Month: October 2010

  • Two Years Ago Today

    Two years ago today, I was pushed off a cliff. The person who shoved me was the person I’ve loved most in my life, the woman who has loved me the most and the girl I’m still in love with now. Since then, I’ve been falling and failing and flailing. I’ve reached out to people…

  • Metameta

    Hmm… my views per day seems to have increased by nearly a hundred lately. What’s that about? Also good to see ‘pugs not drugs‘ in recent searches. And being a top-read article. Though it’s got a way to go before it usurps the laptop DJing article. Umm… the Ethernet one is a bit embarrassing since…

  • US Terrorist Attack Kills Eleven

    At least 11 suspected militants have been killed in drone strikes in north-west Pakistan in the past 24 hours, local officials say. Officials say planes fired two missiles into a militant compound in North Waziristan early on Thursday, killing at least five people. And up to six militants were killed in strikes in the area…

  • Private Corporation Re-Writes New Zealand’s Laws

    New Zealand’s parliament has passed legislation that will keep the production of two Hobbit films in the country. The government agreed to amend labour laws as part of a deal with Warner Bros to retain the $500m (£315m) project. Warner had threatened to move production elsewhere because of a dispute with acting unions. But the…

  • Somatic Reactions

    I drop my Mum off at hers after we get back from the hospital. Going to the end of the road, I switch my stereo on. It’s been off the entire journey back from Nottingham because she moans at any SPL over inaudible. I’d rather listen to nothing than listen to castrated music. The first…

  • On Love Too

    It’s a click and a whirr, a gentle tick as the final piece slots into place. You’re in love. You didn’t want to be. You tried your best not to be. You even thought of every single negative quality she had to try to stop yourself from yet another swan dive into broken glass. But…

  • New Books 26/10/10

    Love the Nova War series. Reminds me of old Banks. Egan has been one of my fave writers for years. He’s consistently made my brain hurt. Hope this is as good! A fabulous voice. A couple of lines in her last novel in this series had me in tears. Very powerful. This one’s for Uni,…

  • Sunny Autumn, Derby Uni

    Things haven’t been good lately. In fact, they’ve been shit. But even at this horrible time, the beauty of nature amazes me. I had to hand in my proposal for ethnographic research today at Uni and I took the time to take some pics. Click any pic to see more.

  • Hot Chocolate Foam Patterns Left Inside Mug

  • Sunny October 2010

    It was a crisply sunny morning. I love the colours this time of year, the sun low in the sky. Click the pic for a little gallery.

  • Infra Red Trees

    Just some experiments with the highest ISO on my 5D mk2 (hence the fuzziness) and a Hoya R72 IR filter. I quite like the look and the high ISO means they were grabbed handheld. Might try some with a tripod and slightly lower, less fuzzy ISOs

  • Nat, Sean & Two Unis

    Last Monday I went to pick my mate Nat up from her very picturesque Uni. It’s Notts Uni, the Sutton Bonington campus. I’m quite glad it’s not my Uni as I’d probably get now work done, there’s far too much beauty in the area! And bunnies everywhere! I got Nat to pose for a few…

  • Sunny Five Lamps

    I have a special love for end-of-year sunshine. The sun is low in the sky and seems to super-saturate the landscape. The sky is blue and empty of everything but blue, impossibly electric. My shadow flicks along the pavement in front of me and slides up the front of shops and galleries, looking for a…

  • Hemsby

    Hemsby, Seals waving at us in Blakeney, Hugging you and watching the millennium arrive, In a blaze of fireworks and kisses… Wrecked car stereo, walking round UEA with you, Holding hands in Castle Mall… Early morning fog, freezing house but warm hugs, Is there anyone under 80 in Cringleford? Then we went to get your…

  • Bzangy Groink 29/9/10

    Tonight’s best new track was ‘Crazy For You’ by Best Coast. One minute and fifty seconds of swoonsome delight, this track comes from a similarly languid and sun-drenched album. Check it out! The best old track was Marching Band‘s ‘For Your Love.’ God, what a perfect, catchy pop song! Breezy splendour. The Vaselines – Such…

  • 10/10/10 Derby Nightness

    And after the unreasonably unseasonal sunshiney antics of the day came a warm, smooth night. A night for frogs and boyracers. Click the pic for more!

  • 10/10/10, A Sunny October Day In Derby

    The sun made an unexpected return today, like a lover who’s forgotten her phone and just popped back to get it. She’ll be gone soon but on the way out, the kiss she leaves you with is both warm consolation and a promise of next year, when she can visit for longer. Click the pic…

  • US Kills Seven Pakistanis

    At least seven people have been killed in a missile strike in north-west Pakistan, security officials say. Unconfirmed reports said a US drone fired four missiles at a compound in North Waziristan and two cars parked outside were destroyed. In a separate development, a key border crossing used by Nato to move supplies into Afghanistan…

  • US Kills 9 More In Missile Attacks

    At least nine militants have been killed in two drone attacks in Pakistan’s north-western tribal area. The attacks bring the total drone strikes to 25 in the past 29 days, part of an apparent crackdown on insurgents on the border. At least 150 people, militants and civilians, have died in these strikes. (Source: BBC News)…

  • Everything Everything @ The Bodega, Nottingham, 1/10/2010

    (Click any of the pics for more!) Last night, I saw one of the best gigs I’ve ever seen in my life. I think I first got taken to a gig by my Dad, when I was around 14 or so. It was Gordon Giltrap and he rocked. So, I’ve got around thirty years of…