I miss Mitsoura

They only released two albums and the last was a long time ago. Dura Dura Dura (their last album) was excellent as was their first album but it’s been years since they did anything. It’s a shame. I wish they’d done more. I’ve checked their site occasionally and there’s never anything new. I suppose it’s a good thing that the site is even still there. It’s something.

I’m glad I got to see them at least a couple of times. I would have liked to see them more, but they didn’t do much in the UK sadly. So I guess I just have to resign myself to the fact that there isn’t a huge chance of getting any new music from Mitsoura. Never mind.

So Belkin are making a lego case for the iPhone 6

I’ve been checking to see if there was one available every now and then, but I got bored of wondering so I just asked Belkin, and they told me that they are making one! Which is excellent as I’d always liked the one I had for my iPhone 5. I just hope it doesn’t take too much longer.

Fourth Doctor: The Darkness of Glass

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I listened to this story today and enjoyed it immensely. It was like a hybrid between Talons of Weng Chiang and The Horror of Fang Rock. It great fourth Doctor story. Just a classic. Wonderful.

The writing is great, the characters are excellent and it’s a good old fashioned adventure. I can’t say anything bad about it at all.

Hildur Guðnadóttir at Cafe Oto

This was a lovely performance by Hildur Guðnadóttir at Cafe Oto last night. Quite inspiring and beautiful. It makes me want to listen to her music again and remember just how delicate and wonderful it is.

It has also given me a bunch of ideas that I want to try out as well, which was a nice added benefit.

Pretty impressed with Pebble

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I have to say I’m impressed with Pebble’s latest announcement. It looks pretty good and I think it’s going to give the Apple Watch a good run for its money. Of course the announcement steals the Apple Watch Thunder, and judging by their astonishing Kickstarter performance in one day, people are loving what Pebble have come up with.

Survivors, the original story

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So I finished listening to this audio book. An unabridged version of Terry Nation’s original novel and read by Carolyn Seymour who played Abby Grant in the original 1970s series. It was good. Good in so many ways. Sometimes it really is worth it to hear the original story. Where all the spin offs started and the root of all the versions. That’s certainly the case here. It was well worth it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed the other versions, both TV series, what Big Finish have done with the full cast audio story, but this has been the best so far. It was coherent and in some ways helped to make sense of the other versions too.

I won’t spoil it in case you are interested enough to read it or listen to it yourself, but it is quite different from both TV versions. I won’t say more than that. I’ll leave it there. At some point I’m going to write a post about all of the versions, perhaps in a few weeks time.

I haven’t read a book about Feynman in ages now

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Mr Feynman is a big hero of mine. He was such a larger than life character, so full of energy and fun and with an incredible intellect as well. I really enjoyed “Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman”, and “What do you care what other people think”. So when I was given this graphic novel about him I was over the moon.

It’s was great to have something new to read about him. I’m looking forward to enjoying it.