Monthly Archives: April 2014

VPI Tonearm Comparison: File Identities Revealed! | Analog Planet

Technlogy and things printed by computor!  The link it to an “experiment” between two versions of the same record pick-up arm – one made by traditional engineering methods and the other was 3-d printed – is this the future?  I … Continue reading

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Biking Again

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Musings on Record Store Day 2014

Update: 29 April – Neil Young’s “A Letter  Home” is on general release from Third Man Records – and there is a super doopa box set version for order as well – I just feel sorry for those who were … Continue reading

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Lewes return please!

    Yeterday’s downpour had left the paths slightly slippery, and in some places near the start at Pycombe, horse riders had been out early and had churned up the path to make it un-ride-able. But nevertheless and great ride – not techinical … Continue reading

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Out towards Wilmington – a ride for my Dad

I could so easily have stayed in bed this morning. Having first woken at 05:00 to make sure my eldest daughter got off to Gatwick with her boyfriend  on time,  I had then fallen back into a deep sleep and … Continue reading

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Is this really what happens when you try to enjoy the moment?

I was trying to be mindful, forget about work and enjoy the moment strolling through Green Park – and SPLAT!!!!! Is it really lucky to have a bird poo on you? I just had to laugh, it was such a … Continue reading

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Back with the half-mile high club – Ok it’s just getting bike fit again

After missing quite a few weeks I took Friday off to get my legs spinning again – just a 25 mile jaunt along the seafront – Brighton Pier to George V Avenue, Worthing and back again on my nobbly shod MTB … Continue reading

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A change of scenery – sans MTB – family gathering to walk a mountain

A few words to explain a lack of words over the last few weeks – if that makes sense. This is Snowdon – where we had a mass family gathering to remind ourselves we aren’t as young as we were … Continue reading

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The vinyl revival? Another record shop bites the dust – goodbye Borderline

My premonition was right – trecking through Brighton last Satuday Borderline had been replaced by a tea shop. Arrgggghh. A sad day – damn – they didn’t stay open long enough for RSD so I could be the only one queueing. … Continue reading

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Another one off my unwritten bucket list – Janáček’s Sinfionetta – live

After seeing the excellent Royal Concertgebouw some weeks ago performing Beethoven’s 9th I thought I would be a bit more organised and seek out some more of my favourite Classical pieces performed “live”. First on the list was Janáček’s Sinfionetta.   Lo … Continue reading

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