Category Archives: nostalgia

A different kind of phone hacking

I previously mentioned this awesome project to rip out the innards of an old rotary dial phone, and stuffing a Raspberry Pi inside which plays a different MP3 file out of the earpiece each time you dial a different number. … Continue reading

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Dorothy Parker in Reverse

An unsuccessful attempt to get a book club to pick The Collected Works of Dorothy Parker as their next book reminded me that I once rewrote her short story ‘A Telephone Call’, swapping the genders to see if it still … Continue reading

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Prof Unwin talks about the Type B Desk

I probably should have uploaded this (and a load of other ancient Bush House audio treasure I forgot I had) when all the Bush nostalgia was in full flow a few weeks ago. But I didn’t. This is Stanley Unwin, … Continue reading

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Six Simple Synthesizers: a personal history of synth pop

This is not a definitive history of electronic music. This is a personal account of the electronic music that has punctuated my life and meant something to me. You can listen along to most of the music on this Spotify … Continue reading

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Green Continuity

Green Con was where the main World Service English language network was put on air. The announcer sat on this side, and the Studio Manager sat on the other side of the glass on the right (now a TV studio) … Continue reading

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