Archive for January, 2007

January 30th

The fuel bill

Finally got the bill through for running out of fuel in the Lotus (see http://deeperbeige.com/blog/?postid=6). Cost was about £66 for an uncovered breakdown. That included a motorway call...
January 28th

I trust you with my life

What a strange turn of phrase! When we say this, we're trying to convey that the subject of the sentance is a person respected with the highest level of trust. What we're actually saying is that we...

A recipe for great songs

Write from the heart Vividly tell a story with crafted lyrics Play real instruments with style, skill and originality Add simplicity Allow the song to live and evolve by itself...
January 23rd

American telly is back!

Hooray! After almost two months of silence from our American chums, my RSS reader burst into life with new episodes of Prison Break, Heroes and Studio 60. Just Lost missing from the mix, and that's...
January 22nd

An interesting opinion

No theology from me tonight. If you need a fix, here's the late great Douglas Adams on theology and his beliefs (audio only, and in akward sized chunks presumably due to YouTube limits):...

VRREEOOROORORORRMM!

Found 12000rpm on the bike tonight. This is quite hard, as in first you'd fly off the back of it, and in second you're going absurdly quickly. In third you'd be so far into illegal that your eyes...
January 21st

Why worry about theology?

This blog has so far contained rather more theology than first intended, and rather less motorcars given my normal interests. The question "why now" on my theologic thinking is a good one....
January 20th

God Outside Time

There's a fair few arguements against the existence of any gods that are based on deductive (logical) resoning that sound pretty strong. A traditional one goes along the following lines: God...
January 19th

Confusing -isms

A few people have mentioned to me that they don't understand the terms used when talking about belief systems, gods etc. As ever, full definitions are pretty tricky and disputed in the details....
January 18th

Brits and their weather

We Brits are a bit strange about the weather. We don't have much by way of properly extreme weather here, but every year we get a surprisingly wide range of conditions that we're totally...

It's a bit windy

Bike blew off its stand whilst parked at work today. Doesn't seem to have broken much, although the mirror stalk I labouriously bodged last time has gone again. Wonder how many more times I can...
January 15th

Rallying an Elise

This is one of those things that really shouldn't make sense. Rally cars are expected to be rugged, have high ground clearance, four-wheel drive, front engines and so on. Basically, all the things...

Happily Single

I don't know many people who are properly happy with their lot in life. They get by day to day of course, but it seems like the ones who are single are lonely and long for a partner. Conversely the...
January 14th

Separating God from Religion

Often when people discus the existance of some form of god, the arguements include aspects of religion. That might sound obvious, but that's because it's easy to confuse religion and theism. This...
January 13th

Definition Corner

Sandwich Toaster (n) A device for making cheese on toast much harder to clean up.
January 11th

Public Service Announcement

The following things in no way make you a musician. Playing two tracks by other people at the same time and calling it a remix Playing several existing songs one after the other,...
January 8th

The Tarrant Gap

I don't watch a lot of TV game shows or reality shows. Usually only when at someone else's house, and even then only when there's a free meal involved. When I do however I can't help noticing the...
January 7th

Amazing Nature

Nature is pretty impressive. No, really impressive. I've been watching the BBC Life in the Undergrowth and BBC Planet Earth series recently. Both are stunning, and I can't recomend them enough....

Invincible Packaging

My father is well known for saying that he knows how he'll die. He thinks he'll starve to death surrounded by food he cannot open. I know how he feels - packaging is becomming tougher and tougher...