Sunday, 28 March 2010

50 guitars

The LA times magazine has come up with its 50 top guitars

My top 3 are :

Probably says more about me than the guitars ...

and finally ...

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Rock and roll birds

Marathon training continues apace, or at a slow pace, depending on the day.

Much more interesting is the recent spate of amazing birds in the news.

The first was the Attenborough piece on the Australian Bower bird which specialises in pimping its nest to the very highest standards ...

See the video for more tips on how to decorate your own nest ...

Even more fun is the art installation at the Barbican featuring headbanging Zebra Finches

Turn it up loud

Woke up this morning

Got them zebra finch blues ...

Sunday, 7 March 2010

I don't want to go to Delphi

Still not running on Sundays due to a thumb injury in the ranks so we took ourselves to a real ale pub on friday night to put the world to rights.

Discussion inevitably turned to various holidays shared and, in particular, one touring Greece as students with no money and very little clue - for some reason we had thought it a great idea to do our hiking and youth hosteling trip in August when Greece is at its hottest - highlights included severe sun stroke, getting caught short on top of the Acropolis, on the Olympic running track and in The Temple of Apollo, being woken up early in the Lord Byron youth hostel by the manager playing "Que Sera Sera" on his accordion, badly, and having to suffer terrible Greek food wherever we went.

A memorable day should have been our tour around the ancient ruins of Delphi, but my abiding memory is the Elvis Costello hit of the time - "I don't want to go to Chelsea" , adapted to refer to Delphi.

Anyway here is the video for you to sing along to ...