pootling

pootling

A Blog.

Southbank Art on Flickr.

Southbank Art on Flickr.

horndave:

Books in Wes Anderson movies

His films are all full of such lovely objects.

I’ve never really got into previous stuff by Wild Beasts, but I think Present Tense is my favourite album of 2014 so far.

I’ve never really got into previous stuff by Wild Beasts, but I think Present Tense is my favourite album of 2014 so far.

The Game of Thrones theme totally needed a smooth jazz version.

Some classic Michael Jackson for a Saturday morning.

Some classic Michael Jackson for a Saturday morning.

Some pictures from a trip to Cambridge today.

From today’s purchases an album that’s only slightly older than me and sounds considerably better than I do. Some great wedding music for all those getting equal-married today.

From today’s purchases an album that’s only slightly older than me and sounds considerably better than I do. Some great wedding music for all those getting equal-married today.

The Amen Break

A great short video about one of the most widely used samples in the history of music: 6 seconds from the song ‘Amen, Brother’ by the Winstons. Since I play the drums, I’d noticed that lots of different songs in hip-hop, dance music, jungle etc all seemed to use a similar beat. What I’d never realised until very recently is that they were all using the same beat, from the same song. It’s so pervasive now, it’s almost like you can’t even hear it any more.

Anyway, great video. If you’re interested in the history of music, or the future of music in relation to copyright, it’s well worth watching.

Some more blossoms from St James’s Park yesterday.  (at St James’s Park)

Some more blossoms from St James’s Park yesterday. (at St James’s Park)

I bought this a while back but didn’t photo it at the time. Chvrches’s debut is one of my favourite albums from last year. Great poppy dance music.

I bought this a while back but didn’t photo it at the time. Chvrches’s debut is one of my favourite albums from last year. Great poppy dance music.

Been out enjoying some of the spring blossoms in St James’s Park this lunchtime.  (at St James’s Park)

Been out enjoying some of the spring blossoms in St James’s Park this lunchtime. (at St James’s Park)

A shot from Castle Park earlier. #colchester  (at Castle Park)

A shot from Castle Park earlier. #colchester (at Castle Park)

Ran around the lake in Highwoods Park this morning. Lovely place.  (at Highwoods Country Park)

Ran around the lake in Highwoods Park this morning. Lovely place. (at Highwoods Country Park)