I think that’s probably enough lists, for now.
While all the lists were written some time ago, and published on a ‘scheduled update’, things – in other areas of my life – have been, as you might imagine, happening.
I have been to so many gigs in the last two months that, frankly, I can’t remember them all. I need to find a quiet half-hour (or hour!) to sit down and go through my notes.
I’ve started writing for a media offshoot of The Guardian.
Yes, that Guardian.
And, in another area of my life, as the personnel have, obviously, changed, I’ve put some serious thought (and effort) in to remodelling the show – This Reality Podcast.
The changes that I’ve come up with; updating the format, increasing the musical content to six tracks, and tightening the duration downwards to around 30 minutes per show, all seem to have been well-received in the greater world. The listener figures have seen some significant uplifts, now that the show is more focussed.
It was helpful, obviously, that I was able to do some significant networking at the Media Centre in Manchester.
And also down at NME.
And, most beneficially of all, I’ve slutted and whored the show all over the Guardian (who have been wonderful about allowing me to trawl the show’s name and website details through their print and online properties).
I’ve also made a couple of minor updates to the show’s website. The most significant change is that the the revolving header photograph now updates, whenever a new show is released.
It always seemed odd, to me, that I’d put out a new show each week, but the main eye-grabbing feature of the website didn’t reflect this.
But not odd enough to do anything about it.
Until now, obv.
In other news, we had the yard Christmas ‘do’, the week before last. And that’s all I’m giving away.
I’ve sold my beautiful horsebox.
Even though Vin is on the point of being passed as ‘fully fit’, I’ve decided that my seriously competitive days are over.
If I need to take a horse somewhere, I’ll borrow a lorry.
Vin is due to see the chiro in the next week.
If he gets a double thumbs-up, we should be able to start bringing him in to work just after Christmas.
And, erm, speaking of Christmas.
I am off to Morocco in a week’s time.
And going to the Event Riders Association ball in January.
My phone is due for an upgrade this week.
I want the new Nexus, obv.
But I’m also thinking of dumping Vodafone.
This is radical, I’ve been with Vodafone for about eight years. But, you know, one always wonders if the grass could be greener on the other side of the telecoms fence.
And there have been lots of other things going on.