Monday, 26 November 2018

Miserichord, Christchurch.

What were those medieval carpenters smoking* when they set about work like this? I mean, what is this illustration supposed to be telling us? 

Next time you get a chance, check out your local miserichords. They are usually rather fantastic.

*Well, it won't have been tobacco in pre-Columbus Europe. Or potatoes.  

Friday, 23 November 2018

More Ghosts on the Horizon

Out beyond the Needles. More ghosts on the horizon.

Some of them dance above the horizon like distant castles in the air.

Roll your own: Part 4

The continuing saga of my home designed Princeton Plus amp.

After a six week wait for the post from China* I finally have my tweed covering. Now the amp looks as good as it sounds. I gave it a blast when the house was empty recently. It makes seven or eight watts, but they are very loud watts. The sound hits you in the chest and leaves your ears ringing.

Fortunately I can switch it down to one watt - which is still extremely loud in a domestic environment.

The question is, what's the next project?

*China: Look, we know your stuff is cheap. Free postage is the icing on the cake, but not if it takes a month and a half. I would rather pay £5 and get the thing in seven days. Grrr.

All gone

It's that time of year when we look to the southern horizon hoping that the sun will see the error of its ways and head back north again.

A fabulous sunset across Christchurch bay over Studland.