Month: January 2004

  • Snowy Oakwood

    The long-predicted cold snap (?Matt Swan) has finally arrived. I woke up this morning to see snow flakes the size of 50ps shimmying down onto the garden. So, being mental, I popped on my boots and went a-walking into Oakwood Wood(wood) to get some snow snaps. I made sure to over-expose by a stop or…

  • Screamadelica 27/1/2004

    What a fantastic night! I nearly didn’t go because of the bad weather warnings (the weather man was basically saying DON’T LEAVE THE HOUSE!) but I’m so glad I did. I think tonight was probably the best Screamadelica’s been so far. Great music, loads of cool peeps out, YAAAAY! Click here for the piccies!

  • Bless Playlist 26/1/2004

    Managed to fit in loads of new stuff again tonight (like Apparat, which was a tip from my mate Daz) as well as some popular requests like Fischerspooner and Pantera. Tonight I went a teeny bit soundtrack/TV theme mad and I must say I enjoyed the diversion. I got some very positive reactions and it…

  • Who Are The Nazis Now?

    “24 January 2004 David Kay, who stood down yesterday as head of the Bush administration’s hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, said that he did not believe that any stockpiles of such weapons ever existed.”(Source:The Independent) Yet another report from the highest levels confirming what every non-racist, non-warhawk person thought before the USK…

  • Why Videophones Won’t Catch On

    How many times have you rung someone specifically to lie to them? A boss, a lover, someone in your family? It’s difficult enough faking a convincing hacking cough and the air of having TB over a voice-only phone, imagine the increase in difficulty over a videophone. Humans are programmed to recognise and search other’s faces…

  • Rescue Rooms 24/1/2004

    The Rescue Rooms wasn’t as packed as last week, which was a bit of a relief really cos it get’s sooo hot under the stage lights. Very good music, as usual, old and new. I haven’t bopped to TFC’s ‘Starsign’ in years and it was cool hearing Dinosaur Jr.’s cover of ‘Just Like Heaven’ just…

  • Insomniac Macros

    Q: What can you do when it’s 3.30am and you can’t sleep but it’s obviously too dark to take any photos outdoors? A: Pop on a macro lens, steady your wobbly arms and take some Insomniac Macros!

  • Screamadelica 20/1/2004

    Tonight was Rob Lab’s birthday night out but he seemed quite sober and well-behaved. Whereas Mandy got the most drunk I’ve ever seen him. I’m proud to say I managed to get a shot of him as he was reeling around, arse hanging out for everyone to admire. The shitter. Literally. Click here for arse!

  • More US Government Murders

    “An American helicopter bombed a village home in southern Afghanistan killing 11 people, four of them children, Afghan officials said yesterday.”(Source: The Independent) The US “anti-terrorist” initiative continues to make impressive headway. What were their targets in this attack? Surely an evil headquarters, a nexus of anti-US aggression? “They were simple villagers,” he said, “They…

  • Strange Weather

    Earlier this evening (well, yesterday now), the weather was, by British standards, quite peculiar. There seemed to be two distinct layers of clouds. The higher one was lit by the setting sun and shining dazzling shades of gold, pink, orange and red. The lower layer seemed to be scudding by at a breakneck pace and…

  • Bless Playlist 19/1/2004

    Busier than last week and hence more repeats but I wasn’t bothered cos I still managed to cram a load of new tunes in. This week I actually managed to fit in a lot more glitchy, groinky electronic stuff in. At last! And it went down well, I had a couple of people coming up…

  • The Great Lie Of Patriotism

    “Sergeant Steve Roberts, 33, was told to hand back his flak jacket while serving with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, because there were not enough to go round. Days later, on 24 March last year, he was shot dead trying to quell a riot. His widow Samantha has called for Mr Hoon to quit saying…

  • Rescue Rooms 17/1/2004

    Another late night… or should I say early morning as I left home at 7.30pm last night and didn’t get back in again till 8.30am this morning. The Rescue Rooms was packed, very hot good fun. It was great seeing Pharmer Dan and Chris TKTP again, I only wish I’d got a pic of their…

  • Sony DSC-V1 Test/First Shots

    I’ve been looking for a new compact digicam for a while and today I forked out for a Sony DSC-V1. From the testing I did today, I’m very pleased with it. The AF is nippy and I love the actual look of the photos it produces. I know some people find Sony pics a bit…

  • Have At The Drive In Re-Formed?

    Cos today, I got what appears to be a new set of lyrics from them: “theologian twinkle priscilla persecution delve anodic inefficient preemption santayana nasal domino backwater conservatism onrush beyond monadic divalent platonic grandmother domingo territorial thematic bullfrog impute opera fuel plagued daze consequential buses emulate lindbergh aurora rhodesia buildup fumble roadway impalpable disney shelter…

  • Q: When Is A Serial Killer Not A Serial Killer?

    A: When they kill using the force of the British state. The news today has been chock-full of lurid details of the suicide of Dr. Harold Shipman. Newscasters have been putting on their stock “shocked and horrified” voice when talking about the murders he committed. How many people did Dr. Shipman kill? Well, he was…

  • Bless Playlist 12/1/2004

    I’m a perverse bleeder. I had a far better time DJing last night, partially cos the early January crash has kicked in and the Bless was much emptier than the past few weeks. Therefore fewer requests, therefore I could play far more new stuff than usual (and old stuff that I’ve never played before). Of…

  • Bush And Blair: Partners in Deceit and Slaughter

    “In the 23 months I was there, I never saw anything that I would characterise as evidence of weapons of mass destruction.” (Source:BBC News) Those are the words of Former US Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill. Not some weirdy-beardy, lefty, vegan student but a man who held one of the highest ranks in the US government.…

  • Rescue Rooms 10/1/2004

    I had a brilliant time at the Rescue Rooms. As I was waiting to put my coat in, Gang Of Four came on and I hurried to get dancing. I danced for most of the night. I could have done without Jet and Kings of Leon but that’s just me being picky. I finally got…

  • Colin Powell – Confident, Happy Mass Murderer

    WASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Thursday that he saw no “smoking gun, concrete evidence” of ties between Saddam Hussein and the al-Qaeda terror network, but insisted that Iraq had dangerous weapons and needed to be disarmed by force. (Source: USA Today) Well now, isn’t that great? Thanks for clearing that up,…