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Its been a while!

Its been a while im afraid!! I hardly get to use the computers much in the hot weather .. But its cooled down now so its not bad using the computers plus I got a new black out blind fitted on the office for next year so I can still work on websites in the office in the blinding heat!! A few changes music and technology wise! Like my last post states I switched my whole infrastructure to apple that includes watch .. tablets .. phones .. TV´s Computers and laptops! now its made a big difference to the way I now work and I’ve streamlined all my apps I need mainly on the phone / tablet to get he results I need for my profesional singing career and for the businesses I run here now in Spain. Im gong to compile a list of apps and make a blog for this hopefully next week… watch this space! One big change I did make was on the Apple TV´s when I set them up I tell the boxes im in there UK otherwise if you let it pick Spain you get no Siri and no UK TV integration. So with he box thinking UK I just setup a two year getflix and for like 50 quid! all my boxes are in the UK giving me all the usual channels and catch up etc … and I installed TV plus app costs 6 a month but get all the extra channels like spike and other goodies with a guide .. plus I installed classix and popcorn movies for all the extras with a plex client with ducky tv on the iMac pulling all my favourite tv shows which it tracks this from my trakt account … nice rig out! 

Music wise ive just joined something I can tell you about this week but its big.. so watch my next blog!! I now changed my main job to professional musician as I do shows medium to large at least six a week… sometimes I do 7 over 6 days.. im fully booked out over xmas and I have lots of bars and acts im connected to so ive decided to open my old gig seek music business again for the new year and have some greats acts signed up already…. im still working on my beatle one show for the new year this should be ready for February which is a 1.30 hour beatle show story from the beginning to the end of the beatle career! its going to be great .. this will all run from MainStage 3 on my Mac book pro using this for the backing tracks and vocal effects and then using amplitude for the guitar effects with my external rubix 22 sound card and the FCB1010 midi floor controller!  So watch out for my new music news … and watch out for gigseek…

gigseek!

As far as life goes its been great we have been here in Spain for just under two years. I have to say its been great we have really settled now and have really good friends and neighbours. Recently my son came to visit us with his partner Rhianna who is soon going to have a baby boy! Was great to catch up with them. My dads here next which im looking forward too and my good friend Pud and Lorraine which im planning to take a few days out myself and spend sometime with them maybe up the coast!…. Some of good friends we got really close to just moved up the coast with a career change we will sadly miss you guys and we will try come see you as much you can! We have a weekly Monday Club were all good friends meet and talk and have good food .. these Monday’s won’t be the same with out you guys! One thins we found is we can have the best life here all we have to do is avoid negativity, envy or jealousy which im afraid you can get moving to another country specially if its a lot better and a lot better climate than others.. but thats the way it is, I do wish everybody is happy in there life and with every body the best and peace and love – be happy… stay happy and try and love your family you never know what’s around the corner – try and loose any of what I have said and try and be positive for the new year !! …… I have to say with life the way it is im finding I have later nights .. get up a tad later and do a lot of local shopping and using fresh produce to cook food most days which is very enjoyable !! Its nice at the moment as the weather has cooled especially at night so we get to sleep well! it won’t be long till we are back in the oven !! Last few years we have had xmas day on the beach and then curry and beer… its kind of looking similar this year but im booked in land for a xmas party! so curry and a show inland sounds good to me!! 

all you need is love…all the best in your xmas and all the best for your new year .. keep the faith and keep direction if you want something in life… 

wayne ward beatle
the Monday clubs founders 🙂
 

November 2017

HAPPY NOVEMBER!

Well you may notice my blogs really are not that active anymore.. Not just not having enough time nowadays its also the lack of wanting to actually sit behind a computer when the sun is roaring down! But now we hit November it is starting to cool down slightly in malaga.. although the days are still beach weather the nights and morning cools nicely. Ive been gigged out and been working from nerja right down the coast to san pedro / marbella.

The gigs have been varied from large hotels some seating 600+ to small bars that have 50-60 people in so its been great! Met some lovely people along the way! Looking forward to my xmas gigs which ive booked right through now which is good. Ive added quite a lot of new songs that broaden my music scope for places ive been playing. Also added a few new bits to my hardware for the gigs and shows, lights / pedals / stands and also added a dedicated phone which i use for live cam and also video and photo footage along the way.

Please visit my youtube channel for some of my new show videos! https://www.youtube.com/user/wayneward1972

Thank you for checking me out!

Technology changes ive added a note 8 which is a awesome phone and a massive addition and sound difference to the shows. Tech wise i dumped tablets and just use the PC for heavy coding and still use the old trusty dell xps ubuntu edition which today just loaded with fresh ubuntu 17.10 installs which is awesome!! Check this..

get your free copy here https://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/1710

Ive been that busy i really havent had time to use computers but im coding some sites our this week while it goes a bit quiet for a week. Business wise im selling beer with my company craft on the coast up and down the coast again which we are picking up some loose ends this week and pushing some beer into new bars. Computer wise ive dropped computer repairs and reinstalls totally and im just concentrating on websites. Ive also dropped IPTV and droid boxes as i found it more to be favors which no body really appreciated and ended up being just a loss of time like computers! I will still carry out remote work for my good existing customers though 😉 

Its been nice to see the family and friends who have been to visit and i thank them from the bottom of my heart for coming to spend precious time with us. You all know who you are.

Ive set my recording gear back up and ready for doing some recording over the xmas period so ill post some fantastic new tracks for you to listen to and enjoy hopefully!

Got some new plans and projects for the new year with the music that ill be posting about in the new year!… watch this space.

Any way i finish my November blog and say peace and love to all. December is just around the corner so please get ready for the festive period and have a great time.

ps if you havent listened t o liam gallaghers new album GET IT – its top end and not a band song on it!! -check out china town and paper crown.. as you were….

 

 

a random check in! Hola!

 

a random check in! Hola!

Just a random check in! just to keep people entertained whats going on in my life! Well im nicely settled in our house in spain now – We have been working hard to get work both in selling beer and playing music. Dont get me wrong its not all easy its taken till now to get all the business and documentation thats required so its been hard and now we are just growing nicely. All the things people told me i could do i basically did! the old one about getting into the health system and the biggest joke > your house might get knocked down and all this is just one big fat joke! listed if you want to move to another country for what ever reason you have just do it, make sure you have a trade and not just wanting to bum of the state and make sure you do your homework and in my case years of ground work! Luckily enough we have good business and met some friends you couldn’t buy in the UK! We have had the good people we love visit us and we have big respect for them coming out of there way to see how we live and enjoy our company. Were lucky we have a nice little car and a lovely scooter for when we do actually need wheels.. Life changes out here and you don’t want to be using transport if you can help it let alone having to watch mountains of rubbish on the old TV because its to cold to do anything! People say do you miss the UK you look like your enjoying yourself!? im like are you kissing its well down the pan and has been for years, nothing going on, scruffy and all that as well as the country has no spine and is being taken right under there nose! I didnt like watching that happen so i said good bye to it all, which is hard being a english man.

Any way we have a new addition to the family… no we never bought a kid! ..meet fredo – out maltese

he is cool and such a lovely dog. but dont be fooled by this fur ball he is also known as the town nutter and wrecks balconies!!! This is him posing after his haircut in benalmadena!

Anyway ive been playing quite a lot of gigs out here and get quite established ive managed to cover from torremolinos right down to marbella so far! its been great added loads of new songs to my setup and ive just been added to a massive gig thats coming of in September in benalmadena auditorium  – look out for me on the coast i go out as GET BACK!! as per usual i do sixties / blues / beatles and rock and roll and getting quite well noticed! like any place they need something fresh and a lot of people like to see musicians loaded with guitars in there hands and also be able to use them!

Ive seen some dribble out here and ive seen some good but thats got to stay in my mind and thoughts you never seen this

I acquired a tc helicon harmony gt-x which i havent had time to use for the harmonies yet! but used the delays and revers and slap back delays which are awesome, ill get to use the harmony stuff soon im sure when i do my next acoustic session that includes using a PA! i also added a behringer 300 watt sub to my system (stage pass 600w) which has added a whole new dimension to the sound giving it that bottom end it requires !! BOOOOM!

Dont seem to do much with the computers much now – i dont see so many people using them out here but were in season so its to hot to be sat around key tapping see how this goes out of season im not that bothered to be honest i cant tell you the amount of idiots ive put up with over the past fifteen / twenty years with computers, real nutters! ha sad really but true.

So are there anythings i dont like about spain?

  • I was going to say it gets to hot but i cant really can i!? 
  • Mosquitos – i hate the bastards!
  • Cockroaches – im getting used to the oversized horrible things
  • People dont move out of the way when you walking down the street
  • People stand in the middle of the pavement blocking it chatting!

I cant complain the weather is stable (hot) the beach is good, the bars and beer and wine are just amazing, the places we travel to are simply amazing, all the people we have met are amazing, the gigs are amazing, the lifestyle is amazing its just amazing!! and its just festival after festival – music and more music !!!!!

Seeing the way the families are out here makes me wish i was born here! the children have great respect for there parents none of this favoritism going on just so laid back its nice to see what others have the privilege of enjoying and growing with there children and families properly like it should be. I give respect for this.

So if any of my UK people ever make malaga just pm me ill come and have that wine and a tapas or two.

Thank you for tuning in and reading about my life, don’t forget if people think you cant do something and they say you are in a bubble – just do it, if you want something bad enough you get it. 

Peace and love xx  Amor Malaga

 

oh no i hit 45 !!

It had to happen at sometime! yup im 45 !! had a great birthday had a great jam in the side of a mountain then picked up my dad from the airport who come to join me for birthday celebrations! and then on to my favorite bar to sing a few songs and a surprise birthday cake!! awesome thank you to mum dad and my sister and lisas family for sending me a card out i really do appreciate this. Love & Peace X

 

 

Happy new year! and all the best for 2017!!

Happy new year! and all the best for 2017!!

Id like to wish all the good folk and my close friends and family a happy new year! Xmas was amazing in spain again this year its the only way to spend xmas, not being tied to a schedule and being free to do what you want over the xmas holiday is what we all need for our own well being, wearing silly hats, eating horrible dry turkey and working to a schedule isnt my idea of fun! but hey if thats what floats your boat!… I got up about 10 mooched about then as the day means nothing special to me i decided to to a bit of work in the apartment on the spare room and office and then made a fry up had a nice shower and walked to benalmadena down the sea front and proceeded to drop in numerous bars on the way of course!! had a bit of tapas here and there and then went to nahar mahal for the best curry on the coast, kicks the ass out of some old turkey! and then carried on the session and ended up in bonanza square and having some interesting conversation with some expat while getting drunk on a nice rioja !! now thats what its all about. 

I have to say a massive thank you do my mum, dad sister and brother and lisas family for my xmas presents and cards that was very kind of you thank you for showing xmas spirit that was very decent of you.

Im currently working on numerous websites and computers as per usual which to be honest i dont get bored of! Ive been working on some new songs covers and working on my own stuff. Ive just finished a demo of the devils dandruff which i started writing about 7 years ago. Its about drugs, cocaine and just letting people know its all a slippery slope to fall into. Have a listen you might like it!!! again i play cajon, bass, guitar, lead guitar and do vocals and backing vocals, oh and yes percussion! I just roll these out on a zoom R8

 to all the people who have been decent to me and lisa this year I bid you a happy new year and wish you all the best for the rest of the year. We are going to actually going to celebrate xmas next year and buy a tree for the first year!! our last tree we ejected from the house  and we never celebrated it since but this year in spain we got the xmas spirit!!

Enjoy 2017 🙂  and wardism

 

Social networking – what actually happend?

What did actually happen to social networking? God only knows.

this was reminder to facebook this morning, i remember opeing up this account one day i got a email through saying this was the way to connect with pals! which hey it did that and have to say it was great for about 4 / 5 years until the younger ones started getting on, leaving there crappy bebo accounts to come to the big worls and cause trouble! Now not so long after that it started to shw when young adults start venting there anger off and causing more trouble which then spanned to adults im afraid. I personally  use this for business and its effective i also have a block list as long as your arm!! here is a small list or problems.

  • being stalked
  • abuse from people
  • abuse from family members
  • people trying to add me with fake accounts
  • people being negative
  • people think you are talking about them when your not

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social networking

Even though of all the down points we tend to carry on using it, i do write what i like to be honest i dont care who thinks im writing about them or what i write, because i really dont care! i think to be honest if facebook used the same segregation than google plus it would be a safer place to setup camp as we could which groups of people we want to hit with our posts, if they dont do this then we are right in depths of hell and bother.

So whats the alternatives?

Twitter

i like twitter i spend a lot of time on twitter connecting with like minded people, whether it be music, computers, linux, tv shows right up to my local boozer and TV shows i watch! Tweeting cuts down the bullshit we write and gets down to bits of information we share and reaches a big audience from personal to business – twitter is a must just dont get drawn into following a load of dribble you dont want coming up on your feed.

Google +

Well google plus is what facebook should set its system out like – i use it more for technology and communicating for people in the linux and ubuntu world if i owned a droid id guess id use it more.

Linked in

well its a handy resource for connecting in business and looking for employees, mew business and jobs and groups for information on jobs – but it lacks something – not sure what.

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Im not sure what to say – seems like a nice place, i have a account but dont use it much, give it a go it might rock your boat.

All i can say is be-careful using the likes of facebook as there are some odd people out there, in the past few year ive had to block most of the people i know as i dont know who to trust. Rustling through my facebook to see who might be part of my stalking experience is my idea of fun. I have to say people who dont work should not be allowed access to facebook as these are the ones who have to much time on there hands to ruin every bodies lives.

ive even been told from people who live out of boil in the bags and chicken nuggets how to cook on facebook!

 

 

4 admins now!..

 

and there is more 4 admins… well maybe remove the trouble making admin? who in my time of 8 month of neighbourhood watch never attended a meeting, thats all of the people in the household… why be admin on a site your clearly not involved in? just to cause trouble. simple. BOYCOTT THIS SITE – this she be made public im going to create a site and talk to the council, police and who ever has the power to stop this joke.

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BOYCOTT -> Ashton Road Morecambe Neighbourhood Watch

 

How can this be classed as a Ashton Road Morecambe Neighbourhood Watch site? the admin in harrasing and clearly doesnt know how to run the page? infact he doesnt even attend the meetings? these people call you dick head when you walk out of your house and they have corrupt meetings and had a family removed from the street. Want more details mail me and il give you the all the information you require.Selection_002

 

well its 2015

yes its 2015, i know im late but here we are!!

Its been a weird year obviously still being hassled by friends, family and who ever else wants to stick the oar in!

it ranges from jealousy  to just basically knowing my name! i dont really give a fuck to be honest i just get on with my life but obviously people are not happy to see me happy with lisa. Ive pretty much summed up that most people (generally female species) try stick there fukin noses in my business  i just generally pity them to be honest but its usually because they got fuk all else to do and the jealosy just pores from them, i dont blame them really must be hard seeing me and lisa get on the wreck, stop in fancy hotels, eat in posh restaurants and spend half the year in spain, oh well haha. Probably the oddest person i know who reminds me of a little sicko sad weird stalker is that irv he still still stares at me when im out has to removed from the pubs silly ugly fuka cant get a bird because he is so weird, should try not being such a hard man when he has had a pint and hitting women why the fuk any woman wants to go out with somebody she would get a black eye of is beyond me! stalking you on xmas day and scratching your car up?! fuk that proper sad bastard. any how enough of sados….

wayne paul ward

 

I decided for this year to drop revival and rubber soul they have served there time and its been great but just turning into to much maintenance, so this weekend im leaving both units. The good news is i have a new bass player and drummer lined up for a new project. But mainly ive got myself a new martin acoustic and a recording console and going back to basics recording my own stuff, ive got a album to complete then hopefully work on a full set of tunes for a full gig.

technology wise ive been gearing well towards ubuntu boxes using kvm, backup services, backup servers full on enterprise stuubuntu-logo2ff.

The kvm stuff is amazing if your looking at hosting stable virtual machines, also some good external android apps available to control the boxes. Im just looking in to zentyal and UrBackup which ill be doing full write ups on.

Music wise im getting rid of the many guitars and other items ive got hanging around, ill stick with the gibson firebird as ive found nothing to match it! and ive tried a gibson les paul and two gibson standard sg’s! ive dumped of all the acoustics and got myself a martin (smart move) and although ive got a great pc rig and focusrite im just getting a small hardisk multi track recorder, basically i just want to go back to basics and learn some good mic-ing techniques then il move to the pc and do the editing stuff.

In regards to listening to music im going to start venturing out again probably lancaster, kendal and probably preston manchester. do some open mic stuff and watch some bands. Im sick to death of the shite in morecambe, you find the the places just have the same bands all the time its shite not variety or worse karaoke, load of piss heads singing out of tune. All i can say is if they like that fair play i just fukin dont, i like a real band or acoustic session – i like fresh acts – morecambe just doesnt have that the bands from round here just keep banging the same places so why do you want to go and see the same bands all fucking time? naaaa it aint about just getting pissed and watching the same shite for me.

got a few holidays planned this year in spain and some other stuff going on which ill keep to myself for now, but ill be there mid year ,round october and for sure there december, dont see the point hanging round here and getting shit of people and certainly dont plan spending xmas talking about fuking dogs!

bought us a new little 50cc scooter to use as a parking cone because i live next door to a fat munter who is a trouble maker and gets her dad to threataning to do me in, stupid bitch! she was alternating her car with her fella to stop me from parking but that cant afford to run it so got one scraper now. So i have the scooter outside the house move it and put my car in it, reserved parking is good its what i deserve because im better than her. Plus i like going for a razz on it its fun haha. Supplied by lancaster motorcycles check them out!

nice seeing my new addition harper my new granddaughter this year she is a little cracker, i love lexi to bits and enjoy seeing my daughter sian as much as possible good thing is she is quite grown up and understands I have my own life so if we miss a week or two its nothing worth crying about we just keep in touch simples . My lad james has buggered of for a while fair play to the lad nowt round here!

what we have to realise is we cant be selfish and think of ourselves if somebody is happy let them get on with it and just try and concentrate on our own lives and last but not least wether we are man or beat there is no cure for age im sorry but we all get old and we all die, just accept this.