the training is “about giving precision to their instincts.”

- Hardcore Coddling: How Eleven Madison Park Modernized Elite, Old-School Service - Grub Street New York


Daniel Kitson and his machines (at St. Ann’s Warehouse)


Daniel Kitson and his machines (at St. Ann’s Warehouse)

Gregory Is A Dancer (by Dice Productions)

Circa and Debussy String Quartet, Opus

Barbican, 21 Feb 2014

Prince at King’s Place, 14 February 2014

  • Take Me With U (acoustic)
  • Raspberry Beret (acoustic)
  • U Got The Look (acoustic)
  • Instrumental jam (acoustic)
  • Train In Vain (acoustic)
  • Q & A (1) incl. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World chorus
  • Who Is He (And What Is He To You?) (acoustic)
  • Crimson And Clover (acoustic)
  • Sweet Thing (aborted)
  • Funknroll (acoustic)
  • Q & A (2)
  • Stratus incl. The Sailor’s Hornpipe interpolation
  • Dreamer More Than This (instrumental)
  • Colonized Mind
  • Guitar
  • Plectrum Electrum
  • Chaos And Disorder

Setlist from

black vultures (by Dennis Hlynsky)

There’s no time for a rebuild. “I don’t have time for that.” The expectation is that Texas wins now.


Culture Change at Texas - Barking Carnival

From a list of expectations a college football coach apparently has of his players. Must say I much prefer that to the ‘Oh, nevermind, let’s all try to do better next time’ cult of failure that’s become so trendy.

What makes you laugh every time you think about it? : AskReddit

How to listen to your Instapaper articles as a podcast

I listen to podcasts when walking around. If I’m sat on the bus or tube I read things I’ve saved to Instapaper. Thing is, I’ve always got more Instapaper articles than podcasts - in fact my saved articles are pretty out of control at this point.

I’ve just discovered how to turn newly saved articles into a podcast. Here’s how:

  1. Sign up to SoundGecko.
  2. Sign up to IFTTT and enable an email or Gmail channel if you haven’t already.
  3. Use this Instapaper to SoundGecko IFTTT recipe. It takes an RSS feed from Instapaper and turns that into emails (you can email articles to SoundGecko - you can add RSS feeds too, but I couldn’t get this to work directly). You just need to add your Instapaper RSS feed and a ‘To address’ to get the recipe to work. 
  4. Getting an RSS feed from Instapaper is trickier since the redesign but this video will show you how to do it. You can either get a feed from your unread items or just from a particular folder.
  5. The ‘To address’ should be (info on the FAQ page if you need it).
  6. To listen to your transcribed articles, download the SoundGecko app or subscribe to your SoundGecko feed via your podcast app of choice (I like Downcast on the iPhone). You can get your feed from the account preferences page.

And that’s it. Happy listening.

A few notes:

Once you’ve listened to an article via SoundGecko, you’ll still need to go into Instapaper to archive or delete it.

On SoundGecko’s free plan there’s a limit of 4,000 words per article. If you’re regularly hitting that cut-off then $2.95/month to upgrade is presumably worth it.

If you use Pocket, adding an RSS feed might be more straightforward. I’ve not tried that though. In any case, on the free SoundGecko plan you can only add one RSS feed, so sending things via email would get you round that limit.

Imagination Series: Room 8 (3 of 5) (by Bombay Sapphire)