Music progress, & Cardiff adventures!

Posted by blatantblithe on May 5, 2013 Blog posts | Personal | | No comments

My gig at the Masons last Friday went soooo well!  The audience and the staff were incredibly supportive and enthusiastic, and I was even asked to do a little encore!  It was one of the best gigs I’ve ever played.  Unfortunately I don’t have any photos to share, but I will be performing again there in June (date TBC) so will make sure I’ll have lots of photos taken then!  I’m also going to record some videos of future live gig to put online so my friends and supporters from further afield can live vicariously through my YouTube channel!

I’m playing at the Uplands Tavern open mic night tomorrow – it’s a bank holiday so you have no excuse not to come and say hello 😉

Since the last gig I’ve started to get things moving again – I’ve joined a function band on keys and backing vocals with a few local musicians, and our first rehearsal last week went very well!  We’re learning a lot of cheesy 80s hair metal, it’s great 😀 I wanna rock! 

Over the next few months I’m hoping to get my website tidied up, get more promo shots done with local photographer Donna-lee, record some of my new songs, and make a music video!  It’s gonna be so good! 2013 will be the year of Getting Shit Done.

On the weekend my partner Daf and I went away to Cardiff to celebrate his 30th birthday.  We had such a wonderful time, and were very fortunate that we had lovely weather all weekend!

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We tried Yo Sushi for the first time – delicious, but those plates really add up to make an expensive bill! – also Daf’s first taste of sushi ever!  I also took him to Wagamama for the first time, which was lovely, though as usual I overestimated how much food I could push into my face, and ended up eating so much that I needed to have a kip afterwards.

We had some drinks down the bay; Las Iguanas had 2-for-1 cocktails on, so we had to get 2 pitchers of long island iced tea – both mine and Daf’s favourite cocktail.

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Then we tried some of their other wares, and promptly got smashed.

I was actually smashed in this photo.

I am actually hammered in this photo.

The following day we spent a few hours at the Doctor Who Experience, which was awesome!  Here are some of my favourite photos from the exhibition; you can see the rest on my Facebook page.

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When Daf took this photo, I said “I look good there, I think I’d make a good companion!”, to which he replied “you’d make a good time lord!” <3

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We didn’t have time to do any shopping – we both wanted to check out Forbidden Planet particularly – so hopefully we’ll go back soon for another romantic weekend. :)

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