Ijo Pona is the Harrogate adventure blog written by a Funny Little Man. Andy is a freelance web designer in Harrogate and he is also a well-received sound artist and runs a mastering studio in Yorkshire. The Wire Magazine once described him as "... difficult to dislike." Still at my most enthusiastic and naive.
Funny Little Man – Harrogate
Well, I quickly realised the reMarkable 2 was not for me. My writing needed a lot of correcting — it was the zen in my storm but I quite enjoy the storm – I like fiddling.
I love gadgets.
Having a tool per job is dandy — but if that tool has severely limited functionality then there is no need for it — especially when there are now iPad Pro’s.
I originally bought the reMarkable 2 to act a bit like a note taker-come-inspiration-pad. It did both badly. The iPad does them excellently.
Another thing in favour of the iPad is that I am stood here typing direct in to the blog — from a web browser; not possible on a reMarkable. Yet, I also have better drawing functions on the iPad thanks to the Illustrator app from Adobe. Plus, Notion.so works a dream.
Not for me // For me.
The weekend is just getting underway in a muted fashion – Covid and darkness are everywhere – best pop on a woolly jumper and head for a socially distanced pint.
In the meantime — here is the show I made in the week. The Jazz Show is a great excuse to talk all over great records. What do you make to it?
It is always good fun to make. I get to try and do my Gilles Peterson impression- he is a big influence in my musical past and it is a pleasure, nay honour, to try and do something similar.
So, that is my weekly missal – I hope you are all dandy and I hope you are all healthy. Speak soon, Andy x