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Haven’t you got better things to do?

In My Time

From the Guardian:

In Our Time
Technically more weird than awful, Melvyn Bragg wraps his intellectual jowls around ginormous and baffling subjects as dementedly diverse as “The Graviton - the quest for the theoretical gravity particle”, “Greyfriars and Blackfriars - philosophy, evangelism and fund-raising in the 13th-century Church” or “Pastoral literature - the romantic idealisation of the countryside”. It’s like being locked in a university library with several tutors. On crack.

—Gareth McLean, The Battle of the Bores

That is basically my favourite programme of all time you realise.

Being with me is like having a small battery-powered Melvyn Bragg in your coat pocket that keeps talking about intresting books, or the phillersophy of Plato, or how black holes work, or like on one date where I explained to the girl basically the entire theoretical framework of Hume’s empiricism, except I was drunken so it did not make much sense. I do not know what part of my brain thinks people would like to hear that especially girls.

(Originally posted 2006-09-16)

Dating profile

This is my profile on a dating site:

I am a normal man who likes books ekcetera (not Books Etc the shop, which ironically I do not like as it is killing local independent bookshops).

My favourite hobbies are cycling and photography, and ideally I like to combine them. The way I do this is to have a giant camera with wheels on, that I ride around. That is not true in fact, but you must admit it is a compelling image.

The more I think about it, it is no wonder I’m not getting much intrest.

(Originally posted 2006-08-24)

bitfield - Live in Cornwall

Well I had an interesting visit to Cornwall, characterised by failures of phone line, internet access, electricity, car battery, and my back, but I did manage to make some ambient techno music, which I attach for your listening enjoyment.

Planetary Unfoldings

A musical extravaganza by bitfield and DJ The Major, featuring Harold Budd, John Adams, Jon Hopkins, Michael Stearns, Brian Eno, Eric Whitacre, M83, Vangelis, Marconi Union, John Murphy, Sigur Rós, and Jonny Greenwood.

Dream Time

DJ The Major and bitfield have been hard at work in the studio (or DJ The Major’s living room).

Gravity Waves

Another live recording for your enjoyment. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this music. Always read the label.

Slow World

More music from bitfield, Cornwall’s second most famous ambient techno artist.