Music

Tales of A Zoom H4n – Shane Howard & Band – Colac

Well that was huge fun. Jools and drove down to Colac (160 kms)and it was a good run, although it rained off and on all the way. So why the hell were we driving all that way in the cold and the rain? Simple. Shane Hpward was doing a gig premiering the songs from  his new  album “Deeper South”  and we hadn’t been able to catch him for years Shane’s gig was an absolute hoot. Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Music

A tale of two (Music) websites and why using Bandcamp wins

I started writing this on Facebook while waiting for the servers to reboot/verify (overnight power outage) and then thought I would pop it here instead. Let’s start with some background (get comfy this is a bumpy ride) Every month FolkCast, put out a podcast that arrives in my MP3 player and provides 1 hour and 18 minutes of interesting folk music, some old stuff and some new. Folkcast is run by Phil Widdows (that’s him Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Music

Tales of a Zoom H4n – Ian Bland and The Lamington Drive Orchestra

Long-suffering readers will be well aware of Ian Bland (You can read all the previous entries about later MFI –  My Friend Ian ) So to bring you up to date Ian has a new album out it’s called Angel in Reverse and Saturday was it’s CD launch. The venue was one that I hadn’t been to before, Caravan Music Club (it’s over the other side of town) and it’s a ripper. The sound was just wonderful. Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Music

Tales Of A Zoom H4n – Danny Spooner – Albert Park

It’s been ages since Jools and I have been down to Harmony Row @ Albert Park and frankly I have to wonder why we have left it so long. Cliff sent out (just subscribe to his email list – trust me) that Danny Spooner was playing and that was enough for Jools. We were going. In Japan Danny Spooner  would be made a  “living national treasure“, in Australia he gets the odd gig at the National Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Technology

Jools bought me an iPad

Once again the annual “Thatch is ignoring his birthday” rolled around like clockwork (damn you Isaac Newton), but this year Jools had plans (insert scary music here), big plans. Jools had decided that I didn’t have enough toys (seriously. Isn’t she wonderful.) and that what I needed was an iPad 2. Now the truth be told I didn’t think I “needed” an iPad, it was more like the whole world had iPads and I was Read more…

By Thatch, ago