Google Moogle

May 23, 2012

Loving Google’s Moog synth on their Google Doodle spot today, in honour of Robert Moog.

Here’s a quick challenge for you. Play this riff and let me know which classic 80’s song it’s from:

C C [ [ + + [ [
2 2 9 9 [
Q Q I I P

See it here: http://www.google.com/doodles/robert-moogs-78th-birthday
Official Google blog post: A tribute to Bob Moog, sonic doodler


A nice Spotify app – Boil the frog

May 6, 2012

This is easily my favourite of the many Spotify apps out there: Boil the frog

Boil the Frog  is a Spotify App that will create playlists that gradually take you from one music style to another by analysing adjacent styles and creating an arbitrary path from one to the other.

Sadly not available to the public yet, but the creator of it, Paul, kindly did me one that went from Dubstep to Beethoven. Check it out: Dub-hoven


Gigging with Sylver Tongue

May 1, 2012

Here I am playing keyboards for Charlotte Hatherley’s awesome new outfit Sylver Tongue on Sat 28th April, at The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington.

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More pics on Midnighta GoGo Facebook page.

Look out for the album later this year – it’s gonna be electrophonic!!

Sylver Tongue on Facebook & website.


Fiona Banner at Tate Britain

September 5, 2010

Wasn’t expecting big aircraft at Tate Britain when we popped in today, but they seemed to have some.

HARRIER

Although the caption was going on about it being a Harrier aircraft and looking like a dead bird, we thought it looked much more like a dead shark being lifted out of the sea. And painting a sort of feather effect on the wings and fuselage we thought was over egging the pudding a bit.

But that apart from that, you can’t deny the impact of a decommissioned warplane hanging vertically in an art gallery!

JAGUAR

Meg patiently stood by the archway so I could take my ‘arty’ shot. It was well worth the effort, yeah?

Anyway, it was a good exhibition and the TB has more good stuff in than I thought, including modern art….the Tate Modern hasn’t nicked it all, after all!


avɑ̃ɡaʁd

May 20, 2010


First Boris…

May 11, 2010

…and now this.

Well done idiots!


Steampunk (without the punk)

May 9, 2010

Visited Kew Bridge Pumping Station today. Very nice indeed if you like a bit of steam whooshing around, powering huge but finely engineered lumps of iron and brass. Here are a few snaps to give a flavour of the place.

Not an invented Steampunk set of dials, but a real set on a triple stage 1910 steam engine:

Big bad machinary (painted a nice green)

It’s important to have Corinthian columns in your massive steam machinary.

Giant wrenches for when the telly goes on the blink.

BUT WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE BYPASS VALVE FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE?

Are you sure?

This was a lovely machine. Enormous, but virtually silent except for pleasing whirrings and hummings.

Machinery.

Very Large Beam (Two of these, driven by 90 inch diameter cyclinders pumped drinking water round London in the 19th Century and early 20th)

A fascinating visit & highly recommended. Check the dates to make sure the biggest engines are running when you go for full impact.

http://www.kbsm.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kew_Bridge_Steam_Museum