Showing posts from May, 2019

The Old and the New

My new Galaxy Note 9 arrived.

My 18 month Galaxy Note 8 has served me very well and is a device I very much love, but a few features of the Galaxy Note 9 really sold it to me.

Bigger battery - less battery anxiety.
Bluetooth stylus - great for selfies
Dockless DeX - I use DeX loads!

I've noticed the bigger battery, although mostly because it takes a hell of a lot longer to charge. As for the DeX - that's amazing. I've already ordered more cables. Actually the biggest annoyance with the DeX docks is actually having to remove your case to dock the phones - a little extra length on the USB C port would have stopped this being a problem.

So far, I love it. It really does feel like the Note 8 perfected.

As for the Galaxy Watch I also got, again, I love it. It's the same as my old one, but smaller.

It seems to look more like a regular watch on my wrist, unlike the 46mm version which looks too big. This is more like the old Galaxy Gear 2 which I loved so much. The only downside is th…

Great gig!

It has to be said that Saturday's gig was probably one of the best we've ever played! The crowd were brilliant and really up for it. The venue was a nice place and we played so well. Tight and sounding great. We've since had a few posts go online and a review which always makes it feel worthwhile. We're still on 100% verified 5* ratings.

It was the hottest gig in ages. The suit in the first set was dripping by the end. I'm glad I remembered to take a second suit though - I always remember at weddings (strictly it was a vow renewal) that there will be at least 3 cobalt blue suits in the audience. You don't want to look like the guests do you?

It was a 10:30 finish for us, although Jake couldn't finish DJing until half past 11 so we broke down the stage whilst he finished off and got all the cases ready to go, and then whilst the guys loaded the van I packed down the PA and wrapped all the speaker cables.

Yes that really is me!

I know you're not used to seeing me dressed up to the nines like that, but it does happen from time to time.

Classic film!

After last night's rather good gig in Thornaby, I've settled down to watch Gremlins 2.

One thing that always fascinates, though, is that at the very end of the film Billy & Kate both walk away from the building and look absolutely impeccable.

I own a couple of pairs of light coloured trousers/jeans and yet I can't even walk near a wall without ending up with a dirty patch on the leg.

Billy Peltzer, on the other hand, fights dozens of gremlins and gets covered in exploding gremlin glop at multiple points in the film and yet he finishes the film perfectly pressed.

I cry shenanigans.

It's gig day!

So why am I up so early?

I hate it when this happens. I've got a late night ahead (probably about 2am), and I'm up at before 8.

I'm out with Face the Music tonight. We're discussing the future and new projects/sidelines (after all, I've got enough of my own). I think we might decide to call it a day as FTM, the project has pretty much run it's course.


Jesus I need this weekend.

Oh fuck. I'm gigging tomorrow with the covers band.

Oh well.

Strangefish sold a CD today. Pub time!

Exploding panels

When you install a fire alarm, get virtually all the way though installation, then the loop just disappears and it overheats.

Yes. That. It might not have helped that a few devices have been waterlogged and had isolators triggering.


Found this yesterday. It wasn't immediately obvious where the problem was but after a bit of testing it revealed itself.

Back to the Towers

Another trip to Alton Towers yesterday. A brilliant day, although the weather didn't hold very well and broke as rain in the afternoon.

Queues were much shorter than the ones in March when we were here last.

My birthday present from Mike and Endora was spent on a season photo pass hence me not taking many pictures.

Of Giggage the First

I presume you're wanting to know how the first Strangefish gig went? After all the build up has been huge from my point of view. About 6 months since I joined the band and we're doing our first big gig.

Ok so the arrival time was rather early, 2pm, as is always the case with these things. Bob was later than the rest of us but soundcheck went incredibly smoothly. We ran through my most nerve wracking song "Progress in Reverse" and then disappeared off the stage for John Hackett and then Encircled to do their sound checks.

At 9:30 we took to the stage for my first gig with the new band. I can honestly say I've not been as nervous to take a stage in years.