Take me back on down to Dixie…

I got interrupted from my top ten this morning by an airport cab driver who had the gall to arrive early, and my laptop’s currently checked into a baggage hold somewhere so I can’t finish it… So I’m sitting waiting now for my flight to Jackson, Mississippi to board. This’ll …

Mmm… Contrasty…

Hello Dolly isn’t typically the kind of musical I’d embrace, in my jaded old age – written in the 1960s, it very much embodies the fanciful & superficially wholesome stereotypical thing which kinda irritates me about the entire genre.  You know what I’m talking about.  As soon as the curtain …

The Black Stuff

Does anyone know what it is that makes a good pint of Guinness? I guess it isn’t difficult to assess a bad pint, but what categorically puts a good one over a mediocre or even average one? The question’s prompted mainly by my meeting in Dublin on Wednesday – in …

The open button

I know what this is for. Admittedly, it’s not quite what everybody thinks it’s for. However I refuse to believe that the situation is shrouded in so much mystery that people can misinterpret what is going on. Yes, it’s a button (and it’s found inside carriages on the London Underground, …

Tick tick jingle jingle

It just occurred to me that just over a week ago it was my 5 year anniversary of having moved over to London. As I was packing my suitcase it never occurred to me that I’d be organising 170 men to Morris dance in central London. Ain’t life grand.

It’s the indie Indy

Woooo! Hello from Leicester Square for the charity screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark:The Adaptation” – a fan made tribute to one of the best films ever, shot over 5 years and on a budget of about 5 grand. Co-pilots Neonwombat & HC join me at this exciting event. …

Linguistics

For some reason I was recently alerted to a new word for my vocabulary.  Ordinarily this is an opportunity to be relished, and customarily this initiates an intesne but short-lived campaign for me to try to work my newfound linguistic extension into the earliest possible conversational window it will fit …