No, I know I haven’t been blogging for a while – but I have been busy.
I’m been working on our radio programme – ‘The Green Giraffes and Worms’ show, over on Salford City Radio, 94.4fm. Yes, you can try it on your dial, but if you live further away than 5km you might hit probs. So, yes, it is available online, mostly. But coincidentally, right in the middle of a week where people are catching a deadly virus, the biggest issue for us is that the internet streaming service went down.
Let’s assume it’s back up and I’ll give you the link. Here it is.
All you need to know is that our show goes out at 11am on a Wednesday, Forgot the name? Don’t worry, just look for the time and day, and you’ll find me, Jane and Jayne right there.
Oh, all right, that is a bit complicated, so I’ll do you a favour. I’ve made a copy of the latest show, and I’ve put it up on SouncCloud. Right, easy. I’ll put a link to that, and all you need to do is click, and whoops, there you are, in the land of the Green Giraffes.
Okay, this is a Blog, and it might seem disingenuous to be talking about another Blog, somewhere else. But here’s the funny thing – my other Blog posts are on that very wonderful site, ‘Goodreads’. It’s a place for books – and readers. Funny, that. I’ve written a dozen Blog posts on GoodReads and not one damn ‘Reader’ has bothered to take time out from their busy scehdules to read those posts. ‘Readers’? Try the word ‘Skimmer’, or ‘Glancer’, or ‘Skipper’. Nobody, it seems, amongst the gang who are happy to call themselves ‘Readers’ will sit down and read a Blog from me, the author. Why? It’s free! (‘Readers’ love ‘Free’. I know. I keep giving away e-books and they’re flying off the shelves. Blog posts – No.)
I know, you thought I was just a boring old writer, someone chained to a desk to churn out words on a daily basis. Well, maybe, but that’s only this year.
Last year I was out on the road, doing exotic dancing with the team. You don’t believe me? But I have the photo evidence. I’ll attach it at the bottom there. Yay, check out the abs.
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It’s Almeria, (that’s Spain, to the likes of you and me), but wait – they’re still in the 1990s. Oh, blessed days, when Manchester was ‘Mad’ (and Salford was merely angry). How things have changed. Progress? I’ll take a soupcon of salt, thank you very muchly.
I don’t believe in UFO’s. Well, at least, I didn’t, until this strange object appeared in the sky and followed me around, from pillar to post and gateway to attic. Haunted? I should be so lucky. If I’m ever haunted it won’t be by someone I know. It will be the Taxman
Jane and Mike are At Home today. They are having an interesting chat. Jane isn’t happy. Look at Jane. Jane is shouting. She feels like she’s drowning
(A video? Yippee, I luv toons! Right, well, be sensible. All you have to do is click the first bit of the blue line and away you go. Awayyyyy – actually you get linked to Vimeo.com, where Mike has a table top full of short films. Check out the Oscars! (Well, not Oscar but Mike once had a dog called Buzz and a goldfish called Archie. Oscar? Archie? So close!)
The thing is this: we live in a modern world, and have access to the greatest store of facts ever made available to humankind. So, we all know everything, right?
Mike says No. He brings up a simple point to get started, and yes, his argument makes sense. It’s a video, shot in the upstairs room of Ordsall Community Cafe. But you already knew that, right? No? Well maybe Mike is right in what he says. You try it and see. Click on the link and away you go. It’s Philosophy Major down there in Ordsall.