Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Kelvin Street, Museum of Transport

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This week David travelled to Whitelee Windfarm to interview Martin Mathers from Scottish Power Renewables about the future of electricity. Whitelee is Europe's largest onshore windfarm. If you stand from pretty much any high vantage point in Glasgow city centre on a clear day, and squint to the south, you should be able to see the windmills perched on the horizon. They really are magnificent. And there is a vistor centre. Perfect daytrip material!

You can listen to the interview here.

Ok, a little link round up:

First up, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, pioneering gospel singer and electric guitar maestro. Strange Things Happening Every Day, a song she recorded in 1944 is considered by some to be the first rock and roll record. This is not a great quality version though, so I have elected to post two other videos here instead; the first was recorded for ITV at Chorlton Cum Hardy railway Station near Manchester. There's an article about it here. And what a gig! I love the entrance by horse and carriage. There are a few other videos drifting around from this event, and a couple where you can see the audience arriving by train. The second is a television appearance on Gospel Time, with a huge choir and a great guitar solo.

Here is a video some nutter has made about the effects you can achieve from the combination of ethanol Jelly and a 15,000 volt electricity supply.

And if you don't have a 15,000 V electric generator, here's how you can make one.

See you next fortnight for our EXTRA SPECIAL SHOW all about factories!

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