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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Geography and Clothing
Went to Norwich International Airport today to collect my wife and daughter who were returning by Flybe from Exeter.
Some good images taken on the outward flight - will post some images shortly.
They had also brought some geographical gifts for me - they know me so well. One was a marble from House of Marbles which was printed with a map of the world - cool!
Another was a shirt from a shop in Topsham whose name is the position in latitude and longitude of the shop:
50 degrees 41 minutes North
3 degrees 28 minutes West
The shirts also say clothing with latitude on them (rather than attitude...)
Have done a search for the shop but can find no more details...

People as Consumers for Pilot GCSE - design some geographical clothing...

On the way back, passed a sign for a road called "Nowhere Lane" - the road to nowhere ?

Geography and Jazz
Oh, and here's the first jazz mention.
The record of 2005 for me was Pat Metheny's "The Way Up"

It's a continuous piece of music lasting 68 minutes and 10 seconds and split into 4 movements. Like all Pat Metheny music, it's dominated by soaring guitar and wonderful deft piano from Lyle Mays. A lot of Pat's music is 'geographical' in that it relates very much to 'place' and mood. Some of Pat's tracks, such as the part improvised "As falls Wichita, so falls Wichita Falls" or the wonderful "Ozark" are place sensitive, and a lot of the album cover art uses map collages and photographs to give a flavour of the part of the USA where Pat hails from.
http://www.patmethenygroup.com has a nice AUDIO PLAYER which will give you a flavour for the music. At the time of posting it gives you a sample from Part 1 of "The Way Up"

I was also fortunate enough to be present at the Hammersmith Odeon on the 12th of June 2005 (I was in Block 9 Row E Seat 38 in the Circle...) for a performance of "The Way Up" and other music - almost 3 hours of sublime jazz.
Mmmmm.. Nice....



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