Saturday, 30 September 2006

Cassette Generator

Endless hours of fun at this site, especially, if like me, you are entranced by the idea of 'The Perfect Mix-Tape'...

Monday, 25 September 2006

My Way...

"No, no use in taking their time or in wasting two dimes

On a call to God knows who

When all you feel is the rain and it's hard to be vain

When no person looks at you

So just be gracious and wait in the queue

So when do I get to sing "My Way"?

When do I get to feel like Sinatra felt?

When do I get to sing "My Way"?

In heaven or hell...?"

Monday, 18 September 2006


"You are just a tenant here, you say

living in and out of this life

as cheaply as you can.

I sit here in the darkness


Like an old woman

Thoughts knot and click like brittle bones

doing too much

Trying to question all of this

Trying so hard to fade out

in the blackness

all of the fear

all of the tears that bring us to this..."

Anne Clark, "The Sitting Room" (1982)

Wednesday, 13 September 2006

Sunday, 10 September 2006

62nd Tryout

A quick mention for the newly resurgent force-to-be-reckoned-with on the Perth ska-punk scene, 6nd Tryout (Is there a ska-punk 'scene' in Perth?!?)

Anyway, watch out for these guys pogoing in a sweaty club near you soon. You'll need to brush up on those bar-chords, Dave...

The Boyfriends

Start:     Sep 10, '06 4:00p
Location:     Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
'Strangely finding themselves just about half way betwixt the twin pillars of Manc magnificence and influence of The Smiths and New Order, The Boyfriends have been described in some quarters as gayer than the first and more bevved up than the second. A top flight act either way...' (Bugbear)

Tuesday, 5 September 2006


Sunday night's Firework concert in Princes Street Gardens was a spectacular event for the thousands present watching... and the thousands of others who were startled/woken up/otherwise roused by the tremendous explosions from the sky!

The highlight was undoubtedly the incredible heart-shaped fireworks which you can see here:

There you can also listen to a bit of the concert (with all the bangs) which someone has sneakily recorded...

Saturday, 2 September 2006


"Now he wants her to dress as if you couldnt guess,
He desires to impress his associates,
But he's part ugly beast and hellenic deceased,
So she finds that the mixture is hard to deny.

What shall we do, what shall we do with all this useless beauty?
All this useless beauty"