Much loved.

The other day I got a beautiful, hand-crafted package from one of my really great friends. It was so cheering and lovely that I felt it necessary to share the package and its lovely contents here and to make a public declaration of thanks for all the love. It has certainly filled me with joy.

Little, lemony biscuits…

Many, hand-drawn hearts…

The first Xmas decoration of 2008…

Felten loveliness.

Thanks so much, ansnagbreac; this came at a very good moment when I really needed a hand-made lift. For those of you curious about the blog title, An Snag Breac is Irish for Magpie.

In other news, several projects I’ve been working on are coming together, including the Sound Diaries Project which I am collaborating on with my supervisor in the Sonic Arts Research Unit at Oxford Brookes.

I was foolish to try and do NaBloPoMo in the light of so much industry; never mind. I’m much enjoying the more successful blogging efforts of Liz and Ysolda.

I also finally got around to publishing my feminist approach to the domestic soundscape paper on here. It is good to re-read it in the light of current writings on the Fantastical Reality Radio Show…

To celebrate the online, organisational joy of recent times, I’m going to supply you all with the wondrous Filing Cabinet Song by An Snag Breac. It is an excellent song about the potential pitfalls of dealing with a Filing Cabinet.

2 Responses to Much loved.

  1. Caro says:

    aww! thanks Felix! what a lovely post!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    c

  2. colleen says:

    Such richness in one post! I want to share that wonderful filing cabinet song with my workmates.

    Your paper was very thought provoking, and helped to crystallise for me some of the ideas that have emerged in your blog over the months that I have been reading it. I certainly notice how much more conscious I have become of the sounds around me. In fact, the whole expereince of blogging – as producer and consumer – has opened up all of my senses and I’m really grateful for that.

    Thre was a point in your paper that I switched on (unexpectedly) emotionally – your description of the bath. This will make me sound ancient, but as a child, we lived in a flat where the bath was in the kitchen, and filled with hot water from a noisy gas geyser. The bath was covered by a hardboard “tabletop” which lifted like a lid. When I had my weekly bath, I used to close the lid to create an echoey cave and pretend I was a mermaid. All of that came back as I read, and then listened to your watery recording. I’ve been thinking about my own kitchen so it was strange to be reminded of the conflated kitchen I inhabited as a child.

    Enjoy your lovely looking lemony loveheart biscuits.

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