The Monotron Delay is a cool little analog synth with a delay loop. I was able to get it to reliably generate sounds that reminded me of the rumble of frogs or crickets. You should be able to play around with it and get out all sorts of weird nifty effects that I'm not even sure how you'd start to try to generate on a big old computer.
The author spends a week at London's Heathrow Airport, on a tab paid for by the company that owns the facility.
The first chapter sets out the conditions of the visit and explains that he was given comfortable accommodations, a meal allowance, and the run of the airport in exchange for his writing. As such it's a comfortable account of the place where nothing really goes wrong for him, and not the interminable journey that most people would experience if they were cooped up waiting in long lines for ever-delayed flights.
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The Berlin Wall has a featured role in this 1987 film about a fallen angel (Bruno Ganz), his mentor (the late Peter Falk), and the circus performer he falls in love with (Solveig Dommartin). Terrific music from Nick Cave adds to the pre-unificiation of Germany Cold War atmosphere.
A view of the changing Detroit urban landscape from 1863 to 1962, featuring the transportation networks, their growth and change.
Even if you don't have a fascination with interurban rail systems, this is a very good book for getting a glimpse of how the streets and roadways of Detroit looked before the freeway system was put in.