I’ve been dreaming of moving from Bignjuicyville this week. Itchy feet n all that. I think I’d like to live somewhere that has more natural beauty than here. It would be very uplifting to look out of the window and see majestic nature, not brick walls. A better climate might help too. On the other hand I love the buzz of being in a city. The sense that you can go out at any time of day or night and find something interesting going on. I also like gritty urban anonymity and the patina of thousands of lives lived out in ordinary surroundings. How to combine all those elements in one?
Squid u like
I felt sorry for the giant squid caught by Japanese scientists this week. The poor thing had to rip off one of it’s own tentacles to escape from the bait they had set to catch it for photography. Can squids survive losing a tentacle? Given the sensitivity of the tentacles it must have suffered.
It’s OK to report hideous news events about bombing, mutilation, murder and sexual abuse at any time on radio, tv and the web. It’s not OK, though, to play a humourous advert on the radio to try and prevent men from dying from prostate cancer. It’s been banned by the ‘Radio Advertising Clearance Centre’ until after 9pm when of course all the men who would benefit from hearing it are bound to be listening – right?
Hear the advert.
Elvis are you out there somewhere
Looking like a happy man?
In the snow with Rosebud
And king of the mountain
Kate Bush’s new single – first from the new album Aerial – preview. Listening to it feels like she’s never been away.