by Garethin General0 commentstags: London, Music, stuff, vroom media, wales
First post of the new year – and perhaps appropriately – also the first day of a completely new look for the blog. I know it’s only a blog and not exactly one of my “proper” websites but nonetheless it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while; I’ve really enjoyed working with WordPress for the main and commercial sites and even though I don’t really aim to do anything really clever with these pages I was beginning to feel that the old blog looked way TOO much like a bog standard Blogger page and that I wanted it to be something a bit more unique, and something that genuinely looked a bit more like the “Stuff & Things” title suggested – something a bit individual, a bit eclectic and a bit magaziney even. And it’s a big new year – in a lot of ways… The redundancy from Teletext is now complete and I’m working at getting Vroom Media up and running. A deep recession probably isn’t the best time to start a new business (unless it’s in repossessions or knee-capping I guess) but I didn’t have much choice. Along with the new design business startup, there’s also the […]
by Garethin General, Music0 commentstags: London, luke jackson, Music, video
Remember Luke Jackson’s “Goodbye London” video?Course you do; it was brilliant… it was on here only a couple of months ago…Anyway – now you can give it the credit and recognition it deserves and vote for it in the Metropolis Art Prize. Simply click here and bang your mouse down on the Thumbs Up button to cast your vote. And if for some bizarre reason you need reminding why you should be voting for it, here it is to refresh your memory.
by Garethin General1 commentstags: fun, London, rant
I was sat in the beer garden of a bar in Southwark on Friday evening, waiting for some friends – but couldn’t help but be drawn into the hilariously “serious’ conversation of two businessmen bellowing at each other in loud and nonsensical business cliches, while I waited.I really wish I could have written it all down as it was pure comedy gold (and I love it when people really feel they have to be heard by everybody else in a bar or restaurant, as it usually means they’re idiots) – lots of stuff about “managing upwards”, working in a “matrix” (I thought that was fiction I must admit) and “kicking shit in the UK division”. But the bit that really got me (and I hope their business isn’t involved in any kind of Physics discipline) was when one of them banged out in a gloriously pompous voice a phrase to describe his position in the company; “Yeah, well that’s the thing – the gravitational field is much stronger the closer you are to the magnet…” Tosser.
by Garethin General1 commentstags: London, photos, stuff
Managed to get away from the desk early this afternoon for a bit of a chill outside. (Though nothing “chilling” about it at all technically…)Hot, bright and peaceful by the lake.The tubes will be hell on toast though…