Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Spotified 120213 + 120206 - aargh lurgy

the problem with Nursery is that those first few terms just keeps piling  on  more and more illnesses. She brings them back and we all get them. We had this 3 years ago when our son first started. Its not exactly worse but we seem to get a week or so before the next when starts to mutate through the family.

Anyway, thats probably why i haven't written for a couple of weeks, that and laziness obviously.

Dr Who episode Blink and the one before with Jessica Hynes from Spaced in  the School in  1913 - what good episodes! (Watching  them with son and some trepidation)

Anyway. This whole Radio 6 thing has changed matters somewhat. What do we listen to - Spotify or Radio 6? Well mainly its been R6. Is that the end of Spotify? I don't know, yet. I'm  still paying  for it.

So heard anything  good. On  SPotify i have to say PVT song Window is great. And we listened to the old Grizzly Bear album Friend. And then went on  an orgy of RAdiohead. During  which i was informed that i can never compete with Thom  Yorke in  anything, even dancing. Actually it seems even Colin Greenwood can dance better than me, and thats based on  an unseen assumption! Still i rate higher than ed o'brien, fact (circa 1993 anyway).

On  the plus side my icecream (or rather Nigella Lawsons quick pomegranite icecream) is better than MAckays icecream. Probably becasue my ice cream is , well, cream. not so much the ice. Still very nice, can't make it too often though.

And Radio 6, well the downside is that you  cant go and pick stuff to listen to. Wow is Sigh's Transubstantiation Fear crazy! is it death speed metal queen 70's southern rock?

Oh and Gonjasufi's The Blame, very nice.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Lovely Radio - Bad dream

Radio arrived! and it looks lovely and works!
and i keep trying to upload the images and failing. not sure what googles problems is there - they uploaded to facebook ok.

But this leads on  to another problem. Radio 6 is great! This was the whole point of having  DAB - to listen to R6. I just wasn't expecting  it to be quite so good.

But, do i still need spotify?

Well. Yesterday i was inspired to listen to an album of '80s 12 inches on  spotify, becasue of listening  to the Sugarhill gang on  R6. And as i speak i am listening  to The Jesus and Mary Chain: Psycho Candy, and loving  it. Its strange, i loved April Skies (from the 2nd album Darklands) at the time, and bought it. But never bothered to listen to the albums. Why? Well becasue of Duran Duran and The Cure.

You  see i bought the trully abominable Duran album Arena. A terrible live album - and i saw them live that year too at Wembley Arena. One of the worst gigs i have ever been to. And then i bought The Cure's Head on  the Door - which had 4 great songs and 6 terrible ones (or so i thought) which upset me a lot. So i told myself that i would not buy any more current albums.

Which (apart from 3  Shriekback albums ) i stuck to until 1989 when i bought The Beloved's Happiness, The Stone Roses and Welcome to the Beautiful South.

In  the mean time i got listening  to all sorts of 70s funk and disco.

And missed many great bands of the mid-eighties. If there were any, then i missed them.

Oh, and the dream: standing  on  a steeply rolling, lightly wooded  hill (somerset? the borders?) and the ground is covered with dead animals and birds. Though there are some sheep and lambs still alive, and there are a lot flies which keep going  in  my mouth. No zombies though which is a plus.

But, Misfits raised an  interesting  point a few weeks ago: zombies like live flesh, they eat an animal, the animal escapes, do you  then have zombie animals. Its bad enough having  zombie humans chasing  you, but what  if its cats too? and mice? and flies??? and fleas. Anyway, stop there.

UPDATE: 27/02/2012. Schmallenberg virus gets into news in  UK. Lambs dying  as midges spread virus in  south of England.