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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »