David Byrne, former frontman for Talking Heads, has turned a huge warehouse into a musical instrument, ‘played’ by an old organ keyboard. See here for the full story.  (Thanks David)

Just desserts for pie contestants – The 41st world custard pie throwing championships has been held in Kent.  Competitors in Maidstone were given points for hitting each other with out-of-date pies, with the best scores reserved for headshots.  This is the kind of thing that happens near where Hannah and I are moving to!

Romania village elects dead mayor – Villagers in north-eastern Romania elect a dead man as their mayor, to avoid giving votes to his living rival.  Interesting story on change and how people deal with it.

‘Oldest’ computer music unveiled – A scratchy recording of Baa Baa Black Sheep is thought to be the oldest known recording of computer generated music.

On your bike – Where did all the newspaper boys and girls go?

Oi ‘pikey’ – What is the word’s origin and how offensive is it?  An article following up the use of the word by Formula One commentator Martin Brundlein a television broadcast.

Swept away – A street-sweeping truck sucks up a dog in New York – oops!

Swiss TV in German anthem blunder – Swiss TV subtitles the wrong version of the German national anthem (they played the version used during World War 2!) during a live broadcast of a Euro 2008 football match.

Australia ire over chef’s f-words – The British TV chef Gordon Ramsay’s expletive-filled shows land him with a Senate inquiry in Australia.  He responds here saying he ‘will keep swearing’

Bidding begins on ‘entire life’ – An auction of an ex-pat’s lifestyle, including house, friends and job, attracts 113 bids hours after opening.  Interesting to see what follow up there is following this.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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