Thursday 24 May 2012

King Tubby

Made a little plinth for the 4 DPDT switches which will operate the 4 sets of points.

Although I myself wired up the DPDT on the practice layout (see yesterday's blog), it was a right exercise in soldering and I was lucky to get away with not accidentally melting the housing.

Fortunately, Andy Griffiths from Basildon, Essex - AGL Associates - sells pre-wired DPDTs on eBAY.

I then installed them on a rather charming (or if you prefer, crude) hardboard plinth.

King Tubby:

Here's an extract from Wikipedia.

"King Tubby (January 28, 1941 – February 6, 1989) was a Jamaican electronics and sound engineer, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s and 1970s.[1] Born Osbourne Ruddock,[2] Tubby's innovative studio work, which saw him elevate the role of the mixing engineer to a creative fame previously only reserved for composers and musicians, would prove to be influential across many genres of popular music. He is often cited as the inventor of the concept of the remix, and so may be seen as a direct antecedent of much dance and electronic music production.

"Mikey Dread stated "King Tubby truly understood sound in a scientific sense. He knew how the circuits worked and what the electrons did. That's why he could do what he did"."

I've got loads of stuff by King Tubby, and this evening, whilst sitting out in the garden on what promises to be another balmy night in Glasgow, I'll be listening to this:

Last night's dinner as guests of our young Chinese friends:

No pressure to use chop sticks - they always boil their rice with a portion of cous-cous.

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