Tuesday, June 10, 2008

7 Songs

Memed again, thanks to the Lord of Fractal Hall.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to. Oh, and howdy back.

Ok, here goes, no excuses and no explanations - don't expect it to be cool though cuz I spent the best part of a decade working in a record shop...

1) Sweet About Me -
Gabriella Cilmi
2) Starship Trooper -
Hot Gossip (feat Sarah Brightman)
3) Pump -
The B-52's
4) That's not my name -
The Ting Tings

5) Lie to Me -
Tom Waits

6) Nude -

7) Lydia -
Jonathan Richman

Enjoy! I cast this on to the following blogulators, Kai, Dan, Robin, the one we used to call Peacey, Martin, Sheikie and the redoubtable Mr Smith...

Friday, June 06, 2008

On Target!

No, not 'on target' in terms of personal objectives or anything like that (though I have had a very good week), I'm afraid I'm banging on about Doctor Who. Again.

Eagle-eyed Island visitor Dave spotted my collection of Target Doctor Who novelisations in the previous post which has sparked a bit of conversation.

Knowing that there are more Target book owners out there in the blogosphere (you know who you are!) we thought it might be fun to compare notes in a meme-ish sort of way!

I personally have a collection of 53 books. The first I ever bought was The Keys of Marinus (to this day I've never seen the original TV version - I fear it may not live up to my pre-pubescent imagination) in my local newsagents in the very early eighties. The last one I picked up was Ghostlight off of ebay last year.

Pop over to Dave's place and rediscover the magic!

So come on you lot, own up (Yes I am looking at you Phill, Jase, Paul and Piers)!

Have good weekends everyone...

Monday, June 02, 2008

Post Birthday Update

Hullo, I'm back from my blogholiday with a nice blogtan and some blogsnaps to show you later. Hope you all had a lovely time while I was away. I did consider prolonging my experiment in posting only through the medium of screenplay but decided it was lunacy. Expect that one again when I'm next at the end of my tether.

What's that? I beg your pardon? Did you ask what I'd been up to? Well tough cuz I'm telling you anyhow...

I've been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, kind of dipped in and out at the time but last week I watched the first series (it's only twelve episodes!) and had a mini epiphany. I'll likely wax Buffy (if you see what I mean) and Whedon (Urh!) in more depth soon so in the mean time suffice to say that I immediately took advantage of the PLAY sale to order the next couple of series. I liked it. A lot. In fact it's like a handbook on how to do modern telly.

Went to see Indiana Jones and the - uh -Kingdom of the Crystal - no, don't tell me, - Skull - right? I really enjoyed about ninety percent of it, in fact if I block out the other ten percent I had a great time. It's a good job Harrison Ford was awesome because there were some issues elsewhere...

2000AD have a 'jumping on' issue this week with all new stories, there's Sinister Dexter, Nikolai Dante, a new Dredd thriller but most awesomely of all a second series for Defoe by Pat Mills & Leigh Gallagher. I loved the first run and if you like Zombies, alternative history and comics then you probably will too.

Had a birthday, woo hoo! Oddly I share a birthday with the mighty Arnopp but we decided not to celebrate together as that would be weird. Amongst other bits and, indeed, bobs I had Tomb Raider Anniversary for my PSP (so much for plotting story arcs on the 6.27 to Birmingham New Street), Alan Moore's complete Future Shocks (learning from the master - I'm determined to come up with a decent submission for 2000ad this year!), a NASA Space pen that writes upside down or under water (just the thing for making notes in the bath), and a zombie pirate snowstorm from the loverrly lady.

Speaking of Zombie Pirates I also finally watched Pirates of the Caribbean at Worlds End (disappointing, no make that very disappointing), Control (good, and so British it hurt - lovely) and 30 Days of Night (Nah). All that and I still found time to paint the living room.

Work is progressing well, currently partway through a couple of projects to be completed by the end of the month. I'm driving myself quite hard because I'm sick of moaning to myself - a new tactic which I'm finding quite effective so far. Finally settled into the new writey room too (see right).

That's it for now, speak soon...