Sunday 3 August 2014

No True Scotsman.

Nothing done on layout today - waiting for more supplies of yellow and black Lego bricks.

So here are some pictures  from an earlier episode of the blog, chosen at random.

Jouef 141 pulling Jouef carriages

Currently listening to:

BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs with guest Guy Garvey (lead singer with Elbow) whose choice was excellent and interestingly unusual.

I hadn't ever  heard this 2000 recording of her own composition, "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell from her album "Both Sides Now". Sensational.

Presumably a self portrait.
This recording revealed to me a third vocal styling of Joni Mitchell's. In her early days "Big Yellow Taxi" and so on, her voice was pitched high. Then she moved to a vastly lower register eg "Blue".

This album recorded in 2000 reveals a smoother, Ella Fitzgerald style of singing. I would NEVER have guessed it was Joni Mitchell singing.

Downloaded the album from iTunes.

Thanks Guy Garvey
Last night's dinner:

A large slab of John Dorey, broccoli and ratatouille
Currently reading:

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Phenomenological Approaches to Self-Consciousness

Finished "The Innocent" by Ian McEwan - very heart-warming ending.


Came across an hilarious article in Wikipedia.

In fact it is dealing with a serious philosophical issue: the fallacy of "No True Scotsman".

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