This not my tractor–a conversation with Joshua

This was the conversation we had with Joshua this morning:

Daddy: Right, let’s get you out of your cot.

Joshua: (Holds up dressing gown) This my rope.

Daddy: Your rope? Great.

Daddy lifts Joshua out of his cot. Joshua wanders through to the landing and speaks with Mummy. He’s holding his dressing gown and a dog cuddle toy.

Joshua: (Holds up dressing gown to show to Mummy) This my rope.

Mummy: Your rope?

Joshua: Yes. (Holds up Copper, the dog from Disney’s The Fox & the Hound). This not my tractor.

Mummy: (Laughs) It’s not your tractor. Ok, what is it?

Joshua: (Looks at Mummy like she’s mad) It Copper!

Mummy: Of course!

There’s never a dull moment in our house!

FIFA 12

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On Friday I received this email from Electronic Arts, advertising their latest football game FIFA 12.

The email subject said: FIFA 12 – are you ready to be taken to a new level?

FIFA 12 - are you ready to be taken to a new level?

But I can’t help thinking after hearing this on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “Fifa ‘credibility completely shot’:

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That it might not have better been titled: FIFA 12 – are you ready to be taken to a new depth?

Day 30: Your favourite song at this time last year #30dsc

30 day song challenge day 30: Your favourite song at this time last year

Cavalera Conspiracy—Must Kill

I have to say that I really like this song, not for the lyrics which are a bit…well, kill-y, but for the music which just grooves.

To be honest, the whole album Inflikted is amazing. This is how Encyclopaedia Metallum reviewed it

Consistently good is probably the best way to sum up “Inflikted”, which establishes Cavalera Conspiracy as a potentially serious player in the modern Metal scene.

Whether they’re pounding out thudding Groove work with a tasteful and measured amount of tribal percussive additives in “Terrorize” and “Dark Ark”, or galloping and riffing into a modern variant on textbook Thrash in “Hearts Of Darkness”, things flow smoothly.

This isn’t quite something that will wow everybody, being more like a good album with a few great elements rather than all out amazing, but it could win over a few older fans of death and thrash, along with roping in all of the newer generation who are more accustomed to an overtly polished production.

In other words, not quite an essential purchase, but definitely something worth looking into if one is inclined towards fast and heavy music with fancy guitar work and raunchy shouts.

I have to disagree with the final paragraph though: this is most definitely an essential purchase.

Queen–Days of our lives on BBC2

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I’ve just spotted that there is a two-part documentary about British rock band Queen starting tonight.

No thanks to the BBC TV homepage (see the screenshot above), however, to tell me what time it starts and on what channel:

  • The ident says BBC Two, the text says BBC One.
  • The time says 10pm… but that’s in England and Northern Ireland only. It’s on at 10:15pm in Wales and 10:30pm in Scotland. On BBC Two.

There’s also an interview with Brian May and Roger Meadows-Taylor on Chris Evans’ show.

Day 29: A song from your childhood #30dsc

30 day song challenge day 29: A song from your childhood

Sailor—Girls Girls Girls

We used to have this British Relay Wireless (BRW) television that had, if I remember correctly, four channels (BBC 1, BBC 2, STV and Border TV) but if you then pressed a button it would switch from TV to Radio and offered four channels there too (I can’t remember which ones, although BBC Radio 2 was probably one of them.

British Relay was a cable TV company, so the TV was plugged into the wall using a very particular socket with loads of pins. I remember being both excited and disappointed when we had to move to a conventional TV aerial because the signal wasn’t as good as cable and we dropped one of the ITV channels (STV, which meant no more Glen Michael’s Cartoon Cavalcade on a Sunday afternoon).

Sailor’s “Girls Girls Girls” is the first song I remember playing on the radio. It came out in early 1976, before Jane was even born!

Is it just me or does the song in places sound like The Muppet Show theme tune?