When I was a youngster first discovering the wide world of music the thing that most grabbed my attention was the drums, particularly the part in a song when it’s just the drums that I later discovered was called the drum break or the simply the break for short.
For one of my birthday presents Kate got me two tickets for Stewart Lee at Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre and we persuaded my brother and his wife to come along too seeing as it’s just over the road from where they live.
I love a good documentary and there are few better than those made by Adam Curtis. He painstakingly trawls through the BBC’s archives weaving rushes of footage together to tell a story. His subject matter varies from politics to advertising but his latest effort, Bitter Lake, focuses mostly on a part of the world that seems to be forever in the news: Afghanistan.
It’s no wonder I haven’t created any new videos since uploading the 2013 family Christmas movie - so much happened in 2014 that I didn’t have time to sit down let alone shoot, edit and upload any video.
Over the years I’ve bought and sold more musical equipment than I care to remember. And what do I have to show for it? Not a lot. Which is why I thought I’d change that by uploading the two tracks I did manage to finish.