test live video feed

November 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm (Uncategorized)

Video chat by Stickam.com

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I’m bored here’s some pics

March 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm (Uncategorized)

Love this art

When you bikini just itches

You might not see it at first

This is what happens when ladies trump

Don’t feed your pets alcohol

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Laser

September 29, 2010 at 9:43 am (Uncategorized)

Click on this

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Beach

September 2, 2010 at 4:32 pm (Uncategorized)

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We need some of these

August 31, 2010 at 10:35 am (Uncategorized)

I’m not sure he’s done anything more that drill a hole in the back of a uke and undone his flies.

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Talent

August 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm (Uncategorized)

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Genius

August 4, 2010 at 9:04 am (Uncategorized)

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Busking, Clipper, Frogs and all that Jazz

July 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm (Uncategorized)

Saturday 17th saw 7 of us busking in town.

The clipper had returned and we were asked to provide entertainment to the masses.

We met up at the designated busking point – which was marked by a small mat, a council rubbish van and two “green machines” – which circled. This ensured that the area around us was clean and tidy and impossible to hear a ukulele band.

So we played outside the Thai restaurant where the acoustics were better and the drone of passing buses and taxis didn’t drown us out.

It’s all went well, people liked us and threw coin into the open uke case. The occasional passing oik shouting “look at these cunts!” only added to the flavour.

We packed away and left just as the heavens opened.

At 4pm we played again, this time to wind and rain. There wasn’t a captive audience, so we were more relaxed. The crowds surging past seem to want to get out of the rain. When the rain stopped we managed to get a small crowd who seemed to enjoy our playing, but still only put a few coppers “in the hat”.

There were frogs, music and boats in town on Saturday. We enjoyed it.

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This is my favourite website

July 20, 2010 at 9:20 am (Gigs, Random shit)

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On a pier

July 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm (Gigs)

Picture by Brian Stuart

Here is the exciting follow-up to our day in the studio.

Last time, readers, five of us had gone to a studio in Leeds and recorded a transition between the second and third movement of the Symphony for Yorkshire.

Now it was time to do the visual bit, so on the evening of 5th July the BBC asked us to congregate at a pier in Hull overlooking an aquarium. Even though nobody had to do any actual playing, we needed a decent turnout so that the Hull Ukulele Group didn’t appear to be one man sat on a pier.

Nobody in this group particularly wants to be on television. One person even pretended to go to London to avoid being filmed. Still, we got about eleven people which was enough to form a line along the bit of the pier where people go for views and suicide. We were asked to wear happy colourful clothing, but luckily not until after the filming was over.

The composer played us our bit of the symphony on a little mp3 player. It was hard to hear it properly, but I think they just used the vocal that John had insisted on doing by himself at the studio. Followed by a load of kazoos which they presumably added after we had left.

They had some louder playback equipment for the filming but didn’t use it for some reason, preferring to have composer bloke count us in. We pretended to play it through, then we had to look a bit bemused and walk away. To finish off, John forced the cameraman to join him on the end of the pier for close-ups of him. “I’m what the public want!” he snarled.

Afterwards, we all went to the nearby pub for a drink. The BBC followed soon after as it turned out they were filming more pieces in there. They filmed two people at the bar, with Rob H providing a cameo in the background. He was so pleased with the way it was going that he made victory signs at us.

The second bit of filming was another bloke with a ukulele playing behind the bar. The rest of us fitted into the background, looking interested and falling off stools.

See if you can spot Rob H

I think the finished thing is going to be on BBC1 or maybe IMAX 3D. Detune your televisions.

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