It's LIFE, but NOT as we know it Jim.....

The Jim.... should be read as in the Goons....

Where was I?

Not been doing much recently, other than ferrying Ollie to college in Northampton and back, and Harriet to everywhere else in the Galaxy, and working.

The strangeness of the headaches and stuff is persisting, BUT after a long NHS period, I now have seen the Neurologist lady, and she thinks I am just falling to bits, but has arranged an MRI scan of my head to see what is going on, and IF there is anything in there to find.

TGOC Pics 2012 + Music (Just me) 
No Harm, No Harmony 4 min Improvisation extract 
Press PLAY NOW (I dare you) 
And you get TGO pictures as well

Now, normally I force music on folk with &autoplay=1 directive.
But the images in the clip above are from the TGOC 2012
And the MUSIC, is just me buggering about with electric guitar, so I am not going to force it on you.
But you can click play and watch and listen if you feel so inclined.
It was recorded using an Epiphone Les Paul Copy in sunburst red (not that the colour matters).

This was played through a Zoom G2.1u and via usb link to the PC,
where it was tracked with Audacity software.

I have NEVER tried this before so it is VERY rough and ready.
It was done with just the two tracks, recording track 1 with drum machine
and playing the rhythm and base line simultaneously.

The lead guitar was then recorded on track 2 and merged in.
The whole lot is totally improvised in one take. (1 per track)

No double takes or mixing, hence the rough and ready feel.
Album Cover
I am working on this in spare time, and will eventually if I ever really like the final output, put the whole lot together.

Currently the bit above is an excerpt from a much longer improvisation called 'Beyond Reason, Beyond Hope' (full track is 18min)

I am naming the Band (which is just me, if I ever go beyond just arsing around)

Wind Madness 
The Album (it will never happen) is called Avoiding the Obvious

There are currently 7 tracks (not that it matters, because they are not listed)

So that is it really.
Nothing to do with walking apart from the theme.

Oh yes, there is another track (a bit metal) called 'March of the Turbines'

So, off to see the Sloman this week with TGOC boss Mr Lambert.

Did I mention I was in?

Admit it you knew from Twitter.

Must go and do some hills (not easy in East Anglia), when the ramp from the road to our drive is considered to be a contour.

What else..

My Favourite photo's of the last 2 weeks.
Frosty Thistles - Along Quy Water
Flooded Fields at Wicken Fen
Clunch Pit Clearance at Quy Fen (My favourite)
Wonderful sunrise view from Sandysike Bunkhouse Walton
towards the Pennines
Flooded Path on Quy Fen
Clunch pit on Quy Fen
Light show on trees at Anglesey Abbey Lode (My 2nd  favourite)
 That's all for now!


  1. Customer:


    What have you got?

    Well, there's egg and bacon,
    egg sausage and bacon
    Egg and spam
    Egg, bacon and spam
    Egg, bacon, sausage and spam
    Spam, bacon, sausage and spam
    Spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam
    Spam, sausage, spam, spam, spam, bacon, spam tomato and spam
    Spam, spam, spam, egg and spam
    Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam.

    (Choir: Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Lovely Spam! Lovely Spam!)

    Or Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a mornay sauce
    served in a provencale manner with shallots and aubergines
    garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried egg on top and spam.

    Have you got anything without spam?

    Well, the spam, eggs, sausage and spam
    That's not got much spam in it

    I don't want any spam!

    Why can't she have eggs, bacon, spam and sausage?

    That's got spam in it!

    Hasn't got much spam in it as spam, eggs, sausage and spam has it?

    (Choir: Spam! Spam! Spam!...)

    Could you do me eggs, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam, then?


    What do you mean 'Iiiiiiiiiich'? I don't like spam!

    (Choir: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!)

    Waitress (to choir):
    Shut up!

    (Choir: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!)

    Shut Up! Bloody Vikings!
    You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.

    I don't like spam!

    Shush dear, don't have a fuss. I'll have your spam. I love it,
    I'm having spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans,
    spam, spam, spam, and spam!

    (Choir: Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!)

    Shut Up!! Baked beans are off.

    Well, could I have her spam instead of the baked beans then?

    You mean spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam,
    spam and spam?

    Choir (intervening):
    Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!
    Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
    Spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam.
    Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!
    Spam spam spam spam!

    1. "A piece of Cheddar please."
      "Sorry sir, not much call for it round here"
      "My good man, it is the singular most popular cheese in the Country"
      "Not round here sir"....... etc etc

      Better not go on :-)

  2. I think a better title would be “Avoiding the Oblivion”.
    It’s ages since i had Spam. It’s lovely. Wonderful even.

    Lovely, wonderful photo’s too. Or are they just spam.

    I’m going now.