Off to Womad next weekend. Anybody else going? Having started ripping my CDs recently, I've been through most of the acts I've seen there and realised that the performances are always far better than the albums. A shame really, but I guess it's impossible to capture the feel of live music. Even video barely does it justice.
Anybody have any suggestions for a portable ogg vorbis player, Debian friendly? More generally, where do people shop online? My PC is dying (HDD read errors, memory that has to be underclocked to run properly) so I'm thinking of buying a silent one, or bits of one, brand new (first time I will have had a new computer since a Spectrum).
If any editor wants to Amazon link the following, please do. Hours of intensive research did not illuminate the method one uses to achieve this.
[editor's note, by ana]fixxored. You find the page on amazon. you link. Couldn't be much simpler. --ana
Just finished many books. Really enjoyed Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee by Meera Syal, was hooked on it and thought it better than "Anita and Me". Armistead Maupin's "The Night Listener" was easier to read, though it touched on more grim subjects. I have also worked through all of H. P. Lovecraft's work - much good stuff in there but if you read it all at once you can see how much he repeats himself. Most of the longer stories are worth reading, the shorter ones vary but are generally good.
Finally got Radio 4's CD "Stealing of a Nation", after seeing one single on The Box once, and am very happy with it. I guess it's vaguely in the New Order area for want of a description that takes effort to think of.
The worst thing about mostly naked guy was that he was (almost) wearing a boiler suit, which I must admit is a look that works for me. Eryl had one for working on his cars and I still compain he never took a picture of himself in it for my, errm, edification. No actually, the worst thing was I found him taking a dump. People, when you've gone to a strange place to do something and you need to use the facilities, close the door even if you think nobody is in.
Hmm, something that could be good turns to poo. It seems fitting for my life.
 Dear Feeder, you probably are a decent band but you are the only one I've ever seen twice and each time you were far outclassed by others on the day. Please stop turning up at gigs I go to, you've had your chance to impress, even with your hunky drummer xxxx.
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