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ENGLAND'S DREAMING

warm beer and misanthropy.

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RIP Ray Manzarek. Soundtracked many good times in my life.

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BT engineer arrived this morning. Found corroded wires outside. Fixed. No charge. But he was a good bloke, chatty, so I gave him £20 for a few pints. Though I've noticed it helps to have a 'Support Your Local Hells Angels Nomads' sticker across the inside of the front door.
Anyway, it all worked.
Then it didn't.
No film access on BT Vision.
For the record I have had 4 years or more of breakdowns and problems.
So I'm on the phone again.
The obvious call centre in India (really) and polite people who are helpful but never resolve anything.
I am told the broadband speed is insuficiant for films. Uh? It's your broadband, you sold it and the package to me.
I'm told to wait three hours and try again.
I say no.
I want out.
Previously I was quoted £400 to get out of my contract.
I said I will simply stop the direct debit and I will pay them nothing anymore.
It is escalated to supervisor level.
Gee.
I tell the supervisor to put me through to someone in a senior position who I can speak to and cancel my contract. I also say that before that I want him to call me back so it is on their dime.
He did, he does.
The lady immediately said she would adjust my monthly fee and remove the film option.
No. I want out.
Completely.
Without any more money going to BT.
I threatened solicitor, ombudsman and that I would personaly stand naked outside their London HQ with a placard and a scowl.

Took two hours.
But I am out.

Virgin Cable gets installed in two weeks.

And so it goes on.

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PS.
They can't remake The Sweeney.

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I try to be cynical I really do.
I try to be a curmudgeon.
But then something like this comes along and it all goes out the window.
Sarah Hyndman arranged 5 objects every day for a year to mirror the Olympic logo.



Beautifully done.

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Untitled

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Reading through the newspapers early this evening at the local I noticed there was some fuss about Madonna making some reference to MDMA at a gig. Calling out "So, who has seen Molly?" (Molly apparently being slang for MDMA).
Then DeadMau5 (a dj type person) called her on it as being a bad example to, you know, the kids.
Madonna claimed to be referencing a friend's song. However, her new album is called 'MDNA'.

Two things strike me about this.

We now live in an age where rock/pop/whatever stars openly castigate each other about promoting the use of drugs as opposed to, when I was a kid, bragging about how many drugs they take.

Madonna is over 50. Calling the new record 'MDNA' makes me think she is trying too hard. She has never been subtle but this seems a tad...desperate.

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RIP Jean Giraud

Jean Giraud

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Carlsberg cinema stunt with bikers...


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An artist I like very much.

Simon Lewty

He has been getting some attention of late.
Good.
I came across a catalogue for an exhibition in 1992 in a shop near that there Tate Modem some years ago. Those works were more map-like and reminded me of the ones a friend and I would draw of imaginary lands, with indexes and notations when we were about 13...but these carrying real mystery. I have caught his last two exhibitions. I would love to own a drawing of his. However, having sprung for the Alan Davie I cannot afford anything for a while. Oddly, his work would sit well with Davie, I think.
To me the drawings could be the found outpourings of a wandering schizophrenic or guides to magickal places. There always seems to be a secret there that I want to share in but cannot fathom.

A lot of people will just think it a load of scribble.

But it isn't! (shouted a la Fred from the B52s on Planet Claire).

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I'm not the first to say it but...why do people insist on doing those "Hi, LJ...still there?' posts?
Do LJers mosey on over to FB and go 'Hi, FB, still got ADD?'

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