Saturday, 29 May 2010


Neil Young - Alabama

Friday, 28 May 2010

Old skool

A very old Radiohead song off of their album Pablo Honey, it feels good to play some of their old stuff. Not as good as there new stuff but still proves that even then they had potential.

Thursday, 27 May 2010


Here's the version I meant to post, the last one was pretty awesome though.

Sad Songs

I have always had a passion for sad music and it has always seemed to excite me when I've been feeling happy. I had always wondered however if it would still cheer me up when I was feeling really low and the answer is yes. Hurrah what a triumph.

Four Lions

Since Saturday I haven't been having a great time and have been feeling rather low but I have managed to cheer myself up a bit with a recent viewing of the brilliant new film Four Lions. The man responsible for this film is Chris Morris who is in my opinion a genius. He is responsible for the sublime brass eye and the excellent the day today and is known for his particularly on the edge comedy. A famous example of this being the final episode of brass eye which was about paedophiles. The film aims to mock some of those people modern society fears most, suicide bombers. It reduces their terrifying acts to a series of very human mistakes and is at time very moving. The humour is very much there from the beginning and you can tell it is a Chris Morris film. Here is a link to one of my favourite ideas to come out of brass eye:

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Thursday, 13 May 2010


The book I'm currently reading "Skinny legs and all" by Tom Robbins is so far proving to be a very good book. I'm enjoying the way Mr Robbins talks about very serious and interesting topics, using animated objects to allow him to do so. The objects in question being the philosophizing "Can 'o beans", the rough "Dirty Sock" and the extremely catholic "Spoon". Also the very old objects "Painted Stick" and "Conch Shell" deserve a mention. Anyway the reason I'm talking about it is because a band I'm quite fond of take their name from this book. Referencing the room of the wolfmother wallpaper...

Hospital Architecture

Having recently been sent out to the wonderful Peterborough for part of my paed's training I am feeling rather bummed. The hospital at Peterborough is the worst aesthetically that I've ever had the pleasure to go to. From the moment I walked in the front entrance and smelt the all too familiar mix of vomit, piss and other assorted bodily fluids which would normally be hanging around Birmingham New Street I felt like I had been sent back in time. This time warping effect was not a pleasant one as I had been sent back in time to one of the periods in time when people thought building shit buildings was a good idea. (I generally think that the old Victorian hospitals, if renovated respectfully, can be very aesthetically pleasing with their high ceilings and impractical fire escapes.) Here’s a wonderful picture that improves thoroughly on what it actually looks like to be there.

Thankfully for the residents of Peterborough they shall be getting a new one which looks pretty outstanding.