This Is Year Zero

Well, it wasn’t supposed to be, but I forgot that my MovableType settings are to show only the last (x) days, so as I haven’t been posting for the post month, it looks a bit like a clean slate. Never fear, the previous six years of blathering are still around. They’re just a little harder to get to right now.

The new design is a mixture of inspiration from Subtraction, Jan Tschichold’s The New Typography (yes, that was me reading it on the bus this week, 27A Stagecoach fans!) and Kenickie’s Get In album. I was thinking about having a jQuery-powered accordion menu on the right-hand-side of the page, but after playing about with a widget for about five minutes, I decided just to have the flickr and dopplr boxes for the moment. That may change in the future.

It’s still a work in progress, and it’s still not entirely finished, but I think it’s at the point where it can be used while I go back and fill in the missing bits (archives, comment response pages, etc) later. That’s the plan, anyhow. I may get distracted by shiny things in the meantime.

Comments, complaints, and anything else appreciated!

Hold Me.

We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed:

01 Ways to Make It Through the Wall 02 Miserabilia 03 We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed 04 Between an Erupting Earth and an Exploding Sky 05 You’ll Need Those Fingers for Crossing 06 It’s Never That Easy Though, Is It? (Song for the Other Kurt) 07 The End of the Asterisk 08 Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1 09 Heart Swells/Pacific Daylight Time 10 All Your Kayfabe Friends

Also, who do I have to kill to get them to come to Oxford?




currently playing: ABC – When Smokey Sings

Noel Gallagher: Old Man On Your Street

I mean, really? Violent videogames and skunk? Why not coke and a copy of Don’t Believe The Truth

Things are probably going to remain quiet for a bit. I’m off to Europe next week for a fortnight, but don’t know how much I’ll be able to update, but we’ll see. I have at long last settled on a site redesign, mind you, so you might see that in August. No promises, though.

currently playing: Feist – Intuition

Change We Could Bloody Well Believe In


currently playing: The Indelicates – The Sequel to Peter Pan and Wendy

What Say You Come Back In July?

Going to be another of those weeks, I think…

Just What The World Needs

Another Saint Etienne compilation! And obviously, I will be buying the special super-exciting edition!

A new “career” spanning compilation entitled “London Conversations” will be released in September by Universal. It will come in 2 editions: one you may not need cos it’s a condensed greatest hits, the other a 2 disc set which will finally include Lover Plays TheBass! Plus two brand new singles – the first of which will be out in August.

Even better, it looks like their Eclipse label will be releasing some more CDs this year, including the long-delayed The Girls Are At It Again. Hurrah!

currently playing: Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind

Do You Remember The Times?

I will never see this movie. But I’ll always remember to mix in three million dollars in cold hard cash…

currently playing: Prefab Sprout – Appetite

First Time With Vista

It really is bobbins, isn’t it? Ten minutes from first start-up to getting to a Desktop, Internet Explorer doing odd things with downloads, the whole thing shuddering to a halt when I plugged in a USB mouse…

EDIT…and then it through up a UAC dialog to change the name of an icon. Now, I can rationalise why it did that, but my goodness, the UAC implementation is annoying.

I will run right back into the arms of my Mac, thank you very much…

currently playing: Bob Dylan – Shelter from the storm

Normal Service To Resume?

Sorry, got a little busy this past week. And four weeks from now, I’ll be packing my bags somewhere in Dublin in preparation to get to Prague. Can’t quite get my head around that right now.

My love for The Style Council is deep and embarrassing. Just the thing to kick off the new week, I think…

currently playing: The Style Council – Confessions 1,2&3