Posts Tagged ‘Catweazle’

The history of the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club: Part 2

Friday, October 26th, 2012

It’s been another year and yesterday it was the Catweazle Club’s anniversary again – the legendary Oxford open mic has now been going for over 18 years. I decided to honour the occasion with a continuation of the story I wrote for last year’s anniversary: the history of the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club, an open mic on the planet Oxford in the Sopdet binary star system. (more…)

The history of the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Last Thursday was the 17th anniversary of Oxford’s legendary Catweazle Club. This is a semi-prose poem I wrote specially for the occasion.

There is an open mic.
There is an open mic in Oxford.
The planet Oxford that orbits the Sopdet binary star system in the western arm of the Eesar galaxy.
Today, the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club is 17,000 years old and is thought by many to be the longest-running open mic in the local cluster.
Or at least this side of the Chiltern nebula.

Moogieman through a twin lens reflex

Thursday, May 12th, 2011


First decent pic (of me) taken with a Welta Reflekta that I picked up for £15 on ebay – perhaps because it wasn’t my finger on the shutter release. It was taken at the Catweazle club, Oxford, about a month ago (it can take time to get films developed).

I’m finding it hard to identify and date my particular model Reflekta (earlier versions were called the Reflecta). None of the photos I can find on the internet look quite like it.

For those of you who are interested, it’s a twin lens reflex (TLR), which means it has a taking lens (which focuses the image) and a viewing lens which projects the image onto a screen in the viewfinder. The two lenses are focused in sync, allowing you (more…)