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My Internet pal, Marnie, does a site called Pop! & Circumstance. Lots of nice music mixes. She asked me to do a guest mix for her, which I was honoured to do.
You can hear it here.
London’s tempo is 122.86 beats per minute.
I brought along some field recording gear to use while I was staying in the lovely pod/room/boat. I went out during the day and recorded sounds that I thought might be useful and evocative. It turned out that most of the sounds—even the church organ in Southwark Cathedral—seemed to converge around a common rhythm. It’s a bit too good to be true—that every large city should have its own rhythm, but here it is. I let the sounds dictate the groove, the tempo, and then I simply played along.
You may be aware that ESPN’s Bill Simmons has started a new web site called Grantland. It’s more of a culture site than a sports site. It promises to be good. Chuck Klosterman, Dave Eggers, and Malcolm Gladwell are also involved. They asked me to do an infographic to accompany an article by Andy Greenwald about HBO and their recycling of actors for various shows. So I did. You can see it bigger, and read the article, over at Grantland.
Listgeeks is a pretty nice idea. It’s a website where you can make lists. Who doesn’t like that? And the best thing, really, is if someone else makes a list you can make your version of that list. Just yesterday, someone had made a list of their favourite R.E.M. songs for example. Of course, they were wrong, so I made my own, and the world’s axis returned to normal.
Anyway, it’s a nice wee site, and worth a play. And, for some bizarre reason, they wrote a little thing about me which massages the knots out of my ego quite nicely. It’s still beta at the moment, and you need an invite code to get listing, but the good people at Listgeeks gave me ten codes to give out to youse peoples. If you want one, either leave a comment or email me at craig AT flipflopflyin DOT com.
A friend of mine called Steve started up a web site a while ago. It’s a very simple, nice idea. It’s called No Movement for Goalposts. He takes photographs of football (soccer) goalposts. And he invites others to do the same and submit them. It’s lovely stuff. I submitted a few photos taken on my recent vacation in Belize, including the couple above. If you like football, you’ll probably like his site. And if you’re like me, you’ll probably end up taking photos of goalposts and submitting them, too. Either that or seeing some posts and wishing your camera wasn’t sat on your desk back home.