So, I have this friend and my friend is in a band. But who doesn’t, right?
Only, this band call themselves Fax From The Future and they are delightfully and unapologetically geeky. Which is so much fun!
I would never be able to come up with a more accurate description than their own words:
“Brighton-based geek-a-billy spock rock. Greasy blues-pop soundtrack to the zombie apocalypse.”
Do you know what that sounds like? If you’ll allow me the hyperbole (try and stop me), that sounds the way your favourite most delicious birthday cake ever tasted.
Read that again.
Now, the exciting news is that Fax From The Future have released their first EP titled “Hunter of Comets” and they are playing their first EP launch gig on 9/3/16 (TONIGHT), at the Marwood Café with Support from Shirty Music – live laser drumkit performance. (FREE entry)
You can stream or buy the Hunter of Comets EP from all the usual places.
So come out for a couple of hours of fun and free live music and lasers or listen to Fax From The Future from wherever you are and have a well-earned hump day boogie.
It’s been a few years since the last time anything I created in any format was publicised. This has a lot to do with my not being in a creative mood, or rather, when I had the inspiration to be creative I had very little time to do so and would channel that energy into my professional life.
A few months ago I started an Instagram account in an effort to at least post some photos to get me back into the sharing mood and it paid off.
Three of my photos were selected and are currently featured in a local exhibition which has been running this month. If you are in Brighton or nearby you can pay it visit and check out some excellent photographs taken by local photographers. Follow the links bellow to read more details and drop by on the 2nd of March for the closing party if you’d like to meet some of the photographers and have a drink with us.
Facebook event page.
I took this with my LG G3 which has been producing consistently great photos since I got it. It was my first attempt at black and white. I can’t wait to get my hands on an LG V10 to try that bad boy’s camera out! Hurry up and release it already!
Of course, my computer’s hard drive would fail just as I’m trying to recover the lost archives of this site. Luckily I was able to use an older database dump and partially restore the site. It will have to do, temporarily, as the old hard drive needs to be replaced before I can do any more. After a lot of similar hardware boo-boos I’ve learned to keep backups but as my approach to them seems to be “throw everything ‘somewhere’ for peace of mind, walk away, do things, repeat” I now have a number of versions of my files that I’ll need to shift through before I can find the latest version of everything. You see, I back up but I’m not very organised at it.
At least, nothing was lost this time.
I do not want to write this entry. It is painful and unfair to have lost such a wonderful person. But there is no fairness in life, sickness or death. There are no people who deserve bad things to happen to them but it hurts that much more when people who lived their life in the best possible way by being honest, fair and respectful of those around them, get taken from us so soon.
Lisa (or fembat, as a few of us knew her) was one of those people. She lived in the best possible way no matter what cards she was dealt. Her optimism inspired me and many others during the best and worst of times as she never stopped dreaming, working and fighting to achieve her goals and dreams in life. The only thing that managed to defeat her was cancer. She had been fighting this awful disease for years without knowing it.
I spoke with Lisa’s mother who has been contacted by a number of people offering kind words and condolences. If you would like to leave any messages for her family please do so here (or email me privately) and I’ll make sure they reach them.
Our Lisa was and will always be loved by everyone who was privileged to know her. She will be missed and remembered fondly. This blog post can’t do her justice but I get too emotional trying to put my feelings into sentences and I’m sorry for that.
Lisa, I love you and I miss you.