Thursday, October 13, 2005

John Peel Day

It's John Peel day today. It marks a year since his last broadcast before his death.

I used to listen to him back during my teenage radio phase. I'd start the day with Chris Evans (and later Zoe Ball) on the Breakfast show (which we also got to listen to on the school bus sometimes), then when I got back after school I'd stick the radio back on and listen right through until I went to sleep. Even then I'd still be listening as I'd fall asleep with the radio on until some random bit of music (usually played by Andy Kershaw) would wake me up and I'd turn it off.

I can't say that my musical tastes wrere decided by listening to John Peel, my parents are responsible for my love of 60's/70's music and my Neil Young tolerance, but I certainly heard bands I wouldn't have heard otherwise.

So here's to John Peel. A man who gave us music and laughter. A man who I used to hear talking about his home studio and I could almost see him there. Thanks for everything John.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Pinched from Emily

Go to Google and type in (your name) needs. Then pick 5.

1. (Cocaine) Kate needs to be genuine.
2. Kate needs to trust Angel.
3. Kate needs better keyboard usability.
4. Kate needs to explore her innermost nature.
5. Kate needs to meet the mayor of Israeli Arab town Umm al-Fahm.

Most of the Kate results I found were about Kate Moss and repeats of the first one, the innermost nature one was about Kate Winslet though. Not sure who the Kate is that needs to meet the mayor - wasn't intrigued enough to click it.

I also found KateSpot. Another domain name I can't have ;-)

Pinched from a LJ friend (who got Carrot)

You scored as Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax. You are Granny Weatherwax! The most powerful witch on the Disc! You often use headology rather than actual spells, and are a very good witch, despite the fact that you sometimes wish you were a bad one. You play a mean game of Cripple Mr. Onion, and have a very powerful stare. By the way, you should really get that broom fixed...

Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax


Lord Havelock Vetinari


Commander Samuel Vimes


Gytha (Nanny) Ogg


Carrot Ironfounderson


The Librarian




Cohen The Barbarian






Which Discworld Character are you like (with pics)
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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Finally not buying into it!

Phoenix refers to me as the "ad-man's dream".

I buy into adverts. I see things and think I need them. I watch shows and cry over the characters. I create back stories for people in adverts and characters in my favourite shows.

But this time I beat him!

If I bought into all of it, I would use some fancy brand name washing powder rather than Sainsbury's own-brand.

Then I would have been able to wash the bloodstains out of a new white towel (shaving legs fast with cheap razors, not good) with Daz or Bold or Fairy. Instead I used the own brand stuff with a little Ecover stain remover, and the towel is gleaming!

Of course if I bought into all of it I would have a Venus Divine razor rather than the 30 for £1 from the £ shop. (I do have a Venus razor, in an attempt to be kinder to the environment (as in throwing away blades rather than a whole razor each time), but the others are cheaper).

But then again I did (partly) cut my legs up due to drinking the limited edition pink fizzy lovely wine from Marks and seen on TV.

Ok, I'm off to watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (still not my friend Beth though) and drink more pink fizzy (saving some for during the GP tomorrow - at 6am...)

Friends O' Mine - Bowling for Soup

Well it was ugly but we made it this far,
Some have gone but I forget who they are,
Now the hangovers are worse but we get through 'em fine.
Sleeping late but we're not lazy,
Getting older but we're still crazy,
I?m so glad that I have these friends o' mine.

It started out at a coffee shop in a most unlikely town,
And there were casualties but we made it out anyhow.
We stuck together through the good and bad times,
Pulp Fiction, Blazing Saddles, and Fast Times,
I'm so glad that I have these friends o' mine.

And jobs, girls and obstacles did all but break us down,
Night clubs and broken bands in every major town.
And I've got your back, you've got mine,
Like Johnny Cash said "I walk the line",
And you can always count on me for one last beer!

We saw the world and the world seemed smaller,
We're getting wider but not getting no taller,
I know we've grown up just a little at a time.
We're sleeping late but we're not lazy,
We're getting older but we're still crazy,
I'm so glad that I have these friends o' mine.
So glad that I have these friends o' mine.
So glad that I have these friends o' mine.


You guys know who you are. Whether I've known you since before you were born as our mothers used to flat-share, met you in C-Block during the first year at Anglo, met you via an online group or I'm lucky enough to have you as a sister (by marriage or blood) - thanks for all the good times guys.