The Last Days of Thunder Child

The Last Days of Thunder Child
War of the Worlds - spin off adaptation novel.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Doctor Who fan's idea of the Daleks returning of Skaro

Found this rum little ditty on youtube. It's amazing what some people can do on the computer with all these new special effects. It's only ten minuets, but its good, especially if you are one of those Doctor who fans. I think they could add to the build up a little more and make it longer, but it is still very good as it stands.

Jaguar E-Type: My Dream of Dreams.

As a kid I remember Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) from the British television show: The Avengers. She drove a sports car and I thought it was an E-type. I thought she was made for the car. (Actually she drove a Lotus Elan, but I genuinely thought she had a Jag.) However, as much as I liked the look of her and the fabulous E-type I thought she drove, I wanted there to be a man driving one before I could think it a man’s car too. Then I saw Donald Campbell just before his sad demise in 1967 – he drove an E-type and he was a legend. In my (little boy) mind set; anyone could drive this wonderful car and look good. I think it was a kid’s wim to look good in something fine and graceful.

The E-type Jaguar is the absolute darling of British automobiles and is loved by all. Today, she is the retro British darling that looks sleek, elegant and is coveted by many (especially me) One day… One day…

One day I’ll own one and I will drive from London to Aberdeen just to buy a bag of crisp in a red E-type coupe. (A little dream of mine because Aberdeen crisp are very crunchy)

Er, yeah ok! Well, they would be if you could drive there in a gorgeous blood red E-type coupe.

At the start, the E-type appeared in two designs: the coupe and the convertible. The convertible being an open two seated model. The two versions were later improved upon and modernised, but today, the originals are afforded most veneration.

This baby is something else among British automotive design and nothing else compares in my minds eye. OK the Aston Martin is a real gem among Brit retro cars, but the E-type is within reach of most of us without being too common.

The E-type is a lady that can make you the complete gentleman because she is pure unadulterated natural class – she oozes elegance – she has a glorious radiance. She sits there and says: “Hey look at me!”
One day, I will buy one and I will go to Aberdeen for those crisp…

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Living In A Box - Living In A Box

This has a good old Retro Brit feel about it. During the eighties the UK had a small revival of good old British style things. It was apparent in the music. It's all gone now, but this track brings back that feel whenever I watch or listen to it. I sometimes wish we were back there because we tend to look only at the good nostalgic things and forget about the harsh cuts Margaret Thatcher brought in. I even miss the lady herself - sometimes.


Sunday, 13 June 2010

Fabulous Glory Days of The Who - I Can't Explain (1960s Britain)

I always love this band - they take me right back to the nostalgia of Britain in the 1960s where E-type Jags, Aston Martins and Mods with scooters lived. There were, of course, lots of other things too. Everything is so different now, but I can't remember it changing on a day to day basis. One day you just realise it happened - some time ago and you never even noticed.

I suppose I feel cocooned in the nostalgia of Britain during the 1960s decade. I was only a kid, but everything seemed so optimistic. One never sees the change from day to day and to be reasonable, the standard of living is better now. Even though we don’t like to admit it.

Sometimes I wished I had a time machine and could flit back for a while and walk about London during the 1960s as an adult. I’m sure one might be seduced for a while.

Why would I like to do this?

Well Who ever you are? I can't Explain. :D