Radiance

Mixed live at Major Studios, East Finchley.

  1. [03:10] Ashra — Nightdust
  2. [06:15] Anomalous Disturbances — The Spirit Molecule
  3. [11:20] Jonn Serrie — The Last Secret
  4. [14:00] The KLFDream Time In Lake Jackson
  5. [15:55] Mathias Grassow — First Conference
  6. [17:45] David Parsons — Bathing Light
  7. [21:40] Jean-Michel Jarre — Oxygène Part 1
  8. [24:55] Chris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris — Prizm
  9. [29:45] Alio Die & Mathias Grassow — Augoeides
  10. [32:20] Mathias Grassow & Jim Cole — Fell Radiance
  11. [40:03] Brian Eno & Harold Budd — The Silver Ball

(click ‘Read more’ to listen more)

Radiance.mp3

See also DJ The Major’s edit.

Pocketses

My submission to everyday-carry.com, where people send in photos of their obsessive personal equipment. I am no less obsessive so here is the stuff that’s in my pocketses.

  1. Key-Bak Super 48 Heavy Duty retractable Kevlar key reel
  2. Leatherman Micra
  3. Fenix LD01 stainless steel limited edition
  4. Spyderco Grasshopper (UK carry legal)
  5. True Utility Firestash waterproof petrol lighter
  6. Boker Plus XS non-locking folder (UK carry legal)
  7. Fisher Space Pen
  8. Keys-Cut.com #121 pull-apart keyrings

When at work, I usually wear my Leatherman Wave in a Nite-Ize tool holster. When I’m off-duty, the Wave isn’t carry legal, hence the inclusion of the Spyderco and the Boker Plus XS. The latter is a slipjoint folder which can be opened one-handed, but doesn’t close easily, and has a large finger choil for security. It feels very solid. I prefer drop-point blades, but I’ve no complaints about this one.

The Micra is my favourite of the small Leatherman tools. Though the knife blade isn’t much good, the scissors are excellent. The only thing I really miss from this is a bottle opener, which the Style CS does have, but I prefer the Micra in every other respect.

The little pull-apart keyrings are nickel-plated brass and have a spring-loaded ball which locks the keyring closed until you press the release button. This keeps things really secure on your keyring, yet it’s very easy to detach them - easier than a carabiner or spring clip. My house keys and car keys (not shown) are on one of these. They’re great for things you don’t always carry, and which rotate on and off your keyring.

The Key-Bak key reel is massively solid, clips securely to your belt with a steel clip, and has a 900mm Kevlar cord with a spring retractor and a 14oz pull, so it can support heavy gear without unwinding. Made for the law enforcement and security market.

The Fenix LD01 needs no introduction and gives amazing light output from a single AAA battery.

Fever Dream

More music by early-to-mid-90s bitfield. I was quite pleased with this until I realized I’d basically written “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Rozalla. Still, I wasn’t the only one.

I have a vague memory that I was sick at the time, hence the title.

Fever Dream.mp3

Local area

On a cheerful evening walk near my house.

The Pleiades

This was taken with my DSLR mounted on the telescope tube, and using the telescope’s motor drive to track the sky for a five minute exposure (click to embigulate). We have looked at the Pleiades before, but I’m quite pleased with this picture because it brings out some colours, and a tree in my garden managed to sneak into the frame. You can see that the tree blurs slightly as though it’s moving; actually, the tree stayed still, while the camera and the sky moved.