Sunday 6 September 2009
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Photos from Friday's live gig by Kraak en Smaak in the Abdijplein in Middelburg as part of the Nazomerfestival. Hels, Tom and I are so unspeakably cool that we travelled all the way there for this gig (ok, actually we were nearby on holiday) and it was utterly, utterly brilliant, quite the best live performance I've seen, ever. Period. It would be easy for a dance outfit to descend into techno-wizadry and not really give a good stage performance, but that wasn't the case here. Rose and Sebastiaan are not only excellent vocalists but have stage presence too, and the music for the K&S trio (plus added drums) was stunning, featuring tracks from both Boogie Angst and Plastic People plus an excellent cover of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" (1977? really? blimey). I was pogoing around like a loon – it's hard to dance in any other fashion when you have a three-and-a-half year old on your shoulders (who was also pogoing and VERY into the music). Grins all round.
Monday 7 September 2009
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I was there for the 25th anniversary celebrations, as a pupil. We didn't have name badges then.
Saturday 12 September 2009
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Holiday accommodation in Alnwick, Northumberland.
Sunday 13 September 2009
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For anyone that thinks that plant breeding and development is not important, then consider the work of this man.
Anyone who doesn't think that there will soon be wars fought over water (rather than oil) needs to read this.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
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New People Under The Stairs album out on October 13th. Strictly only for those who like their hiphop to be old skool.
A huge influence on so many people, myself included. Subconciously, I think I've modelled my cooking style on his (particular the wine-whilst-cooking idea, especially when entertaining). I feel the need for a dinner party to mark his passing.
Thursday 17 September 2009
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Those Kanyes! Always a pain when having a poo!
Friday 18 September 2009
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Moorish style inn in central Cordoba.
Hammam in central Cordoba.
Sunday 20 September 2009
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Purveyors of fine cider, particularly fine Breton cider.
Monday 21 September 2009
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No, I didn't spend half my teenage years playing this game. Not at all.
3D version of your classic lunar lander game, complete with lovely retro vector graphics. Bug hard.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
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Gavin Hewitt finally steps into Mark Mardell's shoes and takes on the BBC Europe editor's blog. Mardell's blog was excellent and insightful – he also "gets" blogging and understands that the strength comes from interaction with readers/commenters. Hewitt is a journalist of some repute although I'm not sure that he has the same easy jovial manner as his predecessor, something that I think served him well.
Friday 25 September 2009
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Amusing. Possibly NSFW. via b3ta.
Handy ready reckoner for calculating net pay. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it looks good enough.
Sunday 27 September 2009
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Want to know what a thousand quid in 1894 might be worth today in real terms? This site will answer you (slightly odd) quest for knowledge.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
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Dilbert would be proud. via Gordon.