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Monday, August 27, 2007

Back from hols

Well, we're back from holiday.. 2 1/2 days of rain and 3 1/2 days of brilliant sunshine which more than made up for the rain. Even got a tan. Bursting to do a TWiL so hopefully I'll get down to business tonight.

Keep an eye on my Flickr pages for the pix.

We went to family (in-laws) reunion yesterday - BBQ's for ~40 people which was a lot of fun. I enjoy that. FLickr is being a 8itch as regards the uploading of the EOS400D pictures. it doesn't like the 4.5Mb files even though I have a Pro Account and the file limit is 10Mb... Grrrr..

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Testing an in-line player

Parky from TWiL - marooned on a desert island!

It's a bit of a shocker this. I've been marooned on a Desert Island with only a book, a piece of music and some gadgets. The Senior Customs Officer of the Desert Island was a jolly decent chap though...

More details can be found about my marooning at Desert Island Geek... There is a play button there so you can here my immigration interview. Have fun.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

TWIL 18 - Big Bens Bong

Greetings one and all and welcome to This Week in London #18 - Big Bens Bong. I spend most of my time in and around the Big Ben area talking about the big bell thats bloomin' lost its bong!

You can play the show by clicking here or by clicking one of the players above or even the header of this post. Better still you can subscribe in your favourite news reader (e.g. Google Reader) right HERE and never miss another show!

Don't forget the UK Podcamp next month - all the details are here. Important news: it's free!

This link is where I cribbed the stats on the Clock Tower and here is where you'll find the cider Pub, Chimes of Pimlico.

To save you the google here is Dissident Vox and here is the episode with Mr. Haw... and Brian Haw's website.

Music is by these bands from IodaPromonet:

Tepid Peppermint Wonderland:  A Retrospective "When Jokers Attack" (mp3)
from "Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective" by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Napster
More On This Album

Roots, Rock, Remixed "Soul Shakedown Party" (mp3) from "Roots, Rock, Remixed"
by Bob Marley & The Wailers

Buy at Amazon.com
Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

But LOOOK!!!!
The last track was from Black Lab from their most recent album "Technologie" called "Transformers Theme".

Sunday, August 05, 2007

TWiL #17 Upriver top rankin

Greetings! You can listen to this show here, by clicking on the Title above or by using one of the players at the top of the page. Better still subscribe via your favourite RSS reader or iTunes!

This show is part 2 of my trip upriver calling at the bridges on the way through. Lots of tourhistry (tourist history - geddit?) and interesting info.

I introduce the Parky's Picks book review - well, I've read a few good books with a London link recently and I was going to review one this time. Well, that one will have to wait as the one I am reading at the moment moved me to put it in the show before I have even finished it! You really must check out Rachel North's Out Of The Tunnel, available at all good bookshops or at Amazon. Watch the video directly below this posting for more information. Moving, sad, happy, disturbing and funny - and all at the same time. I am struggling to put this book down.

Music in this show was:

Balance by Sara Tavares from the Ioda Promonet - link here
and check out the groovy blogger posting thingy they gave me below. You can buy it!

I Do by Rob Costlow from the PMN and also from his own website here

Track after the end theme was Emily Has Compassion Fatigue played at the right speed from Three Blind Mice

Please do email me or leave comments - I reply to everything! And thanks to Steven C for the :::gentle nudge::: on the show notes!

Balance "Balance" (mp3)
from "Balance"
by Sara Tavares
(World Connection BV / Times Square)
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Napster
Buy at Rhapsody

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Rachel North and her father on the Richard and Judy show

I'd like you to watch this before you listen to TWiL#17. I spend time talking about Rachel's book "Out Of The Tunnel"....