Kimya Dawson

January 24, 2008

Just discovered this amazing girl and her music.

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Kimya Dawson – Loose Lips

Yes…. I know, its brilliant.

Go support her now at her website, buy some stuff or something.

Also check out the excellent film Juno, where I originally found her music on the soundtrack.

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A day

January 11, 2008

It’s been quite an interesting one today.

I spent a good couple of hours practising playing ‘Snow Patrol – Run’ on my guitar. Almost there with it, just need to put the different sections together and it should be ready for performance so to speak.

The I finalised the First Edition of my poetry collection ‘The Walk’, the first two proof copies should be delivered to me sometime next week. If anyone wants a copy of this first print I should be able to get you a copy at cost. I know that’s not likely, but it is something like £3 plus postage. The retail version when it’s printed will retail at around £4.50.

Once I have gone through and approved it I will allow it to go on ‘general sale’.

Got my free Frostwire T-shirt as mentioned in an earlier post, ordered a 4 gig set of ram from ebay too, which will take my system to 6 gig if all goes to plan.

Oh, and KDE4 was released today so I upgraded to that in Kubuntu.

All in all a pretty full day.


Ipod Nano / DiggNation

December 30, 2007

So, what’s the connection?

Well, I now have my hands on a beautiful metallic green Ipod (nano 8 gig model) courtesy of xmas.

Then I browsed itunes for the first time, thanks to a hasty install of xp, and found out it’s rather good. If you know me you know I normally shy away from that type of commercialism, but after sampling 4 or 5 generic mp3 and mp4 players I decided to give Apple a go. First the shuffle, which is excellent for a 1 gig no display player, and I mean really excellent. This of course whetted my appetite. Hence the nano. Again, I was taken aback by the quality. I’ll put it this way. I could quite easily become an Apple fanboy I think.

So, I have the new nano, and need some material to test it out, and also to test the tip top itunes store out. First off a get a copy of Nickleback’s Rockstar. And it shows of the nano’s capabilities swimmingly. Then it was to the podcasts, video podcasts to be precise. (I had already subscribed to a few audio podcasts for the shuffle….). This is how I stumbled across two blokes sitting on a couch with laptops on their knees discussing Digg stories of the previous week.  They call this DiggNation.

It’s superficial and about nothing of consequence, but surprisingly funny. Check it out.