The dear old Speccy is 30 today. Who could believe that! Amazing isn’t it? I think I should celebrate with some ZX Goodness today. I’ll see what I can come up with and post something more later perhaps.
I heard about this a few weeks ago and was attracted to it because of the stuff connected to Factory Records, but actually there was loads more there. In fact there’s almost too much in this exhibition, and not enough, it that makes any sense at all.
It almost leaves you wanting lots more in every category. I loved the mini, but then wanted to see a load more vintage and classic cars, and the Jag was great I have to admit. The games stuff and the ZX Spectrum just fueled my craving for a Speccy and a ZX81.
I can see myself visiting this exhibition again in a few weeks as there’s too much to take in with one visit. But it’s well worth a look as is the V&A as a whole.
I think that this is one of the most interesting and mesmerizing albums I’ve listened to in ages. Inspiring and difficult at the same time. It’s great to listen to while working, but also strangely distracting at times.
I’m tentative about recommending it as I know it won’t appeal to many people, but it will appeal to some, who’ll love it.
Having seen the Oramics exhibition again I thought I’d spend some time with the Oramics app again as I haven’t used it in ages. I think that the first time I used it I didn’t really get the hang of it, but playing with it this morning I really enjoyed it. I think I might record some pieces from it too.
I realised today that I haven’t seen a single kid asking for a ‘penny for the guy’ this year. It seems to have become a lost tradition. Years ago I remember loads of kids by bus stops and stations all asking for a penny for the guy. Of course inflation had an impact and I’m sure I once heard a ‘pound for the guy’!
But now it seems to be no more. That’s a shame.
I’m glad to see that the ZX81 museum is a really well curated little site. I found quite a lot of stuff on there that I’ve had in the past.
These days I only have a ZX81 emulator on my Android phone. I must do some more bits and pieces with that soon.
I often like to watch V for Vendetta around Guy Fawkes. I know that some people really don’t like this film, but I really enjoy it.
Anyway. Whatever you do for Guy Fawkes and whatever the reason you remember it I hope you have a good and safe time this weekend.