Category Archives: other news

My project for 2013

I decided to learn a new skill in 2013: I’m learning to play the mandolin!

Read about it in my new blog Captain Corelli and me, where you can also here my first efforts.


2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 47 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 159 posts. There were 4 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 98kb.

The busiest day of the year was March 13th with 64 views. The most popular post that day was electrical language no 202.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for 174, electrical language, playing with words, electrical language podcast, and nierika – yesternight free download.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


electrical language no 202 March 2010


electrical language no 205 May 2010


About electrical language February 2009


Submit Music February 2009


Links & contacts February 2009

iTunes problems sorted – I hope

Recently a few people have said they could not find or subscribe to electrical language on iTunes. To my surprise I found the podcast had vanished.

I got on to iTunes about it, and I think it has been resolved. To subscribe using iTunes, please click on the following link:

Please let me know if you encounter any problems.

And do please feel free to write a little review while you are there.

Response to podcast no 200

I have had lots of positive response to podcast no 200.  Not just the comments here, but via e-mail, twitter, facebook etc.  Thank you all so much.

I felt I had to share this one.  It is from someone I know in another aspect of my life online.  She had never listened to electrical language before.

Just finished listening. Excellent podcast Gabor!

I really enjoyed it. Knowing you’re a rock ‘n’ roll fan I was concerned it wouldn’t be my thing but wow, I was really impressed by The Free Press.

As soon as the first track started and I heard the guy singing my first thought was, he really sounds like James Dean Bradfield, alot.

Thinking that may be a one off, I was pleasantly surprised that his voice was consistent throughout. They band have a Manics feel about them. Loved the wee Papa Was A Rolling Stone bit, superb! 

They seem a really friendly, humble bunch too, no bravado, just a group of intelligent, sincere guys.

Well done them and you!

I forwarded that comment to The Free Press, and Mick Torbay says:

What a great thing for someone to take the time to write.  Our job … live up to this praise.

Mine too.

Made In The UK no 83

My contribution of 3 songs opens the latest edition of Made In The UK.  The tunes are by Matt Stevens and Robin Grey (yet to be played on electrical language) and Temple Cloud Country Club.

Download MIUK 83


new design

Every now and then I like to play around with the design, and I’ve done it again.  What do you think?

I like the clean layout, but I would have liked to have the old graphic across the top.  Any designers out there think you might be able to do something for me?  If so, I’d love to hear from you.

In fact, this wordpress template “DePo Square” is the one I use for all my blogs:

Podcrawl – I survived!

and here you see some earnest podcasting discussions taking place.  Many thanks to Adnams brewery for their support.  Without their Broadside real ale, the conversation might not have been so earnest!

going round the group, starting front left:

  • Sarah Morrison (Insomnia Radio New York)
  • Justin Wayne – well the top of Justin’s head (Justin Wayne Show)
  • Colin Gazeley (ourobouros podcast)
  • Rowley Cutler (Dark Compass)
  • Dave Lee (The Bugcast)
  • The Grumbler (Music and Mumblings)
  • Pete Cogle (pcpodcast)