Thirty four

Dec 1, 2019

No, I’ve not scanned this magazine (but I had to do something to attract your attention). Instead I’ve unearthed my 34th music mix which should have appeared a couple of xmases ago. It was recently rediscovered on a USB stick found down the side of the sofa.

Look up

Nov 1, 2019

Ten years ago I puzzled about what was going on above our heads. The biggest puzzle was why everyone else seemed oblivious to all this obviously not normal weird stuff happening in broad daylight. If I mentioned it people looked at me as if I was the one with the problem. I don’t recall such sights forty, thirty, even twenty years ago. But throughout the C21st it continues day in day out. We must be breathing this in as well as all the poisonous diesel fumes from cars (that until a few years ago were actually encouraged by pig-ignorant politicians) not to mention those minute deadly particles shed from car tyres and brakes that no-one gave a thought about until quite recently. We’re all doomed.

Shrugs

Aug 1, 2019

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The Heimatdamisch

Aug 1, 2019

Find out more about the band here.

Thirty Nine

Jun 1, 2019


Here is my Great Great Grandfather. If he was alive today I wonder if he’d have enjoyed my thirty ninth mix?? 

PS: History lesson. Collodion Wet Plate Negatives were used from 1851 until the 1880s. They were invented by Frederick Archer, who used a solution of collodion coated glass with light-sensitive silver salts. Because it was glass and not paper, wet glass plates created a sharper, more stable and detailed negative and a photographer could produce several prints from one negative. A Collodion Wet Plate Negative can usually be identified by its unevenly coated emulsion, its thick glass, rough edges, and sometimes even a photographer’s thumb print was visible.

Dry Plate Negatives were invented by Richard Maddox in 1873. They were the first economically successful durable photographic medium. Unlike the wet plate variety dry plates were more easily transported, usable when dry, and needed less exposure to light than the wet plates. Dry plate glass negatives were in common use between the 1880s and the late 1920s.