Sooo, I'm finally back online in the house after a month of buggering about. I signed up with Virgin broadband and, to be honest, it's a pile of crap! Their DNS server (the thing that returns web pages ) is so slow that sometimes I think dial up would be have been a better option?
I'm also finding it hard to get back into the blogging thing, so you'll just have to bear (sic) with me.
There's a lot going on in my life at the moment, but I just feel that I don't have anything to say about it
Sooo, I'm writing today from an Internet cafe in the home County's. I came down to do a (very successful ) sound test on the new venue we're building and woke up this morning to a stack of bloody snow and no trains running? So I guess I'm stuck here for a while.
Sweedy gwirls here though, so it's not all bad!!
Anyway, the venue has been granted it's music license so it's all go and will be due for completion in late Sept (woohoo!).
Totall y excited about doing this though, a huge venue, built by me and a bunch of mates (all professionals) to our spec, on our terms and to achieve our end game. Opportunities come up like this probably once or twice in a lifetime. A logistic nightmare, but all great bloody fun!
I'm gonna document the whole construction process in a seperate blog, so if you've ever wondered how a live venue is built from the ground up ( in 50,000 easy steps!!) then watch this space...
I'm touring the festivals with a band for virtually every weekend over the summer as well starting with a mini tour for the whole of April, so it's just all gonna go happy fukin madlands till November. Oh dear! Busy busy....
Other things: Well my internet at home is still out, thanks fukin Bulldog broadband and your useless 'pass the buck' Indian call centre customer care policy, but I have managed to get the phone line reconnected with BT, so ( i guess ) it's gonna be at least another week till I'm up and running with a new ISP. I'm gonna blog about the whole story,( coz the unwinding farce is pretty fukin unbelievable, even for me), but at the moment it's still pissing me off too much to do it!
It's snowng outside, I'm in a happy mood, why fuck it up eh!
The backlog of work for the label ( I haven't been able to do any coz of the off-line business) is kinda not worth thinking about. My world has become so dependant on the internet that being off-line is like losing a limb!! Not good, not good at all.
Anyway, that's about it for now, I took a load of photos of the new venue shell yesterday, but, of course, I can't upload em from this internet cafe, so I can't show you them??
My posts will still be 'as and when' till I'm back on line at home though. Just the way it is I'm afraid...
I'm currently off-line as Bulldog 'sodding' broadband have disconected my broadband after I'd just paid them £120?? I've been chasing my tail for 2 weeks now and to say i'm pissed off with them is an understatement. It's now in BT's hands so when I'm back on, I'm back on!