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Favourite Podcasts

This is just a quick recommendation for the wonderful, okay, deep breath…
El Diabolik’s World of Psychotronic Soundtracks podcast/show.

A finer show covering soundtrack and library music from, I guess, the 60s, 70s and 80s I have yet to find.

Well presented with a nice mix of talk and songs they also go the extra mile in posting the regularly fantastic cover art from the releases played during each show on the website.

Read more and listen via the website at eldiabolik.wordpress.com/ or tune in/subscribe via itunes or spotify.

This post bought to you by several days spent decorating which has left me all caught up with my podcasts along with a paint splattered phone.

In a genuine, non clickbaity way, if anyone knows of similar podcasts of this nature, not necessarily film soundtracks only, please do recommend them in the comments – I’m well stocked for talk based ones but a little light when it comes to those of the musical variety.

MGs on the M25

FRL Print

I offered a prize for a charity auction a couple of months back which then developed into a short print run of the eventual prize artwork.
FRL 2013 limited edition print by Chris Hathway

The artwork/print was won for the organiser of the Friends Round London event, in which a bunch of MG owners drive the circumference of London’s outer ring road on a cold midwinters night with their cars rooves down – its really rather fun, honest.

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November already? It’ll soon be Christmas…

No-one is more surprised than me to walk past the towns carpet shop and see the large poster in their window announcing boldly “6 CARPET FITTING WEEKS TILL XMAS”

But I’ve checked the calendar and they seem to be right so (Christmas commercialist tone switch warning) if you are stuck with that one gift for that one awkward person who seems to have everything how about a paperback copy of “Christmas Movies, Reviewed” from S C Lee. Its available in paperback from the UK and in the US and also as an ebook. The attentive ones amongst you may have recognised that name and may have guessed that yours truly did the cover for this, and you’d be right too.

Its not the kind of subject matter I generally tend to be asked to do, well apart from the odd Christmas card, oh and those festive cards for The Red Knob a few years back, so it was a pleasure to get to have a go at something like this and to have it turn out quite well.

Christmas Movies, Reviewed

As ever you can read more about the book on the S C Lee online website.

The View from the Office

i‘ve been listening to Bill Drummond on Resonance FM (This show if the link archives) all day today, its still on now in fact. Its been a 12 hour or so running broadcast and one of the best things I’ve heard broadcast on the ‘radio’ for quite sometime. Great that the medium of broadcast voice and music still has places to go. Also great to see a station making a break from the news, weather, presenter, programme, news, weather format.

Anyway I’ve been enjoying it so much I’ve been inventing jobs to keep me near the computer and listening, painted a couple of doors, tidied the place up some and added a new page to the ‘Projects’ section. Projects is too grand a word for most of the things on there but as I’ve been doing this one for over two years now, The View from the Office deserved its own page.

In C

last night I was listening Tom Ravenscroft on BBC6 radio and the following happend. It was most enjoyable.

In C on BBC6 music.

Looking for Moccas

i‘ve just spent a very enjoyable evening driving the moonlit backroads and highways of Herefordshire.

It wasn’t exactly the evening I had planned, ‘BAFTA Presents: Bruce Robinson in Conversation with Francine Stock’, which was a part of the Borderlines Film Festival, was the planned entertainment for the evening.

I’d printed out some directions from google and also had had a look online. I don’t have any of this modern sat-nav type technology and my phone is too archaic for the internet but with a map and a couple of AtoZ’s in the car I tend to get on just fine, we live in a country thats pretty good on signposts as it goes.  I’d picked a route taking me through Leominster as it looked the simplest way to get to the venue whilst bypassing the Worcester to Hereford road and the ring road of Hereford. I thought this would be a simpler journey. Well, my plan went fine, the clouds looked a little biblical as I approached Tenbury, seeing signs mentioning the bridge through the town was still closed, I’d passed it the day before it was closed off in January so I really should’ve thought of this. Luckily it was the road after I needed.

Things did start to go wrong just after my directions read ‘Continue on to…’

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