1. Remember how I mentioned back in Milan that I didn't have a job at the time? Well, I have one now. Go me. But inevitably it's going to take a few weeks to get used to the new routine, which will have an impact on site updates.
2. Literally the day after we got back, we started a ten-film binge at BFI Southbank, catching roughly half of their Heroic Grace 2 season of kung fu movies. That's finished now, and when I get a few minutes spare I'll write about it for you.
3. And, yes, there's still some closure to come on Europe By Train. The final post - wrapping up coverage of our continental tour - will be a packed affair, including a writeup of what happened during our journey from Amsterdam back to London: some food 'n' booze notes by The Belated Birthday Girl: a moblog full of our holiday snaps: and a short video of the best bits of the tour, once we've agreed on whether eleven frames is too long for an average shot length or not. All that'll take time, but you should see the results here eventually.
So, to sum up: at least two major new pieces planned on the site for May, but it depends on how quickly I can get my work/life balance sorted out after this latest reshuffle. Sorry to those of you who are waiting for new and exciting content, but there you go. Have you seen that Die Hard music video yet? It might keep you occupied for a few minutes.
In the meantime, the Simian Substitute Site for May 2007 is the official site for Monkey Swallows The Universe, a five-piece acoustic pop band from Sheffield. The last time I mentioned a Sheffield monkey-themed band in these pages, it was this lot back in November 2005, about thirty minutes after everyone else on the planet had discovered them. MSTU probably won't make it to that sort of level of fame, even though new single Little Polveir was recently The Sun's joint single of the week. Still, it's pretty enough, and you can watch out for their second album The Casket Letters later this year.
Anyway: work to do, videos to edit, Bruce Lee films to re-assess. Talk amongst yourselves while you wait. (See box below.)