Month: March 2011

  • Anti-Cuts Protests, 26 March 2011

    Last Saturday, I walked alongside at least 250,000 (and maybe as many as 500,000) other Britons to protest the cuts planned in the name of balancing the un-balanceable chequebook of capitalism. Apparently, we’re in terrible debt. O RLY? Here’s the lie. We are in a debt crisis. Our national debt is dangerously and historically high.…

  • Garden Springing

    The seasons roll round and the daffodils are up to say hello again. They’re bittersweet for me since the girl who planted them isn’t here to see them any more. This is the third time she’s missed them. I wish she could see how lovely her garden looks.

  • Cherry Blossom 2011

    Every year, I take pics of the cherry blossom in my garden. I never get bored of the teeny, tiny flowers and the way they seem to be turning their faces up to the sun, squinting and grinning. Click the pic for a gallery!

  • Carsington With Rose

    Last week, Rose and I went round Carsington. I’ve been there loads but it never fails to give me a sense of peace and perspective. I love the way it changes and stays the same. Also, the swans and geese were particularly solicitous. Click the pic to see more.

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 16/3/11

    Tonight’s best new track was ‘Super Duper Rescue Heads,’ Deerhoof’s poppiest track to date. This song is pure sunshine dappling your face through leaves, butterflies flapping around like nutters and tiny dogs yapping shopping lists. The best old track was The Boo Radley’s ‘Lazy Day.’ Another slice of summer in a pop song, I used…

  • March For The Alternative, Tomorrow!

    We are being told that we have to make sacrifices. Even as bankers pay themselves four thousand million pounds in bonuses and, obviously, there’s always money for war. The rest of us, the plebs, we need to shut up and accept our country’s infrastructure being vandalised by the hoodlums in government. No. We won’t do…

  • Format Festival & Stuff

    Format Festival is on. And it’s on in Derby! From the wall of pics bemusing passers-by in the Westfield to the Market Place to the exhibitions in Quad itself, the city is being draped in photography. So I went and took pics of the pics. 🙂 Click the snap to see them!

  • Signs While Wandering

    I’ve been walking round a lot on my own lately, my only companions being my GF2 camera. The sun is showing itself, finally. Its warmth makes the cracks in the pavements come alive, makes every rough, crumbly brick look delicious. Even though I’ve been wandering around Derby for decades, I always see something new when…

  • Panasonic DMC-GF2 + Fotodiox Adaptor + Canon EF 50mm F/1.4

    I’m loving my GF2. My poor 5D mk2 is feeling neglected at the mo, as the GF2 is always out and about with me, a little mate. But… I’ve got craploads of Canon lenses. Wouldn’t it be good if I can use them on my new pal? Well, thanks to Fotodiox, I can. I bought…

  • Uni iPhoneness

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  • ‘Your Woman’ Number 1 On The US iTunes Electronic Singles Chart

    So, since yesterday, my song’s been at Number One in the US electronic singles chart on iTunes. I thought it was some strange blip and it’d get knocked off but it’s still there! I’m doing better than Owl City, Duck Sauce and The Postal Service! 🙂 How strange? I wonder if it was on some…

  • US Murders Three More Pakistanis

    Google Map of drone strikes, click here for an up-to-date version. At least three suspected militants have been killed in a drone strike in the troubled Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say. The US does not routinely confirm that it has launched drone operations, but analysts say only American forces have the capacity…

  • Alcohol Concern: UK Gov Puts Private Profits Before Public Health

    Don Shenker, chief executive of Alcohol Concern, said: “It’s all carrot and no stick for the drinks industry and supermarkets. “By allowing the drinks industry to propose such half-hearted pledges on alcohol with no teeth, this government has clearly shown that, when it comes to public health, its first priority is to side with big…

  • White Town Facebook Page Demographics

    FB have just changed the way band pages are, they’ve moved them into being more inline with the new-ified profile pages. As I was running all over the shop, posting as White Town and then replying as Jyoti Mishra, I stopped to look at the pretty charts of demographics. I love the one above. Pretty…

  • US – China: Pot, Kettle

    The United States government has called on China to stop what it calls the “extralegal” abductions and detentions of lawyers and human rights activists. The US state department called on Beijing to uphold its internationally recognised human rights obligations. (Source: BBC News) See that picture at the top? That’s what happens to people who disagree…

  • House Names

    These are some of the house names I see on my walk into Uni. I’m fascinated by house names. What do they mean to the owners? Was the name inherited or did new owners put their mark on a property by changing the name? I’m disappointed I didn’t see any comedy names like Dunroamin but…

  • Wandering Around

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  • Fuck The World Then Eat It

    Fuck the world then eat it. Rip out its papery throat Laced with reasonable lies Bound with the gnawed skin Of all its victims. But not me. This is for every fucking bruise, Every tasted tear, Every year wasted waiting For nothing and again For nothing and again Again the fear of it dripping down…

  • Wandering With My GF2

    Click for Me-Ness, Things Doing Things In Town, People In Town and Cakes And Coffees galleries. Today, I took my new Panasonic GF2 out for a proper test drive. Starting with some shots of my feet at home, I then took my feet (and the camera) into town where we walked round, snapping away. I’m…

  • First Panasonic GF2 Test Shots

    Click the pic to see some initial shots I did to test out my new baby. All the pics are straight out of the camera, no tweaking whatsoever. Thanks to my beautiful models, Erin and Emma!