Bloody hell. It really has been awhile, hasn’t it?

One of the problems of working with clinicians is that they keep such unsocial hours. Which is why on a Sunday night between Christmas and New Year I’m spelunking through the fucking BCMD implementation of the fucking BrainSignals model looking for places where the fucking initialisation operator := should instead be the fucking runtime assignment operator = — Yes, I know, the fucking semantics of that fucking grisly hack were always a recipe for fucking disaster…

On the plus side, I have cooked enough pasta for 4, which I’m already making decent headway with and expect to browse to completion over the coming hours, home all alone as I am. And, as befits the season, there is plenty of wine. Perhaps when I am grossly overfed and incoherent with drunkenness I shall stagger back to these long-neglected pages and have a proper fucking rant. It’ll be just like the good old days…

But, you know, just in case I don’t, and in the extraordinarily unlikely event that anyone happens by to read this: have a very Happy New Year.


  • Eleanor Rigby: 2.07
  • Mother’s Little Helper: 2.46
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues: 2.17
  • Ziggy Stardust: 3.13
  • God Save The Queen: 3.18
  • Jilted John: 2.52
  • Ever Fallen In Love: 2.42
  • Evidently Chickentown: 2.22
  • Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want: 1.52
  • Tainted Love: 2.34
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor: 2.54

White Man’s Burden

Davide asked me to make him some “tribal” music for a doco about Alastair’s expedition to Papua. Obviously the opportunities for gross insensitivity and cultural vandalism were impossible to resist. This was the outcome:

I had a very jolly time doing these, and was especially happy with the third track, which is both very upbeat and at the same time rather grim, but YMMV.

And Davide’s video is here:

Difficult Second

At some point there’ll be slightly better quality versions packaged up with a decorative booklet of the text snippets for download*. Not, obviously, because there’s any demand for that, but just because I feel like it. In the meantime, this has already had more listeners than UST

* Update: the whole bundle is here (on Bandcamp, like the UST link above, but you’re certainly not expected to pay for either), or you can just download the booklet.