My first book of the year. I’ve read the first few chapters of Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul by Stuart Cosgrove. It’s a really good bit of social history. A turbulent year for Motown Records and Detroit.
Enjoyable nonsense. Some good characters but Christopher Plummer was miscast and seems like a character from another film.
The band Cardiacs inspired musicians including Blur and Radiohead. But 10 years ago, lead singer Tim Smith suffered a catastrophic brain injury – not that he wanted fans to know. Now, Rhodri Marsden is telling his story in the hope of helping him to make music again On a sultry evening last Augus...
I read this with a mixture of sadness and hope. You can help out here.
I dumped the awful Apple keyboard at last and got a mechanical one. It’s not the Das Keyboard Professional I would have liked (too expensive) but this is a decent alternative.
It’s branded as TopElek Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and made in China but I’ve seen the same one with different brand names. Despite that it’s a solid keyboard with nice clicky keys. I had to make very few changes to mirror my Mac muscle memory and I can see a huge improvement in my typing speed and accuracy already. Happy.
My contribution to #ninealbums on Twitter. These don’t “define me” but they are important. I could come up with lots of nines though.
Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark
The High Llamas – Hawaii
The Beach Boys – Friends
Genesis – Seconds Out
Stephen Stills – Manassas
Yes _ The Yes Album
REM – Reckoning
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
The Instagram timeline is so messed up that I rarely look at it now. I still post the odd photo though and bring them back using OwnYourGram which makes me feel a bit selfish. It’s like I expect followers to look at my photos but I’m not prepared to look at theirs.