Otherwise known as, ‘The Weekend’! All will become clear shortly.
So. On Friday night we didn’t do very much, as is the case these days! On Saturday we went out to do a bit of shopping in the morning, and then in the afternoon went round to Anne-Marie’s to watch some of the BBC’s version of “Pride and Prejudice” (if we’d been earlier it would have been all of P&P). Anyway, Anne-Marie very kindly cooked us a roast dinner (all six of us who were there), which was ‘scrumptious’ (sorry, I just felt the urge to include a Famous Five style word in there somewhere). And afterwards we sat around watching random YouTube clips. So it was a quite random but very enjoyable afternoon / evening! (Oh, and Anne-Marie commented that she was looking forward to the write-up of the evening on this blog. I don’t quite know what she thought I was going to say, but still…)
On Sunday, we went to church in the morning, had lunch, and then popped out for walk around Hilly Fields. We timed it well, in between rain breaks! Afterwards we made a curry (mmmm, nice) and watched ‘The Man Who Knew Too Little’, which is a comedy film from the late nineties starring Bill Murray. We really enjoyed it – it’s very silly, but good watching for a Sunday evening!
While I’m in the reviewing frame of mind, I bought a couple of new albums recently. Accelerate is the (relatively) new album from R.E.M. It weighs in pretty short in terms of length – only around 34 minutes, spread over 11 tracks. But I really like it – it’s R.E.M. back to being quite rocky. Supernatural Superserious is a cracking song.
I also bought Forth, which is the new Verve album. Love Is Noise was the title single from it, and what a tune! In my opinion, quite possibly better than Bittersweet Symphony – although probably less of a ‘classic’. I’m not too sure about the rest of the album yet. I read a review which said that the album was mostly all filler, and I think that’s very harsh – there are some good tunes on there, but it’s taking a little while to get into. Probably not as iconic as Urban Hymns but I reckon it’s still well worth listening to if you like the Verve’s style.