By Valerio D’Ospina, 2012.
The first man on Mars makes an historic phone call…
Recent Whisky Reviews
Over on my whisky site, I’ve been trying quite a few indie bottlings of late. The first is from Braeval distillery, a cheeky little 15 year old in Douglas Laing & Co’s ‘Old Particular series.
Next up, another two from Cadenhead – a Glen Elgin-Glenlivit 22 year old, and one from Tobermory distillery.
There’s been a blend, too – an amazing value bottle (£15!) I bought from the Bruichladdich distillery shop last year.
And finally, a cracking new peated whisky from anCnoc distillery – the Flaughter.
Death and Conflagration
The Sunset Piano Project
Pianos are being put up around San Francisco. People play it. Professionals play gigs. Happiness materialises in public spaces. Simple, really.
Life on a little wooden boat
Just a short film about a man called David Welsford, who has given up all the luxuries of land for life aboard an old wooden boat. Exactly the thing you wanted to see on a Monday morning.
Ad: Buy My Volvo
Probably the best personal car ad you’ll ever see. I have a soft spot for these cars, since my very first vehicle was a rust-bucket of a Volvo 340. To this day I have no idea how it ever passed its MOT. Eventually the exhaust fell off and the petrol tank had a hole in it.
Drakenfeld Paperback Cover
Nothing but some gratuitous library action – the Rijksmuseum Library in Amsterdam. Amazing, isn’t it? (Photo from Flickr.)
“The reed is considered the part of Oboe playing that makes it so difficult. Slight variations in temperature, altitude, weather, and climate will change a perfectly working reed into an unplayable collection of cane.”