360 degree video

I have just discovered 360 degree video and it has become my current fascination. You’ll need a 360 video compatible browser e.g. Chrome or Firefox. Here’s a great example:

Isn’t technology amazing?


Parallel lines — Calmgrove

How many narratives are there, and how are they put together? Why are we often satisfied with some stories which, when described, sound trite or clichéd while other more complex tales, more diffuse or with an unexpected ending, fail to please or even prove unwelcome? Are we doomed to merely know what we like and […]

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Lights Out

All quiet here on WordPress as I’m currently engaged in writing an (unsolicited) solo guitar arrangement of the utterly beautiful “Lights Out” by Frost* from the “Falling Satellites” album – written by Jem Godfrey. I’m using Logic to sequence it, Powertab to create the tablature / staff and pen and paper to record some chord and partial chord shapes I’ve employed. As noted elsewhere, my arrangement is in A major using standard guitar tuning (EADGBE) with a cop on the second fret and at 96 bpm. Having to learn to sing it too!

Cover of the Frost* album "Falling Satellites".
Cover of the Frost* album “Falling Satellites”.

“This dismal place” — Calmgrove

‘Hey, you — you there, you boy!’ The driver’s voice startled Owen by its loud, harsh, resonant tones. ‘Y-yes, sir,’ he stammered. ‘Can I help you?’ ‘Is this dismal place the town of Pennygaff?’ ‘Thank God for that, at least. I’ve been traversing these hideous black hills for the best part of three hours — […]

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The Farthest Shore: Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin — Jack Heckel

Life rises out of death, death rises out of life; in being opposite they yearn to each other, they give birth to each other and are forever reborn. And with them all is reborn, the flower of the apple tree, the light of the stars. In life is death. In death is rebirth. What […]

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occasional UKLG quotes 001

Since I am reading UKLG’s “The Dispossessed” (more leisurely than normal) and am often struck by the power of her words, I thought I’d begin an occasional quote post sequence.

“But why hate? Hate’s not functional; why are we taught it?”

Ursula K Le Guin, “The Dispossessed”, Gollancz SF Masterworks edition, page 39.


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