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Monday, 29 November 2004

Startle-free

Six o'clock in the morning doesn't feel like seven o'clock, like it used to, less than a month ago. Those were the days, eh?

I've really not much to report, though - the weekend was a pleasant family-type one, with a run around the park on Saturday morning, while the weather was still moderately clement, and an afternoon playing indoors. I'm trying to eschew computers at the weekends so that I don't become distracted from the children, and I've had moderate success.

Christopher and I spent Sunday afternoon in the studio; we started off playing some favourite songs (Reliant K's "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" and "Bananaphone" by Raffi), and then I showed him the very enjoyable classic arcade animation based on Van Halen's "Jump" (another song he enjoys, as much for the Kid Carpet interpretation). He was very taken by "Dig Dug" so I took the opportunity to bring out the old M.A.M.E. CD, and found a copy of the game somewhere on the internet to show him. I've really missed playing those simple, yet addictive games - they've come a long way since, especially considering my PC, which was cutting edge 18 months ago, isn't powerful enough to play the latest Deus Ex game...

Another 'theme show' happened, once again with Christopher at the controls, but this time with jingles from OAS Playout, as well as vinyl records, chosen and played by Christopher. I'm sure he'll treasure the CDs we made in years to come.

Links of the day:

  • www.bbc.co.uk/hardspell : The BBC's latest gameshow - getting people to spell words. This is the online game, and my record is 44. (Thanks, Elin)
  • www.dwwa.net : The most impressive Doctor Who sound archive I've ever seen... it doesn't get much more nostalgic (if you like that sort of thing).

P.S... is it just me or does the middle 8 of "Do They Know It's Christmas" sound a bit like the middle 8 of the Doctor Who theme? Probably just me, then...

Posted by james at November 29, 2004 10:28 PM


 
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