Comments written on other sites from August 2007

Burrito(?) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

And… I was hoping it’d be more of a huge burrito wrapped in foil type place, rather than somewhere with rectangular plates!

It looks a bit like the criminally crispy and malnourished “burritos” I avoided at the BBC canteen the other day.

On 2 August 2007. Permalink

Art and Heart: A painful, piteous rite of passage

Ouch, sorry to read about the accident, but pleased that there’s no permanent damage and you’re on the way up already. Crashes can make one a bit shaky, but I hope you’ll be back in the saddle soon!

Take care, and watch out for pedestrians - none of them look where they’re going (except when I’m one, then cyclists are the problem :) ).

On 17 August 2007. Permalink

Said the Gramophone: Perestroika

My favourite Soviet Europe themed diptych is Thomas Dolby’s ‘Europa and the Pirate Twins’ and ‘Eastern Bloc’, nine years apart, jauntily pining after a childhood (girl)friend now grown to be a celebrity and/or later storming the gates as the Berlin wall falls.

And, mostly unrelated, you should check out, full of mp3s of Soviet-era tunes. Some great ones to start with:

Airplanes - First of All (1945 and saucy!)

Song of the Don Cossacks (1935 and WOOF!)

Sabres Out (1973 sultry backing singers)

March of Stalin’s Air Force (WHAT is going on!?)

On 20 August 2007. Permalink