Monday, July 30, 2007

Track of the Day - Echoes

Echoes by Pink Floyd (post-Syd) from Meddle

Gilmour was a handsome hippy

Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
The echo of a distant time
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Oxford bags - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

A bell striking four in the afternoon sun

A stroll by the canal to Isis lock and back

A good chat with Guy Avshalom of Liongate (formerly Redbus) in the dining hall of Keeble College

Monday, July 23, 2007

Heart on Sleeve - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

A walking tour of the radical Jewish East End

An invite to see The Stones at the Millennium Dome

Wearing the t-shirt and short sleeve combo I saw at The Carman at Sadler's Wells on the weekend

Yesterday's Track of the Day

Theme from Schindler's List composed by John Williams - as chosen by writer Thomas Keneally for his Desert Island Discs - featuring Itzhak Perlman on fiddle - the saddest tune I've ever heard

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Cheeky - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Meeting my Facebookfriend Hermione Way cheek to cheek at the Germ awards - also cool to see Jonny Stopford after a good while

Getting a tour of Somethin' Else's new pad from Paul Bennun - Jez Nelson behind his control panel like Colonel White

Great meeting at the Tate with Will Gompertz with a free tour of their photography show How We Are(?)

Swinging - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Wearing my Ben Sherman Beatles shirt and Lonsdale sneakers - very Brighton, very 60s, very English

Enjoying my iPod Shuffle - My Generation (to carry on the mod theme), Teen Spirit (to carry on the anthem theme), Rock the Nation

Lunch with Benedict Phillips (artist with a focus on dyslexia) and Lucy Littlesausage of Melt (new media R+D fund)

Track of the day

Rock the Nation - Michael Franti + Spearhead

Star Spot #566 - Big Macs

Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs (at Channel 4)

Gus McDonald of Right to Reply (at Channel 4)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Many are one

"In death the many become one; in life the one become many."

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Doing a petcha kutcha at the ICA as part of the Cultural Leadership Programme

Getting Picture This launched (albeit at the thirteenth hour and in a flakey state)

Playing Facebook with Chris Bisson, Pat Kane et al

Monday, July 09, 2007

A river runs through it - yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Listening to a marching band with D in the Trafalgar, Greenwich - Cutlers Company 400th anniversary of charter renewal

A river trip from Blackfriars to Greenwich - especially the stretch after Tower Bridge

The empty streets around the Embankment at Blackfriars anticipating the Tour de France

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Track of the Day

Rock the Nation - Michael Franti & Spearhead

Bam-Bam, rock the nation
take over television and radio station

Bam-Bam the truth shall come
give the corporation some complication

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

The post-party chill-out at Simone's in Wiltshire

A snatch of Bruce from the Seeger Sessions (which I haven't yet heard)

A warm welcome home from Tommy Boy in the tranquility of our evening garden

Bonus track of the day (yesterday)

Going Up Country [correction: Goin' Up the Country] performed live by The Johnsons (including on double bass my oldest friend Amon who I met when we were four) - as used on the Woodstock movie soundtrack, performed by Country Joe and the Fish [correction: Canned Heat]

I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' to some place where I've never been before.