Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gorilla says

Original gorilla image taken from

Having a rough time of it. I need to get through it, get my ability to concentrate back and not be beaten. I will be trying to take the motivational gorillas advice.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Glass fish says 'Epic Fail'

Im all attempted endeavors

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The weekend

Datarama was a success, will post more soon (promise).

Took Kids to York railway museum with my inlaws on Sunday, we survived.

So why do I feel so rough (besides the current man flu I am host to)

I need a big boost to get through the rest of December. Ill keep you posted when I figure out what that could be.

monk automata image taken from wikimedia

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Preparing for datarama

A democratic data event hosted by Polytechnic.

Saturday 6th December 2008. 8pm

The Pixel Palace at Tyneside Cinema.

Bring your laptop, gameboy, pda, mini disc, memory stick, etc.,
plug into a PA & projector, have a drink, and show off what you are working on.

Music, sound, still images, moving images, animation, nice design are all welcome.

Past contributions to Datarama have included Mobile phone documentaries, home made audio hardware, flash animation, complex super collider patches, slideshows, hand painted torches, gameboy rock, flickr crowdsourcing and HTML cross stitching.

We welcome data exchange so if you have cool home made stuff you want to share bring it along and spread the joy.

ImageMagick Banner recipe (please hack me) :

convert -size 480x85 xc:transparent -font DemonCubicBlockFontShade -pointsize 72 -draw "text 25,55 'datarama 0.3'" -channel RGBA -gaussian 0x6 -fill darkred -stroke magenta -draw "text 25,60 'datarama 0.3'" datarama.png

Official video alert

Andy the fish commish front man has suddenly revealed an official band video..

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Today I will be mostly hiding in my studio

I call it a studio. It is a small room with floor to ceiling LP's and an assortment of books, audio gear and a computer.

A while back there was a small leak of water into our living room ceiling that made a wee flap of paper loosen. Being the massive idiot I am I pulled it and all of the paper on the ceiling fell off in 5 seconds flat. I laughed, Mrs Electro Dad (or whatever I happen to be calling this blog at your time of perusal) did not laugh. So I have a man in. He is re-papering the ceiling while I hide in my 'studio'.

On a much more Rock n' Roll tip my band where reviewed here:

Just for the record (my record is getting quite long) My Brian Wilson years did not involve a desert island, cocaine or massive amounts of booze. They were much more abstract than that ending with me slowly starting to write music again and taking refuge. Anyhow there is a free track with this review, have a listen and tell me what you think.

Rodger and out.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Watch out I'm a disparate man

Today I want to introduce you to a friend of mine, Ele.

I want you look at her blog

The watch this video:

Then read her blog again

(Just for the record, I'm not saying your an old lady with cherries in you hat Ele)

Monday, December 01, 2008


This weekend I met up with some old friends and went along to catch the Pots and Pangea event at the Boathouse on Newcastle's Quayside. It was ran by the excellent Pangea Sound System. It was a fun night. Most of the people there were so young! I was like the old guy with the beard at the back of the room. But hey that was OK I don't go along with the whole social Logans Run idea that your not allowed to go out once you hit 30. On the plus side being the old codger means I have had more time to collect all those lovely old jamaican 45's ;)