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.
First it was the amazing hop infused crisps, now Paul from the Urban Tap house has outdone himself with his candied bacon strips.
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