Saturday, October 31, 2009

Links for me

This post contains links that I want to collect all in one place so I can access them from my phone while overseas.

Birmingham weather
Carlisle weather
Pitlochry weather
Oban weather
Bournemouth weather
London weather
Paris weather

Saturday, August 01, 2009

My new geet

My new geet
Originally uploaded by jmspdly
This is an Ibanez Jet King 3 (JTK 30). The guitar that I "got" for my 40th birthday, in that Boycat's mum let me buy it as my own present.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Originally uploaded by jmspdly
The lump on the left is me. This is how his majesty prefers to sleep. This is my first time blogging via Flickr. Not 100% sure I like the results.


Friday, May 01, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

April 20, 2009 - Final set

17.30 - Back at the shops again. Different shops from the 16.30 picture. This is also another photo revisited from an earlier April 20.

16.30 - Stopping in at the shops on my way home.

15.30 - Box and fence

15.30 - Homeland Security.


April 20, 2009 - Third set

14.30 - What did I say about primary colours?

14.30 - trees, wall, stairs

13.30 - For those of you playing at home, the answer to the question posed at 11.30 is that this building wasn't here a couple of years ago.

13.30 - box and tree

12.30 - What can I say? I like primary colours.


April 20, 2009 - Second set

11.30 - And here we are again. Spot the difference between this photo and the series from an earlier April 20.

10.30 - My desk

9.30 - The view from my smoking spot (2)

9.30 - The view from my smoking spot (1)

8.30 - I needed something to photograph before I went to work


April 20, 2009 - First set

7.30 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

7.30 - This is one of the ferns I photographed on a previous April 20.

6.25 - Still no food in the bowl

6.10 - Really, are you getting up anytime soon?

5.30 - Are you getting up to feed me?


Friday, March 27, 2009

My Little Pony as famous film characters

My favourite is the stormtrooper.



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Recent Tweets 3

Recently, I was...

thinking about the unreliability of memory

thinking US Life on Mars' Sam Tyler's mother's name is Rose?

looking for cheap hotels in Paris' 11eme arr for my trip in November

starting my 4th last day of holidays

@peeboo do you have "Lee Remick" on disc anywhere? It's not on anything you sent me.

working out the setlist that Dirt and I will be playing at Chantal's 40th... in October, probably.

listening to NZ rugby commentators realise they'd better explain what "get in behind" means.

using some of my remaining download allotment listening to awful "songsmith" videos on youtube.

feeling shagged after a couple of hours of whipper-snipping.

@peeboo Yes, starting to lose interest already. Too much work scrolling through all of Stephen Fry's tweets.

I have no idea anymore why that is relevant.

my nana died a few years ago. That's my dad's mother. My Mum's mother, Ronnie, died in 1969 either just before or just after I was born...

Thinking Isaka Cernak is no Tahj Minnicon.

reading about Zombies attacking Austin, Tx.

hanging around the house

staying up past midnight

Wondering what two after 909 would be...

don't know if I'm going up or down with you, M. C. Escher.

understanding that the name of this tune is the "funky drummer".

In my slightly less drunken state; wondering if "Dear God" isn't the best song ever written.

or maybe 7... except this makes 8.

Worrying if 8 tweets in an hour makes me strange.

listening to "Psychodrama City" by the Byrds. Wondering if Symo would have felt better if he'd got up at 3am and slammed down a diet Coke.

welcoming you to the cheap seats.

feeling sad about Kirsty MacColl


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Name Module 3 of the International Space Station

Those who watch Colbert will already know about this, but NASA is having a competition to name the newest module on the International Space Station. Their choices are:


Guess which one is 81% ahead of the nearest competitor?


Friday, March 06, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Did you know...

that if you google "steve coogan being attacked by a crocodile" this blog comes up as the first entry? (A handy hint if you can't remember "Boycat's Dad".)

that I am listening to "Crescent" by Bitch Magnet right now?

that Boycat wants to be fed?

that Symo appears to have deleted his twitter profile?

that I'm now listening to "Soda Jerk" by Buffalo Tom.

that my broadband is getting flakier by the day?

that the song on my random windows media player is now "Blue Line" by Let's Active?

that I'm about to hit "Publish Post"?


Recent Tweets 2

wondering why I can't copy and paste recent entries from twitter...

# Thinking about the archway of aerodynamics,2:53 AM Feb 20th from web

# @peeboo Need more than that.2:52 AM Feb 20th from web

# In my drunken state; wondering if "Here Comes the Sun" isn't the best song ever written.2:23 AM Feb 20th from web

# ...arrest me for sedition for "Loudmouth Hothead", they're welcome to try.1:21 AM Feb 20th from web

# Realising that with a Twitter, Google, Blogspot, etc., account that it's hard to remain anonymous. Oh well, if the government wants to... 1:20 AM Feb 20th from web

Friday, February 20, 2009

Matthew Coley

Here's the recent story about Matthew Coley.


Under the iron bridge we kissed

yes, that was an 'omage.


More music more music more music

Here's something else I did last year. This has actual live guitar in it, rather than samples played on Hydrogen, although it has a lot of them, too. It's mostly another drum machine programming exercise.

102 bpm song


Recent Tweets

Jimbo is...

(Read in reverse order)

  1. In my drunken state; wondering if "Won't Get Fooled Again" isn't the best song ever written.
  2. Wondering why Victor J Kennedy is interested in me. I just watched the doco; I'm not bi-polar. Boycat's Mum ( my wife) is, though.
  3. Realising Rugby Union is not the same game that I played in high school 20 years ago.
  4. Wondering if anyone in Aus twitters from their phone. If so, how, and what does it cost as far as the phone company is concerned.
  5. wondering what @peeboo is working on at the moment.
  6. About to drive Boycat's Mum to the airport for her trip to Melbourne.
  7. Wondering if anyone else read the story on Matthew Coley in last Saturday's Courier Mail magazine.
  8. Watching the Stephen Fry Bipolar disorder doco.
  9. Watching American Idol.
  10. Reading Tony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential".
  11. crying at the death toll
  12. suppressing the urge to write "typing at the computer"
  13. eating baskin robbins ice cream
  14. watching series 2 of "intelligence"



So, have we abandoned our blogs in favour of twitter?


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I'm on day 10 of 35 days long service leave.

Boycat's Mum's Mum has cancer.

We almost lost the dog a few months ago; he snapped his ACL and was quite miserable for a while. But he's lost a bit of weight now so his quality of life is better.

BobSpeaking gave me the latest (Early 2008) Bob Mould CD for Christmas, so I've been listening to Bob Mould for 40 days now. Gee, the drum machine on the hubcap album annoys me.

I saw Dirt and Carl and Frank and Lorenzo at Id's funeral a few weeks ago.

I'm watching the end of season 4 of Battlestar Galactica on theSci Fi channel, so my mate Dave from work doesn't have to download it for me.


Monday, February 09, 2009

Holy crap, I've joined twitter

I only did it to follow Charlie Brooker and Stephen Fry, but that "What are you doing now?" box at the top is so tempting.


Thursday, February 05, 2009

Vale Iain Clacher

For those who knew him, It is my sad duty to report that Id died last month.

I will never forget playing Interstellar Overdrive when he sat in with Slaughterhouse Joe. And who could forget the infamous "You're sacked" gig with Dirt and the Rebels?


American "Life on Mars"

He's not Sam Tyler. She's not Annie.