Enjoyed reading the ‘Discovering the Lhasa of Europe‘ article in @hiddenEurope magazine #54 – especially as in just a few weeks we’ll be in northern Albania to see the area for ourselves 🙂Also on:
🎵 Just finished listening to the 1990 album ‘Electribal Memories’ by Electribe 101. One of my absolute favourite albums, and I only bought it by chance!
I usually popped into the record shop in the nondescript dormitory town I grew up in to see what was new, and kept seeing this under “E”. After a few visits nobody appeared to be buying it. I was intrigued enough to buy it without knowing anything about it – something I almost never did.
Billie Ray Martin’s voice just blew me away (and she was only, what, 20 years old back then!). The combination of the understated electronic music and her soulful powerful voice, for me, approaches perfection.
There’s not a duff track on the album, and it ends (excluding remixes) with the epic tour-de-force title track: over 10 minutes of immersion in electribal memories (listen to find out what they are!).
The album is timeless. Twenty-eight years on, and it’s never lost its hold on me. And, I hope, never will. Enjoy… 🎵
@AnquetMaps On OMN PC are there keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out, and to change between maps? On @memorymap it’s easy (+/- and I/O). Simple functionality, but so much quicker than clicking / scrolling.Also on:
“I watch the snow make slow time” – very apt lyrics for the weather outside the window ( Hook in Her Head by @throwingmuses )Also on:
The good folks at @realtimetrains are looking for GPX tracks of GB train journeys. I’ve just sent them a recent one I recorded – they need as many as they can get, so if you can help please do! http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/tracksAlso on:
After many many years of using #MemoryMap I’m wondering whether to move to @AnquetMaps – the price and features seem better (especially with the January sale), but sample maps don’t seem to be quite as sharp. In two minds!Also on:
Wondering how photos POSSE from WordPress to Micro.blog, and whether I’m doing it properly.
So here’s a good backstreet pub in Cambridge. I had lunch and a nice couple of pints of real ale in here yesterday.