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Monday 24th October

October 25, 2011

So we returned home this evening after almost a week away during which we racked up about a thousand kilometres of driving around Ireland. We had a wonderful time taking in the often breathtaking sights of the Kerry countryside and coastline, similar views of County Clare and much eating and exploring around the cities in […]

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Travel

Friday 23rd October

October 23, 2009

10AM in an airport waiting lounge…. Last time I wrote while waiting for a plane it was 4AM at a different, more open plan airport waiting area. Today is very different. Sounds don’t echo around the space as much as as they merge into one big soup of humming hubbub, with the occasional spike here […]

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CD Reviews, Travel

Friday 20th March Pt. 5

March 20, 2009

And so I reached the end of all six hours and seventeen minutes of the recording. The train is still an hour from Glasgow but then if it was a race I know where my money would always have been. The last hour was interesting. The first half of it was a raucous shredded blast […]

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CD Reviews, Travel

Friday 20th March Pt. 4

March 20, 2009

Right OK. So the silence must have lasted at least 90 minutes. That’s what it felt like anyway. I kept the earpieces in all the way through though and did not stop or fast forward the track. I was genuinely worried I had a faulty download. Maybe that’s the point. However at 4 hours 45 […]

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CD Reviews, Travel

Friday 20th March Pt. 3

March 20, 2009

I changed trains at Wolverhampton, in the heart of the English midlands during the half hour I spent there awaiting the last train of my journey Mattin’s epic work had progressed into a drilling, quite brutal digital noise that changed very little except get louder and more intense. This section was very ugly and it […]

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Friday 20th March Pt. 2

March 20, 2009

As the train winds it’s way through the veritable splendour of Birmingham’s suburbs the Mattin recording is a little more of a third if the way through. For the last hour or so the music has moved through extended passages of grey cloudy static and sections focussed on the Spanish speech, often layered and warped […]

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Friday 20th March. Pt. 1

March 20, 2009

Well it’s just about a quarter past seven in the morning as I start to write this post, from my iPhone on Oxford railway station. I have just got off of the first of three trains today on the way up to Scotland, this first one just being a short connecting journey from Didcot. If […]

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Travel

Return of the stress-free blogger

July 24, 2007

I returned last night from France, where I spent a week in the west of the country enjoying sunshine, great food, a relaxed way of life and some great music all in the company of some wonderful people. The experience was fantastic, and one I would not have been able to do if I hadn’t […]

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