Sunday, July 15, 2007

Shelf Life live in Tokyo in July

Shelf Life, my rock 'n' roll band here in Tokyo, have a gig on the 28th of July at Rubber Soul in Kokubunji - way out west on the Chuo Line. We'll be previewing some of the new material from our forthcoming mini-LP, which is due out at the end of the year.

If you're reading this, happen to live in Tokyo and are free on the night in question, come along and check us out! Doors open at 8pm and entry is free. A map of the venue is here.

In order to up the ante, I've set up a webpage for the band now too. That can be found here.

Finally, I've also gone and set up my own YouTube account. This was necessary in order to get a means of embedding the above video into the Shelf Life MySpace page. However, it should be a good means of getting any films that I make in the future up about around.

One of the nice things about having a Mac is how easy it is to make video. I did quite a bit of work with analogue video back in the early to mid 90's, but haven't really returned to it in the digital age. About time I did, really.

The above is a short clip from a cover of a Stones tune, shot at old, old show. I used it to get to grips with the new software. Works kinda nicely as a promo for the next show too, I guess...

Friday, July 06, 2007

'How To Be Happy' (WN0002)

A nice little nugget from the Web for today and a positive one at that.

Taken from WikiHow, it gives a few clear and easy things to do (and some slightly more difficult ones) about how to be happy.

Now don't tell me it's all doom and gloom here at 'Postings From An Edge'!

Read it here.

Monday, July 02, 2007

New feature - 'Web Nuggets' (WN0001)

One of the problems I find with the Web is that the more time one spends on it, the more one discovers what one can do and consequently, the less time one spends time actually doing stuff! As much as I'd like to blog daily, there's just not enough time in the day, particularly as I tend to prefer my postings to have some sort of length and substance to them.

However, sometimes I come across stuff that I think should be shared and don't find the time to put anything up about it.

With this is mind, I've come up with a slight solution. Today sees the launch of a new feature to 'Postings From An Edge', titled 'Web Nuggets'. Anything that I think should go up but that I don't have the time to do anything about, such as interesting articles, pictures or videos will go up as a Web Nugget with a very brief description and a link (or pic, vid, etc).

Today's inaugural Web Nugget is from Common Dreams and is written by Al Gore. It's titled 'Moving Beyond Kyoto', is an easy-to-read call for the need for humanity to tackle the challenges of climate change and comes ahead of this weekend's Live Earth concerts across the globe.

Read it here.