How Many Knobs Is Perfect ?

How Many Knobs Is Perfect ?

I have spent much of the last month, working through some of the incredibly sophisticated sound design capabilities of my instruments. When I reached video number fifteen of a thirty video course, I realised that one of my Synths has some remarkable creative...
My Day In Court

My Day In Court

I recently received an email inviting me to have my day in Court…Again….. It is almost a year to the day, since my first appearance, but I now have a second appointment with the ageing legal dinosaur that is the Gender Board of WA to seek legal recognition...
So Long and Thanks for all the Boobs

So Long and Thanks for all the Boobs

The wonders of medical science has provided me with a reasonable pair of breasts. I like them, whilst I may secretly wish they were a little “Fuller” I remain immensely grateful they are there, and they are mine, and no scalpels were involved. Of course,...
Happy New Year – 2019

Happy New Year – 2019

The Christmas and the Festive period raced past in a blur of visits, meals, and presents..It was positive, upbeat, and fun. My long planned Theremin performance of Christmas music didn’t happen, but I was busy with so many other little projects. On the subject...
A Very Traditional Christmas

A Very Traditional Christmas

How to celebrate, or if you wish, ignore Christmas, is a very personal choice. Over the years, certain traditions, and routines have grown out of our particular brand of festive celebrations…. As a result here at the Frog and Bromide, for us at least, it was a...
Sporting Dillema

Sporting Dillema

Question – Why do we have Mens and Womens divisions in sport ? The answer is of course obvious, because the physiological differences render this a fairer way to approach competitive sport. It’s not just about size and muscles, there are numerous factors...
Heliophobic ?

Heliophobic ?

Heliophobia is a fear of the Sun…Whilst this may go some way to describing my condition, I don’t think its quite the same as the dread I feel December, through to February, and possibly even March. I’m not strictly speaking scared of the Sun, its...
Gender ‘Bored’ of WA

Gender ‘Bored’ of WA

Around a year ago I applied to the WA Gender Board for a Recognition Certificate. This is a legal document acknowledging my Gender reassignment, and permitting me to change my Gender Marker. My request for the certificate was denied, because section 15(3) of the...
Not a Statistic – Not Now – Not Ever

Not a Statistic – Not Now – Not Ever

The last few days have been tough, much harder than usual . I’ve been living through one hell of an episode of  Arthur’s Blip. Essential support, and care is in place, and progress is being made.  This weekend in Perth is the Annual Pride parade....
Screensaver Existence

Screensaver Existence

A few years ago (possibly even decades)  there was a very popular screen saver that sort of simulated hurtling through deep space at high speed. It was a bit “Star Trek” and it was everywhere…You could change various parameters, such as the...

Bloody Puppets….

“Unwilling, Ineffective and Disrespectful…”  Up until yesterday I think the closest I have come to Disrespectful is flying a rather beefy  helicopter at full noise, far too low over the head of a very grumpy Colonel…. I must be...
Dad Doesn’t Know…..

Dad Doesn’t Know…..

We all dream…. Every night…. It is an indisputable fact that goes with being human…. Sometimes we remember the stories that unfold in during our deepest sleep, and perhaps more often, we don’t I am prone to visceral, vivid dreams. Complex,...
Positive Dialogue…

Positive Dialogue…

Jane : “Did you pick up the Milk and Eggs from the IGA” Me:  “No, I’m far to gruesome to go shopping at the moment” Jane: “I need you to be positive !” Me: “Oh I am certain, I am absolutely positive I am too...

Beyond Tired….

I think perhaps I am Tired…. Tomorrow is another 400km round trip interspersed by a battle of wits with a large ugly beast with many arms, frantically waving in multiple directions and threatening to cause chaos and mayhem. I’m not convinced I am anywhere...
Fix a Moog, Fix a Mood ?

Fix a Moog, Fix a Mood ?

This weekend, I have been repairing  and rebuilding one of  Dr. Moogs instruments. The damage was a broken shaft on one of the many knobs controlling the various parameters.  It annoyed me, and needed replacing. Beneath the exterior panels of any...
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