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Nekkid Watchmaker - 29.01.2021

   video

At last! The Nekkid Watchmaker pops up on my YouTube feed. His voice envelops me like a warm fluffy blanket and I relish the craftsmanship of both the watch mechanism and the expert restorer. Bliss.


Grieg's world - 17.01.2021

   video  music  processing

I was messing around with depth and perspective and added some music.
Made with processing. Music from here.


Alexei Sayle - 06.01.2021

   video  humour

Alexei Sayle's got a podcast and also does lockdown bicycle rides! What joy. He was on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast recently. I was very pleased and surprised when another YouTuber (Ogmios) was mentioned who has made some very original and entertaining videos driving around London.

    

Clair de Lune - 04.01.2021

   video  music  processing

A processing visualisation of Debussy's piano piece what I made.


Worzel Gummidge - 27.12.2020

   video  tv

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The best children's books set in the countryside can hint at something deeper and, perhaps, darker at the edges of the narrative. Just around the bend in the path through the woods, or behind the hedgerow on the other side of the field, is something... other, something a little sinister.

An obvious example is Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. Mole and Ratty live a sunny life on the river bank, and in the surrounding fields and lanes, but the Wild Wood is silently and ominously waiting to ensnare the unwary. Alison Utterly paints a perfect picture of four pigs living with Brock the Badger in her series of children's books, but I always worried that if Sam Pig let his guard down Mr Fox was going to eat him. A E Kennedy's marvellous illustrations also added to my childhood unease. Perfectly innocent, there was something very slightly off which enhanced the delicious thrill of reading.

I never read Barbara Euphan Todd's Worzel Gummidge though. I was, of course, f...

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