"Where do we go now? Who do we trust?"

I woke up this morning feeling the need to listen to Mansun. Not sure why, really. They’re not a band I’ve followed over the years; Richard gave me a copy of ‘Attack of The Grey Lantern’ for my birthday back in 1997, and I liked it a lot, but I was never impressed with any of their other albums, which seemed a little overblown to my taste.

They also have the dubious distinction of being the first band I saw live at Manchester. Long queues and people dressed in army surplus jackets outside the Academy. They looked so cool and scary to a person who had only been in Manchester for a few weeks and hadn't managed to find anybody who wanted to go with him to a concert. This was a long-running story in Manchester — I went to a lot of concerts, but had problems finding people with similar tastes. There was one concert in the first year that I could have gone with someone, but the band got rather popular in the week between me finding this out and actually going to the ticket office. I then spent another week kicking myself in the head, but I learnt my lesson and, after that, I got to the ticket office well in advance of a concert (I was secretly proud when, for my final Manchester concert, seeing Black Box Recorder, I got ticket 00001. However, the concert was only two weeks away, and I was a little worried that I'd be the only one turning up).

Anyway, Mansun. Still hate Taxloss with a burning passion. But this, this is good:

MansunMansun's Only Love Song

currently playing: Mansun - Naked Twister

"And now: a station break"

Apparently, the blog has been a little political of late. I give you this picture as an interlude:

Normal service will resume shortly.

currently playing: Cornelius — Count Five or Six

Open Shores

Okay, so you can’t run to Canada, but I’m sure the European Union will be happy to receive draft-dodgers. College, Canada, and being a girl won’t work this time, but you could always say you’re gay…

(Although, I don't believe for a second that these bills will pass, as it would almost guarantee Bush's defeat in November…)

currently playing: The Concretes — Cabaret

"You played me?"

Umm. Ahmed Chalabi was working for the Iranians? Bet somebody feels dumb inviting him to the State of The Union address now…

currently playing: Sleater-Kinney — Start Together


oooh. pavementy.

The Moral of Troy

The city would never have fallen if only they’d given Orlando Bloom a bow and arrow in the first act…

currently playing: Dexy’s Midnight Runners — The Waltz


Something to remember…

Lincoln's Inn Field

While I was trying to find my way back to the bus, I found this lovely field, few of LSE students relaxing in the sun.

turnabout: fair play

‘President Bush said the institute of marriage shouldn’t be defined “by a few activist judges.”’

Yeah, well, some people think that the position of President shouldn't be decided by a few activist judges either…

currently playing: Longpigs — On And On

Boring Techy Stuff

The idea from the photolog came from this helpful site. It’s not completely finished yet, as some of the styling on the individual entries isn’t quite right, but I think it’s okay for the moment. It’s currently set up to display a maximum of seven photos on the main page before shuffling the last one off to parts unknown (there will be a proper index page for all the photos eventually). I’m using a mix of AppleScript and string for publishing; select the picture in iPhoto, then click on the script in NetNewsWire. The AppleScript sends the picture and the thumbnail to the server and constructs the basic HTML for the new blog entry. Exciting stuff.

Oh, and if you're using a fancy newsreader to read this, you can subscribe to the photolog's individual feed (RSS 2.0 at the moment).

I would promise less boring stuff tomorrow, but I'm heading off to London for the STAND meeting, so there's a good chance tomorrow will be full of talk of identity cards. You might get some new pictures, though.

Hmm. Have a song as recompense for making it this far (contains Wilco).

currently playing: Yo La Tengo — Night Falls On Hoboken