Sunday, 22 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22nd October, 2017

Bleugh … 

I’m up, early.


The pleasures of a working world, eh … ?

Actually, that’s something … 

Yesterday, and today … ?

Yesterday and today, the rail replacement bus is back.

Just for the weekend, thankfully.

But still, long enough to be annoying!

I have to admit, the actual bus ride is nice.

But … ?

The train’s quicker!

There’s less traffic!


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21st October, 2017

Ye gods … !

I am feeling ever-so-slightly — ever-so-slightly — knackered.

There you go, though.

That’s what happens when you get up early, the previous day.

And then get to bed, comparatively late, that same day.

Shame, really, there’s possibly a lot I could say … except I’m too knackered to … !


Friday, 20 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-10-2017: Oh, Danny Boy … !

It’s official: I’m up early, again.

And worrying I’ve not got time to do everything I want to do, before I head off to work.

Basically?   It’s Friday: so I’d like to tray and get some bills paid, before I head off!

Rush, rush … 

Rush … !


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19th October, 2017

Bugger … !

If you’ll excuse the phrase.

I’ve had another arm fall of my spectacles!

Yes, I know what you’re going to say, you’re going to say I should’ve gone to Specsavers.

I know.

It’s where I went to get the blessed things fixed, the last time they broke!


Which, of course, didn’t stop me watching the last few episodes of House of Cards fifth season, last night.

Nor did it stop me treating myself to song music by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Which was a very interesting first: for me, anyway.

Interesting: especially if, like me, you grew up on the theme tune to Dr Who

And fascinating to hear … 


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episodes 11, 12 & 13 — Chapters 63, 64 and 65

18th October, 2017.

There’s something of an old … 

No, there’s something of a new slogan doing the rounds: over the past few years.

An advertising slogan, so you know.

“You should’ve gone to Specsavers.”

Britain’s budget optician are very reasonable, on price.

But charged me £7·50, the last time I needed a repair.

An arm dropped off my regular glasses.

That’s another few quid going their way.

Once I get paid!


Not that it’s completely irrelevant to what I’m doing.


Frankly, I’ve managed to buy an album: by Karlheinz Stockhausen, consisting of parts one and two of Kontakte, and a previous electronic work of his, called Gesang der Jünglinge.

I bought it on a whim, to be honest.

I’ve taken a vague — very vague — interest in eleoctronic music: having grown up on the theme tune to Dr Who, And the likes of Gary Numan, OMD and Hot Butter’s Popcorn.

The whim itself?

Got provoked by seeing today’s Google Doodle: marking the studio where a lot of Stockhausen’s electronic stuff was recorded.

Hmmm … 

It’s an album worth hearing, I think: especially if the soundtrack to Forbidden Planet is up your street.