Phew. After much technical jiggerypokery, I now have the entire iTunes library from my old (nearly dead) laptop – song ratings and playcounts and album art and all – consolidated onto my chunkyhuge external drive, and then being channelled through my netbook onto both my iPod (whole music library, but no video, syncing automatically) and iPhone (manually putting only certain albums and videos on there as I choose). Meanwhile, the “Remote” app is now my favourite thing in the world ever, and I’m now trying to figure out what devices (wireless headphones? Wireless speakers?) I’d need to be able to control AND hear music from anywhere in my flat.

I rather suspect I’ve unwittingly become Apple’s bitch.


Wow :


Wirral, UK – September 21, 2009 – Probe Plus Records, Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, today announced the December 2009 worldwide release of Half Man Half Biscuit: Rock Band. The music-based video game, an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of Half Man Half Biscuit, will be available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, Wii home videogame console from Nintendo, and the Atari Jaguar.

Half Man Half Biscuit: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic, drums or theremin and experience Half Man Half Biscuit’s extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career. In addition, Half Man Half Biscuit: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by Nigel Blackwell, Neil Crossley, Ken Hancock, Carl Henry and all them others that have been in the band throughout their career.

Players of the game will be able to replicate the unique experience of playing in such legendary venues as the Metropolis Club, Lerwick, Chatteris Town Hall and the Prince of Darkness, Whitby. Avid fans will experience a myriad career highs and lows, including appearing in John Peel’s Festive Fifty, hillwalking in North Wales and – through a secret hidden bonus level – going to Prenton Park instead of appearing on the telly.

All of the band’s beloved worldwide smash hit singles are expected to feature in the game, including Look Dad No Tunes, National Shite Day, All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit, Four Skinny Indie Kids, The Light At The End Of The Tunnel (Is The Light Of An Oncoming Train), Fuckin’ Hell, It’s Fred Titmus, Running Order Squabble Fest and many more.

Half Man Half Biscuit: Rock Band will be available in no good videogame outlets in December 2009.

World exclusive image!


Either that or something to do with split-screens, anyway.


Before the big reorganising/reboxing :


After the big reorganising/reboxing :


I’m so cool.