Archive for January, 2007

To UMPC or not to UMPC?

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

As those ‘gadget freaks’ amongst you out there will be aware there are these things called UMPCs. Bascially really small ultra mobile PCs. The screen is only 7 inches diagonally, but with regular PC specs/parts (i.e. hard disk, memory, video, cpu, etc.) and run Windows. I’ve been hankering after one of these for a while: […]

Podcast-tastic, pop pickers

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Well, I can at least say I’ve started one of my New Year’s resolutions. My first podcast is up, it’s here. Details of how to subscribe are on the page. It’s got music from four Herefordshire-based bands and myself saying a few words about them. I’d like to add that the quality of the music […]

Funk is dead, at least in Herefordshire

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Well, I’ve pretty much given hope of ever being involved with a funk band in Hereford. It seems that despite my many adverts and attempts to convince people that funk is good fun, Hereford is a decidedly ‘un-funky‘ place. Perhaps it’s for the best, as my tunes of late have been moving towards the more […]

Adventures with Micro BR

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

I’ve been playing with my Mico BR some more and I’ve really got to say just how impressive it is. Remember that idea I had whilst mucking around with it? I added a chorus, programmed some drums (not the pattern an arrangement of preset patterns), added a bass line, mixed it and mastered it all […]

Boss Micro BR

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

It’s no big secret, like many other musicians I suffer with G.A.S. But of late my syndrome has taken a bit of a twist. Instead of wanting lots of flashy, big gear, I’ve been hankering for small, portable devices. Also, since buying myself a nice amp (see The Stick Must go) I’ve found that I’ve […]