Time Capsule – 1972

Time Capsule – 1972

  After a short break, we are back and ready to resume writing here. We will start our new time capsule series in 1972 because Paul was born that year. Also, it was a leap year, and apparently the longest year ever. (with 2 extra seconds). The year was marked by violence, starting with the infamous “Sunday Bloody Sunday” on January 30th, when 27 unarmed civilians were shot by the British Army during a civil rights march. Which of course, was followed on February 2 by the burning of the British Embassy in Dublin, and after that, countless attacks, bombs, and deaths. The Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.32: Loving The Aliens

The Tuesday Playlist No.32: Loving The Aliens

This week’s playlist has an extra-terrestrial theme and features David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jonathon Richman, Silvio Rodriguez, Radiohead, Sparks, and The Carpenters. What with everyone getting excited by what is almost certainly not but might be evidence of some kind of alien structure in deep space we thought we would bring you 15 tracks about little green men. It strikes me it’s funny how we always seem to think of aliens in such a manner and seem to have such fixed ideas about how they might look. They could be 20 metres tall, orange, and genderless for all we know.  Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.14: Cosmic music

The Tuesday Playlist No.14: Cosmic music

A slightly cosmic collection this week featuring The Police, The Carpenters, Brigitte Bardot, Hawkwind, Chris Bell, Kate Bush and more! The space world has been buzzing over the last few days after the European Space Agency’s robot Philae woke up after 7 months sleep aboard Comet 67P. The fact that we’ve been able to land a small robot aboard a comet moving at who knows what speed across deep space boggles our minds here at MVD, although to be fair our minds are quite easily boggled… And so it is that from such mighty achievements come such relative inconsequentialities as Read more »