John Patterson

Ipswich, United Kingdom

Black belt, cat minion and music addict.

  • 2016-11-07T11:19:15Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Sipping spice imperial tea and wishing I could hibernate.
  • 2016-09-30T09:58:38Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Adoring the new Marillion album "F E A R" atm. So much gorgeous music to sink my teeth into, and plenty things that need to be said about the state of our world.
  • 2016-09-30T09:57:54Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Second new-albums-Friday in a row. Marillion and Warpaint last week, Opeth and Pixes this week. Making life better one album at a time :)
  • Bad Apple

    2016-07-10T19:09:48Z via Web To: Public CC:

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  • Amur leopard

    2015-11-14T16:34:28Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Amur leopard, Colchester Zoo (for #caturday)

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  • 2015-11-13T07:33:10Z via Web To: Public CC:

    "Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real." -- Niels Bohr

    If you look at the subatomic particles, sure xD

    JanKusanagi @i at 2015-11-13T13:16:10Z

    John Patterson likes this. Niels Bohr was a smart guy, but he was certainly misguided when he said this. His was a generation still trapped in the era of Newtonian Mechanics, not yet ready to let go of the mechanical universe and to fully embrace the revolution they led. The wave nature of all matter and forces is as real as the burning of the sun, the glance at your GPS location, and the PET scan that saves your life... because all of those are possible only by the reality of the quantum world and its abandonment of the certainty of the exact outcome in trade for absolute certainty about the possibility of all allowed outcomes.

    Stephen Sekula at 2015-11-13T14:03:14Z

  • 2015-09-20T15:16:58Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Ipswich Half Marathon completed! My time was 2h 10m 45s, which I'm really pleased with :)

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  • Ready to Start

    2015-08-01T11:53:25Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Timekeeping at Parkrun, this morning

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  • 2015-06-11T08:24:27Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Saw a gang of five magpies this morning. Can't really claim it portends silver when I don't believe one foretells sorrow, can I?
    when it suits you I recommending wishing very hard ;-)

    emsquared at 2015-06-12T08:15:38Z

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  • 2015-03-09T09:20:30Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Sometimes, all you need is some spring sunshine and a great album to listen to for the world to feel full of possibilities :D

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  • Five Sekhmets

    2014-12-03T19:24:40Z via Web To: Public CC:

    (Open-air museum, Karnak, November 2014)
  • 2014-10-25T18:18:15Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Getting on to album-length runs now!

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  • 2014-10-10T09:50:22Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Also, The Future Sound of London really owe a big chunk of their career to this soundtrack, don't they?

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    Never thought about Vangelis as a primary influence. I guess there's a lineage of more ambient synth composers that can't help but be influential. Not such an instant hit with me the latest FSOL offering

    emsquared at 2014-10-11T08:56:50Z

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    It was more of a general thing, so I'm sure you're right about it being down to shared influences.  But also a few specifics: I'm sure "Blush Response" is reminding me of something FSOL-ish, and "Rachel's Theme" was making me think of "Everyone in the World Is Doing Something Without Me".

    John Patterson at 2014-10-11T20:40:44Z

  • 2014-10-10T09:48:54Z via Web To: Public CC:

    No idea why it took me this long, but I finally own a copy of the Blade Runner soundtrack. It's great, but it's really making me want to watch the film again!

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    Then watch it! :D

    Dana at 2014-10-10T11:29:19Z

    I'd love to, but I can't while I'm at work!  ;)

    John Patterson at 2014-10-10T12:07:43Z

  • Meerkats

    2014-10-05T12:19:45Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Meerkats at Colchester Zoo, 7 September 2014.

    More over here :

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  • Flat cat

    2014-09-13T13:56:12Z via Web To: Public CC:

    A flat cat for #caturday.
    (Colchester Zoo, September 2014)

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  • Feeding Tiger

    2014-07-01T08:04:17Z via Web To: Public CC:

    We visited Colchester Zoo last weekend, and though I've not had time to sort out my photos yet, here's my favourite - one of their beautiful tigers, during the afternoon "stimulation" session where they hide food around the enclosure for the tigers to find.
  • An offering

    2014-04-18T10:43:53Z via Web To: Public CC:

    An offering from the mighty hunter.
  • 2014-03-29T19:50:56Z via Web To: Public CC:

    Ancient Egyptian kitties at the British Museum, for #caturday!

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