9th December, 2016
Here is the recording you asked for, Roger Penrose, physicist, interviewed on BBC Radio Four last month.
Also, two other recordings which may or may not be of interest to you, or even playable.
First, one I call 1955 Rock ‘n’ Roll, approximately an hour long, the first in a series of thirty programs being broadcast by BBC Radio 6 music comprising the best music from the years 1955 to 1979, first on the air in 1980. Also including news and views from the year in question as heard and played at the time. Who wants old news?
Second, a disc in MP3 (compressed) form which may not play on your player, eight one hour programs from a similar series broadcast on BBC Radio Two most recently in 2015. That series, even better than the 1955 sample on the other disc, was of fifty years from 1951 to 2000 and I have them all on my computer. Truly excellent, as many BBC programs are. My opinion for what its worth.
That second disc, which I renamed Pop History, has the shows and years 1951 to 1958, a show per year. I am unclear as to how many hours may fit on an audio disc in compressed (MP3) form, but have those eight hours here, the first eight hours of that series. Otherwise the second disc would be eight discs in audio, standard, form.
The Penrose disc is only 28 minutes long and it is to be hoped we all have more hours and minutes than that left to us. Therefore, these other discs. All work and no play, etcetera.
To another friend I send today far more playing and reading time but he has other interests of no interest to those not interested. I won’t bore you with them, read the papers.
A computer makes an excellent audio recorder to those who know what they’re doing, which I sometimes do. Also, video recorder.
A Kerry teacher’s audio-visual aid:
Do you see this stick and do you hear what I’m saying?
The physical force method of education. Those were the days! And they call them the good old days. I never let my schooling interfere with my education – Mark Twain.
Kindly send ten euros to David Ennis, Reality, Seaview avenue, Arklow. We have to keep the show on the road.
God bless the BBC and all who sail in her,