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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You

Now whilst I may now be getting into the older disco sounds, I thought a mention of my favourite track when I was 18, back in 1998, may be in order too.

This was the time when to hear the very latest house music, you had to listen to Pete Tong or Danny Rampling on Radio 1, and the first time I heard it was when the Miami Winter Music Conference still had musical relevance - this was before music was shared over the internet.

Between 1994 and 1996, I mainly listened to jungle or drum'n'bass as it later became known/transformed into. I then went through the speed garage fad. I also had a soft spot sometimes for US garage played by Graeme Park.

But this was something new.

I first heard Danny Rampling play it in April that year, very shortly after the Winter Music Conference. I used to love the tune, I played it over and over. It really got me back into house music for the first time since probably 1992/93 (as it was either the girlie handbag variety or dull and progressive) and was the most played song in Ibiza, the very first time I visited. And to think that I went clubbing almost every night for 2 weeks back then!


Ugg Boots for men. Seriously?

Although I do often find my feet being rather cold...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Dentistry In Hull

Seriously do not watch this if you are in the slightest bit squeamish!

But if you pass the test, this is what my accent should really sound like.

Sven Väth Talks About Dancing

I do rather like this guy.

The interview is in German but there are English subtitles.
Performance Development Plans

How do you tell your manager that your plan for the next year involves writing your CV and finding a new job which doesn't bore you to death every day? And try to spend more time writing your new blog, and less time working/Facebook.

Well me being me of course, I try my best to be honest.

Though I have been discouraged from putting this on the official document stating my plan, so had to make up some bullshit to make it look like I see my future within the current department. After all, I do procrastinate and I wouldn't be shocked if I was still here in 12 months. I do like a good moan, so what would life be liked if my job was inspiring and satisfying?

Of course, I finished off by saying "I look forward to spending the next 12 months working hard with you to achieve all the objectives set for myself this year".

Needless to say, we both had a chuckle.

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On another note, I would like to supply a weather forecast for February. Back in late autumn, I predicted snow before Christmas, but to be gone by Christmas, only to come back with a vengeance in January for a while, and February to be very cold and probably snow-filled.

I got most of it right, bar the timing of the January snow.

But I'm not so convinced on February being really cold all month now, too much conflicting data.

So I'll have to come back to you on this one.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I am generally really quite bored and I always have a lot to say so I have come to the conclusion that I need my own blog.

I intend this to be where I put all my thoughts, my rants, my predictions - the subjects are likely to be music, weather, politics, economics and anything that I despise - or that inspires me.

Anything that I want to share with the world, especially those closest to me but not just those.

Maybe nobody will read it...but maybe it will become every day reading...would love to hear your thoughts and comments :-) x