setup a jam in the smugglers den for my birthday and have to say what a superb turn out
a massive thanks to my dad and my lad for showing out and to all my good friends for a showing and also a massive thanks to all the musicians who came and joined the fun!!
a day of fine music and beer! what more could a musician ask for for!
- rubber soul
- tony west
- bottle necks
- mick brown
- natural thing
- richard turton
- jay blackburn
- keith frankland
the bath hotel rubber soul jam on carnival sunday
some more handy reviews coming for spain and the uk in 2014
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My round up for 2013 comes up in three categories as my blog is about > linux, life and music
Linux, my main operating system and knowledge has been in linux from around 1995. I switched to a mac a couple of years ago and still swear by the macs and ipads, iphone as they are pretty damn bullet proof, but just to closed for me and not my main line of expertise. I switched the iphone 4s for a nexus 4 and the macbook pro 15 for a dell sputnik ubuntu edition 13 laptop. Im almost a year into them both and more than happy with the pair of them. The last android i ran was one of the first google androids and it was far from polished and chewed battery like nobodys business! The nexus 4 has for me blown my iphone out of the water in ease of use and usability for myself, the iphone bandwagon just seems all about upgrading were as im at the end of contract with the 4 and im really not that bothered about the nexus 5 im really happy with the 4 so im going to get two years out of the nexus were the iphone was a yearly thing!. I would strongly suggest to iphone converts to look at the nexus if not the samsung amazing phones. The dell was a big jump from the macbook as the macbook is a workhorse…. im a year in and upgraded to the next OS with ubuntu and its solid, i cant believe how muck linux has come on! ubuntu has more features than the mac for me and is tailored to my needs. The laptop is slick eats the macbook and any other laptop ive touched. The dell hardware is excellent great screen, great keyboard, great build and compact well balanced and light still with a great feel of quality with the carbon fibre bottom and aluminium top and back lit keyboard. Im thinking the main technology that matches and betters the system i was suing on mac which was iCloud is ubuntu one which has work seamlessly for files, music and photo back up from devices, its that good i upgraded the service at 15 pounds per year for 20 gigs of spacea and streaming music to any device which works great. Also google services for calendering, contacts works flawlessly and keep or evernote for note keeping you cant go wrong as you can use the services on any device ubuntu / android mac, iphone even windows if you need to! All apps i require our now available for ubuntu and mainly all from the app centre. Take a look if your looking at a mac / windows alternate.
No matter what flavour be ubuntu, red hat or android – linux is linux
Life, life is good and been through some major changes in the past 6 months which i dont feel i need to go to far into but im happy and this past 6 month has given me time to realise who are friends and who are the people i love. Things and time change and you have to look at a person as a individual and think about what’s best for them thats when you realise that we all have a life and you should think long and hard before just condemning and blaming somebody. Any way im great and have taken time to realise the people who are dont need and people who i could never integrate and trust again, it seem a shame that some of the people that have been in my life for so long will not be part of my life anymore from 2014 i can only wish them all the best for the new year and the rest of there lives. One thing is i know im fully dedicated to music now and learnt a lot about myself and people around me recently and i just take each day as it comes as you never know what can happen from one day to the next. All i can say keep true to yourself, keep respectful and focused and love the ones who love you and think about you.
xx peace for the new year and great prospects xx
Music, well im full on playing guitar full time and vocal fronting up my band rubber soul which has forked of to a acoustic duo called revival. I love both outfits as the band just runs hassle free and love the music and professionalism and true loyalty im music and friendship within the band. The acoustic duo just has space that we just love no backing tracks just pure acoustic guitar and bass and vocal harmonies to show of the real musicianship between us. Im really happy i took up guitar and slide guitar last year and plan to move forward next year with a load of new songs for both outfits and going to finish of my own album which ive layed down most of the base of the songs already!! keep your ears peeled….
I love bealtles, blues, 60’s and rock and roll and jimi hendrix
just thought id check in, things are picking up with business and my band rubber soul is booked well, we have gigs lined up for xmas ill post all the events on here if you want to come check us out.
Ive got some gigs coming up soon with the devious soul machine so keeps your eyes peeled for events!!!
So I say good day to all my good friends and close family.