Song a day #9

I’ve been writing a song every day since 21st of October, with variable results. I have decided to carry on going, just for the hell of it. Plus it’s good practice.

This is the 9th piece (if I’m including yesterday’s piano improvisation) and it suffers from bad recording quality on the voice – the result of bad microphone placement, it won’t happen again. The lead guitar and double bass have come out ok.

The video ended up weird, the camera was playing up. The only complete ‘take’ was me playing the lead guitar, with the guitar mostly out of shot. Then the batteries went. So I did that more ‘experimental’ thing, which is probably better than what was planned.

In case you are wondering where Song-a-day 1-8 went to, I haven’t blogged them yet. but I will.



Phones Don’t Bounce

This will probably be dropped in 5 minutes

It wonderful what mobile phones can do these days, and the designs of even the cheapest ¬†smart phones are sleek and beautiful. This is the problem, as ‘sleek and beautiful’ does not translate into ‘difficult to drop’. They are almost all rounded ¬†and smooth, which is just a recipe for dropping phone on the floor, or accidentally throwing it against a wall when taking it out of your pocket too quickly.

Of course you can buy skins for your phone to protect it and make it easier to grip, but this defeats the object of having a beautifully designed phone in the first place .

I don’t know what the answer is, but surely if they can put a man on the moon* they can fix this. But they probably can’t fix this:


*Ok, they’ve not done it in a while, but the technology is there.