Year: 2005

December 05: The run up to Christmas

A trip on the Santa Special train with Grace, and a few update piccies of the progress on the house. Plus general being silly photos.

Blowing the trumpet

Ever the one to blow my own trumpet (if only I could reach it), I thought it’s worth a cyclo-cross update. I’ve now won the North West cyclo cross league with still two rounds to go. Nice feeling. Warm glow, etc. But…. the icing on the cake came on Sunday 18th December, on a freeeeeeezing day at Beacon Hill park a few miles from Wigan when I managed my first victory of the season ...[Read More]

Banana Hat

It’s a banana crown. What else do you want to know?

DFILM animated film creator

The only way I can think of to make some odd, personalised film in about five minutes without a camera: DFILM. Good honest Friday fun.

JCBSONG by Nizlopi: a Monkeehub video

Quite simply the most original song of 2005, JCB song by Nizlopi brings a tear to my eye each time i hear it. Top video too.

Pity me in the North East.

I went past this village on Sunday and its name made me chuckle.

Pandora, box and all

Ever since the Music Genome Project, people would ask, “Can you help me discover more music that I’ll like?”. The Pandora Project is the next step on, allowing you, for free, to type in an artist or tune that you like, and listen to similar music, in a radio station type way. It works fairly well. Requires a reasonably quick (not dial-up) connection. Well worth a visit. :: a project of Stay Free! magazine is worth a look around – covering all sorts of artwork that has met copyright issues head on.


This is what happens when you mix Queen with 50 cent. You’ve been warned. Reminds me a bit of the Grey Album project, which shouldn’t have really worked, but most think it did. Alot better than this. i know it’s tongue in cheek (I hope it’s tongue in cheek0, but it’s still grating like mad.

My free iPod

It is shiny, black, gorgeous, and has arrived after just a bit of nagging friends. Aren’t I a lucky chap?

Otterspool Park Cyclo-Cross three …. try again

The third of three Cyclo Cross races at Otterspool Park this year and again a fourth place. Not much wrong with fourth place, but it’s just an annoying course for me because: The first race there saw me break my chain on lap one and have to run for approximately 1km and start lap two in about 40th place – eventually finished 7th Race two went relatively smoothly, but I had a really slo ...[Read More]

Led Zeppelin live at Manchester, sort of.

Matthew and I went to see Whole Lotta Led – a Tribute to Led Zeppelin, last Friday. Where do I start…? Firstly, tribute bands are not a new concept at all, but this is the first one I’ve seen. Secondly, I love Led Zeppelin. I love all sorts of music, but LZ are in my bones, as it were. I’m not going to review the gig too much – principally because I can’t be ar5 ...[Read More]

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