Monday, 30 January 2012

My philosophy

In fact I haven't listened to nearly enough recently, which is probably why I'm tense and cranky haha

Friday, 27 January 2012

Just had to share

I found this picture of The Who on my friend's Tumblr site and I'd never seen it before, that in itself is reason enough for posting :-)

Still LOVE you lot <3

I am in love!

With this website!

If you love anything 60s or 70s then this place is a dream come true and their ebay store is even bigger and better. I've previously bought a selection of badges and today I just couldn't resist getting myself the Syd Barrett T Shirt

I've got my eye on The Avengers one next (and various badges, stickers, postcards...) in the meantime I'll just have to sit on my hands until pay day!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Saturday again...

I warned you I'd be a rubbish blogger, a whole week gone by already and only one post in that time. As the old school reports used to say - Must try harder.

So anyway, it's been a pretty typical Saturday for me. Listened to Pick of the Pops on the radio, went down the town this afternoon and frivolously bought myself 3 almost identical hats in different colours (not that I do that every Saturday...) and now it's evening and it's wine and movie time.

Tonight, continuing my appreciation for the work of Ken Russell I'm going to watch 'Lisztomania' (come on, I can't be the only person who LOVES the inspired insanity of this film?)

Ringo Starr as a Bishop, Rick Wakeman as Thor pissing in the fireplace, Paul Nicholas as an evil Wagner and of course a half naked Roger Daltrey - what's not to like?

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

My unusual cure for sleeplessness

I've recently discovered that the best thing you can watch before going to bed is...

Yes, really. It's The Clangers!

I don't know what it is about this programme that induces calm in me but I can't help but feel an enormous sense of wellbeing after watching it. and that's why it's now part of my winding down at the end of the day routine.

I'm not sure why I felt the need to share this fact...


P.S/ I've given in and now have a Twitter account, I'm sure I'll be a very boring tweeter but to be honest that's not why I've signed up. it's just an excuse to "follow" some of my favourite people.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Saturday night's alright for writing

While most people my age are probably on the Jagerbombs by this time on a Saturday I prefer to sit here with a glass of red and update this ol' thing.

Well, I did get around to doing some painting at long last, and while it's safe to say I don't think I'll be winning the Turner prize anytime soon it gave me a great sense of satisfaction just to be holding a brush again.

I present er...Untitled

Today has been spent indulging my favourite hobby of music buying. I went to my favourite little record stall in Truro (Music Nostalgia - I'll give them a plug just in case anyone who may read this is in the area) and got my hands on a feast of Proggy goodness. Best of's from Camel and Family, a Steve Hackett concert DVD and Emerson, Lake & Palmer's 'Works' album on vinyl.

And now I must dash because I've got less than an hour before the documentary on Ken Russell is on the tele and I've got a curry to cook yet.


Thursday, 12 January 2012

January afternoons

About the only good thing about this time of year is the uncontrollable urge I get to paint. afternoons like this in January just seem to inspire something in me. So watch this space.

Oh and thank you to the Radio Times for the free David Hockney postcards, very nice.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Here I go again

I've lost count of how many blogs I've had since starting my internet career but I guess one more can't hurt...