Something to tell the grandkids…

November 28, 2009By Martin Bryant

A quick catch-up of what I been up to recently. Besides my stuff for The Next Web I've been kept busy doing Digital Content Editor-y things at Marketing Manchester. Here's where the highlight of the past few weeks comes in… I was lucky enough to get to stand on the 'hallowed turf' of Wembley Stadium … Read More

Salford Quays

November 19, 2009By Martin Bryant

VIDEO0002.3gp Watch on Posterous So, I'm walking through Salford Quays and wondering why I've never sent video to Posterous before. Time to give it a go! It's sent from my new HTC Hero phone so I've absolutely no idea what quality to expect. Here's Salford Quays on a cloudy Thursday in November…

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