October 6th, 2003


The news from the weekend

Channel 4's top music video programme left more questions unanswered than answered. I'm prepared to be convinced that Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is a great song (though convincing me could take you a long time) or that it is an important song, but you will struggle to convince me that the video to go with it is better than any other. Number 2, though not to my taste, is well regarded ("Thriller" by Michael Jackson) Collapse )
as is Number 3, "Take On Me" by a-ha. You'd also have a hard job convicing me that most of the detritus found in the top 10 is better than Number 12, the original "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. Even the boys (by definition the product of a different generation) were mystified.

Sunday morning was as it might normally be expected to be, except that we heard the story of St Francis as part of the sermon. In the late afternoon, it was "meet the new vicar" for the parish leaders, though frankly there were so many of us there that it was less than completely useful. The food was good, though.

And a day at work today, about which there is little of any impact that I can write here. Rumour has it that HSBC has bought Losango, but that gives no clue as to what's going on here, partly because the news is not confirmed, and partly because the issues are quite different in Brazil.