It does the same kind of job as a cut capo, but is more flexible. When clamped to the fretboard, it has individual fingers that depress the strings you want.
Mindful of what I said on Saturday, I visited my butcher, only to be told they had had a big run on their beef burgers, presumably by others defecting from the supermarkets. I could come back later when they had made some more; I could buy some mince and make my own; or they had some pork and apple burgers.
Frankly, they are both totally missing the point.
This seemed to coincide with my other bad habit of buying prepared food and ready-meals. But it is not a coincidence. Walking round a supermarket (whether it is Tesco, Coop, Waitrose or whatever) it is just so easy to see things and think “that looks nice” and put it in your basket.
Top Gun has been converted to 3D, and is currently showing in IMAX cinemas across the country. But when I saw it was also out on limited edition Blu-Ray, I knew I had to have it.
They arrived today, and I am impressed. First of all, the obvious – they fit me, and they have got my prescription right. I wasn’t too worried about the prescription, to be honest; but unlike “normal” specs, these frames are one size fit all. But they are just fine.
Just put it on to read to, and had to put the kindle down, as I wasn’t concentrating on what I was reading. Really, really nice.
For me, a great fan of both the original series, and the star of the remake, Kevin Spacey, it was going to be must-see TV. However, I did have some trepidation about it, a feeling of “please don’t let them screw it up”.
This probably seems a lot of cash to those on a budget, but not compared to my spend on 3D so far. I am now fairly committed to the format, so I thought I may as well be comfortable. While my cheap RealD 3D clipons are more convenient than glasses worn over my specs, they are still slightly over-balanced.
I’ve been fair speeding through it, at an unhealthy rate (but what else is there to do if you are snowed in). I have just finished season 4, and although I am still enjoying it, I didn’t get the same buzz from it as the previous seasons.
However, there were some things that I just couldn’t find. Stuff that I vaguely remembered buying, but never watching; DVDs that I said I would lend or give to friends, that couldn’t be found.
The first is simple – learn the skies.