Timer

25 January 2006

So Coudal have this thing called Verse by Voice, where you leave short poetry on their answerphone. Now, it’s a while since I read poetry aloud, but I remember being alright at it, and I remembered a particularly apposite poem. So I phoned them up.

The upshot is, there’s a recording of me reading Timer by Tony Harrison on the CP website for a while.

Beautiful things

19 January 2006

The way the guitar part in The Rakes’ Binary Love sounds like a scratchy 56k modem.

Red wine.

Sleep.

Dancing monkeys in Timesplitters 3

New razorblades on thick facial fuzz.

It’s al been a bit crazy recently; busy at work, fear setting in regarding Etech (which I’m sure will be fine), pressures of sorting out travel to latter, plans for after March. del.icio.us keeps this place busy, and turns the lights out at night.

Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land

16 January 2006

“Seven years. That’s how long it’s been since Tony Hawk Pro Skater first rolled onto the PlayStation. Like it or not, Hawk is now a part of the gaming canon, committed to rolling out yearly updates. Indeed, Activision has exclusive rights to the Hawk brand until 2015 – we’re not even halfway through the series’ life.”

A new game review up over at Pixelsurgeon, this time of Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land on the Nintendo DS. Very impressed with this – an amazingly good online implementation, which, in terms of how it links up with the internet almost puts Mario Kart to shame; lovely cel-shaded visuals; none of the nonsense that the Underground games brought in. As the review says, it’s essentially Pro Skater 5.

Read the full review.

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