Thursday, 19 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19th October, 2017

Bugger … !

If you’ll excuse the phrase.

I’ve had another arm fall of my spectacles!

Yes, I know what you’re going to say, you’re going to say I should’ve gone to Specsavers.

I know.

It’s where I went to get the blessed things fixed, the last time they broke!


Which, of course, didn’t stop me watching the last few episodes of House of Cards fifth season, last night.

Nor did it stop me treating myself to song music by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Which was a very interesting first: for me, anyway.

Interesting: especially if, like me, you grew up on the theme tune to Dr Who

And fascinating to hear … 


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episodes 11, 12 & 13 — Chapters 63, 64 and 65

18th October, 2017.

There’s something of an old … 

No, there’s something of a new slogan doing the rounds: over the past few years.

An advertising slogan, so you know.

“You should’ve gone to Specsavers.”

Britain’s budget optician are very reasonable, on price.

But charged me £7·50, the last time I needed a repair.

An arm dropped off my regular glasses.

That’s another few quid going their way.

Once I get paid!


Not that it’s completely irrelevant to what I’m doing.


Frankly, I’ve managed to buy an album: by Karlheinz Stockhausen, consisting of parts one and two of Kontakte, and a previous electronic work of his, called Gesang der Jünglinge.

I bought it on a whim, to be honest.

I’ve taken a vague — very vague — interest in eleoctronic music: having grown up on the theme tune to Dr Who, And the likes of Gary Numan, OMD and Hot Butter’s Popcorn.

The whim itself?

Got provoked by seeing today’s Google Doodle: marking the studio where a lot of Stockhausen’s electronic stuff was recorded.

Hmmm … 

It’s an album worth hearing, I think: especially if the soundtrack to Forbidden Planet is up your street.


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18th October, 2017.

Well, finally … !

I actually feel like I’ve had some sleep.

Although, given I got to bed, last night, at twelve?

You’d not necessarily think so!

But … ?

Well, I have to say, House of Cards, series five, is still looking good.

Not quite as stunning as earlier series: but I’m assuming that’s a function of the new show runners — Frank Pugliese and Mellisa James Gibson — starting work.

At any rate … ?   It’s all good.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episodes 9 & 10— Chapters 61 & 62

17th October, 2017.

Hmmm … 

There’s something I’m aware of: in the (vague) smog we’ve been facing, just recently.

That TV shows come in, thick: and fast.

That new and interesting ones crop up: when old ones seem to die off.

Perennial favourite, Dr Who is still on the go.

However?   Gotham, now on it’s fourth season in the US?

Seems to be not getting an airing on its former UK home, Channel Five.

Indeed, Netflix seemingly took over, half through season three.

Frankly?   I don’t actually have a Netflix subscription, but, should they start airing Gotham series four?

I’m sure I could change my mind.

At ANY rate, tonight was a night off.

Tonight … ?

I was happily sat in with two episode of series five … of House of Cards … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17th October, 2017.

Hmm … 

That was something … 

It you, like me, live in the UK, you’d’ve realised that what was left of Hurricane Ophelia hit the country, yesterday.

Doing considerable damage in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

If, like me, you’re in the south east?

You’d’ve been between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Caught between weird weather conditions from Ophelia, and smoke from the wildfires hitting Spain and Portugal.

And leaving skies in Essex, certain, very odd.

Which my phone’d camera doesn’t catch very well.

But … ?

Well … 

Smoke and storms will do weird things to skies.

Including turning the skies over Chelmsford and Brentwood a definite, and dirty, yellow.

Very odd to see …