Sunday, May 25, 2008

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

A group from the Glasgow Flickr Meetup Group got access to this wonderful little space. Check this link out for the history.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Mark Your Calendars!

I'm giving you all LOTS of advance warning of this.

Date: Saturday March 7, 2009
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Place: Biblio Cafe, 262 Woodlands Road, Glasgow

Event: An exhibition of my photography

I will actually have my work exhibited for the entire month of March, but the 1st Saturday will be the party. With it being 10 months away the selection of shots I choose to exhibit will probably change over and over again until the day arrives and I need to cart them over to the cafe to be hung on the walls. Friends with vehicles, you know I'll be calling for your assistance. I can only carry so much in my wee little arms.

Things to do:

- Come up with an informative yet entertaining bio
- Decide on the prices (needs to be expensive enough that people will assume what they are buying is art, but cheap enough that they actually shell out the cash)
- Finalize the grouping
- Figure out what order to hang them in
- and the most important..... what to wear for the party!

Make your travel plans now!

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Music

I love discovering new music. There are so many talented bands but with radio being so restrictive in what they play it can be difficult to find out what else is out there. Recommendations from friends are always helpful, but if they live in the same post code as you, they are often a limited source due to being exposed to the same media environment.

One thing I've started doing since I moved to the UK is when I connect with someone on a musical level (it happens on occasion) we do a bit of a music exchange. Find say 10 bands the friend has never heard of then put together a list of tunes, links to various websites, perhaps the odd YouTube video and viola! New music!

But there is also the blogs.

One of the blogs I read on a regular basis is The Pompomist. This girl has a great taste in music. Like me she will post the odd wonderful find and I thank her for this. But this sharing is a two way street. I introduced her to the Canadian Band Sloan and just this morning she posted a bit on a band I'd never hear of Beirut.


I so need to find their CD's

Kind of a cross between Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright if playing with a Balkan Gypsy band. Wonderful!