A great cause and a also good excuse to try out some portrait photography
Month: November 2011
I’d like an iPhone app called DumbPhone which would alleviate
distraction and overuse of the interweb by blanking out all apps other
than the actual phone.
Tickets nostalgia #7: Terry Hall
Probably my favourite singer. Everything he’s done has been great and I’d love him to release more solo stuff – it’s been ages.
Easy, perfect rice
My dad’s recipe. It really works.
Working life’s a Gas
My degree included a year’s work experience, which I spent quite enjoyably at British Gas in Staines (this is long before Ali G). It had not long been privatised, and in hindsight it was a fascinating time to be there.
Note in this picture that I didn’t have a PC on my desk. I did have a Lever Arch file and a copy of the Guardian though. Des was my boss (a top bloke who I saw the Pixies with).
Here’s a shot down the office. Everything looks quite beige now.
I liked Pat. She was quite spunky and unlike anyone I’d met before. Note the PCs in the background running Lotus 1-2-3 (a precursor to Excel). I totally bossed that programme.
Amazingly, we had a clocking in/out system. You could build up half hours here and there to easily earn days off. People routinely had 30-40 holiday days a year
It seems strange to read this biography just a couple of months after
his death. Even slightly disrespectful.
life and it’s a tale that will be read for generations. It’s not easy to be near a genius. The products are beautiful and the
success stellar, but the book makes it clear that he was a dick
sometimes too. Nobody’s perfect.
Ashbrow Juniors FC c.1977
Taken on the school pitch with my granddad’s house almost in the background. Look at my pose. and haircut!
Thank you Mr Price – you made a lasting impact on me.
This was totally state of the art in the early 80s.
Linear tracking turntable!
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Read this pretty much in one go on a flight to San Francisco.Was expecting a tale of a fearsome Scottish schoolmistress, whereas it
turns out Jean Brodie is something of a liberal rebel, ignoring the
curriculum and educating her girls in more worldly matters of art,
music and relationships. Indeed it is so drenched with adolescent longing that I fancied it
ought to be accompanied by a Belle and Sebastian soundtrack – probably
Judy and the Dream of Horses.
Film quiz III
What am I watching on this iPad?