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Autumn Equinox

  • Posted by tim
  • 22 September 2008

Today is the Autumn Equinox, when the sun moves into Libra, the sign of balance and a time of equal daylight and nightime. A time where the corn dollies and wicker men are traditionally burned after the last harvest has taken place. Feast and be merry.

Nice weekend

  • Posted by ruben
  • 22 September 2008


we had some really nice weather over the weekend, and a couple of great sunsets.

above is the view from the top of mwnt hill at about 8pm on friday.

In praise of Shadows

  • Posted by tim
  • 22 September 2008

Scania recommended the shadows book by 'Jun'ichiro Tanizaki' to me a while back and it pretty much got read in a day, since then i've re-read it a few times. i really like the book.

In Praise of Shadows is the title of a short book on aesthetics by the Japanese author Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. First published in 1933, the essay consists of sixteen sections that discuss traditional Japanese aesthetics. Comparisons to light and darkness are used to contrast Western and Asian cultures; while the West, in its striving for progress, is presented as continuously searching for light and clarity, the subtle and subdued forms of oriental art and literature are seen by Tanizaki as an appreciation of shadow.

With that in mind i just found this japanese website that sells all the kitchenware. and thankfully google help you translate it. Here.

Scientists relaunch a 1930 invention that uses no electricity and would reduce greenhouse gases.

Alok Jha, green technology correspondent
The Observer, Sunday September 21 2008

An early invention by Albert Einstein has been rebuilt by scientists at Oxford University who are trying to develop an environmentally friendly refrigerator that runs without electricity.

Modern fridges are notoriously damaging to the environment. They work by compressing and expanding man-made greenhouse gases called freons - far more damaging that carbon dioxide - and are being manufactured in increasing numbers. Sales of fridges around the world are rising as demand increases in developing countries.

Now Malcolm McCulloch, an electrical engineer at Oxford who works on green technologies, is leading a three-year project to develop more robust appliances that can be used in places without electricity.

The rest of the article is here.

Yes you read it right, but in Utah, poor buggers over there. please read about this madness as if it's happened stateside it will be here soon god help us, just like multi million pound lawsuits for tripping up a kerb.

Here's the song Midget Submarines by The Swell Maps

Bon Iver on the Blackcab sessions

  • Posted by tim
  • 20 September 2008

Check the site out when you're there's loads on it and you can subscribe easy.

Bon Iver.

P J Harvey

  • Posted by tim
  • 20 September 2008

BBC 4 just had her on the live sessions, hard to resist the temptation to be shaken and stirred. Here. Big Black Monsoon take me with you.

We all know that girls like skaters and boys like skating, combine the two and we have this great little edit of Ben Reamers.
You have to click as i cant embed it, it's on Consolidated's site here.

Zan Lyons kicks up a nice little storm here.

Remember Kenickie? The band Lauren Laverne used to be in before she went on to present the culture show.

Mike Aitken

  • Posted by tim
  • 18 September 2008

Just won the Utah Dew Tour. Not a tailwhip or backflip in sight. Style wins against repetition. Watch this and dream of being half this good.

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