Experiments with WP Cron

I’ve got a couple of projects coming up which are going to require scheduling tasks in WordPress either to go off and get stuff, or to check whether posts displayed are still accurate, etc. Luckily, WordPress has a pseudo-Cron implementation which I plan to use to . Let’s take a step back first and remember …

“I Predict a Riot” – barbershop stylee

Run, don’t walk, over to the Kaiser Chiefs official site, where for 3 days you can download the Cheshire Chord Company cover of Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot. Absolutely brilliant.

Update 06/01/22: You can listen to a clip of I Predict a Riot (BBC ReadlAudio stream), from a BBC news article. The track is advertised on the Cheshire Chord Company website as being available soon.

(Ping… Cheshire Chord Company – I Predict A Riot.)
(Ping… Kaiser Chiefs.)

The best Pogues album?

Mark Radcliffe tells us that the competition for The Pogues best album is between The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God and The Pogues – Rum Sodomy & the Lash.

On careful and repeated listening, I have to prefer The Pogues – Rum Sodomy & the Lash. To me the songs seem more raw, the music more passionate and wonderfully ragged round the edges. The two opening songs are superb, and contrast brilliantly. The Pogues – The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn smashes in, and The Pogues – The Old Main Drag sucks you down. Brilliant stuff.

The prize for best song though has to go to The Pogues – Fairytale of New York, with Kirsty MacColl, which is a great mix of the maudlin and a drinking party. One song it’s worth looking forward to Christmas for.