Monday, 22 February 2010


I, James Brian Davey, being of sound mind and body, hereby annouce that, at the age of 34 years, I have watched "The Godfather Part I" and, while I did not entirely understand every word spoken by Mr Brando, I can appreciate why people think this film is one of the greatest ever.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Albums I don't own : Episode one

Kate's records have turned up. There's some incredible stuff here which I'm going to try and extract into digital format using our new turntable. Highlights include
  • Flanders and Swann, "At the drop of a hat" and "At the drop of another hat"
  • Linda and Paul McCartney, "Ram"
  • Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "My Aim is true", "Armed Forces" & "Get Happy!" plus "Almost Blue", his C&W album
  • various Bob Dylan, Kate Bush and Steely Dan albums
  • plus "Lazarus" by the Boo Radleys on EP and a 45 of "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" by Prefab Sprout!
Much fun to be had.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Play of the day

[A Doctor's Surgery : The Waiting Room]

A sits still. He is uneasy, but there is nothing obviously wrong with him.

B, dressed in a dark coat, has a cold.

<long pause>


Monday, 8 February 2010

Friday 5th February 2010

Up, and to the office by train, where all morning doing business. Then dined out for luncheon with Mr Holmes, for it was his birthday, and Miss Theodouru. Then back to the office but little business was to be done and on to The Ship and Shovell and there did drink with some from the office. Then on to my club with Mr Learmonth. He sung well but I had an excess to drink and was engaged in some discourse about music, of which I know little, and then returned home, somewhat the worse for wear, by train. And to bed.

Friday, 5 February 2010

The lost symbol


I've been trying for ages to find a letter that describes the annoying new shape of the transport infrastructure formerly known as "The Circle Line", but I haven't found one yet. It's like a σ, but rotated 90 degrees clockwise, then reflected about the vertical axis.

So far as I can see, no alphabet has a letter that shape. Answers on a postcard please.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Please note

"January was rather cold in the UK. But across the whole of the world, January was warmer than usual"

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Zero room

For a moment, one quiet, eternal moment, perfection. Nothingness. Peace. But it couldn't last.

I managed to totally empty my INBOX. Totally.

It had eight messages in it by the time I left work. I fear I will never capture that perfect tranquility again.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Palmed off

We planted the palm tree. It isn't dead yet.