In Uncategorized on March 24, 2008 at 9:31 pm
A musical recommendation, if I may – The World’s First Pocket Radio, by Mr B & Mr C.
It’s available, free of charge, in high quality, DRM free, MP3 audio format, from this web site right here, and it is totally rockin’.
Mr B & Mr C are Sausage Boy of Adelaide, Australia, and Johnny Cashpoint of somewhere, England. Despite never having met before, they’ve created something that’s really quite good.
The musicianship is tight, there are some rather clever and funny lyrics (especially on ‘The Single’ and ‘A Fashion Statement’), and some particularly good drum programming and production – ‘(I Have A) Backpack’ is a personal favourite, with its jerky squelches, hints of acoustic guitar, the content matter, and unique lyrical delivery. In other words, I’ve rarely heard a non-professional web-based band sound this polished.
Definitely have a listen to Mr B & Mr C’s The World’s First Pocket Radio – it’s one of the most entertaining albums I’ve heard in a while, they know how to rock out a bit, and they’re independent to boot!
In Uncategorized on March 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm
I’ve gone and bought myself a URL. I’m now the proud owner of http://www.halfgoon.com. If you want, you can just use that instead of the halfgoon.wordpress.com address.
Unfortunately, this has somehow removed the cool little RSS button from the address bar (well, it has for me, anyway), so I’ve added an RSS link to the sidebar. Hit the icon and subscribe to the halfgoon feed!
Also, if anyone could tell me why, even though I’m using the tags, that RSS icon won’t center, I would be most grateful. It’s really bugging me. Send your suggestions via comments on this post, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Edit: Thanks to Sausage Boy for giving me the piece of code that fixed it!
Edit: Just another thing: Make sure you type the address in full. At the moment, omitting the ‘www’ will result in a weird error thing. I don’t know why.
In Uncategorized on March 18, 2008 at 12:19 pm
I haven’t mentioned this on the ol’ blog until now, as it was all still to be confirmed, and we all know how silly we can look when we say that something’s going to happen, and it never does. But I just got the official word today:
I am going to the UK to study at the end of this year!
I applied for a place in UniSA’s International Exchange programme a couple of months ago, and was accepted into that last month, but it was only this morning that I got the email from Lancaster University saying that my application to study there had been accepted. I’ll be studying up there during their Michaelmas Term, which is from October to December. I don’t know whether I have exams or not – if so, I guess I’ll be there through January as well.
Sure, it’s only for about three or four months, but as I’ve never been outside Australia before, and haven’t ever lived out of home, it will be a massive experience for me. So I’m pretty damn excited right now.