She dreams in colour, she dreams in red

I was staring at the sun of my pc screen when I heard myself singing 'she dreams in colour, she dreams in red' and I thought – yep, that's one of my fave songs. So for ur listening pleasure here's a random list of some favourite songs. Its the usual suspects as you would expect.

Better Man                                Pearl Jam
Rocking Chair                            Oasis
Wonderwall                               Oasis
The Fly                                     U2
Country Feedback                     REM
Lightning Crashes                      Live
Losing my Religion                     REM
Where did you sleep last night? Nirvana
The best thing about them all is they have cool guitar chords amd changes - all fairly easy to play along to guitar karoke style. Except the Fly. I'll leave the fiddly bits to The Edge.....

Note: If you disagree with this most perfect of lists, I will come and trash your house, Talking Heads style.

Hail Mary!

And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee

And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee ...

pulp fiction film cover

Things we have QuentionTarintino's  Pulp Fiction to thank for:

  • Making Mayonnaise/Aololi become very popular as a bar snack
  • We can use cool lines like "are we cool?" and "Zed's dead, baby; Zed's dead!"
  • The resurrection of John Travolta (because without Swordfish we may never have seen Halle's Comets)
  • We all understand the metric system a little better. Royale with Cheese?
  • The countless lives saved through giving a shot of adrenaline through someone's sternum which has been carefully defined using a magic marker to create a magic mark.

When your priest mentions Ezekiel 25:17, you know exactly what he means:

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost
children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

Things we have Pulp Fiction to blame thank for:

Samuel L Jackson turning up as Mace Windu in Star Wars.

Every Atom Draws Great Big Electrons

So like this is probably a you-had-to-be-there story but whatever....


I went to the music store the other day to get me some strings for my faithful Takamine guitar. I walk in and say to the hippy looking dude 'Hey dude, gimme some Martin Strings , low gauge please


'Sure dude, you want bronze or phosphorous?


Bluffing I say, 'I think I'll stick with the phosphorous, they give a rich tone


Hippy enthusiastically replies, 'Oh yeah man that's soooo true, these ones are great for the mids, you get great levels man!!!!!


The Jerry Garcia look-a-like seemed to think I know what I'm talking about and continues with an endless discourse about sonic principles and tonal qualities or something. I figured he'd smoked at least a kilo for lunch so I interupt. 


'Ah dude, I have no idea what you're talking about


'Oh? Really? These strings are sweet.
Got the strings home, chucked 'em on. Played gat for two minutes and broke the high E. It's a cruel world.