Archive for the ‘Field Recordings’ Category

Back to Ongar Hill (again). This time as a direct response to Tim Dee’s Into the Wind programme, recently shown on BBC4 – if you’ve not seen it go and watch it now, it’s easily one of best things that’s been broadcast on television this year. In Into the Wind Tim walks from Guy’s Head, at […]


Over the last few years I’ve become more and more interested in the world of field recordings. I think I was sold on the idea after hearing Felicity Ford talk at one of the early Boring conferences about Georges Perec and the infra-ordinary, and the recordings she’d made (and played to us) of the coffee dispensing vending […]


A week ago today Mrs Weir and I (along with a more senior interloper) had just returned from a break in the South West, to be specific the handsome South Devon town of Dartmouth. Unlike our last trip to the area we remained free of any driving based trauma as most of our journeys during the […]


21st June 2015

21Jun15

The plan was to get up this morning at some unearthly hour to raise a proverbial glass to my dad as the sun rose at Happisburgh (at 4:28am), and then very slowly make my way to Heacham on the other side of the county to do the same as the sun set (currently due at 9:27pm). Sadly […]


It’s been many years since I’ve bought any records that I thought I should buy in favour of those that I actually want to, and the latest LP to join the limited, but select, collection at Weir HQ is no exception to that. These Are The Good Times is a new album produced by the fine people […]