So anyway, due partly to my inability to find the time to complete the lessons part of this site, I’ve decided to just make it free, unlocked etc… for all. I’ve left the paypal donate button there just in case anyone is feeling particularly generous, but obviously don’t feel that you have to. I’m not a starving orphan. If anyone makes a paypal payment to me through any of my sites from this day forth, I solemnly promise to subsequently donate half of that amount to whatever charity has grabbed my attention that day. IT could be anything, Cancer Research, the RSPCA, Help for Heros or whatever. I’ll respond to you to let you know which charity I chose.
You might also want to check out the Stages of mastering the guitar or the interactive circle of fifths, both of which have caused random kind strangers to get in touch and let me know that they’d found it useful.
So, it seems as though google music is available to UK users now. I haven’t seen any press release about it, but I know 4 UK residents that have all signed up in the UK after receiving an invite. So if you know someone with some spare google music invites, ask them nicely and they might sort you out. Been listening to some flac lossless audio uploaded from my home while out and about. Very nice
If you don’t know someone with an invite, you can always just request an invite and see when google send you one.
Not sure why but I felt the need to add a chat server to my list of services and stuff. I’ve included a widget to a guitar channel, and you can find it here.
Simply choose your username and join in the fun. If two or more people happen to jump in at the same time, then who knows how much fun you could have? AWESOME!!!!!
Some things I’ve seen douche bags doing at gigs include throwing bottles of piss, throwing empty cups and cans into the crowd, talking about utter bullshit during quiet parts of a song, breaking wind that smells revolting and singing along to one part of a song because it happens to sound a bit like a fucking football chant.
After this weekends amazing Foo Fighters gig at the MK bowl, I have the misfortune of adding “kneeling down amongst a standing crowd to have a cheeky piss on the floor” to the list of annoying things I’ve seen utter arse holes do at gigs.
What is the world coming to? Decent music used to be enjoyed by decent people (OK, that’s a vast generalisation with many exceptions) while the common simpleton pond scum frequented nightclubs, pubs and football matches. The crossover now is so great that attending a gig is bound to result in your senses being insulted in many formats, some of which have been outlined above. I don’t wish to sound aloof or superior, but I know I may have failed on that front. I’ll be friends with most people regardless of their upbringing, social status, or other background, none of which is particularly important to me. But I do solemnly swear that from this day forth, such behaviour will not be tolerated by myself at gigs or any other such gathering.
Get as drunk as you like, behave like as much of a fool and have as much fun as you can. But please just show a little respect for the strangers in your vicinity. You never know when one of them is going to punish your vulgar behaviour with a Kung Foo punch to the eye or a karate kick to the testicles.
You have been warned.
The Foo Fighters gig was amazing anyway. In your face, pond scum.
End of Rant.