Tag: filk

September 23, 2012

Had fun last night attending a house concert hosted by Tricky Pixie were stopping by briefly on their way to perform at FilkCONtinental, in Germany. They gave a great performance. I was unfamiliar with their material, but really enjoyed it, and came away with a…

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August 9, 2012

I ended up not blogging anything during my time in Somerset. The cottage I was in not only wasn’t online (which I knew in advance), but I couldn’t even get a reasonable mobile data connection. Even the phone service was very hit and miss.

On reflection, this was not a bad thing. I had a relaxing time in the cottage, going out for days (and getting my email fix in Starbucks or similar) and chilling out in the evening.

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July 23, 2012

I always wondered which of my songs might bring me to the notice of the general public, outside of my little group of friends. I had no idea it would be “Space Is Big”, written for to teach to a class of kids, in 2010.…

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July 10, 2012

I wrote about this on the filk_uk mail-list, but it amused me sufficiently to write about it here, too, as not everybody here is there, and vice versa.

On Sunday, I went to a house filk hosted by and . While there I shot some video, to get some practice with my Bloggie 3D.

On getting home, I had something to eat, and decided to quickly check out the footage, by plugging the camera into the back of my TV.

After switching the TV to 3D mode, I was most disappointed, as skipping through the footage it looked like everything I shot was badly blurred. This was not the case with stuff I had filmed at other times, where the picture had appeared quite sharp. I wondered if perhaps I had smeared a lens, or whether I had over-estimated the light levels in the room, although I couldn’t see why that should affect the focus (as I believe this camera is fixed focus)

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April 10, 2011

I love how different hobbies come together in your life. I’ve been going through papers and stuff from my trip to Consonance and I came across this filk, which I had forgotten about. Early on at the convention, I mentioned that I was interested in…

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March 7, 2011

I’m sorry, but I was just having too good a time at Consonance to worry about blogging. So here is a rather concise summary. Friday was very much spent how I normally spend convention Fridays – hanging out and meeting folk. A surprising number of…

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March 5, 2011
February 24, 2011

Today is my last day at work for a while. I have a busy weekend ahead of me, getting all my clothes and stuff together and packed, and doing my guitar practice; then on Tuesday next week, I fly out to San Francisco for a…

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August 17, 2010

While at Halsway, a few of us discussed exchanging song fragments, to see if we could either finish off each other’s songs or get some kind of inspiration to go in another direction. Anyway, I have sorted through my “unfinished” folder, and posted up half…

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March 16, 2010

I think I have already mentioned that I have been enjoying Glee. After last night’s show, this idea occurred to me, and it amused me sufficiently that I sat down and penned it on the spot. Glee Nerd Music: “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Collins, Allen,…

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March 13, 2010

As it has been blogged by , I guess it is now ok to reveal that I have been asked to be the International Guest at Consonance 2011, the San Francisco Bay Area filk convention. I’ve been sitting on the news for a month, and…

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January 23, 2010

I am in the midst of moving my various websites from their individual websites, to bring them altogether on a Virtual Private Server. I’ve been hosting with Xcalibre for several years, and I am not exactly abandoning them – they have sold off their hosting…

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