Archive for October, 2008

I Love Pickled Onion Monster Munch

October 24, 2008

Has anyone else had a bag of the old-style ones yet?  I ate 3 in one go last week.

Yum.

I never did get around to blogging Connect

October 23, 2008

Ok, here we go:

Connect was really good!

Done.

Elbow

October 23, 2008

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, relax….

  That’s the way I feel going to see Elbow. The most stressful day in the world is instantly soothed.  The strings and piano wash over you in an overall experience of calm euphoria.  Brilliant.

Bar Sightings

October 20, 2008

I work in a cocktail bar on George Street, a perma-tanned part of Edinburgh, with clientele ranging from footballers to people saying ‘yah’ a lot and drinking Veuve Cliquot like it’s tap water) to WAG wannabes in miniskirts and a hell of a lot of tit-tape.  

Last week I saw a weird sight.

Angels at work.  In October?

Journos on Parade

October 7, 2008

Wow.  It’s been a while.

So what’s new?  One of the main reasons for my laziness is a certain 2 hour commute I now do each way to uni.  I’m studying broadcast journalism at UWS – a diploma that, in theory, promises to make me employable to radio stations.  I’m impressed at their optimism and ambition! 

  I absolutely love it though – myself and the other 11 prospective journos spend our days playing with recording and editing equipment, pouncing on unsuspecting members of the student community within Hamilton.  Yes, Hamilton.

  In case you’ve never visited Hamilton, I won’t bore you with too many details.  It’s kind of grey and bleak looking, with a couple of high rise council buildings and a dubious looking town centre.  Let’s just say that questions regarding Gordon Brown were mostly met with “I don’t really have an opinion on him” whereas the suggestion of the drinking age being raised to 21 received a far more emphatic response, all of the same view that “jakeys’ll get tha’ drink anyways, like”.  The university, however, is worth the commuting effort, with fully-equipped radio studio and the latest editing software, plus a library boasting all the books necessary to complete the course with a fair amount of knowledge (providing I stay awake long enough to read them by the time I make it home in the evenings that is!).

  I’m still a bit technologically-challenged so haven’t worked out how to transfer files from our Burli system to put onto my blog, but I’m sure at some point I’ll be able to wow you with my new found talents. 

  Our visit to Real Radio and Radio Clyde last week was brilliant –

the staff at both were more than happy to show us around and chat to us.  We even met (and were stalked by) the Stereophonics – bloody hell though, Kelly Jones is a short man!  He’s like a wee Lego figure.

ps cheers to Ronnie and the course blog, where I nicked the photo from!! Check it out at http://broadcastjournalism.wordpress.com

Oh Christ

October 7, 2008

I’m so shit at the moment at blogging.  Hmmm…but perhaps tis my brain telling me not to bore people right now, perhaps it’s just on holiday.

 

Yes – I like that.  My blog is on holiday. 

It will return tanned and gorgeous, with a wee donkey made of paper and wearing a straw sombrero.


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