I would blog, but I can’t really think up much to say.
Work: work is slow. Progressing ok, but I could really do with a nice productive week to set me up in a good mood for spring. As it is, my latest algorithm is showing potential, but annoying, it wouldn’t work quite well enough.
The Als and the Pussycats: have played three gigs in the last two weeks. Whistlebinkies was very disappointing. Sound on stage was terrible ( I could hear myself at least, but not very much of anybody else). An 11pm start, coupled with being cut off half way through our set left me wishing i had just gone to bed instead of heading out. But hey, you win some you lose some. Talking about winning some, the Untapped Talent BotB Finals went pretty well. We came 2nd, and more importantly we played well. So well in fact that I’m pretty sure I complimented Niki. Which doesn’t happen often. To round things off, we played at the Cab again last night, which was probably our final gig, for the time being/current line-up.
AlKandAlC: Zip. Naught. Nadda. Nothing. Although there is a (TBC) gig at the Golden Rule on the 9th. And Ali has just moved back to Edinburgh. Sadly though, the poor man is incredibly busy and I imagine it’ll be a while before we get back into our old routine. Hoping he can make it over for a curry and music evening night on Friday (tempted him buy suggesting I’ll cook my special lamb curry). Truth be told, still a little lost/directionless since the Blue Blazer gig. [Blue Blazer gig was near-perfect, and I can’t imagine bettering it anytime soon, so, well, what should we do?] I guess the answer is to get a nice cd done. But see above comment about Ali K. being very busy.
Cantor: Nothing. I was busy gigging last Thursday so we didn’t do our usual weekly jam. We were going to do some rough recording on Sunday, but Louisa and I borrowed Daisy for the afternoon instead. Hopefully we’ll make a jam this week though. And nearly got a good first draft of two different tracks done!
Guess you’re wondering what I’ve been doing then?
Riadsala: still not made any progress with any solo stuff. Got some ideas floating about in my head though 🙂
Xbox: Nope. Haven’t switched it on in a while. Need some enthusiasm to start progressing through Lost Odyssey again. Or sit down and play Civ: Rev 🙂
Ah, hear we go…. oh dear. That’s not good Alasdair. You need to get out more….
PC Games: Ooops. For some reason I’ve gone strategy-empire-building- game-tastic. I guess watching the end of Battlestar Galatica has got me interested in playing Sins of a Solar Empire (build huge fleets of spaceships -> attack enemy huge fleet of spaceships -> watch pretty explosions.). Especially now you can build huge starbases. Then, for some reason i decided that I should buy Rome:Total War (reason: oooh, Empire Total War looks good, but costs £40. I’ll buy an older game in the series and play that instead. Ah, £9.99, much better). So, that game is pretty fun too. Nicely different from Civ. Which of course has made me want to play Civ 4 too. And then GalCiv2. Basically I’ve gone Empire building mad. I guess as long as it’s all confined to my PC it can’t do any harm, and i figure I’ll be bored of it all in a week or so!
Listening: Spotify has been somewhat of a revelation. It’s better than I expected. Makes me feel sorry for Last.fm, which is a better (well, I prefer it!) system/webpage/community, but for some reason, it can’t get the record companies to play ball with it. Which is a real shame.
Right, work. Work. Coffee? Hmm, work first. Sigh.
You know, one of these days I’m going to work on some new solo electronica stuff. Really. Honest. With Warr Guitar!