Should I kiss the vipers fang / Or herald loud the death of man?

A miscellaneous posting with no science whatsoever.

I've been on hols

First narrowboating on the Cam, the Ouse (and briefly the Lark) on Zinfandel (slight disclaimer: the owners are friends); the pic is of the maze at the foot of the West tower of Ely cathedral; the "ghost" is Miranda. Second, camping at the Dower House campsite with friends (M stayed at home for this); the pic is of a rough pasture on the way to the hard-to-find river.


Blogger comment software is cr*p. If you post a comment, I get an email. *But* it doesn't tell me on what post. So if you post to a recent one, thats fine, I'll find it. If you post to an old obscure one, I won't. So if you want an answer and you're posting on an old post, please include some hint as to the title or subject (obscure comments like "haven't you heard of photosynthesis" aren't much of a hint; OTOH its probably not worth responding to either).

OTOH #2, you may prefer to just copy the post or your comment to sci.env: I read that, and then at least we can skip the tedious complaints of censorship.


I'm a bit puzzled by the traffic stats. I post nothing for a week and end up with quite a few visits (they normally tail off if I don't post (which also somewhat puzzles me, cos how do people know I'm not posting if they don't visit...)) and... a practically doubled advertising income, now above the not-at-all-magic $7 mark. Saturday got me $2.86, wow.


Lastly, the title is of course Bowie, and is in response to Music Meme from TL (which was in turn...). And the answers are:

  1. Not much, just a bootleg of "The Drowned Lovers" copied from my video of Kate Rusby at the Folk Festival a few years ago as a test. Its about the only song of hers I really like.
  2. Changes.
  3. Not sure, it was some time ago. M got me "Open Season" by British Sea Power, which I've come to like, and of course includes the now-classic "Oh Larsen B" (amusingly, my post is now google hit #2 for that string).
  4. A bit tricky, since I don't have an iPod or an iStoat and I tend to leave the same album in for a week or more. Which for the last week has been Hunky Dory, and the previous week Scary Monsters, since I'm having a Bowie revival. So picking my favourites from these:

    • Its no game (part I; Japanese bits for JA...)
    • Teenage wildlife
    • Kingdom come
    • Quicksand
    • Bewlay brothers
    • Life on Mars?
    • Rambling Sailor (which comes in two rather different versions: a and b. B is the version I'm used to. And, err, yes, this isn't Bowie, its Spiers/Boden sort of, but that was on for a month a while back)

  5. I too will pass...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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