Thursday, 25 June 2015

S.o.t.D. - Stay The Same – N4M3 & KIJE

Stay The Same – N4M3 & KIJE

It could be argued there is a tried and true formula at work here. Slow, rumbly bass, fast snares, vocal sample, whooshy synth melody line. But good god damn, when the formula produces stuff this appealing, why not.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

S.o.t.D. - Together – Jade Parker

Together – Jade Parker

Chilled, garagey vibe, with the brilliant Synkro on production.

Signage: Rusted Sign

Came across an old sign a while back, that was curved right around a pole and rusted all to hell. Covered by a new sign, one that was flat and connected by a bolt at the top and bottom. Snapped some photos, but it was 11 in the morning, very sunny, and I was in a hurry. Passed it again the other night at 7, overcast, and I was in no hurry. 

I admit to loving what entropy does to things. It often brings out some really appealing qualities that new perfection can’t begin to approach.
And the funny thing is that when I passed it the first time, I never thought to check the other side. Strangely, it’s not nearly as rusted.

Classic truck. Classic house.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

S.o.t.D. - Serpentine Fire – Earth Wind & Fire

Serpentine Fire – Earth Wind & Fire

You can’t listen to this and not have your spirits boosted.

Broken Buckle

Walking home from work, my bag suddenly and without warning ended up on the ground.

I know the hardware (plastic - metal not so much) will be the first thing to break. Given that I’ve been using this bag in frequent rotation for about 3 years now, it seems that’s its breaking point. I carry anywhere between five to 20, 25, 30 pounds in it for hours a day. They were quality buckles (National Molding Rock Locksters), but they reached their limit in that time and under those loads.

Being the very prepared guy I am, I just so happened to have some para-cord and crash shears with me to rig up something to allow me to continue carrying it over my shoulder till I got home.
Not pretty, but good enough to last for a while.

(Addendum. Since the straps were sewn right into the bag, the only easy fix was to just cut off the remains of the buckle and sew a loop of webbing onto the webbing that was there with a new buckle.)

Monday, 8 June 2015

Sunday, 7 June 2015

S.o.t.D. - Temple Run – Prunk

Temple Run – Prunk

Ahhhh deep house. How you make the body move.

Rope Whipping

Whipped some rope with different coloured cord to help identify various lengths. Nothing special, but fun to do. And it looks a lot better than the coloured electrical tape I used to use 10 years ago to mark rope.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

S.o.t.D. - Saturday Love – Cherrelle

Saturday Love – Cherrelle

R&B from 1985. The male vocalist is Alexander O’Neal. Although I don’t know that I had ever heard the track before (may have), I recognized it from part of it being sampled in Junior Jack’s “My Feeling.”

Monday, 1 June 2015