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The Principle is All

25 September, 2017 (22:25) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

In episode 3 of The Deuce, there is a scene in which Maggie Gyllenhaal is in her kitchen listening to messages on her answer phone. She does nothing except stand there and smoke and react, and yet, by her face and her posture and with every fibre of her being, she tells us everything. Three […]

Walk Easy, Walk Slow

25 September, 2017 (22:09) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

Nearly 2 years ago, in January 2016, I posted about a Link Wray album. I said I hoped I still had it because it would cost £££ replace. My old copy seems to have disappeared and that’s a bummer. But I finally have a copy again after a period of waiting patiently for one to […]

Shed Sounds

18 September, 2017 (22:41) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

35+ years ago, when I was a student the first time, I had, from new, a Pioneer PL-120 turntable. I ran it through a Sansui AU2900 amplifier I bought from a friend. I can’t remember now what speakers I had, but they would have been cheap. I still have that turntable in a cupboard. It […]

Kick out the jams

9 September, 2017 (22:52) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

More jam today: Apple and Ginger. I used about 3.7Kg of apples, all from the garden–mostly Katy but also Cox’s Orange-Red and the wild apple tree. I cored all of the apples and peeled the wild (green) apples, then put the cores and peels aside. The rest I sliced and chopped. This yielded around 3Kg […]

In Search of the Lost Chord

16 August, 2017 (21:09) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

I can barely remember a time when I didn’t have a way to listen to music. I think my first machine was a tape recorder, then there was a record player and a cassette player. Over the years the equipment has changed, but the music is the continuity. In our front room now is equipment […]

Impossibility is a kiss away from reality

30 June, 2017 (10:07) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

I’m just going to leave these here while I wander around with a silly grin on my face  

Je suis Marxiste, tendance Groucho

10 June, 2017 (21:33) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

The election then. I posted nothing about it before it happened and I don’t plan to post much now, except to say I found the outcome hilarious. Now, voting was quite easy for me this time round; I live in an SNP/LibDem marginal so my choice was clear: LibDem. I don’t especially like the LibDems, […]

We are rooted, we are your children

3 January, 2017 (10:35) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

We went out for a stroll yesterday, a start to working off the festive chocolate glut. It wasn’t a huge walk, just three miles alongside the Union Canal from Ratho, but it was enjoyable. It’s a while since I/we’ve been there. Some new houses and a marina on one side of the bridge caught me […]

Winding Down the Year (2)

31 December, 2016 (19:02) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

Happy 2017 to all (?) my readers. Resolutions: (i) Be kind (ii) Look for beauty The rest will be what it will be.

Winding Down the Year (1)

30 December, 2016 (11:21) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

As 2016 crawls off to the knacker’s yard, I’ve had this running around my head: