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 http://www.sovmusic.ru/, full of mp3s of Soviet-era tunes. Some great ones to start with:

Airplanes - First of All (1945 and saucy!)
http://www.sovmusic.ru/english/download.php?fname=tihohod

Song of the Don Cossacks (1935 and WOOF!)
http://www.sovmusic.ru/english/download.php?fname=donskay2

Sabres Out (1973 sultry backing singers)
http://www.sovmusic.ru/english/download.php?fname=shashki

March of Stalin’s Air Force (WHAT is going on!?)
http://www.sovmusic.ru/english/download.php?fname=marair5

On 20 August 2007. Permalink