Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Los' Beard

Ragamuffin Soul Carlos Whittaker's beard or no beard dilemma was an instant source of inspiration, and got me to coming up with this funky little rhyme:

"Go with the fuzz, cuz.
It's not that it's weird, without the beard.
It's just that the stubble can keep you outta trouble."

...instant inspiration from your question, Los.

Thank you, and goodnight!

TAGGED: Five Things

As I’ve been tagged by the Headphonaught, I really have to respond, so here goes with my 5 things:

1. As a little kid, I used to drag a piece of string behind me, calling my imaginary dog “ Come on, Patch!

2. My attempt to go back to University as a mature student to study Ethnomusicology was well and truly scuppered by a train wreck of a performance audition on the trombone

3. I once tried to learn Japanese from a set of audio tapes, but it all came to a complete halt when the car the tapes were in was torched after having been broken into.

4. My Uncle was a US Marine who went to Vietnam and never got out alive.

5. I used to play in a Blues Brothers tribute band called the (Roland) Booze Brothers

I don't know if the following folks read my blog, or would be up for responding, but my 5 to tag would be:

Fernando (He's done one already)


We had our Company “bash” at The Roxy Bar & Screen on Friday, and each of us were given a book as a little present.

Having been introduced to the concept of Getting Things Done and the whole Life Hacking thing, through the blogs of Ubertech, and Scott Hodge, I finally got my own copy of Dave Allen’s GTD book, which I hope to start reading over the Christmas break.

Hope to learn some good stuff.

If all of this means nothing to you, check out some of the links

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Singing Company

I've stumbled across a little ideosyncratic gem thanks to Jeremy Watt (who I don't know).

The Singing Company are a Salvation Army worship group using old skool songs, with a new twist.

I've only heard a coupla snippets but it sounds really interesting, and worth further investigation.

Kinda like the knowing retro styling too

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Brian Orme

Lately, I've started to read another new blog, which I can recommend.

Brian Orme is an associate pastor at Community Church near Dayton, Ohio and his blog roll shares a number of names with mine.

Tony Morgan
Scott Hodge
Andrew Jones

On top of that, one of his boys shares his name with my boy Noah.

One to watch!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Forever Young

Hat tip - once again - to Pernell for reminding me about the phenomenal folks of the Young At Heart Chorus

I first became aware of the Chorus when I saw a snippet of an amazing octogenarian performance of The Clash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"

English TV have being airing a show about the Chorus just this week, and parts of it are hugely moving. One of their members had passed away on the day they were due to perform at a prison.

They decided to play the gig, and sang "Forever Young" as a tribute to their friend - arms ourstretched. It was beautiful, and left the listening prisoners & staff in tears. Gotta say, that's how it affected me too.


Monday, December 04, 2006

Seperated at birth?

Does anyone else recognize the similarity between my good buddy, and Managing Director of S,P&S, Trevor Caffull and the hip celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Introducing the SupperClub

CAUTION: Sally Army-centric post on the way:

..I stumbled across this really interesting site this morning.

Here's how they describe themselves:

"The SupperClub is a gathering for theologically thinking Salvationists eager to share new ideas, provocative research, decent food and good times. The club will gather Salvationists for food and theological discourse, facilitate theological reflection and discussion for a 21st Century Salvation Army and promote innovative thinking around the broad range of issues effecting Salvation Army theology and mission."

The SupperClub is hosted and organised by Gordon Cotterill, Adam Knuckey (secretary), Katie Newton, Stuart Watson, Russell Rook (chair and of Director of ALOVE) and Matt White.

My guess is we're gonna be hearing a lot from these folks!