Far Away Frames Passing By (Part 2)

Turn the lights down, turn the speakers up, and enjoy. May cause relaxation.

(The backing track is Ulrich Schnauss’s Blumenthal.)


I like keeping things simple so here is my recipe for meat. It is a nice supper to cook if all you have is some meat, or if you do not have the energy for a recipe with a lot of ingrediments.

The meat should be minced, so do not try to do this yourself - ask the butcher, or supermarket shelf, for some special pre-minced meat. That is easier.

What you will need

  • Meat


  • An egg
  • A lemon
  • An onion
  • Curry powder
  • Such as cumin, rosemary ekcetera

How to make

  1. Pre-heat the grill or barbecue. If it is a barbecue then sit next to it drinking beer for about half an hour while smiling at the neighbours frantically gathering their clean washing in.
  2. Mix up the meat with the egg, lemon juice, chopped onion, and whatever herbs and spices you like, or are in the cupboard.
  3. Make it into little patties or kebabs with your hands and put on the grill.
  4. Basically cook it

How to eat

You could stuff these mini kebabs into a pitta with some salad and creamy yoghurt with a sprig of mint. Or just stuff them straight into your hungry face.

Far Away Frames Passing By (Part 1)

Another movie of some of my photos (click to play). This is a bit like the Landscape Channel, if the Landscape Channel had a soundtrack by Ulrich Schnauss. Which would actually be awesome.

(The backing track is Ulrich Schnauss’s Knuddelmaus.)

The Jazz Age

From Great Gatsbys by Kate Beaton of Hark, a vagrant. I love her take on Macbeth as well.

Invasion of the Potter People

In some ways it is like Harry Potter is some type of bizarre alien virus that has taken hold of people’s minds and caused them to talk about Harry Potter a lot and buy all his books and say he is really good.

Do not write in saying I am a fool for not liking Harry Potter because I do. I saw that movie about Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix which was pretty great in fact! There I said it. On the other hand the people that like Harry Potter related things too much scare me.

It is OK basically but JK Rowling’s writing is curiously stilted and uninvolving, and even though Order of the Pheonix is gorgeously filmed and put together with wit and charm, it dissolves in the mind like popcorn in Fanta. Nothing remains after a few minutes except a pleasant burp of computerised special effects.

In a way that is what is so appealing, not everyone wants Battleship Potemkin with their Cornetto, but how to explain the many otherwise well-balanced seeming people who think Harry Potter is the best thing ever. By miles.

I know it makes me seem a bit stern and grumpy, as though I want to punish children for lifting up their laughing, happy little faces to see a magical wizard and his friends and token ethnic companions defeating Evil.

I do not. I only think some type of police licensing system could be introduced, where if you received a certain number of points for offences involving being over enthusiastic about Harry Potter, you would be banned from talking about Harry Potter or writing ungrammatical and overtly sexual fan fiction on the Internet.