One of my favourite apps, iA Writer, got a huge update today that added Micropub support. This means you can log in to your WordPress site with IndieAuth to save drafts straight from the app. No need for a WordPress.com and Jetpack account anymore. No actual posting yet but I hope that comes later.
I’m not prepared to lay down my life, or anyone else’s, for the sake of the economy. The front pages of today’s UK gutter newspapers are frightening.
Very sad news about the passing of Florian Schneider. A true pioneer.
Today’s musical landscape would be unrecognisable without the existence of Kraftwerk.
Five years ago today.
A tick in my musical wishlist.
It was my first live performance of Music For 18 Musicians and Steve Reich was in the audience.
There are moments in the day when I realize that I have spent several minutes staring out the window mindlessly at the birds in our backyard, or just lost in my thoughts with no real focus to my thinking. There are moments when I have been unoccupied, when I have been doing nothing, but instead relishing the mundanity and beauty of boredom.
Part of my small collection of vintage Ronald Searle cartoon books.
Over the course of three solo albums on the superlative Clay Pipe label, Jon Brooks has created music with a very distinct and affecting sense of place. The first, 2012’s Shapwick, took inspiration from the eerie calmness of a night-time detour through this sleepy Somerset village; while follow-up…
Spent part of the afternoon listening to this beautiful album. How To Get To Spring by Jon Brookes on on Clay Pipe Music.