Sunday, November 24, 2013

The German Market

Oh German Market how I love you...

All this time you've never really changed have you?

I remember it used to be kind of a tradition that a year or two ago  I'd go with my parents to shop about there for a browse each year.  We'd usually walk round  and then after having bought some cool south american threads and dodgy hotdogs we'd go off.

-Side note: Seriously what the fuck is up with these hotdogs? okey its kind of funny how the bun is far too small for the sausage but when the sausage falls out it a bit annoying, its £4 for them too which is a lot.
and why do i get so addicted to them?

Anyway now that i'm 21 it was the perfect time to finally try to market as an adult, as the only place where getting wankered at 5 in the afternoon  and adding condiments to food through massive squirty udders is sort of acceptable. It was nice getting a bit drunk with colleagues and friends from work, even though i was a bit bewildered by how the whole buying a drink system worked.  It was something about a deposit and a token, it means you get your beer quicker but you don't even know what you're drinking, not that it was too amazing anyway.
It was fun though, untill we all got too cold and just decided to go to Wetherspoons instead.

still I do love the German Market though, I love the food, the crappy spiritual hoohah, and useless wooden carvings, i love the lot of it.

Oh german market.. Don't you ever change

Friday, November 15, 2013

Solihull (my home town) is officially the best place to live in the UK

"At least according to a survey that found residents there enjoying higher incomes, better employment rates and longer life expectancies.

Meanwhile, the Quality of Life Index conducted by energy comparison site,, found that Scotland is where the 'worst' places to live in the UK can be found.

The study looked at 38 local areas and 24 different factors to determine where the 'best' place to live is. These factors included average salaries, disposable household income and the cost of essential goods, such as fuel, food and energy bills.
It found that Solihull, located nine miles outside of Birmingham, was top for lifestyle factors such as working hours and life expectancy.
While residents of this region pay more for houses and face higher bills, these costs are outweighed by comfortable average salaries of £27,435 a year and relatively high levels of disposable income, which sit at £17,359 annually.
Mortality rates are low and life expectancy is notably high in this area, with men expected to live until 81 and women 84. 
The top ten places to live in the UK according to Uswitch.comAmong the least desirable were regions in Scotland, with East and North Ayrshire ranked as the 'worst' place to live in the UK. In this area, life expectancy is lower - 75 for men and 80 for women - and the average salary is £24, 242 a year. This leaves a disposable income of £14, 430 per year.
The study also found that along with all these factors, people living there enjoy much less sunshine.
Rather less surprisingly, West London remains the richest region in the UK average salaries of £35,500 and an annual disposable household income of £32,800 – three times higher than disposable income in Nottingham (£10,834).

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Birmingham Bands Your ears deserve to hear part two!

I've contributed yet another little blog to the guys at fairshare!
you can read it here!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Superfood are the new likely lads, it's kind of obvious that they will  be the next big thing to come out of the B-Town scene, yet i've not written about them now because i've not met any of them, seen them live or had any stories to tell. instead however i'm going to tell you everything i DO know about them so you'll be clued up for when these guys break through.

They are now signed to Infectious Records (Alt-J, These New Puritans, Drenge) who are releasing their debut physical release, the single Bubbles and it's B-side 'Melting' on December 9th.
They formed last year and have been gigging and gaining hype since then.
They are Dom - singer, ryan- guitar, emily-bass, carl -drums.
Both their singles so Far, 'Superfood' and Bubbles have been released for free online, and you can hear the former below and the latter at

I'm seeing them support Peace and the Awesome Drenge in December, I'll report with more then.