Tag Archive: Facebook


Recently I have been getting excited about the release of Noel Gallagher’s new debut album.  I’ve been avidly keeping an eye out for any interviews he’s given and any pre-release stuff in general.  It’s not like me and I’m not sure why this time and with this album.  In fact the more I think about it the last time I got this interested in a new album before its release was U2’s “Rattle & Hum”.  How long ago was that lol…

On Facebook I happened to mention this on an occasion or two and also happened to mention my lament at my decision not to purchase it.  Truth be told I’ve spent way too much on cycling of late and with Christmas coming I need to slow down on the expenditure.

The mail arrived on Tuesday like any other day and I noticed a padded envelope with my name on it.  Strange I thought as I haven’t ordered anything.  Filled with a sudden excitement and curiosity I opened it and there and behold was Noel Gallagher’s new album.  There was no note with it, nothing.  It was all I could do to boot the PC up and give it a listen…

Now truth be told an old mate recently and randomly asked for my postal address and so I figured out who had sent it.  The fact is I haven’t seen this lad in over 18 months.  What a friend and what a cool example of a random act of kindness.  I’m not for a minute suggesting we all start buying each other music but I think we could all take a leaf out of his book and support each other with something other and more than the odd word on Facebook.  In this respect I know I need to sort my act out!

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2009 – the year blogging died?

I used to have around 20 mates who regularly blogged but this all stopped and as I look through their sites today it seems to have been somewhere in 2009.  Are we less reflective?  Are we better off now that we don’t take the time to put our thoughts under the microscope?  Blogging was never about the same thing, everyone had different motives & operated at differing levels. The spectrum was as wide as some people using it to figure out their theology whilst others simply recorded their daily adventures.  Some used it to focus on a personal challenge like weight loss whilst others to record their travels.  I miss blogging and the opportunity to reflect and read reflection.  Has Facebook/Twitter a lot to answer for?