Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Wired for sound: “Robert Moog, pioneer of the modern synthesiser, sounds a little bemused by the film that has been made about him. ‘I wouldn’t make a documentary about myself at all. I don’t think it’s that interesting. I do feel a bit embarrassed at times.’ He does admit that the director, Hans Fjellestad, has done a nice job. ‘He could have fried my ass if he wanted.'”

Curious synchronicity. Dave just wrote this on Moog for his Uni thesis or summat.

Fantastic Metropolis ? Fifty Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That Socialists Should Read

This is not a list of the “best” fantasy or SF. There are huge numbers of superb works not on the list. Those below are chosen not just because of their quality—which though mostly good, is variable—but because the politics they embed (deliberately or not) are of particular interest to socialists. Of course, other works—by the same or other writers—could have been chosen: disagreement and alternative suggestions are welcomed. I change my own mind hour to hour on this anyway.

Taken from Chris Brooke’s excellent Blog, the Virtual Stoa.

The New York Times > Health > Mental Health & Behavior > For the Worst of Us, the Diagnosis May Be ‘Evil’: “‘When you start talking about evil, psychiatrists don’t know anything more about it than anyone else,’ Dr. Simon said. ‘Our opinions might carry more weight, under the patina or authority of the profession, but the point is, you can call someone evil and so can I. So what? What does it add?’

About My Vote

“Tony may not be admitting it, but the Electoral Commission’s timetable seems pretty convinced that Britain will go to the polls on May 5. If you haven’t yet registered to vote, that means you have until March 11 to do so.” The Backbencher.

I hope you’re all registered; let’s see if we can get the proportion of spoilt ballots over 1% this year – only a disappointing 0.38% in 2001! (though still higher than it’s ever been before – check out Pg18 of this document for more info.)