Saturday, October 13, 2012


After a lot of deliberation I finally decided to change my car. The Focus I bought as a cheap stop gap back in 2008 after my Saab bit the dust. At the time I had just bought my house, and then been put onto a four day week at work so my funds were extremely depleted.

Kath had been over on the weekend, so we went to view the car together. A 2008 model Nissan Qasqhai. It was really nice and we were both very  impressed. It had no marks, and all the options I bearly bought it on the spot but decided to have dinner and think about it.

Dinner was Mexican at Chiqutos, I had the jambalaya.  After dinner we headed into Manchester to catch Radiohead at the Manchester Arena. They were supported by Carribou, who provided an excellent warm up. Radiohead were awesome, highlights were Paranoid Android and Everything In Its Right Place it made me want to listen to all there old albums again. They did three encores finally finishing on a high with Idioteque. As usual for Radiohead the sounds was super clear, and the lighting effects were really impressive. They had a series of screens with their images projected on. Which moved around during the performance.

Set List
  • Lotus Flower 
  • Airbag
  • Bloom 
  • The Daily Mail
  • Myxomatosis 
  • The Gloaming 
  • Separator
  • These Are My Twisted Words
  • Pyramid Song 
  • Nude
  • Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
  • Reckoner
  • There There
  • The National Anthem 
  • Feral 
  • Paranoid Android
  • You And Whose Army? 
  • Full Stop
  •  Morning Mr Magpie
  • Planet Telex
  • How To Disappear Completely
  • Give Up The Ghost
  • Everything In Its Right Place
  • Idioteque
It was the second time I had been to a gig with Kath, thought this was seated in the Manchester Arena list time was the Manic Street Preachers at the Apollo. Normally I would have preferred to be in the crowd but Kath had a cold and had been travelling, so the day was long. It was nice to sit and enjoy the concert.

I decided to buy the car on Monday, had to wait until Tuesday to pick it up by which time Kath had already headed back to Poland.

Thursday started my first Polish lesson, the pace was pretty quick. We started with pronunciation and introduction. I am hoping to practise with Kath and become a bit more proficient before the wedding next year.

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