Funny story on the BBC site:

When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed. Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: “I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated”.

Another cool street style spotter: Facehunter. He’s got a few shots of Melbourne Cup fashion, there are more here at The Age.

Leonard Cohen is coming … in January 09. Pure perfection.

Went to the Tony Hadley (lead singer of Spandau Ballet) and Paul Young concert on Monday night at the James Hay Theatre, Christchurch. Bloody good show and showmanship. Young even did a tasty version of “Love will tear us apart”.

Another fabulous Threadless t I am in deep amour with. Time travel’s always going to push my buttons.

Good news – Battlestar Galactica season 4 set to be released in NZ in December.

Still the best podcast out there – The Guardian Music Weekly. Last week’s was particularly wonderful … Tony Christie on the making of his album “This is Sheffield”.

Bands and musicians from Sheffield – it’s an astonishing lineup. ABC, Human League, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, hey Joe AND Jarvis Cocker.

Must be on a bit of a Sheffield kick, as am also enjoying the stonking novel set in that city – The Northern Clemency. It’s got the meatiness and substance of a big Victorian novel.