3rd Monday of August 16.8.10

Spring is in the air and I’m busy.

In the garden and the clubs, and last Saturday I went to The Garden Club to see Mile High, Fire Danger and Mercury Crowe.

Got some great footage, now just need to process it.

This is getting now to a point where my expectations and limits collide: not enough time to do the clips how I want to. So: instead of presenting quickies, I’ll be publishing once a month.

Stay tuned and check out your local music scene!

1st Monday of August, 2.8.10

So, what’s happened in the last couple of  months? More than I can manage to process in my part-time capacity as music blog video maker! But I’ve got some to show you, so fear not. First up a couple of promo clips for Elston Gun, taken during various sessions in the past year. The titles were done by Charl Laubscher, and I think they’re hot! Also, I’ve got a couple of clips of The Lost Boys, when they opened for Elston Gun together with the The Slur Tones, who opened my eyes and ears to new bands to stalk, ahem follow their progress.

For work in progress: well the latest gig by The Checks in Wellington and the Slur Tones, and I am soooo going to try and get some more of the Homegrown footage processed. Which would be Pluto, Motocade and Bang Bang Eche!

til then, enjoy for now.

Just a short note….

… this blog hasn’t died, yet.

I have been extremely busy in the past months: thinking about re-structuring, new goals and challenges and how to further my love for music.

Also a few videos have been made, which will in the near future get showcased, so please, bear with me and come back in a couple of weeks.

1st Monday of May, 3.5.2010

Well, computer problems still abound, I’m in the process of recovering as many of the clips as I can from the tapes.

So, short and not necessarily sweet, no clips today.

Fortunately the last EtCetera showcase is still on the tapes, so in the next weeks you can look forward to those.

See you in a fortnight then!

Disaster has struck…

…  and my external hard drive is not talking to the computer anymore. Unfortunately it contains all my music ( sob) AND the video files of my most recent outings, namely the one most missed, the latest EtCetera showcase.  A technician has offered to delve into it and recover what he can, but for now it should be assumed they are LOST!  So, the next videos will come from Homegrown in Wellington a couple of months back. But that’ll take a while.

In the time, why don’t you vote another couple of times for my Mint Chicks ‘Bad Buzz’ video.

As they say, EVERY vote counts!

3rd Monday of April, 19.4.10

It’s LIVE.  You can view and vote for my video here. You need to create an account or sign in using a couple of other social sites like facebook, twitter, etc before you can vote, and it would be HIGHLY appreciated if you took the time to do so. If you like what you see, knock yourselves out and vote the letters off your keyboards.

The ranking process is a bit complex, you might have to “vote” a couple of times in case you can’t see my entry at the first go. It took me 3 times to be able to rank myself at #1  😀

In addition I’m getting some more videos ready from Homegrown, and another couple of live gigs I saw in the last months.

They’ll get posted as they are ready.

enjoy,

and see you later.

3rd Monday of March, 15.3.2010

Last month I was able to watch and record a show with Grant Hart. Now, truth be told, I had never heard of him until then and was wondering what to expect! What a revelation, he had me going to the library the next day and checking out his and the Hüsker Dü back catalogue ! His lyrics spoke to a lot of hearts and minds, and it was quite enchanting to watch the faces of the audiences, transformed into the youths who grew up with his songs.

Here now a couple of my favourites of that night, unfortunately the sound wasn’t too good, so for the Devils Elbow clip I tried to use the audio from their new EP “KO”