Sunday, February 17, 2008
I'm not the only one.
A couple of old photos above from 1984 showing the M.V Communicator, home of Laser 558 - more of this later.
There has been an interesting article in the magazine section of the BBC News website. It concerns mobile telephones and the people who choose not to own them. You can read the thought provoking article by clicking on this link. For those whose memory does not stretch back to August 2006, you can read my original rant concerning mobile phones here.
I have had an acknowledgment from Transport for London regarding my complaint about the driver of the parked 96 bus and the flying coffee cup - it is not much so far; judge for yourself:
Thank you for your e-mail regarding the driver of bus route 96. The Operator dealing with your case is East London Bus Group who will be looking into the points that you have raised.
Under our customer services policy, we do our best to respond within 10 working days. If we or one of our Operators cannot give you a full answer in this time, we will send you an acknowledgment within 2 working days and a full written response within 15 working days.
Please accept this e-mail as an acknowledgment to your e-mail.
If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you may wish to contact London TravelWatch. This is an independent watchdog body, set up by parliament to represent the interests of passengers. They can be contacted at the following address:
6 Middle Street
Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.
So not much to get worked up about at present; I am not going to let the matter rest - another few days with no satisfactory response and I will get cracking on escalating the matter.
Now for something a little lighter. Here is the teaser trailer for the forthcoming movie "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
There has been some controversy over this trailer, as it would appear there are several versions doing the rounds, one of which has nearly all the guns digitally removed in a rather obvious and clumsy manner. As far as I can tell, this is the original un-meddled version.
Along with many people, I have been saddened by the news that GCap Media intend selling off or closing down the excellent DAB radio station Planet Rock. It is gaining listeners and market share and I sincerely hope some kind of management buy out can be arranged. One of the stations' presenters can be seen in a blast from the past below.
WNKR have been running an excellent retrospective on seminal 80's offshore broadcaster Laser 558. Thanks to the auspices of YouTube I have managed to locate an eight minute report by Nicky Horne (who is now a Planet Rock DJ) from an obscure Channel 4 magazine show "Earsay" from way back in 1984. To my knowledge this is the first ever TV coverage of the then brand new offshore broadcaster. Here is the video...