Das 2013er Album „Sacrifice“ ist für Saxon das, was „Painkiller“ einst für Judas Priest war: Eine Neuausrichtung, eine Frischzellenkur, ein wichtiger Impuls für die nächsten Jahre. Soweit lehne ich mich gerne aus dem Fenster. Auch wenn man „Sacrifice“ natürlich problemlos kritisieren kann: Für den modernen Sound, das metallische Riffing, das die Rock’n’Roll-Wurzeln der Engländer leugnet, das knallharte und direkte
Saxon Neues Album Sacrifice im Februar Wenn eine Band... read more »
For persons who commit to memory when Belfast was subdued by violent behaviour and political instability, it takes some intellectual callisthenics to reflect of it in the sense of tourism. The West Belfast may keep hold of its devout divide, but in the present day its political murals are a picture opportunity for visitors. The [...] read more »
Every so often I like to bake bread, soda bread and wheaten bread being the two obvious choices as they are the easiest breads to make and that suits my temperament. I like things to be easy.
Last week I decided to try to bake Belfast bap. Belfast baps are absolutely gorgeous light mouth watering deliciousness inside a crispy slightly burnt top. It was dreamt up by baker Barney Hughes in the 1800's. A cheap life saving food in a time when the potato blight brought famine to Ireland. He made afforda... read more »
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For anyone interested, this is a press release I received this morning about the walk of life.
WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY – WALK OF LIFE, Saturday 10 September 2011, Belfast
Over 300 people across Northern Ireland lost their lives last year through suicide. There is a great deal of effort across many different organizations to prevent suicide. However, the annual Walk of Life is an opportunity for everyone to show support for families bereaved through suicide. On Saturday 10th September 2011, walk... read more »
It’s all hands to the pump in Belfast as preparations are underway for next year’s Titanic Centenary Festival. The City Council have moved some of their displays on the great ship to the premier shopping and tourist filled Victoria Square. This sort of thing goes down well with visitors as the City Centre is awash with tourists from the United States and Japan at the moment. I’ve included two photographs of the displays in question. One thing I couldn’t help noticing was the careful placing of high v... read more »
I am sitting this morning nursing my head in one hand and typing with the other...I would look for some sympathy but won’t as my pain is self inflicted so not worthy of sympathy. I will just sit here and groan and gently weep into my coffee cup....Poor me! Belfast’s big gay party is getting bigger and bigger and the crowd is getting younger and younger and I am getting beyond it all (if this morning is anything to go by). I managed to get into town in time for the parade, although I must say initially ... read more »
Today the streets of Belfast will be full of revellers - gay and straight celebrating Gay pride. The parade is a colourful cheerful event. Here are a few photos from last years parade.
If I don't get too merry I may have some photos from this years pride to post up later read more »
The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (PGSC), an international team of scientists, focused on sequencing the genome of potato, has just published its findings in the international journal Nature. Analysis of the genome sequence data has revealed that the potato genome contains approximately 39,000 protein coding genes. The analysis also reveals that the potato genome has undergone extensive genome duplication though evolution. Currently the potato is the world's third most important food crop.
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Out for walk Still playing with my HTC Desire S ...trying to snap a photo and post to blog! Btw there is supposed to be a seal in there somewhere ... I promise, I really did see one....several times. I wondered if it could be several seals once that I saw, but I don't think I am that lucky.
I was supposed to go for an organised proper walk with a walking group this morning but I forgot.. I woke up feeling sad and said to Molly "Right! lets go walk the saddness out of our system" ...not knowing the di... read more »