Archive:
March 2012

Snow

I was looking on YouTube for music by Daphne Oram, the pioneering electronic musician who invented the Oramics machine. What I found was this fabulous film called Snow. Daphne Oram contributed electronic effects to the music by Johnny Hawksworth. The film is by Geoffrey Jones. Here’s what the BFI has to say about it: Comprising […]

Trying to find a new hobby

I’ve decided I need a new hobby. I haven’t embarked on anything new for a while. Now feels like the right time to try and change that. 2008, 2009 and 2010 were fast-moving times for me. I graduated from university. After a shaky year or so, I got a proper job, which I feel lucky […]

The fascination of train announcements

There is something quite fascinating about the announcements made on trains. Is there any form of public speaking that varies in quality more. Sometimes the announcements can be delivered in an unbelievably apathetic tone, like it’s the last thing the train guard ever wants to do. A lot of it just sounds plain rotten. Sometimes […]

New teams’ struggles remind us to salute Stewart’s success

In just one week’s time, the Formula 1 bandwagon will be making its way towards Australia for the first grand prix of the 2012 season. Two teams will be feeling particularly unprepared. With the test sessions finished, Marussia and HRT will head to Melbourne having done no proper running. The two teams failed to pass […]

Going iPodless — conclusion

Throughout the month of February, I planned to avoid using my iPod outdoors. Check out the first post for the reasons behind the experiment, and the second post for my thoughts after two weeks. My thoughts at the end of the month were not too different to the first two weeks. But the novelty had […]