My Samsung is now a ‘Simsung’

November 7, 2009By Martin Bryant

I pulled my Samsung NC10 out of its bag this morning to discover that it had become a Simsung. Maybe I’ll email Engadget pretending I found it on a Chinese marketstall.

Welcome to the Northern Quarter

October 22, 2009By Martin Bryant

Here's a video I've produced as part of my work for Marketing Manchester – a guided tour of Manchester's Northern Quarter, a rather special part of town. Peter O'Grady, one of the city's official guides, took me round the area sharing his knowledge of its history, art and bars. Incidentally, I'm using Posterous as the … Read More

magneticNorth’s Bomberman

October 13, 2009By Martin Bryant

I was at the offices of Manchester web design company magneticNorth this morning and they have one of the best waiting areas of any office I’ve ever been to. In amongst the knicknacks on display was this brilliant Bomberman ornament thing.

Work off that Mocha on the Starbucks treadmill

October 9, 2009By Martin Bryant

Yesterday I nipped into Starbucks for a coffee. Half way through my cup, the staff moved me from my seat and manhandled something new into the shop – a treadmill. I’m not sure if every Starbucks is getting one but the Manchester Albert Square branch, as of yesterday, has. Weird.

Why my favourite band put a huge smile on my face

October 8, 2009By Martin Bryant

On Tuesday night I went to see “My favourite band in the whole wide world ever and ever (pretty much)”, The Fiery Furnaces. Not only were they absolutely amazing but right at the end I got a great thing for any fan to treasure – a setlist. Whather it was my ‘Cabaret of the Seven … Read More

Goodbye Whalley Range

October 4, 2009By Martin Bryant

On Friday I said goodbye to a place I’d been working at for over seven years. Seven years of radio, TV, video production and online stuff at Whalley Range High School has been fun but it’s time to move on. My last day was a weird experience after all that time but a particular highlight … Read More

Welcome to

September 27, 2009By Martin Bryant

I haven't had a proper personal blog where I write about things that I'm doing in ages. So, that's what I'll be doing here, sporadically. My other Posterous site,, will still be posting the weird bits and pieces that amuse me as I make my way through the world but this site is for … Read More