Friday, March 03, 2006

The free shop is open and Tina IS in effect!

Now I like this space, this is as much myspace as myspace account. Good news or bad I’m staying open! I still intend to post the full story of Morocco here.

Weather news.

Can you believe that? Snow, in the Machairs of Galloway and now we have blue skies again.

Raining in Cally still?

History news.

I set this place up initially to post longer pieces about experiences in Spain. The first post here was on November 14th 2005. It then took the slack when the Jones blog was closed pro-tem before the mass linkup to myspace occurred. Nevah has a birthday card here somewhere too. I used this blog to make observations on the happenings on the Jones blog and other off topic views reflecting my own interests and obsessions. I added all the links I could think of. All the best pistols links, links to other sites of Jones note and a few of my favourites on punk and Seditionaries clothing. It’s your blog too you know! Then I put on a stat counter, to see where you were all coming from and finally a chatbox.

The Old News is that the Steve Jones blog is gone due to blogabuse. I don't have the heart to remove the links just yet. No working model replaced the Jones blog, for access to all. Did access for all lead to the blog closing?

Where is Tricky Dicky now?

Nevermindthebollocks with foresight set up a myspace blogstars group before the blogs closed. The group works excellently. All us waifs and strays of the Blogship Indiana Jonesy with myspace accounts have gathered there to post but it is a CLOSED group. You may apply for posting access if you wish. It is there that a kind of reduced blogging on the shows takes place.

The blogstars do not want a repeat performance of for example “stolen identities,”or abuse along the lines of ya **** and ya fcukre etc. . This is why it is a closed group.

Shloemoe – did attempt to set up something similar to the Steve Jones Blog but the Captain’s log it aint and the blogstars would not use it. Apart from the rebels. Though er… it does beg the question if it was used, how long before Zero, Chispa and all the other strangeness would turn up again?

Shloemoe turned up on myspace but deleted himself. I gave him the myspace award cos he was a regular blogger.

The last days of the Steve Jones blog saw responses from "Chispa" and "Zero" taking the form of FCUKOFF to practically every thing that any blogger that he/it/she/they did not like, typed. The overwhelming suspicion was that Shloemoe was behind these identities. None of it provable. Did it make the blog a bearpit of suspicion? The blog survived, “Pelicanism,” peoples identities “borrowed” so that fake posts could be made in their names. Thanks PIE 2 coin a phrase. It could not survive the strangeness of those last days and Indie 103.1 were not able to find the time to moderate it. Hence it died…NOW the Rotter admits that he pushed the envelope too far. I miss that stupid blog. I wish he had applied the brakes then. I also wish on the matter of blog profanity that I had not posted the loaded question:

"why are you a rotten country boy?

So that’s where it is at the moment.

We also have this place which isn’t regrettably Steve Jones blog either. You may comment here until you are have carpal tunnel syndrome but comment on my posts please. This blog has something that myspace will never have, no adverts! It is also open to all, as for the reasons expained blogstars has to be locked down. This place isn't that and if you really feel the need to scrawl the rude word of your choice on here - you can.>

Also use the chatbox – if you can see it that is – sigh.

Special Welcome to Quean, bigups to Steve, Nevah, Gail, JR, IrishScots, Pie, Minx, Ramona, Keef, Alison, Rotteroffski, Mark Sovel, Tina my colleague, the Scottish Toodler, Jewell and er..Shloe er...Shloe er how come er it took you er 'til the blog er closed, to er post here, eh?

One feature of the Steve Jones blogs which I am anxious to see continued and we think that this is the best home for that, is the transcriptions. They will be Tina's transcriptions and if you don't like Tina - in my 'umble opinion you've got a problem haven't you? Cos these are A1. A+A+A+A+A+A+A blogtastic multi-media. They will continue whilst Tina continues until we get a cease and desist and that barely legal Joe Scarlatti issues a subpoena or something in the name of his Pontiff.

We have had some positive vibration feedback so far and some "telling" silence but until we get a definite response, we will in bloody minded fashion, continue.

Long boring reason for why I like transcriptions follows. These things have a special meaning for me as for perhaps on and off for ten years, I was a tape transcriber for Embra Uni. As an undergraduate and later within the School of Scottish Studies archive itself. The subjects covered - none of which will feature here - let me tell you by the way - were such as “Brick making,” at Somerleyton. ”Coal mining” highlights included wake customs in Newcraighall “Herring fisheries.” Superstition, fisher lassies in Great Yarmouth, Lerwick and all down the Eastern Seaboard of the UK, scary tales of storms and unco-operative landladies. “Civil engineering projects.” In Scotland and exceptionally dull. “Lifeboats.” The Longhope lifeboat disaster of 1969, Stornoway, Caister and Scrabster and the cracking, “role of music in a NW. Highland school. “ Basically I took a tape recorder and collected and then transcribed for inclusion in the archive, hours and hours of conversation and experience of work, play, song and life.

Transcribing is hard work and demands judgement, concentration and patience. I loved the field-work and met many interesting older people in the course of it most of which are now sadly dead. Their words and experiences and outlook were preserved and in some way, remain.

Continue to look upon this as a outpost supplement to Complete Pontiffism. In the words of the man who can,


Continue to comment. Why do writers write, cos they want your feedback and in terms of weblogs, that means one thing what does it mean, yes it means comments and if you miss the shows as I so often do, due to being CURSED, then here will be your chance to see what all the fuss was about. Or not - these things may not last - what does? - get 'em while ya can!

Steppin' up the sausage song.



Quean said...

Much gratitude and appreciation for the transcriptions. I have been restored as one of Steve Jones' friends. Now all I have to do is leave work early Thursday to attend the Jimmy Kimmel taping.

Chris was Anon said...

Glad to hear that Quean - I won't be seeing this show being a wish it was streamed or something.
I'm sure Tina will be pleased to read that too!