Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

I read this ages ago and it made me actually laugh out loud. So I decided that I’d quite like to read it again and perhaps even rediscover the series. I found that there’s a series of audiobooks read by Nigel Planner and I thought I’d give this one a go first. It’s excellent. I wasn’t sure if Nigel Planner’s voice would work for me or not, but actually it really did and I liked it a lot. The audiobook is unabridged too, which I always prefer.

I found that I didn’t actually remember much of the story, in fact I really just remembered a sort of essence or feel of the story, but not the plot itself.

It’s made me want to listen to the whole series now, so next will be “The Colour of Magic”. I might get that next month. Perhaps. We’ll see anyway.

My videos: Pocket DJ … my first video on YouTube

A very early foray into the world of mobile music, and as such worth posting about again. These apps (although we didn’t call them apps back then) weren’t even real Palm OS apps. They were flash applets that ran inside the flash player on a Sony Palm OS device.

Strange what made sense back then. I’m struggling to think of a modern day equivalent of this.

Blake’s 7: Truth and Lies … Well that was a season

I enjoyed this latest season of B7, but I’d have to say that it wasn’t the best of the lot. It was a good story arc but not the best that they’ve done in my opinion. Some of the individual stories were very good, that’s for sure but I felt the overall arc lacked something. In some ways it didn’t deliver for me.

Of course it’s very difficult to keep up a series like Blake’s 7. The quality has been pretty amazing at times. Not always, but overall the writing has been good and the performances are always to a really high standard. But the last season was just so good that it’s hard not to make comparisons.

But of course everything is apparently changing for Blake’s 7 at Big Finish, as they published this week. I don’t know what that really means, but I hope it’ll both maintain what they’ve done to date and improve it at the same time. Either way I hope there’ll be more Blake’s 7 to look forward to.

Sylvian / Sakamoto … Bamboo Houses RSD release

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This is one of the things I really wanted to get this year at RSD. I have the tracks already, in fact, I think I have multiple versions in multiple formats too, but that’s not what this is about.

The two songs are really important to me. They bring back special memories, and any opportunity to have a new version or iteration, even in just the packaging, well, I’ll take it. This edition, for Record Store Day, is rather lovely. I’ve played it once, just once. That’s enough. It’s a thing of beauty, and I’m glad to have it.

A page for today … Let’s start with ‘about’

I mentioned doing this series a while back so I thought I’d start today, with the ‘about‘ page. It is one of those pages that you are expected to have aren’t you. Mine isn’t bad really, although it always feels like it needs a bit of a spruce up whenever I look at it. In fact I’ve just removed a bunch of stuff from it as it was getting out of date, so it’s in a bit of a better state than it has been for a while now.

It’s a tricky thing an about page. In some ways it should say everything about the site / blog, but in many ways it just can’t and it’s sort of impossible to sum up everything into one static page. Anyway, it’s there, and it’s more up to date, and I’ll probably update it again at some point.

Maybe I’ll get some inspiration for it?