Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition

Come along to the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Sunday, August 17th at 7pm to find out who has won the first prize of £5000, second prize of £1000, third prize of £500 and the runners up.

There will be readings and comments from the judges, Colette Bryce, Donny O'Rourke and Richard Price and the opportunity to hear the winners read their poems. The prizes will be presented by Michael Schmidt.

There are still a number of complimentary tickets available for this event - contact Vital Synz asap if you would like one. First come first served!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Threads of Sound 2

I was at another Threads of Sound gig on Friday, this time with We See Lights, Salon Boris, and The Janes which, just like the last one, was excellent. The EPs from the previous one will be available to buy on iTunes from 21st July, but you can preview (pre-hear?) the tracks on them here by clicking on the "brown wrapping paper" effect CD covers on the right (which also have the photos I took on them!)

Soft Claws

I think Gmail picked up on my complaints about the cat being excessively boisterous recently (between her and the seal at work, my hands are shredded) because it put up an advert for Soft Claws. These appear to be wee plastic covers you put over your cat's claws to prevent scratching. I'm not convinced though, and I can only imagine what my hands would look like by the time I'd got them all on to her.

I would like to point out that the cat in the photo is not Wimsey, and looks just about as pissed-off as you might imagine a cat wearing false nails would...

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Supersampling Paisley

For those who have not experienced the delights of Paisley, here are some more supersampler shots (I've cheated a bit with the colours - they came out a bit washed-out in reality):

Cloister roses in close-up

Paisley Abbey cloisters

Paisley High Street and the Town Hall

View from the window

Statue of St. Mirin across from the Cathedral. From his pose here we must assume that Paisley was overwhelmed with vampires in the olden days...

Pigeons in Causeyside Street.

Paisley Abbey again. They have a very famous drain.