Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The internet is amazing...

Seeing so many old faces from Uni Radio days got me thinking about who I've not seen on there yet. That made me think about my poor assistant on URE FM 98, Bruce Wallace, who I think I drove near insane on the late night show.

A little google discovers he studied here:
Exeter was his year abroad.

Combining this knowledge into my seach turns up this little article about Columbia Journalism School with all manner of biographical info:
"The first person I met on campus, Bruce Wallace, is a student enrolled in the school's traditional program, intended to result in a Master of Science degree after an intensive year of studies...
Wallace is a native of Baltimore who left his job as the manager of the classifieds at the San Francisco Guardian, an alternative weekly, to hone the skills that he hopes will take him to a daily to do local political reporting. The 1999 graduate of Kenyon College had done a little campus radio before heading off to tend bar in Alaska. In San Francisco he got hooked on city hall gossip, and though he was no fan of Mayor Willie Brown, or of "corporate power allied with politicians" generally, he's certain he'll be able to bring fairness to his future job as a political reporter."

And using this knowledge turns up this page, featuring actual audio of Bruce. I'm amazed that I immediately recognise his voice, 10 years on.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

June News Catchup

No proper blogs from me for a bit, so here's a catchup.

I was busy with my exams until the end of May, but then once those were out of the way I was back to doing fun things.

The first thing was to go down to Devon for Jo to have a family get together to celebrate her 30th Birthday.

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While we are there, we go to Paignton Zoo, which gives me a chance to try out my new camera. They have some lovely animals, including a new baby Rhino, Mandrills, mokeyhouse including Orangutans. Selection of photos here.

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The following weekend we have a 3oth Birthday celebration in Brighton too, and we go out with some friends to Vanilla. My sister is down to visit with her family too - it is amazing how quickly baby Jasmine is growing up. On the Sunday, we go to visit the sealife centre in brighton. Although I've lived here for a little while now, it's one of those tourist attractions that is on your doorstep but don't go to see - I hadn't been for about 25 ish years, when back then they had a dolphin display.

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Last weekend I wnet down to Dulwich for my Dad's 60th birthday party. When we arrived, I got a text message from my friend Sumit saying that there was a grand reopening of the Royal Festival Hall following a big refurbishment, and as part of the launch he was having some of his artwork projected on the side of the building.

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We went down there for the event, which also included choral singing from a barge on the Thames and a silent disco (lots of people with headphones on, all dancing along together). Also, Sumit has a new website : http://www.kriksix.com

So that's my latest stuff up to date. I'm also on Facebook now, which is strangely addictive.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Challenge Anarchists Podcast

Seddonism podcast

URE flashback

Challenge Anarchists

Enjoy! -- Mark Seddon