Indian Road

I know I said Indian road journeys where terrifying, well this tongue-in-cheek Indian Highway code goes some way to explaining how the rules of the road work there.

February is a month of not-drinking any alcohol. Detoxing in a month that only has 28 days isn’t too difficult. (With 3 amnesty days included!) Quite a bizarre evening at a local pub on Friday where a mate organised a “club night” (evening). Place a group of “older” people (+ buffet) celebrating someone’s retirement in one area of the pub, and then in the other place a group of slightly “alternative” 20-something people playing electronica versions of the Beach boys coupled with a bit of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. This combination will result in one group of people trying to get you to turn your music down, and crowding around the juke-box to put Westlife on. It will also result in the landlord telling you to finish at 10.30pm (even though they filled the otherwise quiet pub with people spending lots of money on beer….) Well, ok, I had a pint of lime cordial – maybe that took him over the edge.

In other news, put quite a few more photos up on my flickr account. You might see yourself there somewhere…. But to see “friends” photos, you will have to register and I’ll add you as a friend so there’s an extra incentive!

Also been playing a lot with which looks at the music you’ve been listening to on iTunes and builds up a personal profile. Then you can listen to a stream which will just play stuff that you might like. So over time it looks at what your contacts have been playing and also recommends music you might like. It’s excellent…

And once I’ve MP3ed up my 200 or so CDs it may have a better idea of what I actually like playing! That is a mammouth task and not at all interesting (Insert one CD, wait 5 minutes, repeat 200 times). I’m sure I’ll get it sorted over time. Yawn.,

Watched Bus 174 last night, a documentary about a Brazilian hostage incident on a bus; the outcome and why it happened in the first place. Pretty shocking, but what was more shocking was the complete uselessness of the Rio Police force (they didn’t have radio equipment, there were 3 negociators and as for the sniper well you’ll just have to watch the film)

Finally we have started to update the Transmission website (remember a week on Saturday all you Sheffield heads). Coming soon, some mp3 mixes and dj profiles…