Yesterday was our 7th wedding anniversary and to celebrate we went to the Criterion Restaurant for an early dinner before seeing The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre. Opened in 1873, the restaurant is an amazing building. A long shoebox shaped hall that stretches back from Piccadilly Circus. Marble pillars flank huge mirrors that reflect
I took a few photos on my shiny new Canon EOS 7D today. It’s a pretty awesome camera but it’s going to take me a while to learn what all the buttons do. I think I’m also going to need a bigger, faster memory card; it does a good machine gun impression when you hold
The other day I was thinking about music teachers and the idea occurred to me that you could trace your musical history like you could your family history. If you were to follow your teachers’ teachers back through time you would end up with something like a family tree, except it would be a musical
The return of Buzz Lightyear
Buzz Lightyear returned from space on Sept. 11, aboard space shuttle Discovery’s STS-128 mission after 15 months aboard the International Space Station. His time on the orbiting laboratory will be celebrated in a ticker-tape parade together with his space station crewmates and former Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin on Oct. 2, at Walt Disney World
Cool. Just received notification my new t-shirts have shipped from Last Exit to Nowhere. Can you recognise them without clicking through to the site?
BBC London – Be Part of It
Love London? I love this ad.
Stravinsky on conductors
It is said that one morning in London he was with a friend in a taxi when, just as they came to Ludgate Hill, the bells of St. Paul’s began to ring. He leaned forward to listen and tapped on the window for the driver to stop. Then he turned to his friend and said:
Austral Sinfonietta Summer Concert 2009
Those of you who read my other blog will have noticed a total lack of new posts recently. This is only partly because of the four week break in Grands Prix. It is mostly because all my spare time is taken up with getting ready for another Austral Sinfonietta concert in September. We will be
Love how there is now a UK version of Wired? Hate how it doesn’t have Scott Brown or Steven Levy? I do. I mean, Warren Ellis is great and all but I miss my favourite regular writers from US Wired. Well now I’ve finally found a use for Yahoo Pipes, that cool but strangely pointless
Tomorrow the British Grand Prix kicks off at Silverstone but last month we went to the most glamorous Grand Prix of them all; Monaco. We went with Jonathan and Louise who had managed to arrange for us to use a friend’s flat in Monaco-Ville for the week. Also known as La Rocher or ‘The Rock’,