Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…,

    Lana Del Rey on Jonathan Ross Show tonight
    TV One (sat feb 4m 10.15pm)

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to Lilith __,

    the grassy knoll...

    I'm moving to a house on the hill on Wednesday.

    Have fun, here's some housekeeping tips ...
    (in case this whole council thing/city goes nookular...)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pGJcwaUWNZg#!

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Lofty views...

    Now, about that Mansion on the Hill, seems to be
    a popular meme amongst songsters.

    there is most definitely an Audience for it...
    even just a house on the hill will do!

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  • Hard News: Staying Alive, in reply to John Armstrong,

    Ride rage...

    In the context of this discussion can I suggest that you take a deep breath before posting stuff like this too? Are you really surprised when others respond with a bit of heat?

    +1


    Something wicket...

    ...off to watch the cricket.

    which is a really excellent metaphor for the whole discussion, aka Keeping one's eye on the ball and the lay of the field! - whenever one is part of a two dimensional traffic matrix all thought and attention should be paid to what you are doing, and what everyone else is doing, or might possibly be about to do... unfortunately, I feel that the womblike comfort of the insulated, airconditioned and sound enabled modern car can lull drivers into a disconnect with their surroundings and responsibilities, the advertising for them mirrors this entitled, invincibility as well...
    All I can say is - thank <insert preferred diety> we never got the flying cars we were promised!


    vitreous vitriol...
    As to glass, I have heard of teenagers crossing the street to pick up a bottle and hurl it into the air to let it break on the road, and seen them (bottles) thrown from passing cars, I'd like to follow one of them (hurlers) home and drop a dump truck load of glass on their drive! Grrr... nowadays I pick up stray bottles when I see them on the side of the road, to stop them being later broken by passing young geniuses... thus taking them (bottles) out of the equations that drive our shared realities... I also spend a little time, betwixt A and B, kicking glass off pavements into gutters and from cycleways when safe to do so - y'know that idea of leaving a place better than ya found it and in a state that's fit for use, if everyone who had a spare moment did a little...

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  • Capture: The Robots Are Here!, in reply to Jos,

    The faucets strong...

    the Presso...

    so thats where the Darth Vader headgear look came from...

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to James Butler,

    under pressure...

    I think it's getting worse in the era of pervasive iPods and mp3s, because compression gets around some of the failings in lossy (size) compression codecs (ever tried to listen to a capella choral music on even a 320k mp3? Not pretty, partly because the dynamic range is too great), and because you can hear it over the sound of the traffic/bus/parents etc.

    ....and according to Neil, Steve was a vinyl purist!

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to Will de Cleene,

    Now we're cooking...

    Meatloaf...

    My first thought too!
    I don't understand Americans.
    One minute they are all about the illusion
    next minute they're saying we wus conned
    I sense... a nation with issues...

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  • Hard News: Getting to the bottom of…, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Even so, China is no more Mordor than it is the Promised Land.

    Nicely put...

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  • Capture: Flash Cars, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Off the Beaton track...

    Hark...

    Hark! a vagrant....
    Peasants and velocipeding and much more...

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  • Capture: The Robots Are Here!,

    and let's not forget...
    Eduardo Paolozzi's fine work...
    including: Vulcan - it seems the UK is festooned with his mecha sculptures and there's also his collages which I first remember from '60s Brit scifi mag New Worlds

    plus some historic robot stuff at Cybernetic Zoo

    and to finish, what do you do with a problem like Maria?
    well if you an early steampunk adopter like Fritz Lang's Professor Rotwang in Metropolis ...

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