Hello!

MovableType 4, where are you?

A Quiet Week

I will, at some point (possibly Friday, maybe Saturday) install Movable Type 4 so commenting can come back. The site may look hideous for a week or two, but you will be able to comment on the Top 20-or-so rundown of the year! I bet you’re excited!

currently playing: The Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running

Hmm.

Comments appear to be disabled at Dreamhost’s orders. If I wasn’t trying to recover the school’s website from a total hard disk failure, I would do something about it. For now, you will just have to hold tight!

Alan Dale: HEART ATTACKS A SPECIALITY!

Roll on Torchwood!

currently playing: The Raveonettes – Dead Sound

Hmmm

SELECT * FROM BIG_DATABASE

vs.

SELECT CHILD_NAME, NI FROM BIG_DATABASE

Does EDS really charge that much? Really?

currently playing: The Raveonettes – Dead Sound

MARIO IS LOVE

So far, three stars in:

  • I have fed a creature so much he turned into a planet
  • I went into the centre of another planet to deactivate its star core
  • Running around a planet where gravity changes from one zone to another
  • I have just become BEE MARIO

You can almost see the hearts popping around my head…

currently playing: Black Box Recorder – Up Town Ranking

God Bless The Civil Service

25m records down and they’ve pretty much destroyed the ID Card plan. I am impressed. Take that, No2ID! (Though I did pay you £10 yesterday…)

currently playing: KLF – Justified and Ancient (Make mine a ‘99’)

Well, You Could Always Set It On Fire

Amazon Kindle: useless outside North America! Hurrah for the Internet!

currently playing: The National – Abel

ALSO:

Gilmore Girls: The only TV series where teenagers slow dance to a Billy Bragg song…

UPDATE: Oh, yes, and Black Box Recorder’s Child Psychologist making an appearance.

(there’s a case to be made, if one had the time and inclination, that GG probably has the most British indie/punk soundtrack of any show since, well, The Young Ones?)

currently playing: Christine Holmes – Doesn’t He Know?

I'VE JUST GOT SOMETHING IN MY EYE!

(warning. contains material that will send Doctor Who fans into a misty-eyed haze…)

currently playing: Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Let’s Get This Straight From The Start