T’was the Xmas spirit

Just seen this here.

“T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the block,
Not a creature was stirring, thanks to my Glock”

Equal opportunity in space

1. NASA begins a USD 1 billion DIY project on the USD 100 billion Space Station.

2. NASA sends a woman to do the job.

1 + 2 =

3. Oops!

Read the full story here

Alright, I’m finished.

Pizza / Pasta Hut

Is it me?

I understand Pizza / Pasta Hut wanting to move towards healthier offerings in the shoes of pretty much all other fast food chains.

Hence the Pizza / Pasta renaming / rebranding malarkey / confusion.

But imagine this; I receive a flyer / menu with delights for delivery such as Tuscani Chicken Alfredo for £10.99 (introductory offer as well!)

Eleven Squid for a pasta dish???? As an Intro – f*%$(!& – ductory Offer??? Do you even know what you’re up against??

Good Luck, Pasta Hut!! Or shall I say, Hasta La Vista Hut?

John Williams at the Bridgewater

I was at the Bridgewater Hall again yesterday. The “world’s foremost classical guitarist” John Williams was playing the guitar (John C. Williams, not the American composer John T. Williams, as the musician himself was to point out).

The first half of the set started with:

Three pieces by Vivaldi, then two pieces from Spain; I loved Valses Poetico (Poetic Waltzes) by Enrique Granados. It was followed by four of John’s own compositions: Prelude to a Song, Open End, Song Without Words and Hello Francis (in memory of his friend Cameroonian musician Francis Bebey).

The second half continued with:

Paraguayan composer Agustin Pio Barrios started the set with a beautiful score, followed by three music scores from films (Cinema Paradiso, The Deerhunter and Schindler’s List) and then a piece from Australian composer Peter Joshua Sculthorpe based on an Aboriginal secular tune called Djilile. This was followed by one more own comp in two parts (Notes in the Margin), followed by a few Irish folk songs. For the encore he played a Neapolitan melody.

As usual the venue was amazing, the sound created by one single acoustic guitar was astounding, and the Belgian Chocolate ice-cream was delicious!

Favourite piece? Djilile; it was mesmerising.

Change

here’s what the internet dragged up in three clicks. Quite varying opinions..

“Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.”

“What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.”

“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.”

Robert Frost is more to the point, perhaps..

“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”