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Hello from up on Steepness Hill. It’s Earth Day this week - a reminder to recycle and care for our environment - which presents a problem in caring for an environment which still thinks it’s Winter and has now snowed on my freshly planted chilli plants. Grr.

James May’s Reassembler There is something reassuring in the fact that the BBC will let a program like this exist that makes you hopeful that British television will never entirely lose its eccentric and very British flavour. When not presenting Top Gear, or whatever he, Hammond and Clarkson call their new Amazon show, James May continues to delve into a very British sense of eccentricity, nostalgia and tradition with his now patented slow, easy going and affable way of presenting. Reassembler is simply three programmes of May in his shed with some camera peeps putting a thing back together - lawnmower, telephone, electric guitar - mixed with some relevant background facts and occasional fades to black for time dilation and blasphemy. It could be dire but it’s not. In fact, it’s May staking a claim to the hands-on throne of Fred Dibnah and Roger Hargreaves. And it’s great. Were there more of these, they would be the staple 9am student watch that New Yankee Workshop was in the 90s.

[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076nwjz]

This Week’s listening * Various : Movements v8 (70s Soul and Funk) * Aliases : Derangeable (Djent - ie Loud) * Various : Monument Valley Soundtrack (Ambient  Electronica - excellent for concentration)

And that will do for now. Thanks for reading

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Posted on April 25, 2018   #Nothing in Particular  






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