Who brings an inflatable doll to Glastonbury?

(Although bonus points to Shirley for making the best of it)

Incidentally: should I make an effort to distinguish between Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian, or, as evidenced by what I saw of them this weekend, is it not worth it?

currently playing: Garbage — Why Do You Love Me?

Day Two: Ow Ow Ow Ow

When I woke up on Thursday morning, my feet announced that I would not be doing quite as much walking. Ow. Blisters.

After breakfast, I hobbled along to the Speakers meeting, where we met the moderators and had a chance to make sure that our laptop would work with the conference centre’s projectors. Then a quick email check, a walk back to the train station to work out what train I should take to get back to Baden-Baden (I thought about going on the bus route again, but the timetable for that meant that if there were any problems, I’d miss the flight home, so I thought the train would be a little safer), and back to the hotel to checkout. A slight mix-up occurred, meaning that I had to pay for the room, but hopefully I’ll get that sorted out soon.

Then, more wandering! Ate half a Bratwurst before I started to gag on it. I was trying for the authentic experience, but I really don’t like sausage.

My talk suffered a little from me leaving my DV cable at home, so I couldn’t use the footage of the conference that I shot on Wednesday afternoon, but I think it went okay for the most part, although I probably talked far too fast. There were a few questions afterwards, but that was it; done with LinuxTag 2005. I said goodbye to Torsten, the moderator (and co-editor of the Video Book), headed off back to the train station, the teeny-tiny Baden Airpark airport, and then back into Stansted Airport.

Now only three weeks to go until America…

currently playing: Life Without Buildings – Juno

Another Triumph!

Yes, Coldplay can make Can’t Get You Out Of My Head boring. Congratulations!

bashes head against a wall

(can we have a temporary ban rock acts doing ironic pop covers? Please?)

currently playing: Glastonbury 2005

Germans And One Thing

Okay, this is awesome…More German appropriating American RnB please!

(actually, they’re Belgian…but still!)

currently playing: Seeed!

For Bonnie





currently playing: Glastonbury 2005

More Glastonbury: Dance To The Radio

Barney: Will Tear Us Apart doesn’t get more emotional or powerful with you yelling “COME ON!” into the chorus, you know (although it is charming that twenty-five years after the song’s initial release, you still need an auto-cue to know the words).

Also, did anybody see the Slitheen unmasking in the Dance Tent during True Faith? (that joke courtesy of Bonnie, but good enough to repeat, I think)

Colin and Edith are now telling us about how we’re not going to miss any of the Coldplay set, which is unfortunate. Time to switch off an hour or so, and come back later to see if Lauren and Phil team up for a late-night run again…

Poor fashion choices: One of Interpol sporting a red armband. Nice!

currently playing: Moloko — Sing It Back

Glastonbury 2005: Swim When You're Singing

I’m not quite sure whether M.I.A.’s dancing is fashionably weird, or whether she’s really really bad at it (was she doing the Kia-Ora walk just then?).

currently playing: M.I.A. — Sunshowers (Live at Glastonbury)

Bad Wolf

Rose gets everywhere, doesn't she?

Karlruhe Centre

Spot the tram!


Part of the Kongresszentrum complex (where I gave my talk on Thursday)