archive of posts from June, 2011

My iPod [27/06/2011]

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My iPod [20/06/2011]

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The Essential 8

So after the post the other day: The Albums I Had To Have On Vinyl:
 The Albums I Had To Have On Vinyl more »

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… & Then 4 Came Along At Once!


This was a clip of Nerina Pallot feat Bernard Butler ‘Put Your Hands Up’ @The Borderline 6th June 2011 and then a similar clip of ‘Butterfly’ but they’ve been taken down since. It’s a shame cos I was kinda intrigued by the live clips and was gonna replace them with an official promo but it SUCKS! more »

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Selfish Bastard!

I got summoned to go and see a consultant and have a chat/review of my medication & blah, blah, blah… Out of the blue someone, with a stutter, rang me up to offer me an appointment with someone I’ve never met, and never heard of, on the following Wednesday morning. Well, that wasn’t terribly convenient for me, so I demurred . The tone of the response that greeted that, suggested that they felt I was putting the running of the entire western world on hold for the sake of my convenience. I suggested another day and they said it had to be a Wednesday; I suggested another date, and they said ‘it could be er, … er, ….er, ….er, ….er, it could be months before another appointment becomes available’. So, assuming this was important, I said I was sure I could re-arrange a few things and accepted the appointment. They said they’d send me a letter.

I never got a letter. more »

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Snakes & Ladders

  • Gmail again!-3
     
  • Royal Mail – I got a parcel sent over from the West Coast of the States for less than a tenner and it got to me door within 5 days. Of course, as I wasn’t in, it didn’t get any further than the other side of my front door, and I then had to wait 24 hours to to pay an additional £3.30 and make a 90mins-2 hour round-trip to go 4 miles up the road at a time of mine own inconvenience.

    I did try and use the pay-a-pound-&-collect-it-from-my-local-post-office-the-next-day option once only for them to refuse to accept the item and then deny all knowledge of ever having received it, and then kept having me come back again every hour when they’ve had another drop-off only to leave me in limbo again cos nothing had changed. So …, I haven’t bothered with that one again!
     

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Snakes & Ladders

  • Gmail again!-3
     
  • Royal Mail – I got a parcel sent over from the West Coast of the States for less than a tenner and it got to me door within 5 days. Of course, as I wasn’t in, it didn’t get any further than the other side of my front door, and I then had to wait 24 hours to to pay an additional £3.30 and make a 90mins-2 hour round-trip to go 4 miles up the road at a time of mine own inconvenience.

    I did try and use the pay-a-pound-&-collect-it-from-my-local-post-office-the-next-day option once only for them to refuse to accept the item and then deny all knowledge of ever having received it, and then kept having me come back again every hour when they’ve had another drop-off only to leave me in limbo again cos nothing had changed. So …, I haven’t bothered with that one again!
     

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