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Feel the pain ..

Monday, October 6th, 2003

I’m all stiff and sore from my weekend. Went to Dublin for the Boards Beers. What a laugh I had. I think I bought about 30 shots of Jagermeister Its lovely stuff. Blew a shed load of money this week. I think it came to 600 euros in total. Scary scary scary. But worth it.

I seem to have found some of my strenght again. I was lifting about people a lot. Shit I was drunk. I rang up the stairs while bearhugging some poor chap. All fun.

Saw this Steve Walker picture online:


I’m going to buy some of his posters and use them as Christmas presents. One or two are really really beautiful and will be given to people who I think the same of.

Justify my love

Friday, October 3rd, 2003

Did the Which Madonna Video are you ? test and I got Justify My love:


“Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love

Hoping, praying
For you to justify my love”

Interesting. My fav Madonna vid is hard to pin down. Rain, Bad Girl, Vogue, Express Yourself .. the list goes on. The vids she makes are pretty damned good and she gets some very talented directors to do them. However if its the song it has to be “Drowned World/Substitute for Love”

Interesting – Email to RSS

Thursday, October 2nd, 2003

Mailbucket Now this is what I’d like. Email to RSS feed.

It would prove quiet handy for lots and lots of things. Mailing Lists in work could be viewed in a browser cutting down lots and lots of bandwidth.

Personally I’d stick a lot of my mailing lists into this and just have them on my website but spam protected. It would allow me to look through more mails as right now they get filtered to folders that I check only now and then.

Anyways I gotta go and study for a driving test.

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2003

My blog has started to get spammed. I’m in shock since I get so little traffic. Anyways a kind gentlemen of the net has created a little bit of code to get the spammers to piss off.

Pinging Elegant Hack too as thats where I found the info.

What a load of pants..

Thursday, October 2nd, 2003

picture of an underpants

I’m going to buy one from here.

Driving test tomorrow. Should be okay. Neck is still stiff and sore though. Pretty damaged it seems. After the test I should have free time again and so I’ll finish the Mulley Genealogy Website

Lies lies

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

A history of the Iraq war, told entirely in lies All text is from the Bush regime. And its all lies.

Why my Postman hates me

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

Got 5 cds from CD Wow yesterday.
Johnny Cash – American IV ,
Perfect Circle – 13 (and they boast that its copy protected, I think I’ll send this back as I’ll be fucked that some record company can tell me how I listen to my music. )
Snow Patrol – Last Straw ,
Spiritualized – Amazing Grace
and N.E.R.D. – Clones.


Then today I got the following:


17 cds (albums and singles)

The Pale – Lonely Space Age
David Kitt – Square 1
Live – Birds of Pray
Bell X1 – Music In Mouth
The Coral – Magic and the Medicine
Acoustic 3 – Various Acoustic Songs
Ruby Sessions – Various Irish Artists
Paddy Casey – Saints and Sinners (single)
The Crayonz – Nena
Turinbrakes – 5 Mile (2 singles)
Evanescene – Going Under (single)
Alkaline Trio – All on Black (single)
The Thorns
Nickelback – The Long Road
Goldfish Memory Soundtrack – Various
Manic Street Preachers – Lipstick Traces

and a book on the ancient chinese game of go: View image


Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

Must send this to my friend Allan.


Fire in the sky

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003


Interesting image here. Got this link via Donncha O’Cs blog.

See, told you I’d have some pics.

On the Edge

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003

Nice Article reproduced on a mailing list here

Its about Pirate radio stations and how popular they are. A cool lil thing is how listeners ring the stations mobile and hang up while some song they like is playing. It gets logged as a missed call. This missed call is a way for the kids listening in to say they like that song without paying money to tell them. Cheap and handy. The station gets to see which songs are popular and so can stick em on a heavier rotation.

Major labels know that if they sign an artist that is big on pirate radio,
they also acquire a guaranteed fan base. BMG, whose roster includes the
urban superstars the Neptunes and Whitney Houston, has courted pirate
stations for 10 years. “We were among the first to set up ‘street teams’,
whose job is to find out what is going on on pirate radio,” explains Mervyn
Lyn, BMG vice-president of European marketing and promotion. “Now all the
majors do the same. Pirates are simply too influential to ignore.”

Find this pretty fucking Ironic (yes thats a big I ) that the major record labels who sue 12 year old girls and 80 yer old grannies over file-sharing and take all the money off college students who share music so that they end up not being able to finish their course and they are the same ones that are sucking down all this information as to what the kids really want.

“We switch on and we hear the nucleus of what black Britain has to offer,”
he says. “And it will remain that way until we are properly included. It
will end when the BBC has black people in positions of power and when
record companies and mainstream organisations have enough black people in
place. Until then, there will always be pirate radio.”

Jazzy B (Soul II Soul dude ) said that and he is wrong. Theres always going to be an underground. Be it in radio, television, writing, music, art or… Theres going to be the most popular thing almost force fed to us nowadays and people will happily go along with this like sheep until interest wanes and then the marketing giants will find out what will appeal to the masses next and give us that.

Some people will not want to be associated with that which is bland and mainstream and they will seek out something on the edges, something underground and all along they probably hope it will be the next big thing so they can say “ahh yeah sure I read his work years before it was popular” or ” ah I heard her when she was underground”

We’ll get status in our community for being someone that can spot future trends and we’ll be happy but this will fade when we realise that the beautiful thing we thought we discovered becomes over-played and too common and cheapens and will be tarnished for life. So we’ll move on to something else and find another up and coming trend.

Theres people that do this a lot and theres people that hunt these people down and watch them and see how they can define cool.

It’d be cool to be on the edge though all the time. High entropy and constant churn. Possibly tiring too but never bland and never the same. I started this post with the intention of thinking out loud why we take stuff from the edge and make it mainstream and how the people that can do that are very powerful. But I’m not sure is that the point I made.