Wo own a cheap Daewoo-brand microwave oven, which I picked up at Lidl one time for (probably) £19.99. A few days ago, the glass plate that revolves in the middle of it broke. So Fiona phoned them up to see if we could order a replacement.
“Sure”, they said, “It’ll be with you on 17th October”.
Which is four months away.
As noted previously, I am doing both a solo set and (with my wife, son and next-door neighbour) a band set in the first ever Mitcheldean Folk Festival next Saturday. Here is the final program (click through for a PDF of all four pages):
It would be great to see any of you there who can make it.
[This is the second in my series of Desert Island Albums -- eight albums that I would choose to take with me if I were to be stranded on a desert island.]
Aside from experiments in individual tracks — the Beatles’ Helter Skelter, the Kinks’ You Really Got Me — The genesis of the musical genre known as heavy metal is generally agreed to rest with three British bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.
I was going to write something about England’s latest abject footballing failure, but a sequence of six tweets from Tony Barett said everything I wanted to say, much better than I would have said it. Here there are.
I wonder to what extent William Hartnell’s look as the first Doctor Who was based on eminent Victorian naturalist Richard Owen?
Left: William Hartnell; right: Richard Owen.
Perhaps the irascible character of the first Doctor was also informed by Owen?
As I noted last time, the first ever Mitcheldean Folk Festival will be held on 18th-20th July this year. Not only did I get a solo slot in the evening, but — much more exciting to me — we have a band playing in the afternoon:
I’ve been going along to Mitcheldean Folk Club in the last few months. And it turns out I got involved just in time for the first ever Mitcheldean Folk Festival, which will be held on 18th-20th July 2014, but mostly on Saturday 19th.