2019-10-24

Ere, Ere. What’s All This Then?

I don’t know yet if I’ve succeeded in reducing electrical interference but it certainly looks the part.

The innards of an electric guitar exposed with all cavities lined with copper tape to hopefully reduce the amount of noise picked up by the Telecaster style guitar’s single coil pickups.

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2019-10-24

That’s Not Helping

A ladybird sat on the pulled back strings of a guitar I’m working on and generally getting in the way.

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2019-10-23

Be My Girl

Possibly the only successful attempt at finding a sympathetic setting for the Korg Hatsune Miku guitar pedal.

As played by Joe Gore

For We Must Have Music
2019-10-23

Beware

I’ve just been talking to someone whose son suffered a punctured lung whilst swimming. So that’s another form of exercise I can justify avoiding.

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2019-10-18

Stooky Bill

I’m not sure this web cam I found in a drawer meets current specs.

Audio And Or Visual
2019-10-13

As True Today

A 1949 newspaper cutting from the Chicago Tribune encouraging readers to report all dealings with medical quacks.

Chicago Tribune
8th August 1949

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2019-10-09

Couldn’t Direct Their Way Out Of A Paper Bag

And in today’s health and safety quiz can anyone spot the problem in this photograph and the easy steps to alleviate the issue?

Speakers at a talk hosted by the Institute Of Director sat blocking a fire exit to the far side of a more centrally placed banner

As I’m sure you spotted the people giving the talk are sat blocking the fire exit which could have been avoided by moving them nearer to the screen and the banner currently in that position to the right. It would also have made for better presentation, particularly when answering questions, as they would have been nearer all those attending.

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2019-10-09

Great Minds

I’ve been sorting through the big file of ideas for lyrics I’ve jotted down through the years which contains an inordinate number of bad puns. So something in common with Shakespeare at least.

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2019-10-07

More Time Well Spent

Of course when I mentioned finishing my pedalboard the other day that was Board A. Board B pretty much there as well now.

(Spoilt a bit by standing too near the dictaphone and picking up plectrum sounds acoustically).

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2019-10-07

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Doris

Occasionally someone will helpfully spell out their email address over the phone using a phonetic alphabet which almost always results in me writing it down wrong by the time I’ve translated it into letters.

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