Daily Digest for March 31st

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Secret State E01 and E02. Big oil, bigger conspiracy. Gabriel Byrne is excellent.

Daily Digest for March 28th

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RT @cnnbrk: U.S. sends B-2 stealth bombers to South Korea for military exercises amid spiking tensions with North Korea. http://t.co/Qog

Daily Digest for March 26th

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Bye Bye BBC HD, hello BBC Two HD. Made sense I guess.

Daily Digest for March 24th

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Kelsey Grammer in Gus Van Sant directed ‘Boss’. TV show of the week, Kelsey no-doubt doing a Hugh Laurie on us. http://t.co/lr2yyFf8vK
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5 minutes in and you’ve forgotten about ‘Cheers’ and ‘Frasier’. Hints of The Wire, the American version of The Killing etc, but v promising.
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Tony Manero (2008) http://t.co/neShZNocra #IMDb Murder for a dance floor. Sat Night Fevered in Pinochet’s Chile. Layered brilliance 5/5.
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The Runaways (2010) http://t.co/cflP1pHrY3 #IMDb Straightforward rock’n’roll movie with straightforward soundtrack. 3/5
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RT @cnnbrk: Fitness pioneer and Schwarzenegger mentor Joe Weider dies. http://t.co/tV1EU113sz

Daily Digest for March 23rd

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See the World’s Most Ageless Swimmer - http://t.co/wUZCGSBrqR Paul Luire started Total Immersion at 93, now 95. Impressive.

Daily Digest for March 22nd

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Proof that older women long for the hair colour they had when they were kids. Jodie Kidd ++ all bottled-up ‘blondes’ http://t.co/kdeYETwlcb
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Skipping @RCASecret this year. Thought the move to ‘spring’ was a good one, but an overnight stay in zero degrees and potential snow? No TY.
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Shocker of a cold March evening in Oslo. Norway 0 - Albania 1 after a beautifully worked free-kick winner from Albania.

Daily Digest for March 20th

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Is it just me? The menu item for Google Reader has just disappeared from view in both "More" and "Even More" within Gmail. That was quick.
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BBC Four - The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music, Free for All http://t.co/KJHMgZV33m Morning with music. Postwar avant-garde.
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and then Awaydays (2009) - http://t.co/w7uOCYHa3i Violent movie about England’s "casuals". Not best of scripts, saved by its soundtrack 3/5.
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‘Awaydays" heavy on John Foxx’s Ultravox and Joy Division so no complaints there. And mention of Dalek (I Love You) nods it up to ***.
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http://t.co/jLGlTRMocZ Surprised that The Face turned down an article on the casuals as being ‘too marginal’ as
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as ‘too marginal’ should have been acceptable in The Face and quite sure casual scene featured in the mag (or at least its fashion).
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https://t.co/kfXlHB4PaC should you lose your Google Reader button.

Daily Digest for March 19th

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What to do when u get cannabis scratch&sniff&snitch card in the post? Watch ‘Reefer Madness’ while sniffing of course http://t.co/6fEzRfcf0a

Daily Digest for March 18th

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‘When humanity is already at this level of extreme activity, "leaning in" is the last thing anyone sane would do’. Andrew Sullivan.

Daily Digest for March 17th

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Jaron Lanier: the digital pioneer who became a web rebel –interview (with neat summary of his new book). http://t.co/qNmOeUc1u2
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Knew internet video option on the telly was good for something, now got @jamesblake on a YouTube loop over my half-decent 2.1 speakers.

Daily Digest for March 16th

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Pub rock TV-evening of sorts. Acute selection of known (Edmunds, Costello, Dire Straits) and lesser known (Ace) acts in ‘Totally British’,
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then a bittersweet bio on Graham Parker&The Rumour. Turned out they were not that big in the UK (charts) and also a bad case of bad timing:
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Touring Scandinavia (GP known in Norway to some degree, even Tyla Gang was - big local group called Young Lords) and squeezed out by punk.
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I can’t recall anyone tweeting about the Status Quo of ‘Piledriver’ and ‘Dog of Two Heads’ re-union. My RSS-habit picked that one up.
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or maybe the crowd I’m hanging out with here is just to arty-farty? This is huge news, on the jeans (v Status Quo) allowed in casinos scale.
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The late John Peel was also known to put the mighty Quo on his playlist. Purley’s (?) finest. Young Marble Giants, The Monochrome Set. At
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at this rate we’ll have the John Foxx-lead Ultravox! touring Ultravox!, Ha Ha Ha and Systems of Romance in a few years.
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By 1977 Joe Jackson (educated at The Royal College of Music) was a musical director for the TV programme ‘Oppurtunity Knocks’. That’s from
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the brilliant one-man encyclopaedia ‘The Great Rock Discography’ (6th edition) by Martin C Strong.
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Broadsheets (Times today, acerbic piece by Janice Turner) and even the Evening Standard having a go at HRH for chumming up to Saudi Arabia.
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‘If energy intake meets requirements then sugar is not associated with obesity’.Prof IA McDonald rebukes Lustig. Would be true for any food?
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CCTV hack takes casino for $33 MILLION in poker losses. The Register. Some serious meta-game there. http://t.co/61N6nN6QbP
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‘Male rock stars cease to be artists the moment they start dyeing their hair’. Sińead O’Connor ( #1 clipped hair) in The Times .

Daily Digest for March 14th

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Google killing off Reader on July 1st. Second time around, but this time they mean it. Time to export my RSS-feeds and find an alternative.
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Neither Byline, nor Newsify seem to offer generic RSS/exported XML reading of news feeds. So might have to change iDevice RSS-habits as well
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RT @davewiner: Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down. http://t.co/6MyeOaa2n1
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Feedly promises ‘seamless’ transition after Google Reader to its own backend http://t.co/u1jNPctFZb
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‘Orange juice is sugar without the fibre’. Dr Robert Lustig on BBC Breakfast or ‘Eat fruit, don’t drink it’ as AA Gill wrote a few weeks ago
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Thank God this new papa biz is finally over. Smoke done, time for mirrors.
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Free (silly) bandname: Fucksake Fishcakes.
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#masterchef is back. Delicious in HD. If you make it to the quarter finals there’s no excuse for not having timed your meal at home.
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James Blake (+Eno) - Digital Lion by 1-800-Dinosaur via #soundcloud https://t.co/zZCXePtceR Blake and Eno = Avalon~Roxy (in the gutter).

Daily Digest for March 13th

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Alain Robert, French urban climber BBC Breakfast. Shard has turned down his request for climbing. Was it the outfit? http://t.co/R963oJjGiT

Daily Digest for March 10th

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There’s some irony in picking up Jaron Lanier’s "Who Owns the Future?" from Siren Server’s Amazon physical locker in the basement of a mall.
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https://t.co/UDlrQkAKiQ Are these locker boxes the future face of your shop? Grim, but that’s where we might be heading.
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Had no intention of buying anything at HMV firesale, but @SimonRetromania’s "Totally Wired" is a fiver well spent (Alison Statton, Green++)
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Another no: I had no idea that there’s a difference between labyrinths and mazes until watching a @bbcCultureShow special on London’s Tube.
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Labyrinths have one pathway to the target, mazes have choices (so you can get lost).

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In Norwegian we don’t even make that distinction, at least we don’t have two words for it as far as I know.
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Spiral S04E09 and S04E10. Everyone’s unhinged, except for Gilou (who completely was losing it earlier on) and
Roban’s assistant.
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Spiral might have the best looking redhead the other side of the channel, but they sure have one of the cheapest soundtracks?
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Soon done/can’t wait to finish Cavalli-Sforza’s ‘Genes, Peoples, Languages’. Good on genes, but the writing on languages is just too dense.
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The Ballad of Mott the Hoople – TV review http://t.co/Xou9MFZ1LA via @guardian "I knew precious little [about MtH] and loved it all"
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Digital revolution: time to question our love affair with new tech | Observer editorial http://t.co/kMZiPVFAW8 via @guardian

Daily Digest for March 9th

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Music night: E01 (of 3) of "The Sound and the Fury", BBC’s series on modern classical with help from Alex Ross http://t.co/S6pbdHusmy,
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and then something lighter: BBC Four - The Ballad of Mott the Hoople http://t.co/GSdyWX5ln8 Fairfield Halls got a mention
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bonus track off Wildlife, didn’t know Mott did a West Coast album until watching The Ballad of … http://t.co/I6PTxMUb7B #Spotify
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Jerry Lee Lewis clearly in there, Mott via Fairfield Halls. Not the greatest of tracks though.
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♫ The Best Years Of Our Lives – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel http://t.co/aTXNzd7Y0c #Spotify
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Steve Harley&Cockney Rebel - ‘Sebastian’ 9-minute version from German telly 1976. Steve the drama queen http://t.co/504ekfCDzo via @youtube
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At the post office, playing their unexciting version of bingo.
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Amazon locker ‘Alma’ Centrale, Croydon (near Jane Norman, lower mall). Open even on Sundays. This ain’t no bingo. http://t.co/StTLedm033

Daily Digest for March 8th

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Testing Amazon’s locker delivery, just ordered Jaron Lanier’s ‘Who owns the future’ (and AM Leroi’s ‘Mutants’. Tweet micro-sponsored by Amz
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Just renewed my clim.ax domain name (still no idea what I’m going to use it for, no porn obv) - another expensive renewal (£164).

Daily Digest for March 7th

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BBC News - Some DNA ancestry services akin to ‘genetic astrology’ http://t.co/QgEkoqeSZ5

Daily Digest for March 3rd

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Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ and then Nick Lowe’s ‘Sound of Breaking Glass’. Classics. How good pop used to sound like (TOTP 1978).
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€28 to renew a .it domain for a year? Robbery, last time I paid €12 for two years. Time to change registrars for digging.it or just sell it.
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Just reset my Evernote password. Hardly use it and the only thing of any value there is my recordings of the "Inspector Sands" tube messages

Daily Digest for March 2nd

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A treat for a Norwegian in London: women’s 30km cross-country skiing World Championships.
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Kowalczyk (Pol), Bjørgen (Nor), Johaug (Nor) in front with less than a third to go.
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Bjørgen (Nor), Kowalczyk (Pol), Johaug (Nor) 1-2-3 for the medals.

Daily Digest for March 1st

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Early home waiting for ‘Operation Hospital Food’. The only daytime show not that does not stink?