Today's soundtrack: Cornershop - Handcream for a Generation
As always, following in the footsteps of my youngest, I've extended my blogging wings across to the next big thing, Tumblr. A slightly prettier blogger, a wordier Twitter, it just might catch on. I'll still keep posting here, for all you blogger diehards, but will port everything across to my Tumblr page as well.
Neatly, I can also link my Tumblr page directly to my own personal website - so those of you who've looked in vain for some content on www.paulwaring.com - look again! Given the nature of Tumblr, you might find some additional content up there that won't ever appear on this page - so get bookmarking...
A while since I've posted - a combination of work taking up most of my time and precious little exciting to blog about, but what else is a boy to do on a wet Bank Holiday Saturday?
With the festival season approaching, the wetness needs to be having a word with itself and disappearing to foreign parts. Weather something like that we had last weekend will do very nicely, please!
And a very pleasant weekend it was too. Went over to Huddersfield to see The Boy, and we ended up in his drinkery of choice - The Parish. No bands, just a nice couple of pints in the sunsheeine and one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. Tasty!
And speaking of festivals, tickets arrived this week for both Glastonbury and Cropredy. Spent the day "working from home" waiting for the Glasto ticket - which finally arrived...at 9:15 in the evening. So a day wasted - but ticket firmly in my grubby paws. Yay! In other Glasto news, U2 dropped out due to Bono's back-knack, to be replaced by Gorillaz. All well and good, but I've got a dilemma now. With U2 playing, it was a no-brainer - off to the Other Stage to see the Flaming Lips (and finally be persuaded - one way or the other - whether they are The Most Wonderful Thing Ever or The Emperor's New Clothes). Now, it looks like I'll have to see the audio-visual extravaganza that is Damon Albarn's side project (or side-side project, not sure which).
Or I could just sit quietly in a corner somewhere, up to my gills in Strawberry Cider.
Cropredy should be interesting - backup festival with Simon, given that Latitude went and sold out on us. Looking forward to some folksy jiggery-pokery, washed down by the odd gallon of real twiggy ale, in the hot August sun.
One band I won't be seeing this summer on the festival trail is Cornershop, that excellently-named fusion of Asian rhythms and western rock/hip-hop/reggae embellishments. Often too eclectic for their own good, they are always interesting, if easier to admire than like.
Here they are, 'Staging the Plaguing of the Raised Platform", which is easy enough for them to say.