I'm talking about Facebook and things on BBC local radio this week so I thought I should sign up. I seem to be the only male Lindsay Marshall in the system. Make me a friend if you want. I'm rivets on Twitter, though I seldom twit.
A graduation photo - I have no idea why I don't have a drink in my hand, unless that is my can on the ground at the left.
Grey Literature - I have no idea what it is nor have I yet found anthing on this site that tells me.
Shadow Art - I'd seen the bike before (it's in The Art of Looking Sideways ) but not the others
I do love Rod Patterson singing Black is the Colour with the Easy Club. Nice guitar solos from Jack too.
A gazillion new Minor Swings on Youtube.
Damn, I love that slow blackberry blossom from yesterday. I've just been sitting improvising over the top of it and it is just so much fun. (The guitar version is just as good too)
And here's the dots for the slow version - I'll be learning this one.
What is it about the interweb that people use perusing instead of pursuing and defiantly instead of definitely?
Just listened to Michael McGoldrick playing the Copperplate, the Green Mountain and the Controversial from the album Morning Rory six times in a row. Simply fantastic. You can get it on emusic (and the rest of the album is just as spiffy)
Once again I missed the BR birthday - we were 8 on 21st May! Amazingly most of the links in the first entry still work.
I'd like to hear these
Fairly good, I suppose. Some of them might make a go of it one day.
Blame these guys for that sequence of vids - Nobumasa Takada sent me some links to the band and the other stuff just popped up..... They're great BTW.
Emmons overdub - great steel playing and amazing professionalism.
This one is definitely for J-Walk
Excellent - other good stuff here too
Just been to see a tenor player called Tommy Whittle. 82 years old (I'm told). Absolutely incredible. Wonderful playing.
Anyone know anything about CSCS Cards and how to go about getting one? (It's nothing to do with computing : that's CSCS not CRC.....)
Well, I tried the Norwegian Vinmonopolet website as suggested in the comments (thanks!) and whilst they do sell St. Halvard you do seem to have to be in Norway to buy it.
Angelo Debarre was simply fantastic. Amazing playing from all involved. A great night and cheap too. Catch them on their tour of you can - definitely worth it.
Still trying to get hold of some St Halvard Liqour but no joy yet - seems to be made by the Norwegian vinmonopolet so it may not be exported at all. Clues welcome.
Toogle - try other famous names
Hah, Air France say that you can't link to any part of their website without their written permission. Idiots.
Just got tickets for Angelo DeBarre in Gateshead on saturday night. Should be good. In fact, it should be amazing.
Just been out Salsa-ing at Tiger Tiger in Newcastle and I am knackered and I hardly did any dancing either.
Dolphin music mail me to tell that they have opened in the Metrocentre where a previous music shop had closed down. Slightly spammy, but actually of interest to me for change! (And they list Soprano Sax reeds which turn out to be quite tricky to get hold of in shops)
Anyone translate this? It appears to be about cutting hunks of flesh off of live fish.
I have to admit it took me a minute to spot the problem with this. Doh!
Interestingly rabid comments about the Kunsler video (Kunsler may well have an axe to grind (I have no idea) but I do think the presentation standing alone captures something true about urban sprawl)
Excellent - there is a very important point made at about 19minutes, but do watch it all the way through.
If you try searching for Shorter suspended sentence all you get is law reports, which is annoying.
Lovely story (via Neatorama)
Heliocentrism - some excellent comments if you read down
This has some good food sites listed - saves me cutting it out of the paper
Last update 16th Jan 1999.......
Skip James' 22-20 Blues came on the iPod earlier tonight - amazing piano and vocal, juts playing off each other in strange ways. Incredible.
So Me Ecards (May well offend : especially the people you send them to)
I'm surprised J-Walk hasn't picked up on this
Second Life is becoming a joke (Ok more of a joke) - the client has just crashed on me 8 times on the trot. This is definitely not the future of the internet.....
Oxymoron List - quite a few are not really oxymorons at all (IMHO)
Anyone played with scriptaculous auto-completers? I have one on a page that works fine, but when I try to put another simialr one on the same page the second one just won't work. Cannot for the life of me see why though.
Listening to a lovely version of Sugar by Stanley Turrentine (with Freddie Hubbard and George Benson amongst others)
So weird!!!! (via Neatorama)
This is so true. SL is just empty.
Tim Edey video - lots more do a search
Tim Edey's site - still buzzing from last night. Such good music.
Just back from Frankie Gavin and Tim Edey playing at the Irish Centre. If they are playing near you GO AND SEE THEM!!!!! DO NOT MISS THEM!!!! Simply one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Frankie Gavin is always incredible and Tim Edey just does amazing things on the guitar. Stunning stuff.
I just got this gypsy guitar book. It's translated from the French, or at least that's what it says - it reads like someone just put it through babelfish and left it at that. Claims to "preserve the style of the original". Yeah, right.
Anyone good with machinetti? I have a 3 cup one and it works fine but doesn't make enough coffee. So I bought a 6 cup one (and indeed a 9 cup one) but neither of those will work properly. They just don't do the whoosh thing, and I don't know what I am doing wrong or what might be wrong with them. Suggestions welcome.
Yes this was on BB but it is very good indeed
The League of Decency (sound and flash...)
On the blog - mildly amusing. In places.
38 3E 4E 15 E0 29 21 6A 84 6E 2E 4A 59 11 CC 14 - my very own 128 bit number : hands off!
Odd how things come around together - there was a Boing Boing item mentioning the Antikamnia company (of whom I had never heard) and I just bought a rivets tin which was paired with an Antikamnia company tin.
Hot chicks with douchebags - mostly fairly stupid but there are some very funny comments and some quite remarkable pictures. (slightly NSFW in places and may well offend. Unsurprisingly)
I wonder why it seems to be near impossible to get hold of Mondo Mando by David Grisman. LP copies are rare and expensive. CDs did exist but seem to be unobtainable - I did order one once but it never turned up.
There was a flash mob in Newcastle at lunchtime today - a load of people celebrating new year and firing poppers and singing Auld Lang Syne etc.
Jordu (Odd looking guitar)
Pink Box Japan - Japanese sex clubs so NSFW
03 is the entrance to our allotment (before we took it over)
Someone called Dave just mailed me - he thinks y'all would be interested in his car insurances products. I declined on your behalf. I hope I did the right thing
Phil and Aly were on top form last night - playing faster then ever in fact. Mostly the same tunes and stories, but there were a couple of new items. Strangely, there was almost nobody I knew in the audience. The support were the House Sisters three students off the folk degree course here - they were good : fantastic technicians but needed a bit more spirit in the music I felt. (and I don't mean the grouse that P&A were drinking)
Off to see Phil Cnningham and Ali Bain tonight. I wonder if there will be any new material at all or whether it will be just like all their other concerts over the last ten years.
RIP Dave Hodson - maker of fine Selmer copies and the Djangolin. Now I will never own one. *sigh*
I notice that amazon.com has a purchase breakdown that .co.uk has : x% of the people who viewed this page went on to buy y.
Saor patrol (that is, I think, pronounced shore patrol BTW)
Excellent banjo stuff (via PCL Linkdump)
I'm learning Jordu so I went looking for info on Duke Jordan who wrote it and discovered he only died at the end of last year. What a wonderful tune to be remembered by too.
T'interweb may be becoming boring and repetitive or maybe it's just the weblogs I read. I've now seen the blood puddle pillows on 5 sites, the 100 tons of explosives I posted yesterday on another 5, I can't count the number of people linking to the Landlord video (which I don't find even vaguely funny BTW). Must be curmudgeon Friday or something.
Of course, he would have been expecting himself.... (via Chapel Perilous)
Now I'll have to get some Moo notecards as well - I'll need some better pictures though.
Bluegrass College - looks interesting (via Thumbrella)
Lovely (if scary) pictures (via grow a brain)
Sad and fascinating (via Google sightseeing)
Hankie code (may offend, obviously)
In accordance with the usual cosmic alignments and examinations of entrails, flights of birds and the gunge in my keyboard, a week's silence will ensue. Play nicely, children.
Baby got back - NSFW lyrics of course.
"Wouldn't the sentence 'I want to put two hyphens between the words Fish and And, and And and Chips in my Fish-And-Chips sign' have been clearer if quotation marks had been placed before Fish, and between Fish and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and Chips, and after Chips?"
Been down at University of Kent today. On the train coming back, listening to Tal Farlow : Jordu from the Fuerst Set album. Fantastic.
Townsend's bunting - what it doesn't say is that the only known sighting is the specimen that Audubon painted (which is in the Smithsonian). He also painted three other birds that have never been seen at all since. Strange.
I didn't realise that there was quite a lot of evidence that the Egyptians had trade with Australia. Interesting.
The latest Second Life client crashes on me after a short time every time I open it - it just gets worse.
Diatoms - for my dad
Edinburgh time gun map (for use with the one o'clock gun)
Food songs (titles only though, and quite a few of them are not actually about food either)
I'm on a gig mailing list, and a message arrived with the following in it: "Researching this gig, I downloaded a recent XXXX re-mix â€“ possibly the most tedious nine minutes of music Iâ€™ve heard since the Big Ben Banjo Band packed away its instruments for the last time. Ominously, the venue is to be set out â€œclub styleâ€ â€“ presumably in an attempt to recreate that moment in the 1970s when vibrant jazz-funk metamorphosed into disco pap. But donâ€™t let me put you off."
Weird (via Posthuman Blues)
Tibetan Personality Test (cheesy music alert!!)
It was end of term concert at my Jazz class tonight, and I played the soprano for one piece and wasn't too embarassing. Which was nice.
Here's a more direct link to a longer snip too (wmv though)
I hate music sites that make it difficult to link to the clips they provide! But anyway, check out the snippet of Kickdancer - lovely stuff
I was changing the strings on my mandolin last night and I decided that there has to be a market for a string changing service : someone who'll come round to your house and do all that horrible and tedious stuff, and probably give the instrument a good clean as well. After all, people with pianos all use piano tuners so why not? So long as the changer didn't play better than you it would fine.
I just had a cheese and jalapeno bagel filled with avocado, tomato salsa and rocket. Very nice indeed. (Of course I ought to have twittered this info....)
Emusic need to get their marketing sorted out - they sent me this "special offer" of 100 tracks a month for 19.99, neglecting to notice that I am on their special discount scheme of 90 already and that this offer does not represent good value at all.
Hah - this is good, and probably true
Stig dastardly - definitely NSFW audio, and if you hate hiphop then don't bother! He's from Newcastle and is rather good at it. He's famous for his rap battles which he usually wins.
Futoshiki - I like this one the best of all the Japanese number games
Yet another one from BB that is worth posting - New York Social Diary's List. BB featured Topsy Taylor, but check out Lucy Sykes just above - she is wearing virtually the same dress and has a son called Heathcliff. Truely, truely bizarre
Worn out routers (that's rowters, not rooters)
I got spam this morning with the subject "Crisis Trigonometry" - I bet you could start an international conference on that topic.
Djuna Barnes had siblings and ancestors glorying in the names Urlan, Niar, Reon, Hinda, Zadel, Gaybert, Culmer, Kilmeny,Thurn, Zendon, Saxon, Shangar,and Wald. Make of that what you will. (I bet it generates some weird search engine hits too)
A nice sequence on my iPod this morning, walking in : a great urban rag from the State Street Boys, Coltrane playing Greensleeves and a nice Matt Flinner track.
Washboard in Prague - a film by Ole J (and a BIG file....)
RIP John Backus
Some of my moo cards arrived today - they're fantastic. Of course I hardly ever need to give out any kind of business card, so they'll last a long time....
Check out the weblog at information-revolution. The site appears to be a sort of viral (or possibly even bacterial) site for Ask. Lots of quite pretentious posting, and the dozens of comments slagging them off.
Well, the BMQ were rather fine. His soprano playing is amazing. The band were all very physical - the piano player was digging away at he keys and was standing up and sitting down, the drummer was playing all kidns of double time stuff etc. etc. GO see them if they are near you.
I caved and bought a ticket for Branford Marsalis at the Sage, Gateshead tonight (Jack DeJohnette is supporting). Report on it later....
Bo Diddley - the audience clips don't seem to fit.
I'm done to 80 RSS feeds now. I clearly need some new and exciting sources. Suggestions welcome.
Excellent - a great idea