I’m back on the air after a mysterious set of problems with the server. But upgrading WordPress seems to have fixed whatever was ailing it, so I’m glad to be back. Vacation was nice, and involved lots of drinks with silly decorations, enjoyed poolside. But now I’m gearing up for a major work-related trip toContinue reading “Blog is back on the air”
My mom finally got to Prague on Wednesday night, right before the shutdown at Heathrow and the ensuing chaos. So in retrospect, things could have been a lot worse. Now we’re to an undisclosed location for a week on a long-awaited vacation, one that hopefully will involve numerous drinks with paper umbrellas in them, sandContinue reading “Off on vacation”
My poor, neglected blog. I really haven’t intended for it to be so long between posts. It’s getting to be quite the tradition around here to apologize about the gap between posts. As a matter of fact, almost how an amputee has ‘phantom limb’ syndrome, in which they still feel their missing limb, I thinkContinue reading “Phantom blog syndrome”
Sorry for the radio silence here on the blog. I’ve been busy with a lot of work-related stuff. But I’ll be on the air tomorrow morning on Radio 1 from 6-9 am CET (9pm-midnight on the US West Coast), and I’ll try to post the set list here afterward as well.
I just got back from a bike ride along the Vltava in Prague 6, ending at Sedlec, where the water is high, but not high enough to threaten the houses along the river. Police were stationed along the river and a street was closed off, with everyone waiting for the effects of an expected releaseContinue reading “Flood Watch XII: The view from Sedlec”
This year, for some inexplicable reason, I’ve decided to give up meat for Lent, or, as the Czechs call it, pust. It’s not for religious reasons – I’m not even Catholic – but I was curious as to why the tradition remains; like many things in Christianity, it probably has pagan roots anyway. Of course,Continue reading “Masopust”
Tocame Dublex Inc. ft. Barbara Padron Hernandez Sambana United Eye vs. Souldrummers Libre (Axwell Vocal Mix) Mambana No Reason (Axwell Vocal Mix) Mambana Low Jazz Fidget (Fauna Flash Remix) Hidden Agenda African Jazid Fantasista Aka Toshio Matsuura Mr. Follow Follow Fela Kuti La Malanga (Kenny Dope remix) Bobby Hutcherson Los Bandidos (Michael Reinboth Remix) CalContinue reading “Set List, 7 January 2006”
From today’s aktualne.cz: The word ‘turkey’ on an imported turkey ruffled the feathers of one careful consumer from Brno, who angrily informed the Czech Veterinary Service that birds were being imported from Turkey, a country hit by dangerous bird flu.
Welcome to 2006! Hope your year is both interesting, profitable and fun. Me, I had a nice quiet night in; there were big plans to go to the Radio 1 New Year’s Party, but they fizzled out. It may have had something to do with the early start to the day I’d had because ofContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
As I sit in a beige hotel lobby in downtown Johannesburg, it suddenly occurred to me that tomorrow is going to be Thanksgiving. My favorite thing to do at Thanksgiving is when everybody around the table explains what it is they’re thankful for. Seeing as I’m on the road, here’s a list of some ofContinue reading “Giving Thanks”