Month: July 2007

  • Cats On Fire

    I should be asleep now as it’s 4.18am. But I’m still buzzing from playing keyboards for Cats On Fire this evening at their Nottingham gig. I only played on three songs but I had tremendous fun and it was an honour to play with one of the best current pop bands around. Yep, you heard…

  • Australia: US Tribunal A Charade

    The trial of Australian national David Hicks at Guantanamo Bay was a charade that served to corrode the rule of law, Australia’s top legal body has said. The Law Council of Australia called government support for the US military tribunal process shameful. In a report on the issue, the council drew a parallel with the…

  • US Government Sued By War Veterans

    A coalition of US military veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is suing the US government. The class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of veterans claims they have been denied disability pay and mental health treatment. The legal case against the US Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) seeks widespread changes in…

  • De Menezes – “Two Years, No Justice”

    The second anniversary of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes is to be marked by a ceremony on Sunday. The Brazilian was shot dead at Stockwell Tube station on 22 July 2005 by police who had mistakenly identified him as a suicide bomber. On Friday night an image of the Brazilian – accompanied by…

  • Big Blue Playlist 21/7/07

    Phew! I though it’d be dead tonight because of the crappy weather but it was actually quite busy for a bit. And I had loads of requests! Eagle-eyed readers may notice that I even played Au Revoir Simone twice tonight as it was a happy/sad special occasion. The best new track tonight was ‘Finer Feelings’…

  • Beach

    Aaand another!

  • The Chrysalid

    A doodle what I just did. Can you tell I didn’t get much sleep? 😀

  • Rambling In The Morning

    9 out of 10 Cortinas prefer the flavour of Juicy Fruit Well, it’s 5.38 and I don’t think I’m going to get any sleep tonight. Er… last night. Yesterday. Today? I seem to have come over a bit asthma-y wheezy. It’s not bad, just enough to have completely stopped me sleeping. I was dog-tired around…

  • Flying Ant Day!

    Laydeez and genitals, may I present the world’s first LOLANT (as far as I’m aware) Today is… FLYING ANT DAY! Flying Ant Day is an informal term for a day on which queen ants emerge from the nest to begin their nuptial flight. In most species, the male ants also fly alongside them, although they…

  • Big Blue Playlist 14/7/07

    You know, every once in a while a hip hop album comes along that makes me happy. I mean really happy. Tonight’s best new track is off such an album: ‘The Know How’ by The Upstarts. ‘Got What It Takes’ melds a deliciously liquid jazz guitar riff over a kickass beat and then… well, the…

  • Strawberries And Cream

    Mmmm… I scoffed these earlier but took some pics before they were snaffled. Click the shot above if you want to feel hungry for strawbs…

  • Machinedrum Macros

    Say hello to my leetle friend…. (Click da pic!)

  • The Truth Behind The “Liberation” Of Iraq

    George W. Bush – bringer of peace, democracy and freedom to Iraq. Here are some quotes from US soliders: “[The photo] was very graphic… They open the body bags of these prisoners that were shot in the head and [one soldier has] got a spoon. He’s reaching in to scoop out some of his brain,…

  • Shnongling Pludtarbs!

    Shnongling Pludtarbs! Who would have thought it? 5000, G!

  • Patterns

    Some patterns wot I took pics of. Clicky the piccy!

  • Sundial

    Click the pic for some actual sunshine! 🙂

  • Big Blue Playlist 7/7/07

    Blimey! What a strange night! It was quite empty-ish until around 10.30 and then it filled-up in about twenty minutes. There was even a queue out of the door! I got many requests, hence there’s quite a bit more old music on tonight’s playlist than usual. But still plenty of the new stuff, of course.…

  • US Kills 300 Iraqis A Day

    A state-of-the-art research study published in October 12, 2006 issue of The Lancet (the most prestigious British medical journal) concluded that — as of a year ago — 600,000 Iraqis had died violently due to the war in Iraq. That is, the Iraqi death rate for the first 39 months of the war was just…

  • Australia: We Want Iraq’s Oil

    Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson has admitted that securing oil supplies is a key factor behind the presence of Australian troops in Iraq. He said maintaining “resource security” in the Middle East was a priority. The remarks are causing heated debate as the US-led Iraq coalition has avoided linking the war and oil. Anti-war protesters…

  • Yet Another Health Scare For Morons

    The killer sandwich above later went on to slaughter the entire village Chorlton Krakenspoke, pop. 536. Pre-packed sandwiches may contain as much salt as several bags of crisps, a study suggests. The health lobby group Cash looked at 140 sandwiches on sale and found over 40% had 2g or more of salt – or a…