Daily Archives: 30 September 2004

A Night at the Hip-Hopera

Despite the fact that I only have a poxy 56kb dial-up connection here at home I downloaded all the tracks from The Kleptones A Night At The Hip-Hopera.  It took almost a full day but I’m not sorry and have been listening to it almost non-stop since I downloaded it.

This album is what is apparently known as a mashup and uses Queen’s music as a basis for a new creation consisting of a mix of new lyrics and samples.  I’m not really a great fan of hip-hop or remixes but this is really well done and I love it.  It seems that the main site has bandwidth problems and is no longer hosting the music tracks.  They do provide links to a few other sites that are making it available for download and I downloaded my copy from one of them, waxy.org.

If you don’t have this yet, you absolutely must check it out.

Summer’s Here

Well, it looks as though summer has arrived.  It was a fairly hot day today and I went for a ride on my bike this morning (let’s pretend that I’m writing this before midnight).  There was only a light breeze so cycling wasn’t the unpleasant chore it can be when the wind is really blowing, as it so often does here.

The really cool thing about summers here is the long evenings when it’s time to walk on the beach.  Went walking there this evening and there were quite a few people out.  I was really pleased with the performance of my camera.  The old one did not cope well with low light, having only 100 ISO, but as the new one has a minimum ISO of 200 and can do 400, or 800 at lower resolution, I am able to shoot more on these walks.  I love taking photos of people just to see the interesting outfits and expressions that can be captured.  Here is one from this evening’s walk.