Sunday, 30 April 2006

Asimov quotes

Some of my favourites:
  • Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
  • I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.
  • Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that it is completely honest.

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At last, a camera filter with X-ray vision.

Friday, 28 April 2006

Living With War

Neil Young has released his latest album on the Internet. It's a collection of anti-war songs. He has made it available on the Internet for a limited period of time. It can be streamed here. A downloadable WMA version has hit the BitTorrent sites.

Monday, 24 April 2006


Opus was the name of the other record shop that you remembered Bobby. I couldn't even remember the shop never mind what it was called. But I have my contacts!

Saturday, 22 April 2006


Monday, 17 April 2006

Friday, 14 April 2006

Thursday, 13 April 2006

Thursday, 6 April 2006

Hail to Gordon!

I was among the group of Celtic supporters who welcomed Gordon Strachan as coach - but I had my doubts during the early months. Last night's victory over Hearts sealed a tremendous achievement by Strachan - 20 point lead over our nearest rivals with six games to go. It's even better than Martin O'Neill's achievements (in the SPL).

Strachan came into a team in turmoil. His job was made more difficult by the experienced players who (it appeared) did not welcome him. When Dennis said after we won the Cup last season that he would get rid of them all, I disagreed, feeling we needed some continuity. He might have been right. I don't think many (any?) of MON's XI will appear next season. And he's achieved this with limited funds - and some pretty poor players.

I've been most impressed with his tactical changes and substitutions during games. He seems to sense (along with most supporters) when things need changed and (unlike MON) he makes the changes that most fans would make. Last night was a prime example - Nakamura was doing nothing and was replaced by Stephen Pearson (who didn't do much either but at least he put his foot in) - an obvious substitution that MON would have obstinately refused to make.

So, well done Gordon. Now, give him some money to sort out that defence!

Saturday, 1 April 2006

One concert per year

I'm lucky if I go to one concert per year. It's probably less than this. In the last few years I've seen Ryan Adams (which was a bit disappointing) and Christy Moore (who is always excellent). Last week I went to see Jackson Browne at the Concert Hall in Glasgow, a really good venue. I've liked him since school. I remember buying his second album For Everyman in that record shop that was near Paisley library but I don't remember what it was called.

On new music I was listening to the Artic Monkeys when I was in our only music shop during Friday lunch time. I thought it sounded good. I wonder if I can get my daughter to buy it.

Man sells wife's box on eBay because his cock won't fit in