Monday, August 18, 2008

music music and yes more music

slinky mamma

Edinburgh is is the full swing of the Festival, lots of fun on the High Street and round abouts. Has a good outing on Saturday and even had a pizza at Mamma's in the Grassmarket, worth a look and staff very friendly. Saw this everyday sight at St Giles Cathedral. Wonder how they got home on the bus.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

star lass dust

A blast tonight watching a real home grown movie called 'sickle'. I did enjoy it, despite nine people on amazon giving it only one star..come on guys!!! it is at least worth three!! anyway I know they were all saying it was not worth the £1.00 sticker in Woolie's sale but I reckoned it was worth an hour of doing housework. I have been checking out the Woolie's DVD section and got Rock School for £3.00 nae bad....just got to keep yer peepers prepped. I am a sucker for old classics too, got the original Planet Of the Apes with Charlton Heston..hey I can see a lazy Sunday coming up!!!!

Off to IKEA tomorrow to get a reading lamp.....have put off this trip cause of the petrol prices which have been going astral but can't put it off anymore, a bicycle torch in the sheets just doesn't save your corneas from popping, and their meatballs are ace.... music is still high on the agenda and I have dusted down my mandolin and have been trying out a few Am and D7 chords as well as the regular 4 or 5. 'Leonard Cohen always said why play 4 when 3 will do or something like that. You get the gist. Anyway, a bit of a blast on a mandolin and singing 'git along little dogies' is better than cutting the hedge any day. Have 5 books on the go at the moment and recommend Star Man by Michael Francis A great read about life with the rock and roll my who would really want to be one of them. The bit about Sheena Easton is pretty raw, she may have been a lovely lass from Scotland, but seeing what 'fame' does for her is wild. c


Thursday, July 31, 2008

desert tracks

Well, almost the weekend and the festival here is in full swing. I went to a gig the other night. It was brilliant as far as the band was concerned, Colin Steele on trumpet was outstanding, but unfortunately the main singer, Cathie Rae was pants. She couldn't hold the tune and I am sure poor Chet Baker who she was paying homage to must have been rocking backwards in his grave. It is weird that no one else seemed to notice, but she was definitely flat, I wondered if it was the wild rain storms that had expanded her pipes and caused the fluctuations. So I won't be going back again to see her, but hey, otherwise a good night for a tenner.

Listening to some countrry music tonight, good collection of power ballads, Faith Hill for starters. Dixie's not far behind and the good old boys Brooks and Dunn, ye cannae whack it!!!! And a blast of 80's tracks for desert is just in order.....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

hank mixeroo

Well Scotland is indeed a paradise....a visit to Aldi for olive oil followed by a quick trip to Lidl..the smart arse shopping moment to collect loads of bbq briquettes. This was a great weekend, loads of music, best has to be the old Hank Williams and the odd Vanessa Mae mixeroo I did on my laptop. Can't give you any of that but can give you a great photo of proceedings. Music wise off to see Cathie Rae on Tuesday. A newbie on me but hey with Any doing her run round the rehab and lets see what happens, Cathie is the best we have in this neck of the woods..

Thursday, July 24, 2008

dan plants

Had a big bbq in the garden, what between the Darwin's likely to earn more that you or I could ever earn in 3 lifetimes and the trials and tribulations of Tricia Walsh Smith it was time to take a breather from all the chatter. The plants looked mighty fine and the home grown lettuce just coming on a treat.

Found a fab software programme for doing comics...30 day free's called 'comic life' and it is a great way to spend hours stretching and squashing frames and speech bubbles. check it out!!!

Edinburgh is about to host the book festival and I am intending going to a few events. Gary Erskine who was heavily involved in creating the drawings for the latest Dan Dare comic has just confirmed his attendance, check out the programme for details. going to check out Cathie Rae next week, one of Scotland's top vocalists at the Spiegeltent..cannae wait!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

orange novak

What's a good book to read if you are on the bus in the morning and can't stand the shoogle of the engine that gives you a cornea burn??? The Metro newspaper kind of hits the mark but I reckon trash the print and throw your ears to caution, ramp up and pump it up..if you can find a player that will work with vista. I bought a tevion mp4 player recently, a little neat dude of a kit and after a weekend of trying to get windows media player to recognise the little darling had to call a halt to the frustration. I checked the message boards and forums and was shocked to find it isn't just the tevion that has problems calling home, seems there are lots of players that don't work with wmp or vista. So I had to reluctantly return it to the shop, anyone else had this problem?

well T in the Park looked pretty much of a job lot watching it on bbc iplayer. Maybe if you were there it might of raised my blood pressure. I am not a big fan of all those frantic boy bands giving it angsty gloom. I fast forwarded through almost to the end and caught a bit of the Prodigy..nae bad and REM who looked caught in one big time warp...Orange Crush with a megaphone...ho hum.....anyway here is a track that has been circling around in my synapses

eddie novak delores mp3

Monday, July 21, 2008

ride rockahoola

back again..after a long snooze....