Archive for the 'music & film' Category

Nathan’s Sunday Morning Outing

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Here is a set of a few clips I took with my mobile phone yesterday. They were edited together using Avisynth and processed with Virtualdub (both free). Since my mobile phone records in 3gp format, they also needed converting via a piece of free software. Here’s the result. Three related photos are on FlickR.


Thursday, November 29th, 2007

This was shot a while back, thought I’d share it with you. A performance at the office. Cathaly is singing, I do a bit of backing vocals & play the guitar (um… obviously).

The Death of VHS

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Nobody is going to buy a video recorder based on the VHS format this Christmas. Everything will be MiniDV (camcorders), DVD and hard drive based. In the US, the VHS format was recently declared dead. That’s perhaps a bit premature, it’s rather more of a retirement. VHS tapes will still be active for some years […]

One Second Film

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

I stumbled upon this site and found the concept to be particularly innovative. Imagine pitching a film that is just 24 frames long, composed of 12 frames that repeat themselves twice each. The one second film did just that. You can even be a co-producer… THE 1 SECOND FILM is a 70mm non-profit collaborative film […]

Street Busking

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

In Letchworth, the town where I grew up, there was sometimes a busker in the town centre. Maybe an organ grinder, maybe a one man band with a guitar, a kazoo, cymbals on his head and a drum on his back. In the Paris metro on visits to the French capital, sometimes a couple of […]

A Short Musical History

Friday, January 27th, 2006

I thought I’d share a brief history of my musical background. So why not get comfortable and listen to my instrumental keyboard piece, “A Trip to Nowhere” while reading? At junior school, we pretty much all learned to play the recorder. I was always much more interested in figuring out the tunes on the piano […]

Jamming With The Rosco

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Last night I got together with a couple of friends who formed our band, “The Rosco”. We haven’t played together since the summer, when we played a live concert in the Bois de Boulogne near Paris. We were getting somewhere with some original compositions by the guitarist, and had a good musical feeling. I’m on […]

Manhattan 25 Years Ago

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

December 8th, 1980. John Lennon leaves his flat near central park and meets a fan on his way out, signing a copy of his recent album release “Double Fantasy”. The fan was Mark David Chapman, and he had other intentions than getting an autograph. On Lennon’s return Chapman shot him 5 times. Fans all around […]