Archive:
February 2012

The Belbury Tales

Twisted nostalgia. Spooky photographs of a fictitious town. Liner notes about the ploughman’s lunch. It could only be the new Belbury Poly album, The Belbury Tales. Purchase it from the ever-excellent Ghost Box.

London trip — day four: Design Museum

Day four map: This was my final day in London, and my train was at 2pm. So I had only a few hours to spare in the morning, and decided to take in the Design Museum as my final activity in London. There were two exhibitions on when I visited, both of which are still […]

Just My Type

My name is Duncan and I am interested in fonts. Against my better judgement, sometimes I blurt out this fact, and people run a mile. But is it becoming acceptable? Simon Garfield’s book, Just My Type, would make it seem like a perfectly normal interest. Though there is a nod and a wink towards the […]

Is it worth getting Sky Sports F1?

Like most other Formula 1 fans, I have been spending part of this winter seriously considering whether it’s worth continuing watching every race live. With half of the races now being exclusively on Sky, for the first time in my life I need to seriously ask myself the question: I love F1, but enough to […]

Brilliant fan-made video: plyPhon

This is possibly my favourite fan-made video of all time, for plyPhon by Autechre. It is similar in concept to the official video for Gantz Graf, with the visuals synchronised to the music. Like Gantz Graf, this video made me hear parts of the music that I hadn’t heard before. It has transformed my perspective […]

The iPodless experiment — two weeks in

I am now two weeks into my experiment to avoid using my iPod outdoors. So I thought I would provide an update at the midway point. The first day went really well. It felt really odd at first, and it still does feel odd to leave the office for my lunchtime walk without my iPod […]