wellinghall: (Goldie)
Three good things for Wednesday:
- I not only got into work late*, I also left work early!
- Al Stewart tour dates have been announced, and he is coming to Bristol
- with Sarah's help, I can cross a few things off the "to do" list.

*Or at least, "late"; that is, about 8.30.
wellinghall: (Goldie)
Three good things for Tuesday:
- I am, bit by bit, getting the decking clean
- there are some very shiny books on BBC4
- I am enjoying listening to XTC's music.
wellinghall: (Tiger)
This is so good:

(Especially for the benefit of my overseas friends, who might not have seen this before)
wellinghall: (Bedi)
Is this the real life
Is this just ICA
Caught in production
No escape from risk capital

Open your apps
Go onto the data and see
I'm just an actuary, I need no sympathy
Because I love my job, I am a geek
Interest high, interest low
Anyway the curve goes, it all really matters
To me, to me

Heather, just killed Bassaam
Put him in a room with Jim
Gave him a grilling now he's dead
Oh, year end had just begun
And now it's time to do it all again for mid year

Emma, ooh,
Didn't mean to make you go
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if it all really matters

Too late, the audit has come
Sent shivers down my spine

Posted via m.livejournal.com.

wellinghall: (Al)
Bold if you have bought it on a single
Italicise if you have bought it on an album

1. Something About the Way You Look Tonight/ Candle in the Wind 97 - Elton John (1997) 4.9m sales
2. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid (1984) 3.69m sales
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (1975) 2.36m sales

4. Mull of Kintyre/ Girls' School - Wings (1977) 2m sales
5. You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978) 2m sales
6. Rivers of Babylon/ Brown Girl in the Ring - Boney M (1978) 2m sales
7. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1983) 2m sales
8. She Loves You - The Beatles (1963) 1.9m sales
9. Unchained Melody/ (There'll Be Bluebells Over) The White Cliffs of Dover - Robson Green & Jerome Flynn (1995) 1.86m sales
10. Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet (1994) 1.85m sales

wellinghall: (Pine marten)
I walked round to the shop to buy our usual Sunday Times. Leaving, I opened the platic around the magazine sections, and took one out to leaf through on the way home. Hmm, different front cover, must have had a redesign. Hmm, different content too ... hold on, this is from the Sunday Telegraph! As, indeed, all the magazine sections are.

Back to the shop; talk to the assistant; he checks the other copy of the Times on the shelf, only to find that it, too, has the Telegraph magazine sections in. And there were no copies of the Telegraph left on the shelf. But he went into the storeroom, and found me a Times bundle.

And one of the newspaper sections has Brian May on the cover. It's the home and garden section.
wellinghall: (Al)
[livejournal.com profile] tree_and_leaf was the first person I saw doing the meme this time round; I snarfed the title from [livejournal.com profile] pellegrina.

1. Open up your music player. Hit shuffle.
2. Record the first few lines line or two of the first thirty twenty songs that come up that do not give away the name of the song. Skip instrumentals (and I have also skipped spoken word tracks), but don't skip the embarrassing ones.
3. Make hapless LJ denizens guess the song names and artists. Google is cheating. For musical songs, the name of the musical is acceptable in place of the artist.
4. Least hapless LJ denizen wins admiration. That's right, just like a lobbyist in budget season, the points don't matter.

1. She keeps Moet et Chandon in a pretty cabinet. Killer Queen, by Queen; first guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ladyofastolat
2. Lately I am becoming aware of your dark side. Darkside, Al Stewart
3. Paul Gervase picks up the Herald and sees the face of Zelda Fitzgerald. Life Between the Wars, Al Stewart
4. And here's to you. Mrs Robinson, by Simon & Garfunkel; [livejournal.com profile] ladyofastolat
5. Here I stand, look around. Now I'm Here, by Queen; [livejournal.com profile] hilarityallen
6. I'm your top prime cut of meat, I'm your choice. Elected, Alice Cooper
7. Naughty boys in nasty schools. Baggy Trousers, by Madness; [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm
8. Everywhere the sun is shining. Confusion, Electric Light Orchestra
9. Oh, no you'll never get me up in one of these again. I'm Mandy, Fly Me, 10cc
10. This is the way I always dreamed it would be. I Can Hear Music, Larry Lurex
11. Another red letter day, so the pound has dropped and the children are creating. Friends will be Friends, by Queen; [livejournal.com profile] hilarityallen
12. When I get even more old than I am now, I'll have a house overloking the water. Katherine of Oregon, Al Stewart
13. Sailing away on the crest of a wave, it's like magic. Livin' Thing, Electric Light Orchestra
14. You talk like Marlene Dietrich and you walk like Zizi Jean Maire. Where do you go to my lovely?, by Peter Sarstedt; [livejournal.com profile] tree_and_leaf
15. I left my home one day, For the sake of better pay. Rollin' Home, Status Quo
16. Seated one day at the tom-tom. The Reluctant Cannibal, by Flanders & Swann; [livejournal.com profile] sally_maria
17. Every day I get in the queue. Magic Bus, The Who
18. You think we look pretty good together. Substitute, The Who
19. When I was a batchelor, I lived all alone. The Foggy Foggy Dew, trad; [livejournal.com profile] ladyofastolat
20. Behind the wall, the ears of love are listening. Black and White, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

Some of these are pretty easy; some are really, really obscure. It's just the way they came out.
wellinghall: (Al)
1. Who are breaking all the rules?
2. What goes from Milan to Yucatan?
3. What is it wrong to wish on?
4. What do I realise as I am lying in my bed thinking of you?
5. If a voice comes over clear, what is it saying?
6. If you want something a little sweet, who should you come to?
7. What am I no good at?
8. Even though you make me cry, what can't I do?
9. Who left the same time as Johnny?
10. Who don't I want to end up like?
11. (double points for this one) Connect these ten songs.


Jul. 9th, 2011 03:39 pm
wellinghall: (Al)
Who or what are the five lamp boys?

"Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door
The five lamp boys were coming on strong"

Rat Trap, Boomtown Rats

Slow Train

Jan. 26th, 2011 06:19 pm
wellinghall: (Beech marten)
Inspired by this story ...

Miller’s Dale for Tideswell, Kirkby Muxloe,
Mow Cop and Scholar Green
Read more... )
By Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, http://www.badsey.net/will/station_rev.htm


Jan. 14th, 2011 08:28 pm
wellinghall: (Al)
What is the best way of cleaning earphones?

More generally - my MP3 player has been getting quieter (ie, I've been needing to tun it up louder). And ideas?

ETA: It's not my ears (or at least, not just my ears), because [livejournal.com profile] adaese's earphones are much louder!
wellinghall: (Arctic fox)
1. Feigning joy and surprise at the gifts we despise over mulled wine with you

2. "Bah, humbug!" No, that's too strong, 'Cause it is my favorite holiday

3. Oh my love we've had our share of tears, Oh my friend we've had our hopes and fears

4. I believe in woman, my oh my, I believe in lovin', my oh my

5. Now is the solstice of the year, winter is the glad song that you hear.

6. Christmas coming around again eh? Yeah I mean it must be nearly a year since the last one

7. Try to imagine, A house that's not a home

8. When winter's shadowy fingers, First pursue you down the street

9. Snow is falling all around me, Children playing having fun

10. Hello...... you the new butler?
Hahaha! Well, it's been a long time since I've been the new anything!
wellinghall: (Battleship)
A Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.
B Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.
C Write down the first 15 songs that come up—song title and artist—NO editing/cheating, please.

1 Shipbuilding, Elvis Costello
2 Tubular Bells, Part 2, Mike Oldfield
3 Manuscript, Al Stewart
4 The Black Danube, Al Stewart
5 Orchestral Tubular Bells, Part 1, Dave Bedford / Mike Oldfield
6 Veronica, Elvis Costello
7 Year of the Cat, Al Stewart
8 The One That Got Away, Al Stewart
9 Rocky Mountain Way, Joe Walsh
10 Sweet is the Night, Electric Light Orchestra
11 I Want You, Elvis Costello
12 A League of Notions, Al Stewart
13 Leave It, Al Stewart
14 Laughing into 1939, Al Stewart
15 In Brooklyn, Al Stewart


Sep. 11th, 2010 09:40 am
wellinghall: (Al)
There was a lot of rockn' going on that night
Cruising time for the young bright lights
Read more... )

Even if I am in love with you
All this to say, what's it to you?
Read more... )
wellinghall: (Bedi)
1. Did those feet in ancient time, walk upon England's mountains green?
2. Was the holy lamb of God, on England's pleasant pastures seen?
3. Did the countenance divine, shine forth upon our clouded hills?
4. Was Jerusalem builded here, among those dark Satanic mills?
5. Who are you?
6. Who, who, who, who?
7. What do I wish I was?
8. Whose jingle have I often heard?
9. What was I concentrating on, as I walked down the street?
10. Where was Churchill's hiccup?

11. Who introduced us to French Country Cooking?
12. What comes between Foundation and Second Foundation?
13. Who was a Citizen of the Galaxy
14. Where may be found the Fountains of Paradise?
15. What sort of berries do pearls look like?
16. Did Watson learn the trick?
17. Where was the Battle of the Eastern Fields fought?
18. Which way round does the Earth rotate while Louis Wu is enjoying his birthday?
19. Who Observed a Grief?
20. Who has got no nose?


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