These things are sent to try us....

October 05, 2012  •  1 Comment

A combination of a broken PC and an insanely busy week have limited my blogging, so here is a brief synopsis.

The week started pretty well apart the demise of my laptop. This didn't used to phase me that much as it just meant watching telly or going to the pub. This was a bad week for the power to go kaput though.  Having just launched a website and a blog I really wanted to keep momentum by loading content each day.  Difficult to do without the PC though. It really did make me realise how reliant people who trade or use the internet are on their equipment. Anyway, the repair shop have fixed it and life goes on.

 

The things that were delayed by this unfortunate event were a load of pics from the Eureka Machines video session last Sunday. As I mentioned in my last blog, it was fascinating watching Ash TV work on the shooting of a video. Particularly useful as I am spending some of this weekend shooting snippets for a music video for The March Violets. What I didn't appreciate was quite the level of problem solving that might be involved. I won't go into too much detail as I hope the video will see the light of day and be something a bit different. It has not been without it's problems with two location changes, a huge learning curve on the procurement of props and a few lessons in just how supportive folks in the Leeds music world can be when you are in a spot.  Anyway, it is all looking pretty good now and the weekend will hopefully see some amazing footage getting captured for use in two of the songs from the new album.

 

Today is also one of my favourite events in the Leeds calendar.  Light Night Leeds is great for photographers as the whole city centre gets lit up with strange and interesting displays.  Hope the weather stays fine and it should be fun to go out with the camera.  It almost makes the darkening nights worth it.

 

Of course you can only have so much light stuff going on in a city at once and there is always a need to balance it with a bit of darkness.  So, it will be straight from Light Night to The Fenton where Quasimodo make their debut performance and The Marching Men recreate the classic Sister's secret gig in the upstairs room of a pub.

 

Tim Synystr of The Marching Men delivers a 90s Eldritch pose

Nice bit of light entertainment before two days of filming with The March Violets and a photo shoot with Castrovalva....  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!


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Graham(non-registered)
Pretty good job you've got yourself here, Neil. I'm very jealous.
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