Wednesday, 26 October 2005

Noodle in a haystack

One should not, of course, hide one's trumpet under a bushell. Searching the Amazon webspots reveals that my 'flagship' book 'Legends of King Arthur Through the Ages' is now available from, and Amazon Japan, to name but a few.
I can't unfortunately tell if it's in stock in Amazon China, or (isn't joyo Welsh for having fun?) as it's branded, simply because I can't understand erm, anything on the site.
How refreshing.

Wednesday, 12 October 2005

Cofiwch Dryweryn

The BBC today carries news that Liverpool Council may be about to apologise for the drowning of a Welsh valley. The valley, home to the Welsh-speaking community of Capel Celyn, was flooded in 1965 to create a reservoir to supply Liverpool with water.
The full sorry story can be read here, but there is a truism about a picture telling a thousand words which may be experienced here.

Monday, 3 October 2005

Sex on a bike

Which reminds me...
Nasa scientists have found that 10 minutes of pogoing on a trampoline a day is the most efficient form of exercise available to man. (or something similar)
I am often to be found (god help me) reliving my youth on my 'rebounder' to the tunes of a lost generation. My knees, however, have not forgiven me since I mistakenly enjoyed a session to the strains of the Clash's 'greatest hits'.
It's an exercise regime I recommend to all aging punks, with one caveat; be careful with 'White Riot', it still packs a punch.

Sham what, vicar?

Not quite sure what ALL THE FUSS WAS ABOUT, myself. So Tony 'dangerous' Blair chose Sham 69's 'Kids are United' as his walk-on music in the labour party conference. No doubt a nice dig at Gordon and co, and a very pleasant hi-energy powerpop song too, but Butlins have been running punk weekends for years now. Fifty year-old lead singer Jimmy Pursey was quoted...
Given the recent internal squabbles in the labour party leadership stakes maybe Wayne County and the Electric Chairs classic '(If you don't want to f*** me) f*** off' might have been a better choice.
Now that would have got my vote.