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Just about to go put all this equipment away

Just about to go put all this equipment away

The only downside to my 40th Birthday is that we’ve got to go and put all our toys away now – all this and more besides including drums. I say my toys, it actually all belongs to Allan Smyth who was kind enough to lend it all to me. I could have done with an extra day to recover, but I… Read more →

Helluva party

Helluva party

Just about on an even keel again after being knocked slightly sidewards by not only the fun and Jaegerbombs and several cigars at my 40th birthday party, but also by the warmth and generosity I got from everyone who turned up. It all went well, loads of people turned up and the atmosphere was lovely. Cracking music – 7 DJs… Read more →

Quiet before the storm

Quiet before the storm

Spent a lot of the day getting stuff ready for tonight’s party. Realised that these few minutes I’ve got now may be the only chance I’ll have to write my daily blog.   Just about to go and load a second van full of equipment up. I’ve cobbled together enough drums to make it worth my while playing congas tonight. Here’s… Read more →

I’m opening the Decks

I’m opening the Decks

There’s a new night starting in Harrogate tonight, and I’ve got the honour of opening the decks. A night called ‘VIBE’ – I’m going to be doing a progressive house set – mainly new stuff I’ve collected over the past two years, stuff that I’ve selected for high quality production and tripped out sounds and quirky mashed up elements. If… Read more →

Splendid birthday

Tip top birthday. We’ve just come back from a great feed at The Cattlemen’s Association steak house. Rib eye to die for (well – not really, but it was stunning, as per usual from there). I was blessed with the company of close family. We all had good chinwags and yarns. I’ve had some supermo gifts – a bluetooth speaker… Read more →

Life begins tomorrow

Life begins tomorrow

“The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary.” Arthur Schopenhauer. If life really does begin at forty, I wonder what all this stuff that’s gone before it has been about. I’ve had a pretty remarkable pre life in that case – with quite a lot under my belt (in more ways than… Read more →

Yorkshire Terriers. Rubbish dogs.

The little dog next door is yap yapping. He yaps in blocks of two. Yap Yap (pause…..) Yap Yap (pause). YAP YAP….YAPYAP. We think he’s called Omelet, because that’s what it sounds like when the owners shout at him to be quiet. He’s probably not though. He’s a Yorkshire Terrier. I am a dog person (who quite likes cats) and… Read more →

Homework

I helped Sophie with her homework this morning and we had a lovely time of it. She’s learning about Continents, Countries and Capitals. The home work is in support of learning about that topic – to learn about Longitude, Latitude, The Equator and the lines of the Tropics. I helped, steer her and document her findings but she came up with… Read more →

Full on workies

I’ve had probably my first ‘full on’ day at my new place, it feels like I’ve properly, been a cog in the machine. We’ve been getting a maHoosive proposal out the door – the culmination of weeks of collective effort – and it was all hands on deck in our end of the world. I wasn’t expecting it to be… Read more →

The view from my office window

The view from my office window

I was moved to a new desk today. It’s the third desk I’ve had since I started my new job three weeks ago. Deffo my fave desk out the three. I’m rather hoping I’ll stay there as it’s right next to the window. I’m a big fan of windows. The image above was created using an iPhone on HDR mode… Read more →