Randall Monroe, author of xkcd, What If? and Thing Explainer, came to Oxford last weekend to talk about his books, and the logistics of devoting a sizeable portion of your living space to creating a ball pit.
I videoed a little bit of it.
And probably shouldn’t have, because the video is shit. But there we go. For some reason I thought I could use some basic audio effects like speech enhancement in YouTube. But if you can, I don’t know how to do it.
Anyway, the talk was brilliant, and Mr Monroe seems like a genuinely lovely guy. And the video was only really for me to show off that I was there. Continue reading
So, it happened! Didn’t really have time to write about it last month. We managed to get thirteen acts in to perform – and it was all a bit magical, really. And already I think there were definitely some contenders for Folk Weekend Oxford 2017.
We’re hopefully going to do another one at the end of October – just juggling those logistic with wedding prep right now. But once again, if you’re Oxfordshire based and fancy showcasing your folk music superpowers, do come along and do just that.
More on this story as it unfolds.
Oh yeah, and did I post our fancy promo video? Here’s our fancy promo video:
And then of course, there was the news about Kidlington!
Unsurprisingly, packs of Chinese tourists have flocked to the now legendary suburban village just north of Oxford, just a stone’s throw from where I grew up.
This whole thing is really starting to go a bit crazy now. Continue reading
Okay, some tentative news here…
Something we’re hoping to try out at Folk Weekend this year is creating more opportunities for local folk artists to get on our radar.
Specifically, we’re hoping to hold an event very soon (and maybe more than one if it’s successful) in which local folk musicians can come and play, and chat with us, and we can generally get to know each other. Continue reading