Saturday, February 28, 2009
I'm a bit late with this one, the season's already started (but still available on "listen again", so I'm going to be dipping in over the weekend!) Loads of good stuff on Radios 3, 4 and 7, the season runs until 13th March
Link to programme details
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Assuming you get past the presenter (rest easy, his lack-lustre presentation skills aren't omnipresent), you'll find a cornucopia of delights at the BBC Archive where they ...
" bring you this unusual collection of programmes which reveal what it took to be stylish through over 250 years of British history. Included here is the first colour series made by the BBC. Pre-dating colour TV by a decade, this is the first time it has been available to view as it was intended. It also features some surprising live models. Witness the gradual democratisation of fashion through the ages and see how clothes began to throw off the shackles of class from the 1960s onwards."
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
watch both here, together with another couple of classics). Rest assured, frivolities will be resumed asap!
Friday, February 13, 2009
on the Blipfoto journal....light wasn't right, nor the angle, but I still like it. Magnet and Andrews Houses, Gallowgate. Built in the 1930's for the General Electric Company as company offices with shops on the ground floor. Made special by a series of terracotta panels depicting heroic scenes of (scantily-clad, iron-jawed) men working in the power industry. Click on the image for the bigger version.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Trying out a new file storage website called Docuter, upload as many and as-big-as-you-like documents (200 file types currently supported) then embed them on a webpage/blog. The only file I had sitting on my desktop was the 1901 Northumberland Census Report (can't remember where I got it from, I really ought to keep better notes), so that's what you're getting!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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Saturday, February 07, 2009
Mr Liederman strikes again.....with a multitude of tips for fending off surprise attacks from burly muggers in "The Science of Wrestling" Get it while it's hot on Scribd (ie until someone tells me to remove it , I'm not sure it's out of copyright!)
Found at Schadenfreudian Therapy where there's a download link for the whole, fun-packed, sphincter-clenching LP.
But just in case you're not convinced, let's listen to the intro track...
....of what was seen as cutting edge in UK architecture the year I was born. Yours too for that matter.....probably. The complete archives of Concrete Quarterly from 1947 available for download here in pdf format
In brief, the tragic consequences of promiscuously holding hands with a dubious gent in first class after a night 'on the toon'....I'm sure there's a lesson to be learned there, so ladies consider yourselves warned! From the front cover of the Illustrated Police News, Saturday September 9th 1871.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Explore the oceans with Google Earth. Just launched (sorry!) a couple of days ago. You can...
- Dive beneath the surface and visit the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench
- Explore the ocean with top marine experts including National Geographic and BBC
- Learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species
- Discover new places including surf, dive, and travel hot spots and shipwrecks
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
A couple of free downloads for looking at the night sky.....if the clouds clear!
"Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go."
Monday, February 02, 2009
The History of the Common Cold Unit
34 interviews conducted between 1994 and 1997 by Dr David Tyrrell, recording the memories of those that worked at The Common Cold Unit at Salisbury from 1957 until its closure in 1990
....warned you it was niche listening!