A Yorkshire pub, photographed in 1964.
Its music licence was rejected lest they disturb the neighbours.
Have a great weekend, but keep the noise down.
See you on the flip side.
Three new year-themed songs to ease your way into 2017. An official video from Abba; a song from Jeff Buckley; a live performance from U2. Take your pick.
Happy New Year Jackdaw followers and visitors.
I typed into Google search: there are 7000. These were amongst the first results:
*There are 7000 people whose blood is blue
*There are 7000 undergraduate students at Stanford
*There are just 7000 web users in North Korea
*There are approximately 7000 diseases
*There are 7000 descendents of Schindler’s Jews
*There are 7000 chemicals in cigarettes
I didn’t click on any of these links, so I can’t vouch for their veracity.
But one thing that I can tell you is that City Jackdaw has just hit 7,000 followers.
I have to spell it to help it sink in: SEVEN THOUSAND! !
Holy blog posts!!
That number is unbelievable. When I first started flying on WordPress, about three years ago, I thought I may attract a handful of followers, probably all off my Facebook friends list, just to be nice. Hand on heart: maybe a few hundred. But the numbers have grown exponentially, helped at one point by a Jackdaw post being selected by one of the WordPress ‘ghosts in the machine’ to be Freshly Pressed. That opened up my blog to a wider audience.
To mark this moment, I will repost that post tomorrow night.
In the meanwhile, I’d like to thank all of you for travelling with me: you likers, you commenters, you sharers, and you silent, wonderful voyeurs. To the loyal bunch who have flown with City Jackdaw right from the very beginning, to the new sojourners that have just joined the flock:
I appreciate you all.
Now, let’s see where we go next. I’ve got a few ideas…
Pitched dreams lost
on a black canvas.
in tender dawn.
Strange hotel room
with a murderous vibe.
The mind runs on,
and on, and on.
©Andrew James Murray
Manchester: the sun was out; the sky blue; the trams were running again.