Tag: music-making

January 15, 2010

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I have acquired a nice tenor ukulele, and this month have been pretty much exclusively concentrating on that, music-wise. At first, my playing was a bit halting, but now I am finding I am reaching the chords quite…

January 8, 2010

I just spotted this on the Guitarz blog, and had to share: Edit: This instrument is now on ebay

November 7, 2009

Amusement for drummers: Two Drums and a Cymbal Fall off a Cliff.

July 4, 2009

July 4 rolls around again, and with it comes the 50 Songs in 90 Days Challenge. The challenge runs from July 4 for 90 days, and the aim is to write 50 songs in that time. Originally a Yahoo! group, the challenge group moved over…

May 8, 2009

Had another excellent evening at the George Hotel at Leadenham. I had to travel up for a meeting at Bridlington during the day, but popped in on Tim and Annie on the way back, and then went along to the George with them. Many thanks…

March 13, 2009

Well, not so much a new toy, rather an new copy of an old one. On my 21st birthday, oh so many years ago (OK, if you insist – 1980), my parents bought me a new guitar. I had been learning on a second-hand Yamaha…

March 13, 2009

Came across this great guitar blog today, which I thought was terrific fun. Take a look at the weird and wonderful guitars this guy has discovered.

March 13, 2009

Just got back from a terrific folk circle at the George Hotel, Leadenham. Tim and Annie had mentioned it to me, and they were there, as well as Tim’s parents and his sister. A good turnout, about a dozen or so performers, and some listeners.…

February 10, 2009

I haven’t spoken about this up to now, as I didn’t want to spoil any surprises.At the end of November, last year, Mike Whitaker asked me if I would play drums for a live dramatic performance of the "Before The Dawn" song series (or, at…

January 6, 2009

Eating Well – A Diet Blog:January 6, 2009 6:50 P.M. Weight: 359.6 lbs. I’ve been asked to help out on percussion for some friends who are playing a gig in February. Thinking back, it has been over a year since I last played the drums.…

August 6, 2008

A couple of years ago, I used to go to The Acoustic Sessions, a monthly acoustic music club in nearby Barnack. Unfortunately, not many other local folk I know seemed interested in going along, and after a while, you get fed up of going on…