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Some old photographs brought a smile to my face the other day.andandMy dad's in a nursing home and I was clearing out an old bureau in his house and came across all these packets of photos. Back in the day I used to be a bit of a jazz photographer, mainly because the first time I went to the North Sea Jazz Festival I took loads of photos with a pocket camera. I had high hopes for them, I mean I wasn't that far away from the stage. And, of course, andthey turned out to be fairly rubbish. So I bou... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Tuesday, 28 October 2008 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Went out to the car this morning, no rain for a change, just bright sunshine. Followed the neighbour heading to his car with a kettle. Uh-oh, I thought, Ending up scraping the frost off my windscreen with a CD case. Came home with the temperature rising to zero on occcasion or slipping into the minus side for most of the journey.andThe local Blockbuster had a burst pipe the other day.Memo to self:buy deicerbuy scraperlay in provisionsborrow 'Eati... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Monday, 27 October 2008 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Yes, the shops are full of Halloween stuff, just managing to hold back the avalanche of Christmas goods for a few weeks longer. Everywhere seems to be selling spooky DVDs, but all the good ones seem to have gone and the displays only have left yet another 'Scooby Doo' cartoon, usually with just Scoob and Shaggy, and without the rest of the gang. There are even 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' DVDs, meeting Frankenstein or the Wolfman, or that masterpiece of terror - 'Freaky Friday' (well Jamie Lee Curt... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Friday, 24 October 2008 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
I like Kerrang. I subscribe to Kerrang. I like their album reviews - 5 Ks for a classic, down to 1K for poor. They also do this 'For fans of' line which gives you a steer. My experience is never buy an album with 3Ks or less. Recently, after applying the 4 and 5 K rules and looking at the 'fans' line, they have tried to encourage me to buy the following albums (and I have succumbed with one purchase, so far):AC/DC 'Black Ice'Amon Amath 'Twilight of the Thunder God'A... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 19 October 2008 Comments Comments(2) Read more...
We're back, after a week up North, or as up North as outside of Killin at a place called Westerlix gets. It was a two mile walk into the big smoke that is Killin, down a forest/cycle/ex-railwayline track thing which emerged opposite the war memorial. Killin is very pretty, with rolling falls (the Falls of Dochart, no less) that disappear under a multi-arched bridge. Crossing that bridge takes you past the entrance to the Clan McNab's Burial Ground, and very Pan's Labyrinth-like it is, with it's ... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 19 October 2008 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
Hi, and welcome to my first blog. Yesterday was National Poetry Day and I spent last night with my buddies at Read Raw reading poems by ourselves and others. Hope you had a good one. This year's theme was 'work' and somewhere a new collection with one of one work-related poems appeared - memo to self: must track down a copy. Today is World Mental Health Day, which reminds me of Frank Zappa doing his live 'Diseases of the band' routine, and 'bad mental health' featured in a few of the replies, pr... Read more...
By: Ian Hunter On Friday, 10 October 2008 Comments Comments(0) Read more...
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