The Progster

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Not so Baltic

Everyone talks about cold weather being 'Baltic', well we are heading there on Saturday, and it seems to have had temperatures up at 37 degrees C! Looking forward to relaxing on a ship again and taking in the delights of St Petersburg, Tallin in Estonia, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Warnemunde Germany. With the horrendous cost of WiFi on the ship, I doubt there will be updates ;O) I'll keep them for when I get back.

Oh, and for ship-heads we go through the Keil Canal, and the funnel tips over to get a few extra inches to be able to get under some of the bridges, it's that tight. You just can't take the engineer out of someone can you :OP

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bouncing Back!

Life is nothing if not a roller coaster . . .

After T In The Park (where the old codgers like The Who, and the Young Codgers like The Cooks, and The Feeling Excelled) when life lightened up. The world got a bit shinnier than the previous week.

After that a recently found great friend sent a copy of a CD so astounding it puts everything else into perspective. This is the by far the best progressive rock music I've heard since I listened to Close To The Edge 35 years ago !!! It is that significant. If you are currently following Progressive Rock as I do you will know who I am refering to, otherwise, I'll stay quiet until the release date!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

One neglected Blog

Oh dear, I have forsaken my blog recently. Well, I won't bore you with the details, but suffice to say the last few weeks have been amoungst the worst in my working life. Never, never, ever get yourself in a position at work where you need to lay people off. It is by far the most emotionaly depressive thing I have ever had to do in my life. . .

The only thing that might just put a smile back on the old progsters lips, might be the sounds at T in the park, a mere 10 miles from home. I shall be there with my mate Sam rockin to the sounds of The Who, Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and a ton of other bands on Sunday.