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Pete Ashton has been a member of JezUK since 10th February 2004.
Their home page is http://peteashton.com.
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I mentioned the tea @ gigs idea to Jenny and Lisa yesterday. Apparently the riders for the bands was beer and tea. The tea was very popular, the beer not so much.
There's something in this.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 14:37, 20 Nov 2007
Another t-shirt might be "I introduced Pete Ashton to blogging." In The Bear pub in Bearwood if I remember rightly.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 22:31, 15 Jul 2007
A friend once informed me that chiled Guinness is for people who don't like Guinness but think it's cool to drink it. Maybe this is the same thing. People brought up on alcopops don't really like beer but feel, as adults, they ought to drink it. This helps them.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 14:27, 07 May 2007
Yeah, I'm getting the feeling Bearwood is getting pretty hip these days. I mean, it always was but a lot of stuff seems to be going on there right now.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 18:40, 27 Feb 2007
I'm surprised it took you so long. I can't deal with one monitor these days.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 13:29, 29 Jul 2006
Hmm. I never think of my nose as a crack nor a crevice...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 21:32, 01 Jul 2006
You forgot how it gets up your nose turning your snot brown.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 12:25, 01 Jul 2006
Happy birthday, chap.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 19:02, 29 May 2006
While my office working experience isn't exactly huge I tend to be able to get a good hour's kip each day, often more.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 18:24, 20 Mar 2006
The main reason the lettercols were in teeny type was because without that they'd take over the whole blimmin zine. People sure did ramble, myself included.
I got a couple of issues of BEM in a job-lot of zines and SP comics and, to be honest, wasn't all that impressed. Methinks you've got something of a good crop here.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 23:54, 09 Mar 2006
Microwave for 1'30", though I didn't put any clingfilm on top which was probably my failing. Frying sounds intriguing...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 04:17, 28 Dec 2005
Ate one of them at Matt and Anna's yesterday and it was prnounced very good indeed.
However, on reheating a slice later on it turned into something resembling very tasty muesli. Any tips on reheating?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 19:31, 26 Dec 2005
I meant to blog this but never did.
I made your recipe last week. Two (didn't have a bowl big enough) Xmas puddings are sitting in the cupboard ready for Xmas. One of them is in a see-through Pirex bowl and looks lovely. Yay!
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 01:53, 14 Dec 2005
Certainly, but using that as a frame of reference for an ailment that is obviously not real flu but significantly more debilitating than a head cold, is that okay?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 10:27, 02 Dec 2005
Is "got a kind of flu-ey thing" acceptable?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 01:50, 02 Dec 2005
You were really on a hiding to nothing with Lewis. I know his stuff realy well so as far as I'm concerned he sounds like Jeffrey Lewis. The idea of comparing him to someone else is just kinda pointless. He sounds like Jeffrey Lewis.
It's like asking you who Bob Mould sounds like.
(and no, I haven't got a clue)
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 04:38, 18 Nov 2005
Should add that I couldn't think of anyone to compare Schwervon to during the gig and it was only at about 5am, after listening to mp3 exercpts, that I went for the Hersh/Deal combo. But these comparisons are merely broad strokes to give the reader a frame of reference, not definitive or anything.
Be interested to know who else was on the list.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 19:03, 12 Nov 2005
Stupid question, maybe, but don't they migrate for the winter?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 00:47, 08 Nov 2005
But will it help when they break your heart?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 20:45, 30 Oct 2005
I've though about this a bit and I think the joy of Zoe is that she doesn't pretend to be writing anything other than filler. The newspapers are full of ill-informed rubbish that pretends to be important, relevant and topical. Zoe's just rambling on about some stuff that she finds amusing with no pretensions otherwise. If you want deeply serious stuff there's plenty of that elsewhere. If you want some, dare I say it, bloggy-style reading while waiting for kettle to boil she does it perfectly.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 21:17, 23 Oct 2005
I've read far far worse, but I conceed she's better at the short pieces. And come on, Tim Dowling is a thousand times worse!
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 17:55, 23 Oct 2005
Hmm, now you mention it there is something arse-like there.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 22:58, 22 Oct 2005
You are, as ever, wrong. Zoe Williams is the first thing I turn to on the occasions when I buy the Saturday Guardian.
But difference is good.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 22:58, 21 Oct 2005
Just occurred to me, I thought they were bollocks but someone else might have gone for pendulous breasts. Is a poll in order?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 19:46, 21 Oct 2005
I've always admired the South African anthem. I wonder how many other countries have a tricky piece of counter-point harmony (I think) in the middle? Of course it does mean you need a reasonably skilled choir to perform it. At least ours can always be sung by drunks.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 19:05, 12 Oct 2005
Same here, and I'm also wondering if I'm just being overly sensitive.
Of course it could all be to do with this bandwidth increase that's supposed to happen soon. If it's still gammy after that then, well, um...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 11:23, 05 Oct 2005
It was the "we removed it for space reasons" thing that set me off, especially when there's plenty of space in the rest of g2. But I'm over it now.
Was kinda fun rousing the rabble though.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 17:18, 13 Sep 2005
It's the eyes. The eyes are just wrong.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 22:23, 30 Aug 2005
I hugged Matthew once and can confirm his aversion.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 13:33, 25 Aug 2005
Barney still exists?
I think we need t-shirts, bumper stickers, posters, the works. "Why does Barney keep hugging the children?" indeed.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 13:00, 22 Aug 2005
I'm amazed they lasted that long. Do hope the parcel tape hasn't buggered up your paintwork too much...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 18:07, 19 Aug 2005
Even better is watching a skip being loaded in an enclosed space, like an overcrowded warehouse. The danger! The thrills!
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 01:50, 05 Aug 2005
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 13:32, 04 Aug 2005
Maaaayyybe.. We'll see.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 10:14, 11 Jun 2005
Poor Bean. You'll be forcing him to drink Bitter and smoke cigars next.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 20:41, 10 Jun 2005
Crap. Poor Badger...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 15:28, 03 Jun 2005
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 01:06, 03 Jun 2005
But there is something dispiriting about a shop full of cool second hand books that are really expensive...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 19:31, 25 Oct 2004
Dan, shouldn't you be looking after a baby or writing or something?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 22:36, 20 Aug 2004
That's okay, I suspect I was drunker.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 21:46, 02 Aug 2004
And fishes in the rear windows. In fact, as part of a road safety lesson, a Christian biker expressly warned me to keep clear of any cars with a fish on them. They believe God will protect them from accidents...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 20:55, 14 Jul 2004
(You're being pedantic again...)
It's something I have trouble conceiving - a situation where, after an accident involving small quantities of boiling water (say, the kettle fell over at worst) I would apportion blame and expect compensation. When did "it was an accident" stop being a reasonable excuse?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 21:46, 12 Jul 2004
At a certain comics event this spring the general complaint was that there wasn't a cafe or bar on site, so I offered to run one the next year - just a table with a kettle, some tea bags, coffee, sugar and milk. The organiser said it couldn't be done and sent screeds of legaleese my way. I said if anyone wanted to sue for getting burned by tea they I would laugh in their face until they went away. No go.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 20:17, 12 Jul 2004
The "nuts" thing just seems quaint these days when a cup of tea from a vending machine warns you it might be hot. Might be? Bloody better be!
Obviously it's litigation culture, once again. The baby stuff is marketed as being safe for kids so they need to make sure stupid people don't think it'll protect their kids from the apocalypse.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 17:51, 12 Jul 2004
I was quite struck by my niece's pram which has warning signes plasted all over the inside of the seat. Can't remember what they say right now but stuff like "Warning!" and "Danger!" is very prominent. I wonder if this will have any effect on her...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 12:26, 12 Jul 2004
So what does a governor actually do that excites your inner geek?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 14:44, 19 Mar 2004
Thatcher babies, in other words. I remember in my early 20s meeting people ten years older than me: "You were a punk? Wow! What was it like?" One guy lent me his collection of Sniffin Glue which was fascinating, especially comparing the Danny Baker editorials of the 70s with the tedious Danny Baker DJ of the 90s. There's something of a market in punk reminiscence - I wonder how much of it is sold to people who were there and how much to people who just missed out and marvel at how much more interesting it was than that souless 80s. Then again, we did have Acid house.
Btw, Andy, my 19 year old temping-chum, asked me if I'd been a punk, which was nice.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 17:52, 15 Mar 2004
It's like "country fresh". What, silage?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 18:05, 08 Mar 2004
To easy, though it did take me about five seconds, which was rather slack of me. With that bogof splat I'd be more tempted to use Bugsy Malone m'self...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 19:33, 04 Mar 2004
So your property will be increasing in value then?
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 17:52, 26 Feb 2004
Perry Barr? Nothing so metropolitan and sophisticated for me. It's the souless drudgery of Kingstanding for this sucker. BTW, housemate Sam says her friend heard one in our area two weeks ago. That's January. I believe it had just snowed a few days previous.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 20:15, 15 Feb 2004
Exactly 48 hours later one turns up outside my door.
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 17:20, 15 Feb 2004
Tell me about it...
Added to The Coffee Grounds on 17:55, 10 Feb 2004