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About lasermonkey

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  1. lasermonkey

    Cats, they're taking over. Part 3

    So sorry to hear that. My heartfelt condolences and best wishes to you all.
  2. lasermonkey

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    The new SPC ECO (pronounced space echo) album, Fifteen. SPC ECO is Dean Garcia of Curve with his daughter Rose on vocals.
  3. lasermonkey

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    A new bed and mattress. It was certainly "fun" dismantling the old one and getting the mega-thick, super king size mattress down the stairs and into the back of the car (hint: ratchet straps) and then assembling the new one, but I'm actually getting some decent sleep for the first time in ages.
  4. lasermonkey

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Consolidated- Friendly Fascism. I fancied listening to a bit of radical hip hop for once. It's been a while!
  5. lasermonkey

    And this is Art?

    Brian Eno once said that art isn't a thing, it's a process that happens between someone and something. What is art for one person may be rubbish to another. I'm inclined to agree. I can't say that burying aeroplanes does anything for me, but I'm guessing that some of the art I love would leave most people feeling the same way. Vive la différence!
  6. lasermonkey

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Eno- Before And After Science.
  7. lasermonkey

    And we lose another one

  8. lasermonkey

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    Another Xtradecal sheet, this one being for USAFE aircraft. It's the one with a 527th AS F-16C and some German-based Phantoms. It's been out of print for some time and I've been after it for ages.
  9. A beautiful model of an equally beautiful aeroplane! Cheers, Mark.
  10. lasermonkey

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    There was an Xtradecal Blenheim decal sheet in 1/72 on that there eBay which had a very reasonable buy it now. So I did!
  11. lasermonkey

    Mr Hobby Hobby Colour - too thin

    Having tried odourless white spirit with both Humbrol and Colourcoats, I can't recommend it at all. It turned the paint into a jelly-like mess. Best avoided!
  12. lasermonkey

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    I bought a pack of the aforementioned disposable gloves and just successfully bid on a Heller Javelin T.3 on eBay. I love it when people don't bid against me!
  13. lasermonkey

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    Tipsy Trainer G-AISA flew over earlier this afternoon. A charming, little aeroplane!
  14. lasermonkey

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    Not long had an An-12 fly over. Well, it wasn't exactly *over*, as it was some five miles south and at 20,000ft, but I still heard the blighter!
  15. lasermonkey

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Roger Eno- The Flatlands. I've always been a fan of his first two albums and had somehow never got around to listening to much of his other stuff. The first album, Voices, is more or less ambient in nature, with lots of "treated" piano, much like his more famous brother is known for. Roger actually provided piano for the Apollo album. The second, Between Tides, is very different indeed, being what I'd call minimalist classical, though I'm far from an expert on the genre! It's mostly piano with a small string section and has a beautiful melancholy vibe that I find utterly compelling. It's one of my favourite records and I'd always hoped to find something similar. The small amount of Roger's other works I had found on Youtube didn't exactly fill me with hope, but a recent conversion to Spotify meant that I could access most, if not all of his works. Having gone though the lot, only Flatlands appealed. It has an altogether different feel to Between Tides, and while it is certainly in that sparse, classical filed, it maybe has some jazzy elements to it. Normally, I'm with Johnny on this one (and Johnny Hates jazz!), but I find that it somehow works and it still has that melancholy feel that appeals so much to me. If anyone has any recommendations for music of a similar nature, I'm all ears!