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Catching up on the 1990s

I have recently discovered that, via the wonder of Amazon, it is possible to get your hands on old albums on CD for quite reasonable prices. It’s very helpful if you don’t live near a Fopp. I’m particularly keen on hoovering up albums from the 1990s. From the age of about nine I was already […]

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 […]

Grand Prix pre-season meetup

Have you ever wanted to meet me? Then tough, because you might have to if you are going to Badger GP’s Grand Prix pre-season F1 fan meetup! The good people at Badger GP kindly invited me to attend as a guest.¬†While it’s a fair trek for me to go down to London, it was in […]

On being a dreadful bluffer

One thing I noticed in the Senna film was just how clear Ayrton Senna’s body language often was. The editors probably chose these shots for this very reason. You didn’t need his words. You could see when he was uncomfortable or embarrassed, even if he was pretending otherwise. It reveals so much about Senna that […]