Race report: Eeklo

30 06 2008

Competed in the first ever Rhino triathlon in Eeklo yesterday, a non-drafting race (1000-38-10) organized by my training buddy Luc De Wispelaere. If Daniel Berkowitz can talk about what-a-story news, then I’d like to coin the phrase what-a-race: well-organized, a gorgeous yet venomous bike course, friendly folk and lots of sunshine. This was good, clean tri fun in the sun. With a total time of 2:09:09, I placed 52nd overall (165 finishers) and managed a PB in a non-drafting race. I could get used to this.

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Soul sunday is sunshine lazy

29 06 2008

Edition 25 of Soul sunday is a tribute to the remix talents of Tony Nwachukwu (‘WaH-cHU-kU’). Tony took the soul in Zero dB’s Sunshine lazy and, in the words of one anonymous reviewer, “extended it into one long, filtered, dubbed-out bruk joint”. The wonderfully erratic voice is that of Nouvelle Vague‘s Phoebe Killdeer. This postmodern laissez-faire tune is a handy excuse to break for summer. Soul sunday will be back in September. Check the Soul sunday archive for more soulfulness.

sunshine lazy (the2ne)

Picture by the2ne.

ZerodB – Sunshine lazy (Tony Nwachukwu remix) (Ninja Tune, 2008 )
Listen and marvel at ninjatune.net/zerodb or purchase on Audiojelly.com.

Epicurean retirement

28 06 2008

After a whopping 36 years of teaching history, French and English, Geneviève Schockaert officially retired from teaching. Congratulations, mom! To celebrate the occasion, yours truly organized a small wine tasting party. 9 wines were on offer: 1 sparkling wine, 3 whites and 5 reds. Tasting notes after the jump.

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Nick Davies on churnalism

27 06 2008

UK journalist and Flat Earth News author Nick Davies will talk about the current state of news journalism on Thursday, 3 July 2008 in the Maelbeek Room at the IPC, Residence Palace, Brussels. Expect grim tales of churnalism, pseudo-events, commercialism and propaganda.

Tekstblad on health communication

27 06 2008

Fresh off the printing press: a very timely special issue of Tekstblad on health communication. And also, more Tooltips and your favorite media scholar on media life. Excellent summertime reading.

Tekstblad 03 2008


26 06 2008

Camouflage Nic

Test that bandwidth

25 06 2008

Subnav. Mixtapes. Spread. The. Word. Eclectic. Goodness. Musical. Bliss.

subnav mix