Wednesday, September 26, 2007

scotty cermony

Been driving to work and enjoying that little 2 gig mp3 that I bought in my local Aldi a couple of months ago. I almost bought the megaboy 80gig ipod, but something stopped me. Was it the stories of dead ipods ...or was it not really wanting to go there and feel part of the apple family....oh i don't know...anyway here i am with a £30 tevion and i am well pleased. I have put on lots of chanson , hip hop and cannae whack it!!

Been roaming on google video ...and been watching everything from conspiracy theories around 9/11 to the opening ceremony for the 1936 Olympics. I watched Chariots of Fire for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Eric Liddell was one monumental guy.....there is an Eric Liddell Centre here in Edinburgh in his memory. I was checking him out on wikepedia and learnt about a scotty dog that i never knew about.

I am off now to wash up the tea dishes so here is a fab track to break a few bubbles to. His birthday was just a few days ago on the 23rd of September.He has sold over 250 million records..Wow!!!! He has also performed in approx over 5,000 concerts and recorded in over 14 different languages.....what else can he do??? well he was a goal keeper for the junior Real Madrid football team.....

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

checkpoint change

Been a hell of a long time since my last post. Where has the summer gone?? I only got out into the garden on two memorable occasions way back in April of this year.....however mustn't grumble.

Have just come back from a fabulous trip to Berlin and I trekked my liner socks right off. I spent a lot of time checking out the sites and would recommend a trip to Templehof Airport for the architecture and a day trip to Potsdam just for the chill out and cobbled streets. I went to where JFK did his famous Berliner speech and soaked up a bit of history. I didn't listen to music or check out an Internet cafe for the whole duration. That was definitely a first, but a real switch off. The only music I heard was in pubs and cafes and I kept hearing Lionel Ritchie's greatest hits....but most places had the music really low or not at all, which i really enjoyed too.

I was in Glasgow airport when the news of Pavarotti's demise came through. I was sad to hear that but cheered up when one night in a bar in Hakeshermarkt just over the line in old East Berlin, the barman played the three tenors concert LOUD. a fantastic experience, I don't think I have ever been in a bar before where classical music has been played. I don't mean that elevator crap that pretends to be classical music, but the real deal.

Here is a track that I have been listening to since I came back.Ireally like the sentiments and having wandered around Alex and Checkpoint Charlie this song really has something that captures the whole breaking down of the wall.