#SAE March – A short poem about life

Through the month of February, the wonderful Steve Chapman has been running a daily artistic event #WTFeb. On February 18th the challenge was this: Today’s challenge is to create a minimalist three line poem to express your own instructions for living a life inspired by the wonderful Mary Oliver poem “Instructions for Living a Life” … Continue reading #SAE March – A short poem about life

#SAE February – Kevlar Speaker Cone

It's my old friend Dan's fault, this one. Back in the 1990s, when he and I were sharing a house in Dalston, we shared the living room with a ginormous pair of 1970s speakers that he'd picked up a few years previously, second hand. They weighed a tonne, they had tweeters in little cages sitting … Continue reading #SAE February – Kevlar Speaker Cone

#SAE January – TR808 Buttons

I've been tinkering with electronic music since my teens - at first a Roland TR505 drum machine and a Casio CZ-101 keyboard. And then in about 1987 I managed to swap my keyboard for a Roland TR808. I can vividly remember heading to Watford Junction station to pick up the package from the Red Star … Continue reading #SAE January – TR808 Buttons

#SAE December – the BBC Micro Owl

So where better to begin this project than an image that pretty much encapsulates the beginnings of what I occasionally refer to as my "career". I learned to use a computer back in the 1980s using a BBC Micro. Sitting just above the keyboard, under a slip of perspex with holes drilled out for the … Continue reading #SAE December – the BBC Micro Owl