In 2004 myself and my partner made the first of many visits to The Leadmill in Sheffield. We were going to see Cinerama. I knew very little about the band, but I had heard a Peel live at Maida Vale session and liked what I heard. Deep breath. I’d never heard of David Gedge. … More tuesday tune: the wedding present – brassneck
I had wanted a new phone for over a year as I was struggling on with an old iPhone 4. However having recently retired and being on a low income I couldn’t justify or afford a new iPhone, so I began to look at Android phones. They needed to be fairly cheap and contract free, … More Moving from iOS to Android: a switchers tale
Traditional “Carrelets”(fishing huts) face out to the Gironde estuary at Talmont-sur-Gironde, Charente-Maritime, France. An excellent article on the huts can be found over on the Invisible Bordeaux blog.
Not long after leaving Japan in 1982 David Sylvian appeared on TV ( I’ve forgotten the programme) performing an acoustic version of an old song “The Other Side of Life” from the album Quiet Life. The miracle of Youtube as ever has an uploaded copy. It does though, give us very few clues to the … More crackle and pop: david sylvian – brilliant trees
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Most of April was taken up with reading books for the 1938 club. Posts on these books can be found here and here. Outside of the club I had a visit to my childhood and read some Enid Blyton. It’s an enjoyable romp, spoiled by the terrible racism in the portrayal of the character “Jo-Jo”. … More April books