Archive:
December 2006

Happy New Year

Just to wish you all a Happy New Year. I could well be logging the ups and downs of my Hogmanay on my Twitter account. You might have seen that I like Twitter so much that I have placed it above Delicious on my sidebar.

The sorry state of the Scottish blogosphere

Will Patterson was on Radio Scotland yesterday discussing the rather sorry state of Scottish political blogging. You can hear it here. Don’t know how sorry a state it’s in? Well, Will P said that (along with the brilliant CuriousHamster), doctorvee is one of the “blogs that everyone’s reading”. I get the feeling that anybody coming […]

Setting the record straight

I have found, via Will P, that Councillor Terry Kelly has responded to the latest post I wrote at Scottish Blogging Roundup. He claims that he tried to leave a comment but couldn’t work out how to. (It’s dead easy by the way, just follow the ‘Comments’ link and type your comment and hit ‘Submit […]

Look what I gave the blog for Christmas

Some new clothes! They still need to be ironed a bit though. I’ll sort out all the little niggles over the coming days. What do you think? Update: Finally getting round to updating this post, which I meant to do yesterday. It’s crazy. It’s Christmas and I’m still running all over the place with no […]

Predictable

This is what I got my brother for Christmas: This is what my brother got me for Christmas: I guess that’s almost the same as exchanging five pound notes.

Obligatory (?) seasonal Winterval greetings post

Merry Christmas! This blog has almost reached its 2,000th post (since the move over to WordPress two years ago). It recently reached its 3,000th comment. Thanks to all of my readers, commenters and emailiers. I know I never reply to emails, because I’m a lazy bastard, but I like to get emails all the same […]

Music of 2006 — Eight ace re-releases

Some of this year’s best releases were actually re-releases, compilations or collections of some kind or another. If I had decided to include them in my main list, most of them would have made my top ten of the year. But there’s only so far you can stretch the concept of a ‘2006 release’. So […]

Music of 2006 — Three sloppy turds

This will be a short post, outlining what I think were the three most disappointing releases of the year. Prefuse 73 — Security Screenings At least Surrounded by Silence grew on me. But Security Screenings is far too mundane, and I’ve had almost a full year to let it grow on me. What I said […]

Music of 2006 — #20–#11: All right I suppose

Over the next four days I’m going to do what every other bore worth his salt does at this time of year, and that’s writing a big list showing off all the records I bought this year. I list them in reverse order of preference. Or I just put them all in a hat and […]

Obscure Pulp YouTube extravaganza!

Pulp has been one of my favourite bands ever since I was nine. Maybe that’s why I turned out so weird. To think that I grew up listening to that mucky man’s tales of debauchery. I can’t have known what he was on about until I was well into my teens. I remember asking my […]