They don’t know they’re born, etc.

I have only been an adult for three weeks, but I think I am well on the way towards becoming a grumpy old man. Something happened this Easter that annoyed me quite a lot. Some parents actually gave their children gifts at Easter time. Fuck off! As far as I am concerned, Easter is for […]

FM3 & Dou Wei — Hou Guan Yin

Last year’s release of the Buddha Machine and the subsequent hype surrounding it brought to light the previously almost unheard-of Chinese electronic music scene. If FM3 are anything to go by, it’s surely one that more people need to keep an eye on. Hou Guan Yin demonstrates that FM3 can hold it together without a […]

Buddha Machine on Radio Scotland

Just a quick post to say for those of you who can’t wait to hear my voice that I’m going to be on Radio Scotland’s Newsdrive programme tonight (sometime between 4 and 6) talking about the Buddha Machine. You can hear me forgetting all the witty things I had prepared to say in crystal-clear FM. […]

FM3’s Buddha Machine: Cheap but awesome!

I first heard about the Buddha Machine from this post at Boing Boing. It certainly grabbed my attention, but at the time it was not so easy to get hold of. Then Boomkat began to sell them and their article was a highly interesting read, and I decided to get one. If you’ve not heard […]

Quick admin roundup

A lot has changed since I last actually told you about any of it, but I’m sure you coped. I’ve not had very much feedback about the new colour scheme which I’m calling Ceefax. Maybe it’s cos you’re not interested. If it looks bad you can blame my family, okay, cos they’re the ones that […]

The media’s obsession with Google

The media’s love affair with Google has continued apace today. Google sniffed, and the media shat itself. While I obviously don’t think it’s pleasent that Google is censoring its results in China, I am actually surprised that they weren’t already doing that. Remember a year or so back when MSN banned its Chinese users from […]

MSN freedom

MSN Spaces has banned words such as “democracy” and “freedom” for Chinese users.