Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Saturday, 22 August 2009
I thought about that after watching her performance on YouTube of 'California' with her Appalachian Dulcimer. It was so good and I thought...that would sound incredible on vinyl. Vinyl has such a raw sound. I really love it. I think I could sit here all day long just listening...but I have things to do. :)
And I'm sure you know what vinyl sounds like.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
I got an A for English Literature, an A for German and a C for Music. (I told you music didn't go too well. Lol)
I have no idea what I'm going to do next though. I've got a place at the University of Surrey to do this course...
...but I'm not really sure whether I want to do it. I didn't enjoy A-Level Music in any way whatsoever. Hmmmm. It's like my results are hinting at me...*dooon't do muuuuuusic...you're better at the oooootheeeeers*...it's a lot to decide right now. I think I'll write a song! lol
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
On Thursday morning we went to the ferry terminal to pick Rob up...we were a tad nervous...well I was anyway! lol. But the time came and we were watching the people coming off the ferry saying..."is that Rob?" "Nooo..." "Is THAT Rob?" "Nooooo..." and then finally......"That's him!" :D
We said hi - and I think we were all how we expected each other to be. Rob's a genuinely lovely chap and we had a lot of fun mosying round the Island.
On Day 1 we pottered down the beach and walked along to Cowes which was good - it was beautiful and sunny too. Then in the evening we went up to see Donna, Andy and Brooke. They'd just been away so it was lovely to see them.
The next day Donna, Andy, Brooke, Rob, Ben and I went out in the camper van. It was really good fun - and reeeeeally sunny and hot. We went to the beach first and stayed there for a few hours before going on Chale, Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown.
Then the next day Mum, Dad, Rob and I went to Tennyson Down and recorded a little bit of video - which you can't hear at all because of the wind! lol. But the picture looks good! Then we went for a very nice pub lunch and then to Sainsbury's on the way home to get some food for a BBQ. Donna, Andy and Brooke came round for the BBQ, which was rather yummy.
Then the next day we had one of Mum's lovely roast dinners before Rob departed in the afternoon. It was sad really - we had a good couple of days - it was great having him to stay.
Here's a pic taken just before he left...
Here's Rob's YT channel if you don't know who I'm on about! lol.
TTFN peeps. :)
P.S - Isn't Violet getting big?! :)
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
It was a cocktail party and I literally just sat in the background and plinked away at my guitar. It was quite noisy where everyone was talking, but some people were listening on and off. At the end a few people came up to me and said "WE were listening! :)" lol. And a few people said that they really enjoyed it which was grooooovy. :) One lady came up to me and said "Who ARE you!?!" which was really nice and made me chuckle. :)
Anyway...set list (not handwritten this time - I'm sorry! lol)
- Home Again (orig.)
- When You Say Nothing At All
- Tripping Through Violets (orig.)
- I Live Through the Song (orig.)
- Black and Gold
- Beautiful Deceit (orig.)
- This Is The Life
- Tea Leaves and Old Magazines (orig.)
- Start Again (orig.)
- 1 2 3 4
- Flowers in the Window
- If You Could Read My Mind
- The Show (uke)
- Big Yellow Taxi
- Poison Prince
- I'm Right Here (orig.)
- Topsy Turvy World (orig.)
- Poetry (orig.)
- Blowin' in the Wind
- Life For Rent
- Wherever You Will Go
- Lean On Me
- I Will Love You
- Ain't No Sunshine
- After the Goldrush
- Claddagh Ring (orig. with Rob)
- Dante's Prayer
- Down By The Salley Gardens
- How Can I Tell You?
- Last Unicorn
- May It Be
- The Queen and the Soldier
Phew! 35 songs back to back! lol. It's surprising that I have a voice this morning!...
Now I think I might work on a song...watch this space! lol
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Another two hour one - sorted out by the same chappy that booked me for the GSC two hour one. This time it's at a cocktail party - just as background music I think - which is pretty cool. So I'm going to be practising for that today and getting my set list together.
Last night I went to a pub quiz with my friends which was really good fun. We were last...but hey - it was a laugh! lol. There was one question that they wouldn't have got without me being there! lol. :D Something to do with The Sound of Music. :)
Anyway, I'd better go and get practising!
See you laterrrrr,