First rehearsal in over a year!

We finally got Jamulus working and after showering (bike ride left me covered in mud!) I set up the PC and prepared for a rehearsal with the new project band (name to be decided). I can’t believe how well it went! Apart from the lag, which to be honest you do adjust to, it wasContinue reading “First rehearsal in over a year!”

Why didn’t I do this years ago?

I’ve used all sorts of recording methods over the years, each of them having various complicated cabling paths. Now it turns out there’s a really good one shot gizmo to do it all. Its a Focusrite Scarlett solo. Perfect for me! I don’t need any fancy stereo for my setup. I’ll be doing some workContinue reading “Why didn’t I do this years ago?”

Fishy Happenings

My third gig with Strangefish last night. It was a long day… I started at 7:30am – I had planned to be at the venue at around 10:30 and with a 2 hour journey ahead I needed to be ready. Freshly showered and breakfasted I set off – only to make much better time thanContinue reading “Fishy Happenings”

From a heatwave to flash flooding.

The song four seasons in one day was very apt yesterday. From waking up to a little drizzle; then spending a couple of hours walking in warm sun, to the day ending with torrential rain and flash floods. I played around with my new DJ software yesterday. It’s called “djay 2” and although it’s notContinue reading “From a heatwave to flash flooding.”

Rehearsing with the Fishes… Again!

Yesterday was our final rehearsal before the forthcoming Sheffield gig. We went through the usual stuff, and had a couple of runs through Delicate. The decision stands that it is officially in the set! Also compared body sizes… Paul has huge hands! But short arms! I wonder if that means he’s a particular creature? IContinue reading “Rehearsing with the Fishes… Again!”

A bloody hefty weekend!

Again a hefty weekend. It all started on Thursday when I did my talk for the Astronomy Club. It was called “Take it to the bridge” and was all about movie and game fictional space craft and if their technology could work. Friday was a long day of fixed wire electrical testing. A seven boardContinue reading “A bloody hefty weekend!”

Great gig!

It has to be said that Saturday’s gig was probably one of the best we’ve ever played! The crowd were brilliant and really up for it. The venue was a nice place and we played so well. Tight and sounding great. We’ve since had a few posts go online and a review which always makesContinue reading “Great gig!”

Of Giggage the First

I presume you’re wanting to know how the first Strangefish gig went? After all the build up has been huge from my point of view. About 6 months since I joined the band and we’re doing our first big gig. Ok so the arrival time was rather early, 2pm, as is always the case withContinue reading “Of Giggage the First”

Strangefish Rehearsal the ER… Fifth?

So we are now dangerously close to our first gig in the lineup and I’m looking at it thinking “wow that’s close!”. It’s next Sunday! Yesterday was our final rehearsal before the gig and we had last runs though the material, tweaked a few bits, and generally played very well. Unlike the last rehearsal whereContinue reading “Strangefish Rehearsal the ER… Fifth?”