Saturday, 22 December 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hello lovely people!

I'm now at home, and having a bit of a break. :) The run up to the Christmas holiday was a bit of a stressful one at Uni, and we had presentations to give right up until the very last minute. Still, that's over now, and I can sit back and drink mulled wine and eat too much food until I can't put off coursework any longer. I have a deadline mid-January, so I'm working towards that at the mo. I'll be writing a few songs for that one. :)

Anyhoo - the main purpose of this post was to say a big MEEEERRRY CHRISTMAAAAAAAS!!! and send lots of virtual cyber hugs! And also, I have a little silly video for you! Onesie-o-rama here. Can you tell that I felt slightly embarrassed whilst filming?


Lots of Christmas love and kisses. I hope you have a great one. :) xxxxxxxx

Monday, 10 December 2012

Tinkers Lane

Hello lovely people!

Today (yesterday, eek! Just spotted the time!) I finished my Applied Music Coursework! - Here's the rest of the music that I composed for it - the in-show bits and bobs! Please let me know what you think. :)


I've started up a new page for my instrumental pieces - using my record label name - "Tinkers Lane". If you'd like to follow what I'm doing over there, here are the links I have at the moment...

http://www.facebook.com/tinkerslane
http://soundcloud.com/tinkerslane
http://tinkerslane.wordpress.com (haven't done anything there yet ;) Wordpress confuses me a bit...)

Lots of love and Isle of Wight mugs
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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The United States of Tara

Hello people of the lovely variety!

I'm currently at a point before three deadlines, so I'm busy trying to get things finished off/ready to deliver to Uni over the next few days. However, I thought I'd stop by and post something that's part of my coursework.

Some of you may know the U.S TV show "The United States of Tara" - a comedy/drama about a lady who has Dissociative Identity Disorder. One piece of coursework required us to choose a TV show, and rewrite the theme tune, and some music within the show itself. The video below is the opening of the show along with the music that I've composed for it. Hope you like it! :)

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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Rather chilly, eh?

Hi guys. :)

Thanks for your comments about the recording I posted the other day! I was using a vocal mic that I recently got hold of, so hopefully the clarity of the vocal part was a little better than in my previous recordings.

I got my essay marks back the other day. On one I did quite badly, and the other one (regarding how we define value in music) I got a 2:1 for, which is higher than I expected! And my lecturer (the rather legendary Allan Moore) said I raised some interesting points. - Actually, three of us did a presentation practice yesterday, in which I presented the ways that Sia's voice evokes emotion in the track below, and whilst Allan was giving feedback, he said that my contribution was 'superb', and he'd give it a first! Mega MEGA chuffed about that!! I'm really enjoying that module actually - probs because my confidence is growing a little. :)

(This is the track...)



OOH! Also, exciting news. I was asked to design a logo for a school - and they like what I came up with and are using it! :) It's a primary school. They'll have it on their uniforms, official school documents etc. Quite exciting! When things become all official and they switch to the new badge, I'll show it to you. :) (If I'm allowed...hopefully it'll be ok.)

I've got a lot of work due in very soon - so I'll have some more music to show you around mid-December time. And a BIIIIG deadline in January. (About six pieces of music.) So lots to show you then!

I hope you're all well! (We're mega chilly in our house at the moment as the boiler has packed in. :-/ I'm the one staying in waiting for him...he'd better turn up as I need to go out! I need bread...I had alphabet spaghetti for breakfast.)

Lots of love!
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