The Ramblings of a Geek...

...or "Adventures in Stereo"

It's finally out!
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008
Originally posted by kylecassidy at It's finally out!
I've had difficulty keeping this one under my hat (mostly because they move around so much) but I just did a video for my good friends Ego Likeness for a really fantastic song called "Treacherous Thing" off of their new not-yet-out album. I've known them for years and years now and it's wonderful to work with them, it's a really comfortable relationship and I love hanging out with them.

I can't really say much except watch the video. Makeup by Vince Miles. I shot the whole thing with a nikon d800 and a 50mm 1.4 lens. had a small softbox with a fluorescent tube in it. Part of me thinks i should have lit Steve with another softbox but on teh whole, if I did it again I'd do it the same way to keep from getting complicated. This is a really simple setup.

I love this song.

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And another thing...
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008
Via the "magic" of Facebook, I noticed that hepstar posted about cycling and trains today (linky), and as well as making me sad for her and her plight, for good or ill it made me angry all over again that I cannot use my bike to get to and from work because of the crazy situation with South Eastern Trains.

So, in order to vent this feeling;

"South Eastern Trains, like many other UK train companies, are a bunch of ignorant, anti-cyclist, anti-green imbeciles who I would merrily boycott if it were not for my inescapable need for their monopolistic service. I AM NOT AMUSED!"

(I restrained the desire to use MUCH harsher language for the sake of hoping to retain a little of the high moral ground.)

Thanks, that is all

Last minute gig opportunity...
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008
Anyone want to see "Plus One per Diem: Live" with me tonight at the Prince Charles off Leicester Square?

I know that I may well have people tuning out of Twitter and Facebook due to 4sq, so I figured I'd boost the signal here...

Basically it's a live Q&A / Podcast recording featuring Kevin Smith and Jen Schwalbach, you can find out details at

Let me know if you want the ticket...

So, it's like this...
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008
...I have lost the last bit of love for LJ...

I'm not going to delete my account or anything that drastic, but this is me saying that I am not going to be posting any more, or logging in here either - it tells me all that I need to know that I have not been here for over a month when once I was logged in all day.

It's been fun, and sometimes not so much fun, but I will always remember the good times and think of LJ fondly as my first blog / blogging experience.

Those who care at all will be able to find my irregular witterings in the following places, not that I am suggesting that any of you should care at all:

For those still using it avidly, I hope you continue to have fun, but for me the party is over, and so I bid you all a fond farewell

*bows deeply*

exit, stage left, pursued by a bear

Walking in a Winter Wonderland...
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008

(Click the Image to see a bigger one)

I'm working from home today, if for no other reason than it took me about four hours to get home last night and when I got up this morning the snow was considerably deeper and still falling.

Before we started on with our work (Lee-Anne is at home working as well) we headed out into the snow to take some pictures, and I decided not to risk my good camera and have a go at what kylecassidy brilliantly dubbed "iPhonetography", seeing as the conditions were at least interesting, but there was too much moisture falling from the sky for me to want to have my DSLR in my hands...

Anyway, here's hoping that te weather gets all of this disruptive behaviour out of its system before Xmas - too much going on over the Festive Season to be trapped indoors!

Well anyway, I hope you are all enjoying rather than suffering the snow if you have any, and well, happy Advent to one and all :-)

Meme-Tastic for Friday - Courtesy of Caddyman
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008
The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you've heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

I’m tagging no-one as I don’t appreciate being tagged myself.

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Meddle - Pink Floyd
The Wall - Pink Flyd
Violator - Depeche Mode
Ultra - Depeche Mode
101 - Depeche Mode
Songs of Faith and Devotion - Depeche Mode
Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
With Teeth - Nine Inch Nails
Eudora - The Get Up Kids
Unsolved - Karate
Two Suns - Bat For Lashes

(Less than 3 minutes; I think that I could probably write a much longer list "without thinking about it" in 15 minutes, to be honest)


Writer's Block: Casting couch
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008
If your life was made into a movie, who would you want to play the leading role? What about the other major characters in your life?

I have always said that I would want to be played by John Cusack if fantasy was appropriate to the question, but being more realistic I would have to go with Jack Black ;-)

Tuesday's ride is not all pace...
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008
So, after a day of rest yesterday when I could barely walk post 21 miles on Sunday it was back tot he routine, and I decided that this morning I would push it out and do the longer return route that I did on Saturday (not GPS'ed) through Caversham town centre and over Caversham Bridge instead of Reading Bridge. Unfortunately the GPS did not pick up the last three quarters of a mile - d'oh! AND my pace was off, despite the extra distance, so this week is going to be all about getting that pace back ;-)

RunKeeper Shared Fitness | Cycling Activity

RunKeeper Shared Fitness | Cycling Activity
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008
This morning I got up __early__ and did my "daily miles" (that I would normally do between Paddington and the Office) before leaving for work. At least while the days are long, and specifically light in the morning, I am considering switching over to this approach to my daily exercise, as it makes in-Town social life more do-able after work, and with no shower facilities at the new office leaves me more colleague-friendly through the day...

I LOVED the feeling / buzz I got from doing it this morning; I am going to do it all next week and hope that the shine doesn't come off it... Oh yeah, and I knocked nearly four minutes off my time too, and I __think__ that I can do it faster too... ;-)

RunKeeper Shared Fitness | Cycling Activity

My gorgeous new bike...
SA, Cigar, CapeTown, 2008

My gorgeous new bike..., originally uploaded by Oliver_Godby.

I've always wanted a Road Bike, a proper one as opposed to my lovely but basically inferior folder, but one always wonders if the desire will in the end be better than the reality... I am pleased to report that as I sit here winding down from our maiden voyage together around the Greater Reading area that the reality is so much better!


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