Archive for November, 2006

Guitar Tab Hell

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

As you’re aware, I’ve started learning guitar, and it’s getting harder. Why? not because I’m not keeping up with my lessons, but because it’s getting increasingly hard to find guitar tabs on the net to play along with. A Tab, or tablature to give it its full name, is form of notation for guitars. It […]

I’m a grandad!

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

It’s official, at 3:40AM today (28th November 2006) Amy gave birth to my grandson, Elliott. He weighed in at 9lbs 9.5ozs (ouch!) and he’s fit and healthy. And yes, it feels great to be a grandad, even at the ripe old age of 36. ***UPDATE*** Here we go, two pictures, Elliott, and Elliott and me

Time to think, Part II

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Wow, what an emotional roller-coaster yesterday was. It seems that Amy, mother-to-be of my grandchild, was concerned as she hadn’t felt Elliott kick/move all morning. Sam, father and my step son, phoned Jessie, my wife, and said he’d call her when they got to hospital as they were very worried. By the time Jessie had […]

My Speeling

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

(Title mis-spelling intentional) One of the readers of my blog, Chris, is an avid fan of languages and their correct use. My English and grammar aren’t quite what they should be, which has been slightly ‘irking’ him. So much so that he has kindly offered to proofread and correct the spelling in my posts, before […]

Group Therapy, the sessions

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Well, Matt and Barry visited today, and we speant about 6 hours running through the 12 tracks we recorded and mixing them all down. I’m pleased with the results, though there are still a few things I’d like to tweak still, but you have to stop at some point. I also added a couple more […]

Group Therapy in session

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

I’ve done some recordings of my current band, Group Therapy. Now we’re only a covers band, so I can’t publish the complete tracks, but I will be publishing a couple short excerpts on this page shortly. I recorded the band using my VS2480, some Sennheiser mics and the audio technica drum mic kit (Mb-DK7) that […]

Funk Band, Next attempt

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Ok, so neither of the two people who I met have got in touch. I take it that either they weren’t serious or they don’t like me (what’s not to like? I ask you!). So, tomorrow, I’ll be putting an advert in one of the local music shops, Nick Fisher Music. Mostly because they allow […]

The Stick must go

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Well, I’ve Decided, The stick is going, when it arrives. One of the main reasons I wanted the stick was to get some melody and chords into my music as my bass really isn’t suited to playing meloday and chords. But after 10 months of waiting I got fed up, and bought myself a guitar […]

Stick due, immenently, so I’ve been told.

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Well, I’ve been told, both by Stick Enterprises and the european dealer (Ron Baggerman) that my stick will ship next week. I ordered my stick 14 months ago, yes fourteen, in september 2005. originally I was told it would be delivered late May, then it changed to July, then September and finally October, it’s now […]


Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Well I met Joolz and, breifly, Johnny. Had a long chat about pretty much everything, we seemed to get on pretty well and seemed to have similar musical tastes. We both had the same comments about commitment to ‘the band‘ and practice, and also about the whole being a part of something bigger. The next […]