George Rollos: World 1760

The latest addition to my collection, another world map from the Pickwick Gallery in Stratford-Upon-Avon from where I source most of my new additions.  Title “An accurate map of the world drawn from the best authorities”. This one is taken from the “Geographical Dictionary”, 1760, engraved by George Rollos and as far as I can ascertain drawn by Sieur Robert…

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UFO – Seven Deadly 2012

This album is the band’s fourth with guitarist Vinnie Moore, and the years of song writing and extensive touring together have borne fruit in a deliciously well constructed and varied album (it goes without saying that Mogg, Parker and Raymond were already a well oiled package). For me the last couple of albums have been missing something, they’ve been good,…

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Michael Schenker – Temple Of Rock 2011

The first studio offering from Michael Schenker since 2009’s Midst of Beauty sees an album full of energy and Michael on top form. Advertised as a “Michael Schenker and friends” album, this is not another cover album such as Heavy Hitters or his collaborations with Siggi Schwarz or Davey Pattison, but more an MSG album with special guests, but backed…

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AntWeb

For someone as obsessed about insects as I seem to be, the AntWeb project (http://www.antweb.org) is a fascinating collection of information and photographs. The idea is to catalogue all 12,000 species of ants around the world, gleaned from museum collections and captured using innovative photography techniques to get the best possible resolutions (the image included here is not the highest…

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