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Suggestions / Philosophy Science and Other Weighty Tomes etc
« on: November 24, 2010, 06:11:18 pm »
Pardon my ignorance if such a section exists [can't find it]

many of us certainly read serious stuff og a non fiction and non arts kind, might we have a seection to post about if there is sufficient support for the idea?

The Coffee Bar / r3 message boards closure announced
« on: November 23, 2010, 11:39:44 am »
on Tuesday 30th November ....

Proms / Prom 7
« on: July 23, 2010, 10:43:24 am »
...Ms Pires made the Nocturnes a revelation for me, five stars not in it .... i'd use more words but am shy of the opinions around here ...

Jazz / Jon3
« on: July 20, 2010, 01:02:42 am »
..excellent Jon3 tonight; Kit Downs Trio [well worth hearing] and part of an extensive interview by Ethan Iverson with Gunther Schuller talking about Third Stream .... iPlayer for the next week

Jazz / Sophia Domancich
« on: July 11, 2010, 12:09:56 pm » what was an unusually good programme, Jazz on 3 featured this lady playing with William Parker and Hamid drake .... lest you missed this [late late late scheduling] it is still available for 24hrs  on iPlayer and very well worth catching

as is the interview with Bill Dixon

Donkey Machine are interesting but you can always drag the little thingy along when Eve Risser sings

Broadcast and Recorded Music / Stretch
« on: June 20, 2010, 09:51:13 am »

courtesy of my daughter:

about the work

and to hear it:

Beethoven's Ninth stretched to 24 hours without pitch distortion; one description is trapped in honey but a bewitching sound ....

Jazz / r3 this pm et seq
« on: June 05, 2010, 03:28:16 pm »
..Toumani Diabate at the Barbican followed by Early Ellington on Jazz Library with Harvey Cohen, author of Duke Ellington's America ... if you don't have it on while the hammock swings there is always Listen Again eh ....

The Coffee Bar / World Cup Natter
« on: June 05, 2010, 09:51:33 am »
..ahem, i am a footie nut & fruit case .... now i know one or two of you may just manage to conceal your passions for the beautiful game and one or two clearly feel affection for Fulham! [..and the rest don't care too much] ... but the fever has begun, and the odd few of us who are locked in to our passions may wish to post the odd reaction from time to time

...  true to form, engerland have started with a disaster - Ferdinand's Knee

more will undoubtedly follow ...disasters that is; supporting engerland is essentially life shortening, it is the the hope that kills - rather like my nicotine addiction ...

News and Current Affairs / Reductionism???? This Time This Thread
« on: May 15, 2010, 02:34:59 pm »
Selva and others may be interested in the following:

and a stink is caused amongst the biologists:

the book [which i start to read this weekend]:

what appeals to me in this row is that the emphasis on the organism - which is what survives and reproduces and the fianl nail in selfish gene and Pinkerish determinism ...

i will also revisit this excellent treatise:

and for those who may not know their work, two authors who seem to me to be advancing very interesting non-determinative theories:

and more generally than mind:

the Fodor book is about the logic and scientific adequacy of natural selection, but it references many salient issues pertinenet to the kind of self-organising models of Freeman and Kauffman; the Buller work is a classic demolition of the dogma of evopsych [and most welcome]

..i would be most interested to know of other references/ideas/critiques/theories in this general area ....

The Coffee Bar / Cup Final
« on: May 15, 2010, 01:59:04 pm »

allegiance is to Chelsea; admiration is for Portsmouth and allegiance just carries the day for me...

1903 Bury put six past Derby, no team bettered that result yet ..... but Chelsea could on last week's form ....but Pompey do not deserve it ...

News and Current Affairs / Election Night Vigil
« on: May 05, 2010, 10:45:15 am » is an exciting race, a defining moment, the outcome is by no means apparent ...

..the polls may be missing out this time:

Voting Gordon may well be a socially embarrassing intention that is not admitted [remember when this was true for the Ts]

Surge of late registration by younger citizens and associated Gerry Manders

Large numbers of people still undecided, or not firmly committed

Possible that there will be a very high turnout

The differences between the main parties are within or close to the margin of error

Even if the polls are near enough, the outcome in terms of seats is still guesswork

Exit polling will not help much this time, the share of vote is not at all a good guide to the number of seats

Labour are steaming down the home straight - the story not being addressed in the media is their MOMENTUM unmissable night eh?

The IT Helpdesk. / New Laptop Set Up - The Cheap Way - Help Please!
« on: May 04, 2010, 10:51:33 am »
i am setting up a new laptop for my partner and she has pretty much spent her loot on a Lenovo G550 [on offer at dabs with a good spec] - Windows 7 machine.

i know boredees have commented on many free options avialble, includin the Open Office from Sun; but would be glad for any further hints on email, media etc from you ....

thank you

The Plastic Arts / Old CDs required for installation
« on: April 28, 2010, 03:06:22 pm »
Bruce Monro is an artist in Kilmington, Wiltshire. He needs 1 million (unwanted)CDs to create a landscape eco art work in June on his land but for public viewing.

Unwanted CDs can be posted to:
Bruce Munro Ltd
Long Knoll Barns
Cokers Lane,Kilmington,
BA12 7HU, UK

Bruce Munro invites you to send them to his studio, to be used for his next project. He needs 1 million CDs to make his new installation, 'CD Sea'

A glittering 'inland sea' illuminated by natural light reflected by the CDs, it will be the first of a number of self-funded 'eco' installations using recycled materials, at Long Knoll Field in Wiltshire.

The field at Long Knoll is intersected by a public footpath and so 'CD Sea will be on public view as soon as it is installed. We hope that will be in June 2010.

A large installing party is planned, and photographs will be taken on the ground and also from a hot air balloon.

Jazz / Free Improv is upon us ...
« on: April 28, 2010, 02:57:32 pm »
two articles in broadsheets within days on free improv .... must be something in the air ...

and Django Bates Beloved Bird Trio at the Vortex is curreently available on Jon3 on the iplayer - well worth catching; as Ethan Iverson astutely notes Bird Tunes with free improv .... no matter what you call it a quite enthralling set ...

Jazz / Moving On
« on: April 01, 2010, 11:08:39 am »

way back in the fifties when teenage jazbos learnt chords etc he was a hero:

looking back respect and gratitude are due, especially for:

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