Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 29, 2014

It was time to press on with the score for Psalm 32: ‘New Song’:’Loud Noise’ (LXX) — the first in a notional series of music-orientated settings of the psalms. Originally, some of the Psalms were performed on stringed instruments, as indicated in verse 2 of the … Continue reading

August 28, 2014

‘ ‘The quality of mercy’ was unrestrained this morning.* I ‘umbrella-ed’ and took a short walk to the local hospital for a consultation. Long live Bronglais General Hospital. And, God bless the NHS. For all it’s shortcomings (which are largely the result of … Continue reading

August 27, 2014

I had a fitful night’s sleep. My ’24-hour ambulatory blood-pressure monitor’ — the cuff of which, when inflated, has the grip of a grizzly bear — woke me on the hour, every hour until I rose. During the monitoring session, … Continue reading

August 26, 2014

I’m back at my desk in the School of Art, sans the personal desktop printer. This has now been impounded/confiscated/seized (at least, that’s the way it feels) by the authorities to force me, and every other academic in possession of the … Continue reading

August 25, 2014

Notes: What is success? And how do we evaluate it? In relation to the maker: Success may be the measure of personal satisfaction: being the fulfillment of aspirations; the degree of motivation; and the artefact’s capacity to inspire positive feelings and … Continue reading

August 23, 2014

Bank Holiday weekend. The day kicked off with a review of this week’s diary entries and blog. (Just checking!) On, then, to review six chapters of a draft art history PhD: In the background, I looked over (‘heard over’ (?) — which … Continue reading

August 22, 2014

There’s no discouragement Shall make him once relent His first avowed intent To be a Pilgrim. (John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress, part 2, 1678) So, I press on. I’ve been exercised by my comment that: ‘tweakable guitar pedals … [yield] … Continue reading

August 21, 2014

‘Resist routine’. The advice came to me as though from someone or somewhere else. Obediently (I always take such interventions seriously), I abandoned my plan to commence the next Art/Sound lecture and, instead, developed the new blog further and began another track contributing … Continue reading