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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Time:8:38 am.
I break my long silence for this profound musing..

We can only hope - for the poor child's sake - that Sara Cox's new baby Isaac will be going by a surname other than Cox! :)
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Monday, August 6th, 2007

Subject:Weekend..
Time:8:11 am.

Went to see Harry Potter at The Grosvenor. Fell asleep briefly. Coffee and Cupcakes in Tinderbox..

Went to GOMA for 1st time in ages. Slightly disappointing besides Warhol posters..

Blueberries..
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Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Time:9:25 am.


My Dad e-mailed me this old picture he'd unearthed.
Xmas morning, 1983 (I think)
I've regenerated a few times since then though :)
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Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Subject:Tonight..
Time:10:20 am.


Hear The Recovery Club..

The Liquid Ship..
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Friday, July 27th, 2007

Time:10:56 am.
LOOKING FOR ARTIST(S)

Would anyone out there be interested (or know someone who might be interested) in illustrating a children's book?

I had this idea a while ago about creating a children's story which comes in the form of a beautifully illustrated book with accompanying CD - the words of the story also being set to music. It's still at an early stage, but the ideas are flowing and the story and music are taking shape. I've attempted to start illustrating it myself but have been dissatisfied with the results and wondered if there is anybody reading this who fancies having a go.

Thank you :)
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Monday, July 9th, 2007

Time:8:24 am.


Had one of those unaccountably glad-to-be-alive weekends....



Uploaded new song (Rest and Be Thankful) to the Recovery Club MySpace page.

Have a listen - it's gorgeous : )
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Friday, July 6th, 2007

Time:2:20 pm.


50 years to the day since John Lennon (pictured centre in natty checked shirt) and
Paul McCartney (not pictured) met for the first time, when the latter saw the former
playing with The Quarrymen at the Woolton Garden Fete.

Little did they know that 10 years later they'd both have dodgy taches and a taste for
lurid military uniforms.
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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Subject:Pimping a good read...
Time:11:47 pm.
Seeing as there's nothing worth reading on my journal right now, why not go and read the wonderful tales woven by my good friend ambaatr?

And I'll be back shortly with some aimless and maudlin twadlle :)
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Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Time:9:36 am.
Ah . . you know you're in for a red-hot passionate evening when the love of your life summons you to the bed-chamber with the words "..and bring the sudoku and the gaviscon!"

Who says romance is dead?!

To explain (partially at least) - one of the many pieces of news which I have neglected to bring to you in my long LJ neglect is that I am to be a dad again. Early September is the rough ETA. And Christine is suffering badly from that nasty pregnancy side-effect which is HEARTBURN FROM HADES!

Doesn't explain the sudoku though . .

So . . yeh . . many months have trotted by with nary a peak over the LJ parapet from me. No excuses . . we just needed some time apart . . or whatever.

Not much else of major import to impart . . just had lovely holiday in the Outer Hebrides (see below) . . continuing to write and record with the wonderful Recovery Club . . OH, but I did discover yesterday that I have a Bebo page which I have absolutely no recollection of creating . . and NO I'm not too old to have one - when I scanned my e-mail address book to see who else I know has one (i.e. everyone!) I found that family friend dear old Kenneth Bell (aged 60!) has one too. What does a 60 year old do with a Bebo? What do I do with a Bebo?!

More soon - meanwhile here's Uist...


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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Subject:Not just anothe photo of an old queen...
Time:2:52 pm.
OK . . OK . . so I've not written anything in here for about a DECADE. But I am plotting my return.

In the mean time I just had to pop by to register my awed reaction to the new portrait of the Queen by Annie Leibowitz. I'm no fan of the royals but I just think this photo is one of the most stunning I've seen for a long time.



Just beautiful.

LOOK UNDER CUT TO SEE IN MORE GLORIOUS DETAILCollapse )
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Friday, October 13th, 2006

Time:10:56 am.
Whole week without posting = bad form

My excuse . . have become clinically addicted to MySpace. I'm not proud, but neither can I deny it any longer. It's taking over my waking hours and I even dreamt about it earlier this week.

Come say hi and be one of my select band of exclusive friends (Johnny Nae-mates!) . . http://www.myspace.com/grahammccarey

Or come listen to the wonderful and beguilling sounds of The Recovery Club, fall in love and leave a 20 word review . . http://www.myspace.com/therecoveryclub

Elsewhere . . in the "real" world . . Gav and Frances' wedding this weekend. Gav was my best man (nearly SIX years ago!) and is/was the drummer with theoceanfloor. I am being an usherette in a tartan skirt and my wee girlie's being a flower-girl. Photos may follow :)

Have a nice weekend now.
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Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Time:3:17 pm.
. . seems to be all the rage to embed a Youtube movie in the old journal entries right now. So - ever a slave to passing fads - here's one to make you smile - the Green Wing approach to coffee enemas, courtesy of the ever marvellous Mark Heap:

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Time:10:21 am.
Morning...

Noticed this morning, as I was walking down from station to office, that I was one of maybe three or four gents carrying a small and discretely female umbrella. Mine is black with a matte silver finish on the handle - but it's definitely of the female size and style. Or am I wrong in this assumption? Is the oversize golf umbrella the exclusively male preserve of the umbrella world? Any road . . it's the least embarrassing choice from our household - the other two being respectively covered in pictures of Winnie the Pooh and shaped like a cartoon dinosaur.

Elsewhere . . for reasons as yet unclear even to myself, I now have my own MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/grahammccarey). So, if any of you krazy kats have pages too please come and be my friend . . it can be lonely out there . . . .
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Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Subject:Awoo....
Time:2:09 pm.


If you ever have the opportunity to see The Hidden Cameras live GRAB IT WITH BOTH HANDS AND DON'T LET GO!!! : )

They were bloody fantastic last night (at Òran Mór in Glasgow), even better than the last time I saw them . . which already definitely ranked in my Top 3 gigs ever.

Am I exaggerating? I don't think so. One of THE very best and most engaging live bands I've seen. A pure and undilutedly joyful experience. I would defy anyone to watch them without a big goofy grin on their face. I'm often guilty of inwardly enjoying a gig a LOT, but outwardly appearing like I'd rather be anywhere else on the planet. No such problem with these chaps though - they just can't stop moving and grinning, and forcing you to love the music every bit as much as they clearly do.

[EDIT - and, yes, I'm aware that I've managed to represent them with a picture where unusually NONE of them are smiling!]



Supports My Latest Novel I enjoyed more than when I've seen them before. Pretty accomplished stuff, but definitely not very engaging with the audience and unfortunately quite dour when set beside The Hidden Cameras.

A wonderful night though . .

. . that said, I find myself this afternoon in one of those inexplicable black moods. No obvious reason. It's a gloriously sunny October afternoon and I have no immediately pressing worries to speak of. Ho and indeed hum . . . .
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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Time:3:36 pm.
Well, my plan to update every day has gone somewhat awry since my PC developed a minor virus situation and has been under IT supervision for lengthy periods . . .

Anyway . . further to my recent post on Vlogs, I discovered today that Jonathan King's 'channel' on YouTube has been suspended because of complaints and he's had to start afresh at a new address. Now . . don't get me wrong here . . I'm not making any claims for the guy's innocence, I merely find his telling of his life story really quite interesting and engaging and I approach it with an entirely open mind. And that's ALL he's doing . . telling his life story. Surely this is one of the strengths of a site like YouTube - to provide a place where you can get your story or your views across unedited and uninterupted . . something which is nigh on impossible via the mainstream press.

I would recommend watching his videos. It's not for everyone but, if nothing else, it's a story of a life told well and entertainingly. The new channel can be found HERE.

Would I feel the same if it was Gary Glitter? . . . . you've got me there!

Meanwhile - it goes without saying - WebCameron lurches along, unimpeded by consessions to common decency.
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Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Subject:On "Vlogs"
Time:10:00 pm.


Just been watching David Cameron's "Vlog". (..this is what happens on Saturday nights once you're a parent!) Needless to say I'm singularly unimpressed. But I'm also amazed that they/he actually think it'll make an impact. Judge for yourself, but as I see it . . either (A) he's genuinely SO disorganised and unprofessional that he can't set aside time to record a proper, uninterrupted Vlog in his sumptuous study and chooses instead to try to film one during a 'hectic FAMILY mealtime'; or (B) it's false and contrived. Either way would yr trust the bugger?



Far more engaging (I'm very surprised to see myself writing..) are Jonathan King's Youtube diaries. I'm not saying he's won me over and I now regard him as a saint and will now campaign tirelessly to see his name cleared . . . but it's hard to deny that he's a great communicator, and I do find myself listening (if ONLY it were audio-only!) with a very open mind, AND tuning in again for successive instalments . . something I find unlikely to imagine will happen with "WebCameron"....
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Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Time:11:54 am.


Would any of you folks in or near Glasgow be interested in a ticket to see The Hidden Cameras at Òran Mòr next Tuesday? I have one going spare y'see . . .

If you're at all familiar with their music - or even if you're not - I couldn't recommend highly enough taking the opportunity to see them in person. One of THE very best live bands I've seen in recent years. Also on the bill - I think - are Piney Gir and My Latest Novel.

Ticket will only cost you £9 . . or nearest offer if you're super skint :)

[EDIT] - ticket now taken.
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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Time:3:05 pm.
What a dull dull day . . .

If you're having as dull a day as me, here's a funny little strip from The Perry Bible Fellowship to pick you up . . .

The Pacific CouncilCollapse )
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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Time:11:18 am.

A little aside regarding recently purchased long-playing CDs . . .Collapse )
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Monday, September 4th, 2006

Time:9:42 pm.
iTunes help please . . . !

My PC is suddenly refusing to communicate with iTunes - either to download podcasts I'm subscribed to, or to purchase stuff from the iTunes store - says it's some kind of network eror, like there's something wrong with my connection or something, but everything else is working fine. Use Windows XP. Have recently gone wireless and downloaded the latest version of iTunes, but I can't see why either of these things should have affected it.

Any inspired help would be hugely appreciated : )
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