Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Tuesday: Live music (not much), turkey, post & iPODs

In the spirit of the traditionally quiet Tuesday night there is very little (nothing we know of) happening in the South Somerset & West Dorset area tonight.

Ahh well what about listening to the Somerset County Youth Orchestra at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre in Taunton?

Last Posting Day For Christmas!
Yes if you want to send a card to someone you love (or just a member of the family) then do it today. It is the last day for standard post to be delivered by Christmas day. (Though you can you special delivery until the 22nd)

Did you watch the documentary on Channel 4 last night about how food (especially turkey) is produced in the UK? If you did then you will understand why turkey is now off this Christmas dinner list.

If you didn't see it then pay the extra money and buy free range, organic, British meat; honestly what happens in cheap turkey production is grim!

Getting an iPOD for Christmas?
Music lovers are being warned that the popular 'earbud' headphones worn by users of iPods and MP3 players could lead to hearing loss.

The warning comes from Dean Garstecki, a Northwestern University audiologist and professor, who said that because earbuds are placed directly into the ear, they can boost the sound signal by as much as six to nine decibels.

During the 1980s, when Walkman portable devices first hit the market, audiologists were warning users about potential hearing loss. with MP3 players topping the Christmas wish lists of people all over the world, history is repeating itself and Garstecki is urging safer use of earphones.

Personally I blame the deafness on a 1980s Status Quo concert (oops showing my age again!). My ears were buzzing for days afterwards. You have been warned kids!

A final thought from the leader of the (not so) free world:
"I want to make sure everybody who has a job wants a job." - George Bush . . . Dumb?

Have a great day.

The Editor

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