Posted in Updates on Thursday 31st May 2001 at 12:00am
Never thought having a shower would feel like such an unbelievable luxury! Have spent the last couple of days learning how to do stuff one-handed, and trying hard to find comfortable ways of sleeping. Went to funeral in Redditch yesterday which passed without incident. Lacklustre performance in an extremely hard Brit Quiz last night.
Posted in Updates on Tuesday 29th May 2001 at 1:00am
Well, what I got to see of the Chippenham Folk Festival was pretty incredible. My highlights were really the impromptu bits of music whic just appeared from nowhere (like the quartet who practised in a corner of the churchyard). The acapella singing was quie moving too - never underestimate the power of a lone human voice. Stupidly managed to break my right arm on Sunday, necessitating visits to both Chippenham and Bath Royal United Hospials. This made things awkward and uncomfortable, and I can't help feeling it made things less fun for others, which makes me very sad indeed. I can't thank my friends enough for the support, tolerance and care they gave this weekend. Work things very confused now - was due to finish today at Bristol anyway! Definately got the job at North Somerset though, to start as soon as I'm fit.
Posted in Updates on Tuesday 29th May 2001 at 12:00am
Desperately need to finish my essay for T171 and submit it today, but my heart just isn't in it yet. Woke up feeling a bit maudlin but generally OK. Experimented with laundry and found my arm more than capable of the task in hand. Getting to grips with plans for a busy week ahead - discovered that I'm going to be seeing Lambchop on 5th - a fine opportunity for me to repeat the yarn about me releasing their first ever UK recordings!
Posted in Updates on Monday 28th May 2001 at 12:00am
Promised (and as it turns out largely pointless) visit by DSS doesn't materialise - perhaps the various cogs in the wheel do fit together after all? Strange evening attending a leaving party for someone who has just left the place where I start working on Monday! Sound confusing? It's all part of having a circular career trajectory (I used to call it a 'path' until I realised that it was ultimately destined to explode messily!). More gtkdial work committed, but I'm desperately unhappy with the icons now that they're staring me in the face from the main window the whole time!
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.