Dipping my toes back into Dave Winer’s world by trying out Drummer.


I’m quite enjoying browsing through some of the Project Apollo Archive albums on Flickr. πŸ”—


The Concert by Edna St Vincent Millay πŸ”—

Poem of the week in The Guardian


Spirited Away πŸ”— – by George Monbiot

How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy theories.


Hemingway films πŸŽ₯ πŸ”—


πŸ”— Star Trek versus Imperialist Doctrine by Yanis Varoufakis

America’s liberal imperialist doctrine has been responsible for appalling carnage in places like Vietnam, Iraq, and Central America. But America has also produced a liberal anti-imperialist doctrine that remains ensconced in a TV series that has been captivating US audiences since 1966.


At the start of play today CricViz gave England a 97% chance of winning the 3rd Test against India. By the end of play it was down to 81%. Pujara, Kohli and Rohit Sharma all played a good and patient game. Days 4 and 5 of the match could get interesting. 🏏


🏏 stats:

2021 England v India at Lord’s - the first time in a home test that both England openers have been out for 0. That’s in the 531 home test matches since 1880. 🀯

As a bonus, in checking this I’ve just discovered the HowSTAT! πŸ”— website.


The women redefining the sound of UK Jazz πŸ”—

I’m looking forward to seeing Emma-Jean Thackray at the Green Man Festival next week, been listening to her album Yellow quite a lot recently 🎡


In defence of Extinction Rebellion πŸ”—

The pundits of the various leftist movements have spent thousands of words telling us how much better their red climate movement would have been (more working class!, more intersectional!, more militant!) than XR if only they’d got round to doing it.


Distracted from distraction by distraction


Aberdare morning walk (link to Strava route details) πŸ”— πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

Map of a morning walk


The official #Mastodon app for iOS is now on the App Store.

πŸ”— Mastodon.social post

First impressions pretty good!


Lockdown reawakened my childhood love of chess. Now I can’t do anything else πŸ”—

The alert I get when an opponent has made their move gives me the shot of excitement I used to get from social media notifications



Comes to Rest πŸ”—


Ancestors by Alice Roberts review – a story of movement and migration πŸ”— πŸ“š


Compulsory worship of national symbols is the sure sign of a culture in decline - Article by Nesrine Malik, The Guardian πŸ”—


Should Feminists Read Baudelaire? BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature πŸ”—


The CricViz app has improved to become a great way to follow live cricket scores - I’m currently keeping an eye on the first match of the IPL and the opening matches of the English County Championship. πŸ”—πŸ


Ryley Walker: ‘Going two days sober was impossible since I was a kid’ πŸ”— 🎡

… the first sound you hear on Course in Fable is exalting major chords, before burrowing into fiddly prog shifts in time signatures.


Interesting and informative podcast series from the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and Keats-Shelley House. John Keats’ Bright Star 1820: read by heart with analysis is one of the highlights for me. πŸ“šπŸ”—


Jazz audiences are always On the Road πŸ”— 🎡


Laundromat and on Bandcamp πŸ”— β€” Three EPs. Blue, Green Red. Electronic and relaxed. Laundromat is Brighton based recording artist Toby Hayes. I know nothing more but am enjoying listening to the music. 🎡


Michael Rosen blog post on Reading for Pleasure πŸ“š πŸ”—

A child
A book
A read
A chat.

This is the way
the mind grows.

Not with a test
but a tale.

He’s writing for teachers and children but I think a lot of his points are applicable to all readers.


The Great British Art Tour: why is Keats at Guy’s hospital? πŸ”—

The Romantic poet John Keats died 200 years ago today at the young age of 25. He has long since been celebrated for works such as Ode to a Nightingale and To…