Got a text message earlier from Rob saying that my website was name-checked in todays Observer Newspaper – intrigued, I bought a copy, to find that in their regular ‘What’s The Word’ feature about weird words, today’s was Gigalicious (a word that crops up here rather often, given that I lead such a gigalicious life…) – and my site was held up as the earliest useage recorded on the net – in 2002, using the phrase ‘it’s been a gigalicious year’ (probably in my year-end round up on the news page, which strictly speaking was my pre-blogging blog…)
Anyway, it’s always nice to get media coverage, even if it is for using made-up words instead of making music.
Sarda sent me a link the other day to audioscrobbler.com – a site that logs whatever you’re listening to in your chosen media player! Rather fun, especially to see what rubbish other people are listening to, and to see if my stuff is being played by people who have the software (not enough, so get it, and start playing the new album! :o) )
Anyway, from now on, I’ll try to remember to link to my audioscrobbler page from the ‘soundtrack’ link at the bottom.
soundtrack – Scritti Politti, ‘Cupid And Psyche'; Tom Waits/Crystal Gayle, ‘One From The Heart'; Ani DiFranco; ‘Little Plastic Castle'; Billy Bragg, ‘Talking With The Taxman About Poetry'; Sarah Masen, ‘Dreamlife Of Angels’.by