Month: October 2006

  • Candles

    Some candles. Click the piccy above for the gallery!

  • Greenpeace Vs. MacExpo

    Greenpeace has responded to being ejected from the MacExpo in London saying it was “a totally over-the-top reaction”. Speaking to Macworld, Zeina Al-Hajj, Greenpeace International Toxics Campaign said: “We registered as an environmental NGO (non governmental organisation) called Green My Apple, so it’s not like we were hiding anything”. The MacExpo event management also told…

  • Dan & Gaz In New York

    These were taken just now, around 10.15pm our time, 5.15 N.Y. time. The lucky bleeders! 🙂

  • Derby October

    A few snaps I took in Derby today. There’s something quite fantastic about late October sunshine!

  • Billie The Vision & The Dancers

    If you’ve looked at my Last.fm page lately, you’ll see that I’ve been listening to a lot of Billie The Vision & The Dancers. I heard about them when I was gigging in Scandinavia, people with impeccable taste were telling me that I should check them out. So, I ordered their CD ‘I was so…

  • Why You Should DIY!

    (This post is basically aimed at musicians but bits of it apply to anyone creative.) Above is a pic of my new album which I’ve just released on my own label, Bzangy Records. Originally, it was slated to come out on Ninthwave Records but they had to shut down recently. So, I decided to do…

  • Last.fm Stats

    Regular readers will know that I’m something of a stats hound. Whether it’s Google Analytics or YouTube times viewed, I love ’em! Well, now I can spy on stats for who’s listening to my band, courtesy of Last.fm. And the results are surprising! Look at the graph above, it’s for the last six months. Why…

  • RichMatt

    Click here to see a few snaps I did of Rich and Matt yesterday.

  • Okay, I’m Hooked

    It’s soooo cute! Click here to play! WARNING! – it’s very, very time-sucking…

  • First UK Web-Rage Conviction

    The internet, earlier today An internet user has been found guilty of what police said was Britain’s first “web-rage” attack. Paul Gibbons, 47, tracked down John Jones using details obtained online after the pair exchanged insults in an internet chatroom, a court heard. He travelled 70 miles to Mr Jones’ home in Clacton, Essex, and…

  • Moral Law?

    Cluster bombs – used in our war crimes against Iraq In the early hours, two days before the attack on Iraq began, two men in their 30s, Phil Pritchard and Toby Olditch, cut through the fence surrounding the air base at Fairford in Gloucestershire and made their way towards the B52 bombers which were stationed…

  • Kante – Die Tiere Sind Unruhig

    If you’ve been checking my Last.fm page lately, you will have noticed that I’ve been playing the above album to death. It’s Kante’s new album (well, it came out in August, I’m a bit late) and it’s called ‘Die Tiere Sind Unruhig.’ Sadly, my German is rubbish so I had to resort to Babelfish to…

  • Chinese Murder Tibetan Refugees

    A group of ethnic Tibetans trying to flee Tibet were shot dead by Chinese troops on September 30, at a Himalayan pass near the border of China and Nepal (Tibet is an “autonomous region” of China, having been taken over by the PRC in the 1950s). Reports are emerging that Communist party officials have attempted…

  • Bunnies!

    Sometimes, in this hard, cruel world, a grown man needs to look at pictures of overhwelming cuteness. It’s been one hell of a grim newsday… so I needed a bunny refresh! Thankfully, I got two cups of bunny from Cute Overload. They have a section dedicated to them! Yaaay! 😀

  • US Guards Brag About Torture

    As the US rejected fresh British government criticism of Guantanamo Bay, an American soldier has made new charges that military guards brutally treated inmates at the controversial top security prison for terrorist suspects in south-eastern Cuba. In a sworn affidavit, Heather Cerveny, a 23-year-old Marine Corps sergeant, says she met several prison guards at a…

  • Jack Straw’s Racism Bears Fruit

    Islamophobic attacks have surged in the past month in the wake of controversial remarks by ministers about British Muslims, say campaign groups. The rise in verbal and physical assaults includes a spate of incidents in which Muslim women have been abused for wearing veils and scarves. They come in the week that the issue was…

  • Terry Lloyd: Murdered By US Troops

    THE family of a British journalist [Terry Lloyd] gunned down in Iraq called for the United States marines who opened fire on his convoy to face murder charges, and branded them “trigger-happy cowboys”. He was shot in the back by an Iraqi machinegun then, as he was evacuated in a makeshift ambulance, shot again in…

  • Why You Should And Shouldn’t Watch ‘V For Vendetta’

    Well, what a surprise! When I settled down to watch ‘V For Vendetta,’ I wasn’t expecting much. Maligned by one of its creators, dismissed as empty Hollywood flummery in many reviews and then the delayed release in the UK (it’s a 2006 film for us), all of that didn’t bode well. I was riveted! ‘V’…

  • Head Of British Army Wants Troops Out Of Iraq

    “We are in a Muslim country and Muslims’ views of foreigners in their country are quite clear. “As a foreigner, you can be welcomed by being invited in a country, but we weren’t invited certainly by those in Iraq at the time.” He added: “Whatever consent we may have had in the first place, may…

  • Toujours Truffaut!

    Tonight, I watched ‘L’Argent de poche’ with my wife. She’d never seen it before and I think the last time I saw it must be over eighteen years ago. It was made in 1976 and it’s one of my favourite ever films. Well, I feel I should qualify that: Truffaut is my favourite director. So,…