Sunday, March 24, 2019

London - Somerset - London, 23 & 24-03-19

Berlin - Lou Reed
Lady Day
Men of Good Fortune
Caroline Says I
How Do You Think It Feels
Oh Jim
Caroline Says II
The Kids
The Bed
Sad Song

Pink Flag (1995 Remaster) - Wire
Field Day For The Sundays
Three Girl Rhumba
Ex Lion Tamer
Start To Move
It's So Obvious
Pink Flag
Straight Line
106 Beats That
Mr. Suit
Different To Me
Feeling Called Love
1 2 X U
Dot Dash
Options R
Love Ain't Polite
Oh No Not So
It's The Motive
Practice Makes Perfect
Sand In My Joints
I Feel Mysterious Today
Underwater Experiences
Mary Is A Dyke
Too True
Just Don't Care
New York City
After Midnight
Pink Flag (alt)

Sea Monsters - The Wedding Present
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Corduroy [Single Version]
She's My Best Friend
Dan Dare

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Prove My Love
To the Kill
Gone Daddy Gone
Good Feeling
Gimme the Car

Wavelength - Van Morrison
Kingdom Hall
Checkin' It Out
Venice U.S.A.
Santa Fe / Beautiful Obsession
Hungry For Your Love
Take It Where You Find It

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
Don't Look Back in Anger
Hey Now!
The Swamp Song
Some Might Say
Cast No Shadow
She's Electric
Morning Glory
The Swamp Song (alt)
Champagne Supernova

You Gotta Sin to Get Saved - Maria McKee
I'm Gonna Soothe You
My Lonely Sad Eyes
My Girlhood Among the Outlaws
Only Once
I Forgive You
I Can't Make It Alone
Precious Time
The Way Young Lovers Do
Why Wasn't I More Grateful (When Life Was Sweet)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Book of Kells Available Online

Open Culture reports: [edited]

“One of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures” comments, “it is set apart from other manuscripts of the same period by the quality of its artwork and the sheer number of illustrations that run throughout the 680 pages of the book.” The work attracts almost a million visitors to Dublin every year.

The ancient masterpiece is a stunning example of Hiberno-Saxon style, thought to have been composed on the Scottish island of Iona in 806, then transferred to the monastery of Kells in County Meath after a Viking raid. Consisting mainly of copies of the four gospels, as well as indexes called 'canon tables', the manuscript is believed to have been made primarily for display, not reading aloud, which is why the images are elaborate and detailed while the text is carelessly copied with entire words missing or long passages being repeated.

The pages, originally captured in 1990, have recently been rescanned using state of the art imaging technology. These new digital images offer the most accurate high resolution images to date.

To view, click here.

Friday, March 08, 2019

James Potter

Reddit reports: [edited]

For people interested in a sequel to the Harry Potter series, the James Potter fan fiction series by G. Norman Lippert might be worth a look.

The series itself features a plot line related to but not dependent on Harry's adventures at Hogwarts. The protagonist is Harry's son, James Potter, starting his first year at Hogwarts. The characters are a mix of those you'll know, their descendants, and new introductions.

The conflicts are more multidimensional, morally ambiguous and complex, without straying from the originals' adventurous tone. The books also delve more fully into the theory and origin of magic, the international wizarding community, the history of magic, and the founding of Hogwarts.

The writing style is evocative of JK Rowling without attempting to copy it, with a good mix of humour, classes, and childhood antics to complement the main conflicts. JK Rowling gave the author permission to distribute the books for free, but did not endorse the series as Harry Potter 'canon'.

The series spans five full length books, all available free of charge. To find out more, visit the official website.