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Wall of sound

Wall of sound

I remember seeing Oasis early in their career when they played a Sunday afternoon slot on the subsidiary NME stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1994. The indelible memory is the sheer wall of sound coming from the stage, even then, before they released Definitely Maybe. Two years later, they played two legendary sets at Knebworth. […]

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There is a light that never goes out

There is a light that never goes out

Marr’s rendition shows what a joyful song this is, despite the superficial conclusion which many (or most) people draw from the chorus. It’s not about death, but the incredibly deep love felt by the protagonist. I think this didn’t come across in Morrissey’s renditions, because his style emphasised misery instead of joy.

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Squeaky snow

Squeaky snow

When the temperature of snow is above -10°C, it melts slightly when you crush it by walking on it. At temperatures below -10°C, the ice crystals are crushed, which makes a squeaking sound.

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Ranz des vaches/lyôba

Ranz des vaches/lyôba

Jo reminded me earlier of the Ranz des Vaches (or Lyôba), a classical Swiss alpine song which has stirred the hearts of many Swiss for years. It’s said that the song made those Swiss living abroad so homesick, that singing and playing it was banned amongst Swiss mercenaries in the eighteenth century, so as not to cause desertion.

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A Day at the Schilthorn

A Day at the Schilthorn

Schilthorn is a fascinating location where the James Bond Movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was filmed and remains a huge tourist attraction with a revolving 360 degree restaurant. Schilthorn Piz-gloria is one of my favorite places to ski because you’re always above the clouds and the skiing is so beautiful. Words cannot describe the […]

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Mark Howells-Mead on stage at WordCamp Zurich

There’s more to life than WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress since the very first version and love it. In a talk at WordCamp Zurich, I shared some of the experiences I’ve gained as a CMS developer, website builder, content manager and blogger since the late 1990s.

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