Moving Picture

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édition bilingue

Daybreak Panoramas

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This morning was the first for several weeks ( heavy rain, visitors, mechanical problems) I’ve been able to go for an early morning bike ride.

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Journalism Today

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On June 25 he applied to join a private gun range, the $250 Lead Valley Range, in Byers, Colorado. Glenn Rotkovich, the owner, called to invite him for an orientation and got through to a “bizarre” voicemail message. “Looking back, and if I’d seen the movies, maybe I’d say it was like the Joker,” Mr Rotkovich said.

It’s dark at the bottom of the barrel.



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Just Because

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Vivian Maier, Photographer from Michael Bullis on Vimeo.



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Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive The Reflex Re-Vision
Marcus Brigstocke from The Now Show
Piece for 4 Pianos (Tudor Sherman Hymovitz Feldman) Morton Feldman New Directions In Music 2
Lola Franco et l’O.K. Jazz In Memoriam Grand Maitre Franco Vol. 4
Au Travers Du Cerceau Zheni Meria by Samuel Andreyev
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime The Reflex Re-Vision

Direct download: yrtorch.mp3

Weekend Visits

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Family stuff

Nobody Expects The Olympic Delivery Authority

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I don’t get out much these days so I’ve been wondering about an odd image I occasionally see showing London being fucked in the arse.

Perhaps it relates to this:

Wearing purple caps and tops, the experts in trading and advertising working for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) are heading the biggest brand protection operation staged in the UK. Under legislation specially introduced for the London Games, they have the right to enter shops and offices and bring court action with fines of up to £20,000.
Olympics organisers have warned businesses that during London 2012 their advertising should not include a list of banned words, including “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”, “summer”, “sponsors” and “London”.
Publicans have been advised that blackboards advertising live TV coverage must not refer to beer brands or brewers without an Olympics deal, while caterers and restaurateurs have been told not to advertise dishes that could be construed as having an association with the event.
At the 40 Olympics venues, 800 retailers have been banned from serving chips to avoid infringing fast-food rights secured by McDonald’s.

Full report here.

Like Lightning?

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Lightning captured at 7,207 images per second from ZT Research on Vimeo.

A downward lightning negative ground flash captured at 7,207 images per second. A negative stepped leader emerges from the cloud and connects with the ground forming a return stroke.

Downward Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Flash Triggers Upward Positive Leaders from Towers from ZT Research on Vimeo.

A positive cloud-to-ground lightning flash triggers upward positive lightning leaders to form from three television towers in Rapid City, South Dakota. Filmed at 9,000 images per second, the video shows positive leaders descending from the thunderstorm with one connecting to ground. The resulting return stroke creates a fast electric field change which causes three tall television towers to initiate upward positive lightning leaders. Fast, short duration, bidirectional/bipolar recoil leaders form on positive leader branches that become cutoff from their main channel.


Lord Says

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A Few Snaps

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Friday 13th.


Sometimes I Feel Like

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George Lowen Coxhill, the true Lol
19 September 1932, Portsmouth – 10 July 2012, London

The Guardian obituary


Citizens of London: Know Your Place!

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If possible avoid using London Bridge Station during the London 2012 Games as it will be exceptionally busy.

Southeastern Railways Announcement



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Paddle Round The Pier

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Remembering George

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George Kimball

Summer Morning

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Summer Evening

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Homefront Sacrifices WWII Archive
Jubilee Fletcher Henderson/Lena Horne AFRS 1944
Sugar Rationing WWII Archive
Helicoptere Orchestre Celi Bitshu/Celi Bitshu Helicoptere (Bonga 09)
Ah! Ou Va La Jeune Indoue Joan Sutherland The Art of the Prima Donna, Disc 2
Ojos De Brujo – Nueva Vida Al Lindrum Remix UrbanWorld Records

Direct download: osbore.mp3



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You know how it is…. you make a link to a site, or take the feed: then you check it less frequently until it blips out of attention. My son Ben sent me a link just now to a piece from last month by Diamond Geezer that reminded me I’d not read him for a long while. Yes, he’s still in my link list. And always worth reading — particularly now if you want an accurate sense of what the Corporate Olympics is doing to London (and you should: it’ll be your future). You can run down the links, or just click here.


Bored On The First Of July

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Thinking about this and that.

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