Shag

April 24, 2007

Collegiate shag is knackering! Step kick step kick step step…. and it’s danced in three, over swing music in four! Very confusing for the bassist in me! Reminds me of the days of playing silly music in Warwick with Moz! (a drummer friend of mine).

Anyway, shag was fun. A bit of a silly, yet very bouncy and tiring, dance. I guess that’s what you’d expect from from a dance called shag! See youtube here for an example.

Tired legs now…


A new bicycle

April 24, 2007

I’ve decided that I’ve had enough of sitting on warm buses now it’s sunny outside and have bought myself a new bike to cycle to uni and back (maybe not every day, as it’s 7 miles, but at least a couple).Unfortuantly , as soon as i got the bike the weather turned overcast and it started to rain 😦 And today, when I bused it in form Louisa’s flat, it’s nice and sunny again!Grrr. Scottish weather eh.

I’ve not done anything exciting musically recently. Slowly working on a few recordings when I get the chance is about it – I’ve recorded a lovely new intro for Amy (on of Al K’s songs), first bass recording that I’ve done and been 100% happy with. Also had fun recording Louisa’s new egg shaker!

I imagine that I’ll be back to gigging a bit next month. And there should be a new track from Bard soon featuring me on bass.

And now back to work … the exciting world of textural defect detection using gabor filters today. Looking forward to tonight though, off swing dancing! Beginners’ Shag! Oh er…. And just when I was getting the hang of Lindy Hop.