It would have been my mum’s 90th birthday today and it is a funny sort of a day. Everything is fine, but there is no balance here; I can’t really weigh up any pros and cons to it, such as “life would not be what it is now if she was still alive”, and “it […]
The death of Ronnie Spector this week reminded me of one of my earliest memories of “musical significance”. I grew up in the town where my mum’s family were from, and my dad’s family lived much further away in the north. My brother and my mum and dad and me would go to see them […]
Geseende kersfees! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Joyeux Noël! God jul! क्रिसमस की शुभकामनाएं! Merry Xmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! С Рождеством! Wesołych Świąt! Feliz Natal! 圣诞快乐！ Күңелле Xmas! Mutlu Noeller! میری کرسمس! ਮੈਰੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਮਸ! ‘Tis the season and all that! I hope you are having a nice time, and if you need an animated GIF for the season, here […]
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There’s a teeny bit of my town that just resembles 1986 Why do I say that? Well, in 1986 you had a group like Level 42 who represented a nice clean way of living. Level 42 were…a Ford Fiesta XR2 or a Ford Escort XR3i. They were a house on a modern estate at the […]
Found whilst looking for something else.
During my lockdown experience at home in Banbury, I’ve been thinking about how my hobby of film photography has been theraputic as well as motivating for the long strange wait we’ve all had to experience. For a long time I’ve been a slow photographer. That is, my approach to taking photos on film is very […]
It’s a thing for sure that when I was once zooming up the M40 to Birmingham for a Vehicle Derek rehearsal and blasting Phenomenon by UFO on the tape deck, that it got to the point in “Rock Bottom”, around about 4.23 where the 19 year old Michael Schenker’s guitar solo reaches peak-pant-weeing-ecstasy and I […]
There was some chat on Facebook the other evening about Lomography Purple film and why it is rated between 100 – 400 ASA rather than being fixed (it has no DX code for example). The way I always see it is the chemists in the labs of the film companies work hard and are usually […]
Music For Geocaching by Deep Grass So, a “new” album appears. I say “new”, as these songs have never had an official release, but they have been around for a long time. After “Music For DXing” came about in 2003 I created another set of five “doing” songs called “Music For Geocaching”. Geocaching is a […]
I was looking through my pictures the other day, updating my Flickr and Instagram and I had a thought, that I thought was interesting. So if you’re a follower of me you will know that because I take a lot of photographs using film, the time it takes to process films and then sort through […]
Back when I lived in East Oxford and could ride my bike to work I developed a special game to play on my commute. It was called Totality. It actually began in about 1986 back in Boston, Lincolnshire when one of my brothers came home once from his girlfriend’s house and told me that he […]
Because my last video on the Fuji TW-3 was quite popular, I made another video to show you a bit more about the camera, including how to load a film into it and how to protect it from light-leaks too. I chose one of my films from my fantastic stash of 24 exposure films. I […]
I made this video recently going through some of the clean sounds that the Boss MG-10 amplifier can make. I’m playing through my original one that I got in ’89 and I’m also using a Steinberger Spirit guitar which I got in about 2001. I’m not using any effects between the guitar and the amp […]
Since my site is quite popular with amplifier fans, I wanted to show you this video of the Squire SP-10 amplifier, which is a little 10 watt amplifier made by Squire (who are of course related to Fender). I thought I’d post about the amplifier because I’m going to mod this one beyond recognition, […]