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Entries from February 2008

Good U2-hating piece from John Patterson (Guardian).">Good U2-hating piece from John Patterson (Guardian).

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

From last week, but worth the read (even if John seems to like two other pet hates of mine —- The Stones and old Zimmerframe himself). If you’re like me, and you hate U2 more than Satan, Hitler and Walt Disney combined, then the imminent arrival in cinemas of U2 3D offers another chance to […]

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Tags: arts · music

Exactitudes, photos of people who dress the same without realising it.">Exactitudes, photos of people who dress the same without realising it.

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Some of the photographs can be seen at Selfridges in London until late April 2008. Telegraph article on the Exactitudes (exactidudes?) exhibition.

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Tags: arts

The Rhône is toxic (Guardian).">The Rhône is toxic (Guardian).

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The poisoning was not uncovered by the state but by Giroud, who sells his catch to African, Asian and eastern European immigrants in the local markets of Lyon’s grey suburbs and old industrial heartlands. Giroud, 35, is the only commercial fisherman on the Grand Large in Décines, bringing in 10 tonnes a year and selling […]

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Tags: Cat2

Zorbing near Croydon (adrenalinemunky).">Zorbing near Croydon (adrenalinemunky).

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Rolling down that hill (in a transparent inflated ball).

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Tags: Cat4 · Cat5

SXSW 2008 torrent of free legal music.">SXSW 2008 torrent of free legal music.

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

This time around the SXSW music torrent has been created by Greg Hewgill (thanks). I have no idea why SXSW itself did not bother. Not all torrents are evil and I wonder how UK ISPs will deal with legal torrents like these in the future.

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Old School Music for your breakbeat/house/techno mixes.">Old School Music for your breakbeat/house/techno mixes.

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Listening to some old 12”s found in the basement.

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Jilted John will be back this summer.">Jilted John will be back this summer.

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

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The NonPop Podcasts are back.

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The excellent NonPop podcasts presented by Scott Unrein are back in tune (and with a new design) after almost almost a year of hiatus. The music is mostly modern classical. Time to dust of my own microphone and get Acecast running again.

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Tags: arts · music