Saturday, 29 July 2006

This Could Be Our Season

Today sees the start of another Scottish Football season. It has come round rather quick, hasn't it? Usually the start of the season means the impending onset of winter, but somehow that seems quite far off at the moment.

I've been a little morose recently, so maybe something will cheer me up?

Maybe this could be the year for The Terrors to rise from the ashes...?

Fingers crossed...

Thursday, 27 July 2006


"I don’t know what it could mean,

that I’m so sad: I find,

A fairy-tale, from times unseen,

Won’t vanish from my mind.

The air is cool and it darkens,

And quiet flows the Rhine:

The tops of the mountains sparkle,

In evening’s after-shine.

The loveliest of maidens,

She’s wonderful, sits there,

Her golden jewels glisten,

She combs her golden hair.

She combs it with a comb of gold,

And sings a song as well:

Its strangeness too is old

And casts a powerful spell.

It grips the boatman in his boat

With a wild pang of woe:

He only looks up to the heights,

Can’t see the rocks below.

I believe the waves swallowed

The boat and its boatman,

That’s what, by her singing,

The Lorelei has done."



Wednesday, 26 July 2006

"I am joined with the landed classes"

"Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so" - Josh Billings

I've just bought a flat!

The last week has been something of a whirlwind, with frantic solicitor- and mortgage-related meetings and phone calls. I've hardly done any of the pile of work I have to do due to sheer excitement, but the worst is over now. I get my keys on the 29th of September. I'll be having a huuuuuuge party and you are all invited!


Friday, 21 July 2006

Jamie's Runout Groove
Indie music blog - doesn't stray from the indie straight-and-narrow too often, but often comes up with the goods nevertheless.

Sunday, 16 July 2006

Don't Cry Tonight...

Don't you just love YouTube?

Quite possibly the best example of teary-eyed Italo Disco, and definitely the closing track to the best party..... ever!

Quite a strange video, too. I suppose every early 80s dance music video had to contain a 'futuristic' computer scenario of some sort. And lots of paranoia. Which is good.

Tuesday, 11 July 2006

What is this site all about?

This site has been around for a while but hasn't really developed it's own personality yet. Actually, perhaps it's supposed to reflect my personality, in which case you'll all have well and truly seen through me already....


At moment there's a little bit of music, some ranting about curry and some provocative quotes. I think it's a good mix. So that's how I'd like it to continue, although a bit more often, I hope.

I'm hoping to post more regularly on what I'm listening to, so that you can see just what an arbiter of taste I am, as well as posting regular pictures of jars of curry sauce, just to keep the lads interested. Mmmmmmm.....

When I can fight my way to my decks I'll also be posting my latest mix (usually the Italo disco sounds that are rocking my world) in the music section. Don't hold your breath on that one though....

Stay tuned....

Sunday, 9 July 2006

Teannaich Ceilidh

Start:     Jul 28, '06 8:00p
End:     Jul 28, '06 11:45p
Location:     Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh

Vikram Chandra

Start:     Aug 27, '06 3:30p
End:     Aug 27, '06 5:00p
Location:     Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Book Festival Event

Saturday, 1 July 2006

...And We Are The Dreamers Of The Dreams

"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake
in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are
dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it

T.E. Lawrence