Month: September 2012

Talk Talk
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I decided to appreciate what I own. Or else what's the point of owning anything? So I have listened to almost every album in my record collection, CDs and LPs - over 500 of them, casually working through them in random order during the past 12 months. Now, with no CDs left and only 14 LPs to go, my record player has broken. Will I ever hear the vinyl again? Anyway, here are some observations for Blather.net. 1. I have been a bit slack at helping out billionaires. The most enjoyable listens were seldom 'classics' beloved of journos and polls. This isn't reverse snobbery but either (a) unwillingness to repeat-play music that has been played to death everywhere else. And there's nothing in the way I live my life day-to-day at home that can be soundtracked by mega-anthems, which to be fair to them were never written to be all-purpose...

The Cold Edge by Dave Walsh & Duncan Cleary
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Ethereal, emotional photographs of the unforgiving wilderness, wild animals and blue icebergs that question our romantic relationship with remote, harsh and pristine environments. Images that resonate with a quiet tension; all may not be right in the Garden of Eden.

Dave Walsh: The Cold Edge
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From davewalshphoto.com: There comes a time in a photographer's life when (s)he finally gets to announce the Big News; a first major solo exhibition. It's unnerving, exciting, heartening, and reassuring. There's also the sense of achievement, and a feeling of "yes, I was right to hammer away so for many years on something I care passionately about".