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Silent Running

19 November, 2017 (22:20) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

After my last, I’ve taken some actions re Twitter. One is a 14% reduction in the accounts I follow (and I wasn’t following many). Another is muting several accounts I don’t want to unfollow or block, but need to tune out for a while. A third is to mute lots of specific words. I think […]

Sounds of the Seventies

10 October, 2017 (21:06) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

My thoughts about music in the living room have been diverted by a gift from a relative of his 1975-vintage Spendor BC1 speakers. I was worried that, given their vintage, there might be obvious deterioration, but plugging them in to my existing amp etc. dispelled that notion; even sitting on a bamboo block on the […]

Electric Sheep

7 October, 2017 (12:56) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

I haven’t yet seen Blade Runner 2049, but I am reminded of something I wrote on my former blog nearly a decade ago I have spent a pleasant morning and afternoon watching two of the five disks in the Blade Runner, Final Cut boxed set. Disk 4 looks at all of the elements which went […]

Shed Sounds 2

29 September, 2017 (15:34) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

eBay has provided a Sansui CD x111 to go with the AUG11X amplifier. Neither are anywhere near the top of the marque, but at £25 to £30 each I’m not complaining. Just to check they work, I hooked up the old, cheap speakers from the old cd/radio combo. The good news is they work, and better […]

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, […]