Sunday, 29 November 2009

A Tour of France - July '09

three-week trip down the right hand side of France, into the Alps, (we popped into Italy), down to Carcassonne, on into the Pyrenees to watch the Tour de France, and back through the Cevennes.

Probably best to “F11” for really full screen.

You can start, pause and remove captions as you wish.

And here's a sometimes factually inaccurate route map linking all the campsites (town) locations in the right order. (You might find it slow to load).

Friday, 27 November 2009

John Mayall's Jazz Blues Fusion

I bought this album when it was new, played it long and hard, and in the '90s bought it on CD too, and still enjoy it.

(If you weren't already), relax.

And enjoy.

N.B: No pictures, so perhaps not suitable for folks with ADHD.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Tim Minchin - Storm

"Trapped in the blinding headlights of vacuous crap..."

A work of utter genius.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Big Baby Ernie

Big Baby Ernie were so damn good that I nearly drove an hour down the road to see them play for what would've been a third time in four days.

Their first album's on Spotify and, like many a very good one, is less immediate in its impact than one might expect. The second is v good too. You can find them at Myspace and on Youtube, but be patient because several of the clips there are of live performances poorly recorded.

BBE sound variously and sometimes altogether Motowny, Gil Scott-Herony, MGs-y, Allmans-y, Stonesy, Ike and Tina-y, Stevie Wondery, and look to be in their late mid to late 20s.
If you've time, see what you think. They'll be "back in the summer".

Tuesday, 3 November 2009


It's a doddle.

Big Baby Ernie

I'm not long back from seeing the amazing, really, Big Baby Ernie at The Pub and they'll be back on Wednesday at The Penny Bank (Penny Street, Lancaster, UK).

PS. In November 2009 they no longer have beards, have v short hair and a tendency to wear hats.