Leads

Tales of A Zoom H4n – Shane Howard – Portarlington

Back in September last year Jools and I went off to see Shane Howard play at Harvester Moon in Portarlington. (If you aren’t on their mailing list you should be). We decided to make a bit of day of  it so we found a B&B  (with a bay view) and a totally unexpected “pick you up after the show” delivery service. Seriously cool. On to the show. Shane’s performance was just brilliant. With one or possibly Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Leads

Tales Of A Zoom H4n – Ian Bland @ Melbourne Folk Club

Jools and I both decided to go out and see some live music and seeing that My Friend Ian (MFI) had scored  a gig at the Melbourne Folk Club, that seemed like a great place to start. The Melbourne Folk club is currently down in West Brunswick and seems to have a fairly wide ranging selection of styles and performers. (Tonchi is on next week – look for us down the front). Ian was accompanied by Greg Hunt Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Mondays

MFI at the Brunswick Music Festival

Well once again the Brunswick Music Festival rolled around (it’s the opening of festival season – sort like daffodills and spring). This year My Friend Ian (hereinafter MFI as usual) played on the PBS  Roots stage for the Sydney Rd Street Party , it’s the opening event of the festival.  He had the band  (Ian Bland & The Lamington Drive Orchestra) with him and they played really really well. We threw a couple of cameras Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Music

Tales Of A Zoom H4n – Liz Frencham & Pete Fidler

Back in Early October My Friend Ian (MFI) scored a gig at the Clifton Hill Hotel, he was performing as a duo with Ed Bates.  BUT this isn’t about him (soon, soon my dark pet) this is about Liz Frencham & Pete Fidler. All I can say is Wow, I remember hearing Liz play in Jigzag up at The National festival a couple of years back and noting at the time, what a cool bassist Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Culture

Leave Our Gigs Alone

Jools and I went to see Ian and The Lamington Drive Orchestra (and yes this is the infamous MFI Ian for those of you who came in late). Needless to say I  had my bag of toys with us and for once all our tech worked. This is one of those priceless moments where you get to capture a performance that while it was not one of  the performers best it WAS one of the Read more…

By Thatch, ago
Technology

EasyDNS is a very cool service

EasyDNS offers a real-time DNS (domain name system), which allows a Web site to switch from one IP address to another within minutes. Without a service like this, a new server may not be findable by visitors for 24 to 48 hours while its IP address “propagates” gradually around the Internet. For about $20 per year  you will be able to reroute your traffic in an emergency to your spare server that can display your Read more…

By Thatch, ago