Reckless’ and Steve Jones ‘Lonely Boy’ are all currently retailing at £1.99 for the kindle versions.
They’re part of the current Kindle Monthly Deal, run every, er… month. About 200 or so titles are discounted massively for the period. Most of it you (well, I) wouldn’t touch with Bargepole but at least one or two items worth having slip remarkably through the net.
I watch the skies for us all.
All three versions of Mark Lewisohn’s ‘All These Years’ Beatles tome are being knocked out for the kindle at £3.99 a go.
This includes the basic 900 pager and both Parts One and Two of the extended version. The hardback versions of which look to retail at £150 knicker or so.
Possibly old news to you bunch of hipster cutting-edgistas, but the BBC Four bit of the BBC Iplayer is rammed to the gills with Afterword-friendly content
Under BBC Four Collections are hours of documentaries from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s on culture, music and art and that.
Amazon are offering the first three of Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels in one volume on kindle for 98p.
Good news. ‘It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is back up on Netflix again.
A sprawling ’60’s comedy. Probably far too long but it contains both Jonathan Winters and Phil Silvers in fine form.
And Ethel Merman!
Knock yourselves out.
On the train home this evening I was adjacent a gaggle of ladies of a more mature vintage, all of whom were in the mood for multiple crossover conversations.
The to and fro was bewildering. I zoned it out fairly rapidly but was deeply tickled to hear one of them say ‘To cut a long story short, I lost my mind!’
Has anyone else heard pop lyrics quoted in ordinary conversation? Not necessarily on a commuter train. Anywhere will do. I’m not fussy.
I was hoovering (or vacuuming if you’re posh and that) downstairs last night.
The End. 🙂
No! Come back, you fools. Listen, no, wait
Anyway, as I was saying, I was hoovering when I noticed two wasps hammering themselves furiously off the inside of our kitchen window. Either trying to get out or as is more likely just being f*****g horrible generally.
I switched the hoover to suction nozzle mode and in an instant had them both swept off the window down the tube into the dust bag. Tzzz Tzzz, they went. As in one (bemused) Tzzz each.
If I could have spun the hoover attachment in the manner of a cowboy with a Colt 45 revolver into its holster I would have.
Any similar miniscule wins?
Songs in Minor Keys. I like them. Here’s one.
It’s Lera Lynn with ‘My Least Favourite Life’.
Let’s have your favourite miserable drone. First person to point out that a song in a minor key doesn’t necessarily sound all sad and that gets a flick on the earlobe.
You may proceed.