Today I am listening to everything in Mono. Stereo is so passe!
I took up this retro-fascination yesterday night: In a blinding flash at just after midnight I was suddenly wide awake in bed with an incredibly sore head and an amazing pain in my right ear. In minutes the pain then grew unbearable as though there was a thick rubber balloon about to explode in my head - and then it did.
I held my hand up to this loud whooshing noise in my ear and my hand was soaked in blood! It was trickling out of my ear!
All this was a bit alarming so I made a quick phone call to 'NHS Direct' (I found the number on the web, whilst blood was trickling down onto my neck) and gave exactly the same details to the first person I spoke to as the second person - this time a 'nurse'.
I was not to panic, take some ibuprofen and go back to bed, bloody ear-side down on the pillow.
My pretty ace GP saw me this morning, and confirmed I had made a really good job of perforating my ear drum, right in the middle with quite a big hole - all down to an ear infection that I thought had been a spot of hay-fever. I have a whole load of antibiotics which should sort out the cause and then I am to let nature take it's course and with a bit of luck all should be healed up in a couple of months time.
Ho hum. Feeling fine though, all the same!