Posts from 20th October 2006

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Oct 06

Old Pub, New Pub October 1: Camden Rock Cafe

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So last night I had one of my strangest pub-going experiences in a very long time. A friend of mine had been booked into a last minute slot at an acoustical night at Camden Rock Café. “Where?” said I. I was sent a link which informed me that it was formerly The Caernarvon Castle, formerly the Fusilier & Firkin, as you can see on fancyapint, who might not want to bother updating their picture as I’m not sure it’ll stay like it currently is for long…

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Where’s Bucks Fizz?

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A map of London, though quite an old oneAccording to The Time Out London, the Fifty Best Songs about London. For a list that celebrates the obscure and, well, tries to overdo its cool and hip quotient a bit too far, perhaps it is surprising that Ralph McTell’s “Streets Of London” rocks in at Number One. It is indelibly a London song, and a prominent one, but not the version I would choose. Clearly the most London version of “Streets Of London” is the one you just heard being murdered by a busker accidentally singing into his Dylan harmonica and with an individual approach to guitar tuning. They often show you something that will make you change your mind.

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Food Science Day 2: 4 – The Long Egg #1

FT + Proven By Science + Pumpkin Publog6 comments • 3,460 views

tiny gala pieAIM: To replicate the legendary LONG EGG, of GALA PIE fame

APPARATUS: many eggs (as per usual)* — plus also beef gelatin, pan, disposable cylindrical container (i used the bottom half of an EVIAN bottle), kitchen scissors, kitchen knife

INITIAL COMMENTS: The impeccable logic behind this method is that NO ONE HAS EVER CUT A GALA PIE ON THE BIAS — hence the LONG EGG may well be laterally pre-sliced, but we never spot this as the only method of analysis we use is the lateral slice (which by the properties of parallelism cannot reveal earlier slices — either it coincides with an earlier slice, thus hiding it, or it fails to intersect with an earlier slice, thus failing to reveal it)

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Tanya Saves The Planet

FT + I Hate Music3 comments • 1,085 views

Long-term readers will know my strong commitment to green issues: every time I see a copy of REM’s apalling album I ‘orange crush’ it to destruction under a sharp stiletto.

And of course I’d like to save the planet too. In this I now have an ally in Thom Yorke, who is promising to give up touring for green reasons.

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