Saturday, 8 November 2008

Saturday Round Up

I'm sitting here with my headphones on listening to Daniel Johnston trying to drown out the Arsenal football game my husband is listening to on the radio. My download speed is grumbling somewhere near slow and not working and my train of thought keeps getting interrupted by the occasional shouts of "Referee!" so please bare with me.

It's been a great week for some and not so great for others. Here's my recap and some points in the news you'll be forgiven if you missed since there has really only been one piece of news dominating every headline this week.

Beginning on a sad note, many people will have said goodbye to friends and family the world over this week, I note these three in particular :

Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008). Bestselling novelist, film director and screenwriter whose creations included 'ER' and Jurassic Park. Read about his life here

Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham (October 26, 1922 – November 2, 2008). She missed out on Seeing her grandson make history as the first African-American president of the United States by 24 hours. Read about her life here

Yma Sumac (September 13, 1922 – November 1, 2008). Known as "The Peruvian Songbird", Yma Sumac is in the record books for possessing a five-octave range. Read about her life here


In politics, New Zealand has a new prime minister and some "skinny guy with a funny name" is now US president elect and boy can he deliver a speech!

I don't think there was a dry eye in the crowd.

There was some terribly unimportant music award show happening in Liverpool and no one really cared. If you really must, here's a link.

I had a great week of live music. I saw Mumford & Sons perform an instore gig at Rough Trade East and Langhorne Slim blew me away with his performance on Wednesday at The Borderline. Langhorne Slim found my review of his gig online and put a bulletin up on his myspace page encouraging fans to read it-thanks Mr Slim, you made my day!

No matter who we are, one thing that joins us all together is the economy. Whatever financial situation you find yourself in this month I can tell you one thing for sure (and I'm speaking from experience), this ain't the way forward:

Those coins just wouldn't drop!

Final Thought:

Dachshunds, Sausage Dogs, Wiener Dogs call them what you want my favourite animal in the whole wild world has many names. These dogs are great. Not only do they just keep coming round corners, they are also known as playful, fun dogs with a propensity to chase tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. It was recently brought to my attention by a member of my family they are also partial to the occasional skateboard.

Enjoy and be well,

Chalky xo

Wiener Dog riding Skateboard


Cookiemouse said...

It was a helluva week. Can you chat on gmail just after 2pm tomorrow? That's when we have the workshop and I would like to try something out. Cheers!

chalky said...

Hey Cookiemouse,

I'm actually going to be working tomorrow afternoon now, didn't realise that's when the workshop was - so sorry I can't be joining in this time - good luck and hopefully I'll be able to help you out with the next one.

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