Little old Me, and an internationally covered event – who would have thought it

Where to start these blogs, is often the problem. I could ” star wars reference ” and use the “along time ago………….. ”  but it wasn’t that long ago.however, the experience really was this year out of this world.

So who wants a blog about another fire works display, and boring pictures.
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 Well, this one is a little bit special, I cant say its free to attend, as it’s not.  But it gathers international media coverage each year as the organisers continue a tradition of burning Effagees for the crowd, always Guy Fawkes. Each year they also add a selected media person. This year it was Harvey Weinstein.

23231118_1711450422200670_2793878666683402760_n The organisers that plan this amazing firework display is the Edenbridge Bonfire society. The Fireworks get so much focus, the effigy always does. What people don’t always report is the hard work of the committee and organisers that also put together a torch-lit parade through the town before the fireworks to involve the community, the schools, the nurseries and the children & families. It was  the 3rd in 4 years that I had been here, as a helper, a performer  and  this time as a marshal  so I got to actually see the amazing procession

If you are anywhere able to get to this event for future years, Or feel like helping out. contact the organisers Its got to be one of the best Fireworks displays  that “oldmanleslie ” has  ever seen “

A Great Free event -2 of 3 ( UK Family Based ) – Glastonbury Illuminated carnival

So as we approach ChristmasIMG_20141115_203501593_HDR  and all the  usual costs  it brings, I just thought I would let you know about 3  freebies  that  me and the ” oldmanleslie Clan ”  found  this autumn. events  that  are free to attend, some small, some absolutely huge . all good fun, all based in the south

This blog is about the  ” HUGE EVENT ” , possibly one of the largest free events in the UK

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it’s an event that  the Carnival clubs in the area  have been  doing  for many years and I have to say , they are pretty good at it

This is held, as the name suggests in Glastonbury  ( Somerset ) and forms part of the  group of Carnival Clubs  in the area that operate a ” circuit ” during the autumn , they come together in Glastonbury for the season Finale

It’s a great  event, with music, Thousands IMG_20141115_201102096and thousands of lights  and all the great  independent shops of Glastonbury ,  and all the usual  fair rides  etc ( these Charge ) there should be a load of pictures available

There are organisations parading that  are collecting for all sorts of charities ,  I guess  the only problem with trying to Blog about how good something thatIMG_20141115_214218968_HDR is such a sensory  overload, is that  the pictures just don’t do it justice
Any way, it’s a free to attend event, it’s a great  night  out for families, so I thought I would  pass it on , as always there is a Facebook page that you can like , so you  know when next years event will be . also there are the links on the FB to the various  videos etc

 

This is the second year we have been, as last years was good ( heres the review )  we didn’t think it could get any more fun ………..But it did

Bit of a 1 hit wonder…..But what a wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZmiiemR6Hk&list=FLvMd162cT7j8WV2kNNXtjEw&index=24

So all the good plans to blog a few things that have happened over the last few days, and things that the oldmanleslie clan are looking forward to ….go right out of the window when I realise, I love the tunes, and whilst they don’t sound as good, And I have it on vinyl some where …..you tube is great for memories and instant access

happy ” dancing like a loon “

So this one makes me sad….

as reported on www.bbc.co.uk/news  I think this  is a wrong choice by the BBC, Charts should be based on sales, where s  the fun in clinically clicking a button for your music, maybe I’m too ” old ” Oldmanleslie.

it was fun buying vinyl, it felt good. it still sounds better and it looks good ( only my opinion)

but here’s the rational argument. For example, one of my old faves. I have this  behind me on a cd, and somewhere on an old vinyl. bought in shops, so I assume I have paid my fees to the artist. And therefore I can listen to it on some service for free.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBUT0cxtHlgBastille

but if all I pay is to stream the track and listen when I want, I don’t own a copy out right. so if this is the thin end of the wedge, will there one day only be streamed music available ..

rant over , let me know what you though of the old classic

 

To welcome the world CUP ….its finally here

Those that know me , kind of know that I’m not a footy fan, I’m not sure why, I guess i never really got into it … However, when the world cup comes around  each time, Like all the people in England, i just hope  that maybe some how, with a fair  wind and a  bit of luck we might win it. Just think how positive that  would make everyone for the summer…..

So this year, as it in Brazil, The band I play in have  been asked to “welcome the start of the  world cup”  at  one of the best  Grill/ Pubs in the area.

On the evening of 12-6-2014  we will be at the Mulberry Pub, in Goring On Sea  ( near Worthing )

Come and see us, Have  some food,
enjoy what should be the Party atmosphere,

If you like the drumming, then  come and say Hi , we are a Worthing based band and  we are playing

a lot over the summer , you don’t have to be a musician to join the band, you just need a good sense of fun

If you want to find out about special offers the Pub is running , check out their FB page

You may want to book the band for your own Party / Gig this summer

Whether you want to book us for an event, find out more about what we do or you want to join and start drumming too.  It’s easy to get in touch!

 

 

I would so love to be able to Mix ……

I admire those that can, it’s just something i never got around to learning. I don’t know if this guy is good, or bad on a technical level, But what Seminal tunes he mixes…… from the old skool we would say ” No fillers ” The mix isn’t mine, all credit to the DJ though ,

And to the Prodigy for the tunes……….Thank you

So How Many Music formats do you span…

at the time , one of my favourite tracks on the first album that my girlfriend at the time ( Now “mrs Oldmanleslie” for a long time bought me ) ….. It was played to almost breaking in the car at the time , and i think finally the cassette player managed to chew it up , I couldn’t even repair it with a Bic Biro.
It just made me realise, i have a vinyl collection 7,12 inch and albums that sound great , a stack of CD’s and still a few tapes that i can no longer play , Various hard drives of MP3 tracks , and little Micro SD cards in the car ….
And of course like the link at the top , i can tap into non existent music that is streamed…..  But i never had any 8 tracks

So whats the next format do we think

still sounds good, to me any way ” boss drum ”

used to be on of my old fave raves ……..

 

and then it was just 3 clicks away to   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIUoV7ZP-ag  I wonder if i was always destined to find solice in a drum 

 

Lou Reed is reported Dead

I so hope this isn’t one of those cruel  www hoaxes,  If it’s as reported, then its NOT a perfect day

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/10407726/Lou-Reed-dies-aged-71.html

Lou Reed dies aged 71

Hopefully http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJpQJWpVJds will be re released along side his original

& his finest hour , in my opinion  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wNknGIKkoA

RIP Lou reed . A musical genius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIB2qDiX4lI&list=FLvMd162cT7j8WV2kNNXtjEw

So Whats in a title, well  quite often , not a lot, but in this one, well there is a link to a piece of music that is so seminal to me , its up there on the list  for  tunes to be carried out in a box to ….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIB2qDiX4lI&list=FLvMd162cT7j8WV2kNNXtjEw

I know the  purists out there wont like this, but  for me…..it just does the trick

 

 

 

Ellice – No Passengers……. but I’m a little Biased on the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL4JD_v5mf0&feature=share

So yes, it’s a catchy tune. Not X Factor based, Nice singer, but most important i want to tell the world about it as it was Directed by James Atkinson. Filmed by James Atkinson. Assisted by Leo Atkinson.  Filmed on location and The Jailhouse, Hereford.

Performed by Ellice.

So why is all this Important i hear you ask, Well, its  a pride thing, Because James is one of my cousins boys.  Running his own  media organisation, this isn’t the  first music video he has done. He always does a good Job, and  this could be one of those  that in the future people refer to as his ” early work ” before he became famous…

Any how, thats enough from Me. James  & JDA Media are easy  to get hold of. Based in the UK in Worcestershire

Thanks for your time