January 29th, 2009


RIP John Martyn

John Martyn died this morning, less than a month after he was awarded an OBE. He was ill and alcoholic, so it's not a great surprise, but still a sad loss.

Here he is performing May You Never (and I think this is at least the first time I've posted or linked to this video):

lick me to death

So long and thanks...for all the fish

I never did get around to watching the new* Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy film, for a number of reasons. Martin Freeman irritates me beyond measure, for a start, and I read bad reviews about how they'd edited all the good lines just enough to make them crap, and frankly I don't think I could deal with finding Marvin sexy. However, it's just come to my attention that this lapse in geekiness means I've also missed the UTTERLY FABULOUS Neil Hannon song over the end credits. Thank heavens for Spotify, that's what I say.

And here's a video of a puppet miming along to it.

I can't believe someone's made a Lost fanvid to it. Ha. (Spoilers only up to season two, I think, but I'm not 100% on that!)

* Four years old. Eek.