Hi all, I usually put my blog up on Sunday but i must confess to having met a lovely lady online and have been spending hours and hours every night chatting away on Skype with the webcam giving us a view into each others lives. I love Skype. It’s no different to windows messenger except that if your friend in another country has a Mac type of ‘puter then apart from calling them “flash” you soon realise that they cannot get a recent enough version of messenger to incorporate video. Nice one Microsoft (sarcastic thumbs up with cheesy grin), enter Skype. You can even leave a comment on the call quality if you really want to but I never do as most of the responsibility lies with the quality of the phone line owners themselves and how much nice clean fibre optic cable you are talking through. Also if like me you fancy who you are talking to, you can take their picture at any time and save it for when you can’t see them. Of course it saves a fortune on phone calls as it’s all free. A four hour call to Germany would cost me about a hundred quid on my mobile so it’s quite a saving really.
Enough promoting other companies services!
I have by sheer accident discovered how to make a text file of my entire music catalogue to date and have of course immediately put it up on the site. You can get to it via the link page or just go to any of the main pages where the word “catalogue” is highlighted. I’ll try and make the database easier to search in the future but for now just scroll down and find each artist or band or lame excuse for an act in alphabetical order, much like you would in a karaoke menu.
I did my second ever Bat Mitzva on Saturday night and I’m still not totally familiar with how they are supposed to work as this one was “non traditional”. The party was upstairs at the Brunswick in Hove and i would like you to imagine if you will: Having a large heavy duty show to get out of the back of a van, up a driveway with out being able to reverse up it, into a back door, up a double flight of stairs, round a corner, down a short corridor and into a large bedroom. Even though I hired a roady in the shape of a teenage girl who was looking to earn some cash for college, I have still never sweated so much in many many gigs!
Alas, Lovely and helpful as the friend was, she unfortunately tripped over the wire to my cooling fan and knocked it to the floor, ending it’s current working life in a moment. The time for this to happen is not at a time when you are so in need of a fresh breeze!
I had to commandeer the services of my Hard drive cooling fan for the night but as my hard drive then became hot enough to fry eggs on, I had to share it with the hard drive. I must have looked strange with my head pointing up under the console half the night.
the most memorable morsel of the night was the lady who booked the party commenting on how great my lazors looked, throwing shapes as they do when I turn them on – usually to the more electro sounding tracks. only memorable because in about 4 months of using them, nobody else has said a word. I mean last week I was in a big white hall with an atrium and had them pointing up at it in the dark. It was something akin to a pink floyd concert (but more up to date) so you’d have thought some one would have said SOMETHING?
Oh well, even though her husband used to “do them for all the raves in the 90’s” at least my day had sort of come…