Well don’t let it be said that I struggle to find medically interesting themes to write about (and in some cases even offer my own body to the further development of medical science).
While you read the following article why not listen to my e-baroque compositions – just click on the box below:
or if techno music is more your cup of tea here are my techno/ambient compositions:
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This week I just want to post a short blog because I have done quite a bit of writing with my newly recovered wrist in a separate article. After 6 weeks I have almost fully recovered from the Allergic Contact Dermatitis that I mentioned in an earlier blog. Rather than repeat the gory details here why don’t you simply take a look at the article together with the many colourful photographs (including the ‘Michelin Man’). The link is here.
Although there is a slightly humorous dimension to most of what I do I have prepared this article with fellow sufferers in mind. In addition to describing my own case history and how I managed to overcome the problem it also provides quite a lot of information about this kind of allergy. If you know someone who has this problem (or thinks they may have it) they may appreciate it if you share a copy with them. If nothing else it provides hope that there can be light at the end of the tunnel – as these before and after the ‘allergen eradication‘ photos illustrate.
Before I managed to eradicate the cause of this problem from my life I had to endure several stages including swelling of most parts of my body (hence the rather unpleasant incident when I discovered in an airplane toilet what had happened to my scrotal sack). The scars caused by the allergy, mainly on my wrists, had prevented me from typing, playing music and using my recording studio facilities for over a month. Clearly if you are the main breadwinner in a familly this can be a disaster. The solution required the elimination of over eight dustbin bags full of laundry – not a minor expense. Lots more details and photos can be found here.
However the good news is that I an now back in business. My writing is back to normal (hence the article) and I have managed to complete the last track of my forthcoming album of electro interpretations of baroque classics. I even coped with editing my computer graphics software to provide some eye candy for the video. If you want to sample it here is the official video of my rearrangement of ‘Eja Mater, Fons Amoris‘ taken from Anton Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater (originally premièred in 1712). This classical baroque work describes Mary’s experiences as she watched Jesus being crucified. I have simply used the instruments that I am sure Vivaldi would have considered if he had been around today:
It will take me another few weeks to get the album ready and through my global distribution system. I need to use this time to remaster some of the tracks and do a bit of nifty compression so it sounds just as bad on an eye-phone as it does on an eye-pad and a lap-top (I think these are the modern terms people use). However before I do this you can listen to all the tracks and see the videos for free using the following play list:
…..and if you are really a glutton for punishment do not forget to check out my earlier album of ‘Songs of Fun, Deviants and Eunuchs‘ (already number one in the global indie eunuch charts and gathering momentum among other minority groups). Once again you can sample all of these hits via my ‘free to good friends’ YouTube playlist. This is VERY DIFFERENT to my Baroque Interpretations – here it is:
!!STOP PRESS!! – Songs of Fun, Deviants and Eunuchs by the TRANSFORMATES 變 is available from the following suppliers:
So I think that is enough for this week. I need to work overtime now to make up for the lost time – I hope shortly to be able to share with you some treats based on my latest instrument. I just need to practice a bit more first. Watch this space.
Have a great (and hopefully itch free) week