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Hearing about the recent flooding of my old haunt of Janesville, WI, I was reminded of these pictures. They are from around this time last year, I'd never seen the sky like this, but learnt that it was infact a "Sundog" and that they were feared in the past as a bad sign... the next day our gardens, street and village were being deluged by flood water. Hmmmm.



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Here's a stark reminder of how things used to be. These three pictures from a photo album I bought a few years back are part of a thrilling day out for the whole family at Chessington Zoo, UK 1956. They are taken from a miniature railway as it ambled through enclosures that brought strange and exotic creatures to our western eyes...




Kangaroo...


Poodles...


Puma...

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Right, it could be nostagia, it could be hitting the festive forties, it could be a result of repressing for twenty-five years that I liked Manhattan Transfer but I've been really digging the Puppini Sisters lately. Pass the martini...

Mood:
festive
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Maybe it's the ever shrinking size of technology and all singing devices that'll wipe your bum if you remember to charge them (only available in Japan), but since the turn of the year I've been letting all my modern tech gather dust and have started pining for dusty solid-state and bulky packaging.

So with Ebay only a modern-tech assisted click away and yard sales turning up vinyl for mere pennies I have started to build a "low-cost" (compared to the original prices at the time) hi-fi, not since teenage kicks and posters of Kate Bush on the wall have I owned a separates system. So, gentlemen and ladies, here we have lot 101... Rogers DB101s speakers in Walnut Burr effect a total flop in the 90s due to their huge £400 (then £250, then liquidated at £100) price tag. Mine came to me via Ebay with a busted tweeter which needed replacing and I couldn't resist adding some space age feet to them to make them less dumpy. Strange, strange looking speakers.



Mood:
creative
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Just finished watching the latest series of Ideal, I've been hooked ever since catching a few episodes of series one... although tonights episode looked like the last one :(

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 Wow, vvv- that's -vvv almost two years ago, livejournal I have forsaken thee!  Look, I'm really sorry.

Anyway, I've looked into the future and the next bunch of postings are going to be something akin to watching Memento on a tape loop that keeps breaking down, so mixed are they in sequence.

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