Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Devil may care

Nearly finished the Bond song and it is the best yet by a country mile. I have used my M-Audio Black Box for the first time, which has a fabulous array of distortion sounds. I am particularly pleased with the guitar solos - the lessons are definitely paying off.
Julie is coming round on wednesday to do the vocals then I will be mixing 2 versions - the official song entry to Penguin books for the prize of being on their new Audiobook for Sebastian Faulks novel "Devil may care" and the unrestricted megamix version with samples from Goldfinger and my tribute to the Bond theme.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Birthday fun

Its great having birthdays!! I may have more wrinkles and more grey hairs, but the presents, the food and the friends and family get better every year!
Admittedly we did go a bit overboard on the food, out to 2 amazing restaurants in 2 days, first seaham hall hotel with Rollo( also a birthday for him) and Barbara. The highlight was seeing their delight at nearly everything, the lowlight being the cepe chocolate which smelt like vomit and I could n`t even swallow!

Second meal out in Durham at the Gourmet spot, yes lots of fun with the G-spot and how to find it!!, we went with Siobhan (Recent birthday) and Gerry who are best mates with the chef Sean, so we got special treatment and lots of extras, like a glass of champagne, a taste of brown buttered toast, jam and tea ice cream!!! Yes altogether in one little creamy cold mouthful, quite incredible.
And for those of you who haven't known me very long this is what I looked like a very long time ago!! Lots of love and thanks Anne x x

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Archbishop - wooly liberal or dangerous conservative

You say,” said Lord Napier (confronted as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in India by locals protesting against the suppression of suttee) “that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.”
Worrying pronouncements were uttered this week, about sharia law in the UK, by the leader of the Anglican church who has constituents in countries where they are being persecuted by Islamic government.

This is following the as yet unresolved debate on homosexuality in the church and beautifully timed comments on the Nativity story at Christmas makes one wonder whether knowledge without wisdom is a dangerous thing.

To be a shepherd of the Gospel is a beautiful calling - it is a shame we don`t seem to have one at present.

If you click on the title you will get an article from the Times which summarises nicely the concern.