Category Archives: Ooh Lovely

An ode to my defunct Casio A220 Digital Illuminator Watch

An ode to the Casio A220   A birthday gift from The Lady Wife Who said I could have ANY watch I fancied in the whole World. Ooh, exciting! And even though I could have Had a fancy Diesel watch … Continue reading

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Roland’s missing Bassline synth…

Roland is well known for it’s TB-303, TR-808 & TR 909 synths and drum machines, but it also made others in this numeric series: the SH-101, MC-202, and so on. However, it never made a ‘404’ of any sort, which … Continue reading

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Neu! Live – 21st Oct 2010

Grabbed a few seconds of Neu! encore at their gig last Thursday at the Barbican.. Neu! – Negativland (the slow bit) Neu! – Negativland (the fast bit) Let me know if you want a long and rambling description of the gig. … Continue reading

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Musical Museum, Kew

Visited this excellent museum last weekend. http://www.musicalmuseum.co.uk The 1850’s equivalent of an iPod: musical box This is a 185o’s Swiss-made barrel driven music box. Along with the usual ‘comb teeth’ tines, it also has an organ, bells (hammered by little … Continue reading

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Definitives – London’s Best Dance Crew

Well, that was exciting. We* backed up London dance crew, Definites, last night in the finals of London’s Best Dance Crew 2010 – and they only gone and won! London’s Best Dance Crew (*We – being members of Maracatu Estrela … Continue reading

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Faceless Techno Bollocks

[Updated with new Episodes! 8th April. Now a mighty 18 minutes long. Gonna have to do something with that awesome new sound I made right at the end…!] Here’s some old school techno I’ve written for fun: ATM BMB An … Continue reading

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Cassette Gig, May 8th @ The Luminaire

Yo, we have a gig coming up at the rather nice London venue The Luminaire. It’s a fiver in advance or with the flyer above (tell ’em Cassette sent ya). If you definitely don’t want to miss out, send your … Continue reading

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Me at BBC Maida Vale

Me singin’ again. This time with the BBC Singers and St James Baroque ensemble. One of these sort of BBC outreach projects where civilians get to be all impressed with the number of mics the Beeb use to record a … Continue reading

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Steve Reich talk

As I mentioned last week, I went to see Steve Reich’s  ‘Drumming’ at the QEH. After the concert, the man himself – Mr Steve Reich, world’s greatest living composer – was actually there for a post-concert talk. I’m delighted to … Continue reading

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Steve Reich, ‘Drumming’

Review of Steve Reich’s, ‘’Drumming’ Colin Currie Ensemble, Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tuesday 16th February, 2010. Still great after 39 years. This is the second time I’ve seen Steve Reich’s, ”Drumming’; last time was about 15 years ago at the Royal … Continue reading

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