Look ma, I’m in the paper! Thank you to Alan for interviewing me for The National, rather chuffed with this.
Ugh. Currently, right now, I am ill. Got a major cold thing, all bunged up, coughing, did have a sore throat, not anymore, just breathing is harder than it should be. Getting better. I am better. Positivity, right?
Anyway, struggled to figure out what I’d create for this weeks video. Knew I had a back catalog of footage for vlogs to go through and edit, but wasn’t up to doing a piece to camera or voice over. Despite that, I’d had enough of not being productive or feeling able to do anything because of this ruddy cold, so started editing the mini uke tour I did with Feckless & Fuddle, and Mike Hind last October. We’re going on tour again soon, good plan to get this vlog live before we do it all over again. (Check my gigs page here to see if we’re playing near you)
Anyway, I did it and it works without voice overs, I think…just a little different. All this was filmed in October so I’ve learned a bit more about, ha, everything since then. The next vlog will be better. But for now, I hope you enjoy our mini adventures, maybe even see you on our next tour? 😉
WELCOME TO 2016!
Hello, hope you are doing good?
I am good. I’ve eaten everything there is to be eaten and slept…a lot. And so begins the new year, one I’m very excited about. Gotten a tonne of ideas that I want to do this year, one of them being videos. So I’ve set myself a project of creating at least one video a week, whether that be a vlog, a live recording, a cover, some behind the scenes of me writing etcetc, so make sure you’re subscribed to me on YouTube. Feeling rather inspired and a little too excited it seems, editing this first video was a little harder than it should have been as I was rambling all over the place (as usual then).
Thought it best to start at the bottom, the beginning; where I do my thing, and give you a little tour of said area. I mention quite a bit of the equipment I have and use and over the next year I’ll do more detailed, review style videos about a couples of those.
Without further ado, I am rather chuffed to introduce you to the first video of 2016. Welcome to the spare room studio…
And so another year comes to an end and I honestly cannot be any more grateful for your ongoing support throughout this year and the last. It’s been a crazy year this 2015, thank you so much for coming along with me!
Got a tonne of vlogging footage from a few events over the past couple of months, that I’ll get round to editing, to catch you guys up on a handful of stuff I’ve done. Also been reminded that I forgot to do an end of year round up in 2014, plus a 2015 one would be good too, so I’ll get on that so you can see what’s happened over the past year!
Well, Christmas cannot be Christmas without christmas tunes, so here’s a cover that I’ve done before (for the 2012 round up) but re-recorded. It’s a little Slade number you may know 😉 Merry Xmas Everybody! Feel free to share the festive spirit with anyone that would like it.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday and a fantastic new year – See you in 2016!
I had a musical filled weekend recently and I wanted to share it with you.
I’ve attended a few ukulele festivals/gatherings now and it’s a subject I find myself explaining a lot to non uke players, so I thought it easiest to show you a bit of one.
Yes, everyone plays ukulele. Everyone. And it’s brilliant.
Ah Edinburgh. I like Edinburger. We were up there for the Foodies Festival on Friday and I decided that it was the perfect time to start vlogging. Plus the Edinburgh Fringe has just started so there were so many things to film!
Really proud of my little vlog! It’s something I wanted to create for a very long time but, I’m such a perfectionist, I’ve dreaded getting round to doing it. Tried to get all my weirdness in, though I still think I’m a little more bizarre in the real world. I’m absolutely chuffed that something of reasonable quality fell out of my brain (granted, it took a day of editing to make me look slightly more sane – hopefully will get faster at that), hopefully I haven’t scared anyone away…
Do you like my first vlog attempt? Would you like to see more? Tell me! What shall I ramble about next?