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April 19th, 2015

Jobs, Music and Ice Cream

In the interests of moving with the times and the decreasing attention span of audiences these days, this post is about:

[New Job]
Started a new job on Monday. Previous job just added to burn out and this new one is more of a challenge. People seem nice enough. Some have been there for some time, which is always a good sign.

Thing is, my role is different to all theirs. I have to learn all their roles, all their jobs, their processes and how the business works then write procedures and teach them. It's early days yet, but it's better than standing on street corners mugging bus stops and graffitiing old ladies.

Personal phones and devices are not allowed during work time and internet usage is monitored intently. The days of sitting the day out looking on the internet, writing blog entries to while away the hours are long gone. All I can do is sit with my note pad, scribble down ideas and develop them. Usually, its situations like this that bring out the creativity in me.  The previous four years and burn out have seriously damaged my creative organs. Hopefully they'll return to normal functionallity soon.



[Music Project]

In Music Project news, some how I'm behind by a week. This is probably because I'm now only posting Monday to Friday and we had a bank holiday or two as well.

Anyway, as usual, here is a list of the albums (and the intended dates of publication) that are coming in May. If anyone wants to write any entries for these albums, please feel free to get in touch. stainsteelrat venta and zoefruitcake have all done astounding jobs of guest posts in the past and it's always nice to add a different voice to a blog.

May
01 - Conspiracy of one - Offspring
05 - Construction Time Again - Depeche Mode
06 - Continental Circus - Gong
07 - Contraband: The Best of Men at Work - Men at Work
08 - Core - Stone Temple Pilots
11 - Corinne Bailey Rae - Corinne Bailey Rae
12 - Chronology - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
13 - Cosmos - Vangelis
14 - Couleurs Sur Paris - Nouvelle Vague
15 - Country International Music - Sugarplum Fairies
18 - Country Life - Roxy Music
19 - Courtesy of Choice - Leila
20 - Crackle - Bauhaus
21 - The Crane Wife - The Decemberists
22 - Crazy Diamond - Syd Barrett
26 - Creatures - Clan of Xymox
27 - Crime of the Century - Supertramp
28 - Crises - Mike Oldfield
29 - Crisis? What Crisis? - Supertramp


and

[Ice Cream]
Finally, today I'm going to take lovely wife to Gallones in Northampton. It's not fun to have an allergy of any kind. I was told as a child I have an allergy to hard work. This is true. Prolonged exposure to work makes me tired, grumpy and brings me out in a rash. Lovely wife has a dairy allergy so ice cream nommies are rare. Fortunately, Gallones do an interesting range of dairy free ice creams.

It's a shame more food producers don't do dairy free options. Ordering pizzas, for example, is difficult because you have to order it without the cheese. This is easy over the phone but on the internet, the UIs don't seem to allow for the removal of cheese from the pizzas.

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