Friday, July 14, 2006

My Photography

I have recently enrolled on a course entitled The Art Of Photography with The Open College of the Arts (OCA). The ultimate aim is to complete a BA Hons (Creative Arts) Degree although this will take some years!

I have uploaded a few photos to Flickr and also joined the OCA Group in order to get some support and feedback on by photos. Please feel free to leave comments on any pictures.

As part of the assessment I am required to keep a "logbook" - I thought that another blog would be the ideal way of keeping this log.

My Music

I've really got into!!! My profile page shows the music I have recently been playing on my computer (there is a client installed on your PC that takes the info from your music player - in my case iTunes) and then allows me to find "musical neighbours" - other users with a similar tastes in music. I can also listen to a Neighbour Radio station - it's a great way of hearing new music that you might like!!! I've also created a Good Question Derek section (see below) containing most of the songs that we ever recorded.

Check this out, here's a list of my 10 most recently played tracks...

Good Question Derek

I used to play bass in a band called Good Question Derek (that's me second from the left). We recently reunited for a one-off gig to celebrate Midge's (the guitarist) 40th Birthday. It was the first time that we'd played together in 9 years!

Anyway, the resurgence in interest spurred me into converting most of the old songs that we recorded into mp3 and then uploading them to I also created Flickr space to upload some photos and I've also created a GQD Blog.

Let me know what you think of the songs or if you ever saw us play!

Online coincidence

I recently started reading Martin Roach's Eight Legged Atomic Dustbin Will Eat Itself and was part-way through the first chapter (about Pop Will Eat Itself when I sold some ceiling lamps on eBay to an Adam Mole of Stourbridge. When I asked the buyer whether they has anything to do with Adam from PWEI they confirmed that it was in fact Adam's wife! Isn't it a small world-wide-web!!

In the beginning...

I've been using the Internet since 1995 and although I've dabbled at creating things on line (e.g I've never really had much call for it. However, now that the web has got to a stage where it's really useful (as opposed to just a novelty) and I use it every day, I thought I should have a central place to organise my onlife life. I've recently noticed that increasingly, every aspect of my life seems to have an associated web site. This blog will be a place to store new links with comments together with photos and general ramblings!