Ripping good times

Thursday, January 26, 2006 So Buendia got me a turntable for Christmas, and I’m having much fun converting my vinyl to MP3 format. The records seem to have survived 18 months in the garage without too much trouble. I’m struck by the way technology has influenced the creative process. Albums used to have sides, and […]

Blubbering fool

Thursday, January 05, 2006 Since Finn’s been born (and also before, truth to tell), I’ve been very easily moved to tears. Sometimes a news item will see me crying, especially if kids are involved somehow. But most of my tears are shed over movies. This week, the great documentary Mad Hot Ballroom did it for […]

Ho hum

Thursday, January 05, 2006 Is it wrong that I loudly shout ‘Wanker!’ at every Hummer I see? Whether I’m walking or driving, it’s most unlikely the driver will ever hear me (although I’m careful to enunciate carefully, to help them lip-read). Buendia points out they might not know what a wanker is, and even if […]