these moments that I've had.

Thursday, October 23, 2003  

Re-released two years on and its my single of the year so far.

Discover the brilliance that is British Sea Power.

posted by Darren | 8:18 PM

Wednesday, October 22, 2003  

David complained that during their long and healthy 16 month marriage, Liza regularly beat him in a drug-fuelled, drunken rage.

She wouldnt have needed to be drunk to beat him. She may have needed to be drunk to fuck him, but not to beat him, surely.

posted by Darren | 9:08 PM

Tuesday, October 21, 2003  

1805 - British fleet defeats Spanish and French in the Battle of Trafalgar.

1879 - Thomas Edison invented a workable electric lightbulb.

1959 - The Guggenheim Museum opened in New York City.

1966 - The Aberfan disaster in South Wales. 144 people, including 116 children, died when a coal slagheap slid on to Pantglas Junior School. My mum lived in the area for part of her childhood and though she had moved on more than 10 years previously, mention of the disaster always upsets her.

2003 - a 10 month old baby is fatally stabbed in a High Street bakery, in Carlisle, Cumbria, Northern England.

posted by Darren | 8:41 PM

Monday, October 20, 2003  



posted by Darren | 7:56 PM

Sunday, October 19, 2003  

Great weekend.

posted by Darren | 7:26 PM

Friday, October 17, 2003  

It's back.

Tonight at 9.

But will it be fabulous?

And WHY OH WHY OH WHY, is it up against Will & Grace? Gayers country-wide will be scraping around, looking for a spare blank tape.

posted by Darren | 7:02 PM

Thursday, October 16, 2003  


posted by Darren | 8:28 PM

Wednesday, October 15, 2003  

Yesterday, I was also going to write:

Today in 1066, France recorded its last major victory over a fellow western first world country - Britain.

Today in 1947, Air Force test pilot Charles E. Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier, as he flew the experimental Bell X One rocket plane over Edwards Air Force Base in California. In 9 days time, the worlds first and only supersonic passenger airliner takes its last flight, from New York to London.

Today in 1977, that old child neglector, Bing Crosby died. And so they told me, parum dee dumm dumm.

Today in 1990, that old jew, Leonard Bernstein died.
I like to be in America!
O.K. by me in America!
Ev'rything free in America
For a small fee in America!

Today in 1996, Lourdes was born.

Today in 1997, that old perv, Harold Robbins died. Happy.

Whereas, today, not much of interest happened, except:

And today, more bad news for New York.

posted by Darren | 9:23 PM

Tuesday, October 14, 2003  


Bang Bang Bang Bang

Blame Blame Blame

posted by Darren | 7:58 PM

Monday, October 13, 2003  

You had it once
But now its gone
Oh yeah

posted by Darren | 8:41 PM

Thursday, October 09, 2003  

Oct. 9th 1967 - killed in Bolivia.

Oct. 9th 1776 - a group of gay Spanish missionaries settle in San Francisco.

posted by Darren | 7:45 PM

Wednesday, October 08, 2003  

Its a 'Rob's Heroes and Heroines Week of Birthdays!....well, maybe not Thom Yorke, but it's her 39th birthday today. Rob's Number One Female Action Film Star.

"Get away from her, you BITCH!"

posted by Darren | 8:49 PM

Tuesday, October 07, 2003  

Fucking weirdo.

35 today.

posted by Darren | 8:47 PM

Monday, October 06, 2003  

Bette Davis: in memoriam.

Died on October 6th, 1989, aged 81.

A good innings, but a little worse for wear here:

posted by Darren | 10:24 PM

Sunday, October 05, 2003  

Blink and you'd have missed it.

We had a great break in Blackpool. Read more about it here.

Michael Clark and his troupe. at Sadlers Wells, was great. Read more about it here.

posted by Darren | 6:24 PM