Twitter, the microblogging tool, got a bit more interesting of late in these parts – at least for me. With a combination of a free Twitter account, an expensive iPhone and the free Twitterlator application I’m kinda enjoying, and a little amazed, that I can send a tweet with a link to my location on a map and add a picture of wherever I am. All in a ten seconds. It’s not something I’ll clog this blog up with – it’s clogged up enough – but if you have an iPhone you might think of trying it out. You can see the (mostly dull) pictures I tweet at Twitpic. And above is the streetview of the market in Toulouse I visit four or five times per week and where I twittered this morning. You can click the image to zoom in, spin around etc. Very clever these Google people.
There’s a restaurant over the road and it sells "Bun Cha Hanoi". I don’t want to get my hopes up too high – this is France after all and not Hanoi – but it’s a tempting enough find to reawaken the pavement smoke and charcoal cravings. A table has been booked.
There’s a psychedlic music exhibition at the Médiathèque in Toulouse this month and into June entitled Psychédélisme des Usa à l’Europe. It consists of a vast array of Magazines, LPs, 7 inch single covers, sixties artefacts and the nicknacks of the interplanetary explorers of yore. It’s a fascinating exhibit to trawl. I can’t claim to know all the musicians represented, but I am partial to a bit of Stones, a smidgen of 13th Floor Elevators, a spoonful or two of the Velvet Underground and a dash of The Seeds. If you’re in town, pop along. I think I’ll be going again and again until the exhibit closes towards the end of June. Full exhibit slideshow here and a dollop of The Seeds below.
The exhibition includes film projections on sundays 25 Mai, 1 Juin, 22 Juin at 3 pm in the afternoon. Could be worth checking out if you’re in town.