A father and son FIFA 16 sesh! Can't wait until he's old enough to play with/against me. Not played a recent version of the game for a while, really like the download your face element to it! Started up a career as a player, gonna use Kai's face just to give myself that youthful look!
I don't want to sound like I'm complaining, but I wish I was better at playing music!
I know I can play well, but I also know my limits. I'm self taught (with a few tips thrown my way) and play by ear (not with ear!), so I know any piano or guitar teacher would be able to point out various bad habits or technique I have. I'm not so worried about those things, as long as the end product is good. When playing piano, my biggest pitfall is my left hand (base notes). I basically play the base note an octave apart with a little rhythm, so if the chord is C, I play C in the base, if the chord is a G/C, I play a C in the base. It bugs me that I've never learnt to play more interesting base lines. With more time I'd at the very least rectify this!
I often dream of being able to play Rachmaninov or maybe Hungarian Rhapsody, but lets concentrate on freeing up that left hand first maybe!?!
I've linked a song I wrote a little while back so you can hear my level of piano.
One thing that gets my goat is the distinct lack of money invested in the search for The Loch Ness Monster and Sasquatch (Big Foot).
Why is that so much money is thrown at fighting and gaining control, when there are such noble causes as the search for these mysterious, majestic yet reclusive creatures.
...and look (according to the above picture) they seem to be friends!
What your looking at here is a rediscovered sketch by your truly. There are others but I might save those for later posts.
This one is of an indoor go-cart track over two floors, designed to be one big track capable of dividing to two. More than this, it would have giant screens running either side for different scenery or themes. Also you could run some kind of combat between the carts temporarily shutting down a cart when you shoot them.
Me and a friend took the idea a little further incorporating live action zombies... Just an idea!
Just a short post today.
Perhaps I'm going to sound a bit grown up now, but it does seem a sense of responsibility is something everyone should have when it comes to our carbon foot print.
I know I don't do enough, I could do a lot better. There are some people who are doing such a great job of combating the issue of global warming. Which brings me to a bit of tech and if it can deliver on what it claims (taking carbon from the air and turning it into diamonds (and other carbon materials!)) then this is amazing. I'd invest in this. You can read about it here on Engadget.com
It's often one of the first facts told when introducing some to Formula 1 racing, that the amount of downforce created by the car is enough (at a certain speed!) to allow the car to drive upside down on the ceiling.
What annoys me is that no one, not one mad fool has done it! If you google or search on YouTube you will only get 3D animations showing how it would work.
You could do it at Monza, a classic F1 track, and they have big banked corners so your half way to being upside down already. It would be a great F1 PR stunt, and a great TV documentary if you ask me. What should make it even better would be an everyday Joe to pull the stunt off. Which brings me to my next idea, I'm thinking of changing my name to Everyday Joe!
Did you know that 1 in 3 lottery winners (in the UK at least) go bankrupt. The link to the Forbes article the picture above is from suggest even higher numbers although they are talking about the U.S and general windfalls as opposed to just lottery wins!
Of course this will never happen to me because I just imagine myself more money!
Don't worry! I keep my imaginary money separate from my real money!
I always said to my mum that she'd know if I'd won the lottery because I'd walk through the door with a deep fat fryer to do my own battered Mars bars. I'm nearly 30 now so obviously I'm more grown up and my priorities have changed. While the purchase of a deep fat fryer would saved for a later date, I think the first thing to buy would be a giant pole to stick in the river outside our flat and install a zip line from the balcony!
The picture above is outside our flat (nice huh!), the view from our balcony in fact. You will notice what is clearly an Unexplainable Nonfrozen Patch (UNP). Today it has been ruffly 1°C which obviously explains the melted river edges. Before today though, it's been minus C for quite a while reaching -25°C at times and that patch has not frozen!
This obviously points to aliens!!!
It can be the only explanation. There's clearly an invisible UFO parked on the river and by heating up that patch it ensures no one goes near it for fear of falling in!
Now where's my super expensive Alien Detection Kit!?... No wait I don't have one, if one even exists... But then we live in a world where dogs can tweet (puppy tweets) so surely there's a super expensive Alien Detection Kit!?! #aliens
My band! Well to play the role of the egotistical singer, I'd love to name the band like Huey Lewis and the News or Cliff Richard and the Shadows... Iain Dunbar and the Sailor Men!?!
Question is who would be in the band???
See I play my instruments ok, I'm certainly not world class so I would be nice to concentrate on one thing at a time. Since my name would be in the band name I'd probably be the singer, and maybe pick up a guitar or sit behind a piano if and when I want.
So who would back me up I hear you ask! Here's my line up.
David Grey - rhythm guitar/backing vocals
Eric Clapton - solo guitar
Paul McCartney - bass/backing vocals
Elton John - piano/backing vocals
Rodger Taylor - drums
Lionel Richie - backing vocals
Would you pay to see these guys as a band regardless of the singer?