About to watch Father Ted for the first time. Here goes.
Oct 9, 2015
Oct 8, 2015
My very first album write up goes to Tove Styrke's Kiddo. I had never heard of her before tonight - she was a recommendation by Google Play Music, based on my interest in 'Say Lou Lou'.
As soon as the first song started, I was hooked. Hooked enough to take advantage of my Android 6.0 update's new context awareness by demanding - "Google! Play me her first album" - that one is also great.
The first song sounded to be very Prince-esque - purple rain Prince - which can only be a good thing. Then there were other songs that had the sort of catchy hooks and beats you can't help but move your body to.
I had been getting nowhere with what I was building tonight, which was annoying, but this album soon got me feeling on top of the world.
Stand out songs: Borderline, Even If I'm Loud It Doesn't Mean I'm Talking To You, Walking a Line.
Freak show seems to be the most brutal American Horror Story yet. And I'm only 5 episodes in.
Oct 7, 2015
Oct 6, 2015
American Horror Story has the best uses of music I've ever heard in a series. Just seen the Gods and Monsters scene from Freak Show /@AHSFX
All in all - thoughts of Roger Waters The Wall http://davidpea.ch/journal/1608 #RogerWatersTheWall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sruQJ12PsI You're welcome.
Oct 5, 2015
Finally learning me some flexbox. Its about time. The next version of this site will go flexbox all the way.
Every time I do a "git add .", I feel a little dirty inside.
Oct 4, 2015
Walking around Newton Regis for half an hour yesterday. Through the church graveyard I saw graves that are nearly 300 years old. Makes me think how much different it would have been back then.
Oct 3, 2015
I bloody hate phone shops.
Oct 1, 2015
Sep 30, 2015
A slow, winding blade of green weaves across the ever-growing familiar white brickwork from the left side of the stage. Then another from the right. They wind slowly across the length of the wall - both to the centre and up - until they blend seamlessly into one of the most iconic animations from The Wall - the flower scene over Empty Spaces.
There are a few albums that have moved me in ways I can still feel: Radiohead's The Bends, Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence. But the one that has had the greatest effect on me - and still continues to do so - is Pink Floyd's The Wall.
Tonight I went to see the one-off showing of the new film by Waters which was about 80% concert show and 20% pilgrimage by Waters to visit the resting places of his father and grandfather. The thing as a whole went together beautifully.
One of the songs that continues to get me each time I hear it is Vera - and this time was no exception. I was suprised to hear, in the discussion that followed, that this was Waters' favourite song off the album.
The songs I were looking forward to the most were Comfortably Numb, The Trial and Empty Spaces. I love how the full version of Empty Spaces gets used when performed live.
The usage of some of the animations from the 1980s film of the wall were a nice touch too.
All in all it was a great performance of The Wall.
Sep 29, 2015
I've been in training for a half-marathon on the 18th October and two weeks ago I injured my knee. Well, I say injured, it started aching badly the day after and so I had to take a week off. After said week, I went out again and half way through that run it started to twinge again. So I walked back.
Another week or so has passed and I have been on a six-mile run earlier this evening. So far no pains and really hope not to have any tomorrow. If I have to walk this half-marathon I'm going to do it.
My aim is to do the 13.1 miles in two hours or less.