My current machine is struggling with the demands of lockdown so I think I will retire it to a farm in the country soon. I need advice on the best way to move all the installed stuff and the data to the new computer.
Number 2 song on itunes, thanks to youtube twins’ “react to…” channel.
I doubt many people care but I do. I was at Elland Road when we got promoted from the 3rd Division – sorry, League One – by winning against Bristol Rovers in a thrilling game, having had a man sent off.
I was sitting in a chip shop lastnight looking at the West Brom result (they lost to Huddersfield which is nice little bonus). I looked at the table for literally 30 seconds because I couldn’t make the maths make sense in my head. Finally I celebrated with a hot chip.
My highlight will be the never before broadcast (you can get it on DVD now, of course) of Mr. Bowie’s set from 2000
I realise this could be of somewhat niche appeal, but you know, some of you will have more time on your hands at the moment and it might pass some… So – have you? If you haven’t, do you have a favourite, or perhaps an amusing one you’d care to share? What makes one a good one?
Can I just say that “three months of self-quarantine” doesn’t make sense and is moreover a tautolgy, dammit. Quarantine and self-isolation are different things.
There is a lot of bad news around. I thought we could offset this by posting something that’s resulted from the lock-down or enforced stay-in that you think has improved your well-being or just the world in general.
Here’s mine: the sky is a deep blue, bluer than since the imagined blue of summer days when I was a kid. I know that this is because of the lack of diesel particles in the air (many cities are reporting nitrous oxide levels down 20-50% over last year) but that don’t matter. I just enjoy being outside and taking it in.
Has died aged 81.
As a Conservative inclined remainer voter in a leave constituency I am confused and feel ignored in this whole debate. I’m sure that the same applies to voters in remain constituencies whatever part they did with. With so many factions within each party I have no idea where this election is going.
To those who had the misfortune to read my post from last night. A culmination of stresses in my personal situatuion, plus alcohol leaked over into a very poorly thought out rant. That is really not me.
I am going to take an internet break for a while, hopefully you can look more kindly towards me on my return.
on what to do about Brexit. Unfortunately it’s to vote down the current plan and a determination not to rule anything out. After 2 years. That’s a relief, then
Due to a serendipitous (yeeesss) mistype while attempting to download “Rain on The Roof,” as portrayed by Hugh Grant in the end-credits of the wonderful “Paddington 2” I came up with a spiffing idea*: the movie mash-up.
I am now imagining the Peruvian-bear-cum merchandising-colossus injected into a virtual reality survival game, with added Eighties hair. Give “it” up for PaddingTron!
Yes! Simply amend the title of a movie to include another movie title!
* I know, it’s probably been seen as Twitter and Facebook memes for years already. Well, now it’s here! Lighten up you big grump 🙂
Don’t get me wrong, I like a bit of the “nicer” end of jazz, not so much the challenging chin-stroking stuff you are supposed to like once you “get into” it. I am listening to ‘Mingus Ah-Um’ as I type this, and wonderful joyous life-affirming music it is, too. There’s even one on there that sounds like the 60’s Batman TV theme.
But for a genre that prides itself on improvising – indeed that’s the stated USP of it – I wonder why people revere LP’s that are by their nature one-offs, captured forever in time.
NO doubt this has been answered many times by clever people, but I ask again: what (apart from capturing a lovely song) is the point of recorded jazz?
I was so excited to have a nice holiday this year I just forgot about the WC. So we are in the air on our way home duirng the final. I know, save your sympathy…
Anyway, any globetrotters out there know of a decent bar (sitting down, not too many expats about covers it) in Manhattan/Long Island for watching the semis?
I find out today that “Alaska … has more cases of botulism than any other state in the United States of America. This is caused by the traditional Eskimo practice of allowing animal products such as whole fish, fish heads, walrus, sea lion, and whale flippers, beaver tails, seal oil, birds, etc., to ferment for an extended period of time before being consumed.”
Truly we live in an age of wonders. I was born in a world when no-one had walked on the moon, and smallpox still existed. And everybody thought flared trousers had disappeared forever. Now we have the internet and are going to send people to Mars. If we can just stop being twats to other people because their imaginary guy is different to ours then it’d be a Golden Age
When I listen to music in digital form, I am an inveterate (some might say invertebrate) shuffler. However there are certain artists that I love, who force me to load up a load more of their stuff and just binge.
For me it’s Lewis Taylor, Steely Dan, They Might Be Giants, and Mr. Bowie.
It doesn’t happen with most artists. I don’t know if it’s that my tastes are congealing and shrinking to a narrow list of artists as I get older. I’d like to think not – I have plenty of new tracks (if not loads of new LPs).
At the risk of creating yet another list thread, does this happen to you?
His Washington visit has been a masterclass in how to handle the world’s most important narcissist. The buddying-up yesterday followed by the perfectly nuanced dissing of Trump policies in his speech to Congress today.
I’ve been reading stories from the marches that took place yesterday throughout the USA – and many other countries – protesting against gun laws. There are wonderful, moving accounts from witnesses, survivors and bereaved relatives. It strikes me that there is an almost schizophrenic split between these people and the politicians who supposedly represent them, who have to perform amazing feats of logic and self delusion in order to persuade themselves that their stance is moral.
I have seen quotes from commentators who are likening this groundswell of anger from many quarters to the protests at the start of the Civil Rights movement in the Sixties. I hope that this turns out to be true – many of these protesters are young and will be voting for the first time in the next USA election. Let’s hope it maintains its momentum.
It’s not showing on my last post.
Edit: ignore – she has returned. Soz n that
A song just popped on the Shuffle from an LP that I don’t know at all well. One of those that you get in a weak moment because critical opinion. “Hang on,” I said – to myself of course, largely because I knew no-one else in the house would give a flying one – “hang on, that sounds just like him out of the Blue Nile!” A quick visit to Wikipedia later confirms the encyclopedic breadth/colossal waste of time of my useless pop trivia knowledge.
This is an edited list of the guest personnel on that LP:
Rick Danko Bruce Hornsby Neil Young Aaron Neville Ginger Baker Mike Mills Paul Buchanan
Any guesses? This thread may well die on its arse but a long Saturday of not doing much lies ahead (for me anyway I have a bastard of a chest infection), so who fancies a go?
Every time I visit the internet I find I stick to the same dozen or so bookmarked sites: this place, a selection of news outlets, a couple of football forums and the usual giants like ebay. Less often one of the reference library sites such as wIkipedia.
I used StumbleUpon many years ago until it got monetised and ruined. I would imagine there are similar services but I never find the time to investigate them. There must be millions of places out there that I never go to.
So how do you keep the internet fresh and exciting? Do you just not bother looking for new sites, like me, and remain in a happy blinkered state? Or is the answer just “facebook or twitter, stupid,” neither of which I use?
How many weeks at £350m does that add up to?
we had a new site tagline? The Prince sentiment is fine but it was last year.
.. traffic on t’Afterword seems to have increased quite a bit in the last week.
So stomachs, right. They do the hard work of breaking down your food. I get that.