Archive for June, 2007
I can see it! It feels like Glastonbury is always there, like a city I come back to every year or so | Arrive at noon on Wednesday and the Dragon field is almost full – already | Hardly any mud, just a few puddles and plenty of grass | Amazed that people bring suitcases on wheels. You’ll regret that on Monday… | My ninth Glastonbury – and seventh consecutive wet one | Always amazed at how superb the organisation is, dealing with 170,000 people | And always amazed at how huge it really is – 1,000 acres | A Mexican wave of cheering goes through the camp | Not in the spirit of things to fence of camping areas so that other people can’t walk through | Or to jump the queue for the toilet | Think the toilets are bad? Two thirds of the planet have toilets worse than these | Crashed out in the stone circle | Met friends at the cider bus | Partied at the quite brilliant Silent Disco | Organic full breakfast | Shiatsu massage | Shopping for even more waterproofs, mini stools (a secret weapon at muddy Glastonburys when there is never anywhere to sit down) and a sailor’s outfit for Will for Lost Vagueness | Beautiful handmade birdhouse in the Green Crafts field | Amy Winehouse was captivating | Lily Allen was “fucking shitting herself” | Rediscovered the satisfaction of manual work doing voluntary washing up for the Steiner School cafe | Hopi ear candle treatment and massage | Bought a turquoise, floor-length ruched Frank Usher evening gown for the Lost Vagueness casino | Watched Flamenco performers, pole dancers and burlesque trapeze artists at Lost Vagueness | Saw Mr Eavis, CBE, in the LV field | Bored of rain | Bored of mud | I thought ahead and brought bin bags for the muddy tent | The cabaret tent is the secret to a wet Glastonbury – hang in there for hours | I’m sure Ian Cognito played at my Freshers Ball – but he was rather nasty this time round and no fun | In the circus tent a guy is spinning two basketballs, one on top of the other, in different directions | Lime-green slingshot Borat swimsuit under a clear mac – not pretty | Candle-powered boats | Mexican hammocks | Shirley Bassey is a total legend – Big Spender was the song of the festival | Chas’n'Dave at 2am in the ballroom | Worried about the cows’ feet when they return | Closed with Woody Wilding: Staple diet of half the fucking world. Rice! | Trekked for an hour back to the other side of the site – that’s the price you pay for pitching | Walking on solid ground is a revelation | I love this place…
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I need your help.
My mobile needs replacing. I need:
- A big juicy web screen for viewing websites properly. I have a Nokia N800 on trial at the moment which is lovely, apart from it’s not actually a phone. It’s a “wireless device”.
- A qwerty keyboard so I can email.
- A camera, preferably.
- Something compatible that won’t cock up all my several hundred numbers when i switch handsets.
- Something that’s on Orange. I can’t be bothered to change, however much they keep fleecing me. Shocking but true. And I have it on good authority that every network is as bad as each other but even so, introducing a charge for an itemised statements was really stooping to a new low, even for Orange.
- Preferably a Sony Ericsson device as I still find their UI the most intuitive, although I could be persuaded to go Nokia.
Quite clearly, my specs are mostly an iPhone. I already have all my contacts in the Mac address book, synced between home and work and on my iPod so I always have all my contacts with me. Ditto calendars. Lovely.
The actual phone device is where things mess up. The numbers on my Sony Ericsson are totally separate and need syncing up… I was in the process of sorting out a web back up at least with Myloko or Mookodo or whatever that site is that backs up your mobile numbers.
Anyways… do I hold out for an iPhone in October? Or can anyone recommend anything else?
There’s a Meo device (I think it’s called) and a biggish Sony handset that looked OK, but the bird in the shop was a bit too busy sorting out her weave with her mate to give me any proper advice.
Does anyone know if I can use a US phone over here by sticking my SIM card in it? I strongly suspect that won’t work but hey – I’m getting desperate…
Courtesy of Mr Hammers.
Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road in three weeks on one continuous stream of paper, made by taping together teletype tracing paper. Radio 4.