Monday, 28 December 2009

Happy Christmas and a wonderful New year to you all etc and here are some links to recent superb interviews and articles on

The Creature from the Black Lagoon returns, in a new attraction at Universal Studios Theme Park Hollywood

Between Theatre and Themed Entertainment, the Influence Goes Both Ways

World Expo Time Capsule: Why the USA Pavilion at Shanghai Had Such a Difficult Path

Experiencing the Holidays at Universal Orlando: Interview with Michael Roddy

Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year from Blooloop

Take a look at the New Year's message on Blooloop's on-site blog, Bemusement.

See Blooloop's New Year message and also have a look at recent E cards we received for the holidays, see Themed Entertainment and the Art of the eCard

Also for an account of 3 British children's trip to Orlando see: Themed Entertainment: A UK family with three children visits Orlando

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Hello people

Hello people its now midweek and not much has happened in my household this week. Tonight I will watch Heroes (watchable, American and rubbish ) and finish work before 9 for a change. Wondering what image to post here, enjoying ths blogging now, though it still feels mad cos its only me. Still better than talking to myself whilst riding public transport. Or hanging around the shopping centeres of North Devon chuntering to myself. This allows me some kind of release.

I work day to day with some great guys bassed in Hyderabad, India and a bomb went off less than 2 km from their offices. Glad they are all ok. Talked with my mate Anshu about the madness that these terrorists subscribe to, "They don't know their own brains" he said with which I couldn't agree more.

Thinking of violence, I recently read No Country for Old Men (above right), which was, as with all his other works, mind blowingly good. He uses langauge like noone I have read. Give him a try. His best I think is Blood Meridian which manages to be both horrifyingly, graphicly violent and beautiful and moving at the same time. Some writers, you read them , you think "I could do that". John le Carre, Graham Greene, Truman Capote, I read them, I reckon, hey, I know all those words, could possibly do that, you know with a different life, literary skill, imagination etc. but you know its just possible.. But with McCarthy, as with Balzac, you realise there is something different going on. I could have a million lives and not come close. Almost not human to write so well.

Monday, 27 August 2007

Back from holiday.

Well, a week in the rain and cold of Northumbria, in a castle by the sea has been well worth it. For the firsat tiem in age I had a few days off from work and I do ineed feel refreshed. As this is my personal blog and as there is currently only one occasional reader (Hi Tracy!) this is still an exercise in madness, in reality a method of filling up a few stray minutes in the day.

This week I read a couple of great books- a gumshoe/ crime novel by Ross McDonald (superb and under rated American writer) and a biog of Mark Twain. Spent time at the castles of Alnwick and Bamburgh, the latter literally on the beach and the former on a quite staggering size and scale . The castle is still lived in and it was pretty interesting to catch a glimpse of a life so far removed from my own. Know when you drive past a house with a lighted window at dusk and you can see in? This was like that only more so and with Canalettos and a Titian on the wall.

Anyways. Back to work .I have no idea how people find these blogs just now but my guys are working on our business blog which will be an altogether different animal of course...