— Uncle Wilco (@unclewilco) June 11, 2014
With the news that Cardiff City centre is to Welcome the BBC - I do hope they fix the fence.
Due to work changes I had to clear out my desk as I’m becoming one of the hotdesk generation.
I’m happy with that as I would prefer to work from my shed anyway, but the downside is that over the last 14 years I have collected a lot of rubbish i.e. personal jetsam
I have tried to hold onto the toys/fancies of digital fun eg Star Wars characters, noise making gadgets and breweriana – that I should have grown out of in my thirties – BTW I’m keeping my TARDIS whatever – but I have given away or recycled the rest.
Digital media is a lot more serious and a gonk is not what separates you from the next twenty year old anymore – even though they were in school when I wrote my first perl script.
But with this last sweep of my late youth – I came about the last LP I ever bought – from 2004, Velvet Revolver’s – excellent debut Contraband.
Three months after I bought it I saw them in Cardiff CIA (see even that has changed)
of course thinking back it was my youth calling when I bought this
Slash was the hero of my youth with his first release on the first tapes I ever bought – G N R Appetite for Destruction,
you can not stop the future – now where’s my DAT of the spaghetti incident.
The nice people (former colleagues) over at Walesonline asked me to come up with a list of great Welsh beers – they were in no particular order so
Here are my Top Five from the list I have had this year – there seems to be a lot of variants on stouts/porters – and no surprise Tiny Rebel come top – 90% of their beers this year have been amazing
1) Dirty Stop Out, Tiny Rebel: A stunning smoked oat stout which rightfully was Champion Beer of Wales 2013. ABV: 5%
2) Hadouken, Tiny Rebel: A perfect example of an IPA ABV: 7.4%
3) Shining Tsar, Brains Craft: One of the many excellent ‘craft’ beers from Brains – strong but very drinkable ABV: 7.5%
4) O6 Porter, Otley: Very good porter – also look out for the excellent mOtley Brew. ABV: 6.6%
5) Boilermaker, Brains Craft: A hoppy beer matured with Penderyn whisky-infused oak chips in Penderyn casks. Great on keg or bottled. ABV: 6.5%
of course I’m sure you have had others – so feel free to list your top five in the comments
Since the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who – there has been a TARDIS on the battlements of Cardiff (Wales, UK) castle – of course Cardiff is where the Doctor is made
This is not a review just a celebration of what is good with the world “Streaky bacon encased in caramel”- they glistened in the afternoon light – saying eat me eat me – we know how good salted caramel is so these taste amazing – one ok, two is too much but what a bar snack (£1 a strip is not cheap but worth it’s weight in Caramel) and an amazing Amuse-bouche to what this man can do with a fryer – I’am told his deep fried gherkins are a thing of beauty as well.
The last few weeks you can’t escape Doctor Who – due to the 50th – I was getting a bit sick of the BBC just promoting it all the time – but now I’am a little bit excited – so here are some TARDIS photos (from my visit to the The Doctor Who Experience exhibition) and Orbital doing the Doctor Who Theme