Smart TVs: the World at Your Fingertips

19/10/2016 Main
Smart TVs: the World at Your Fingertips

Welcome back folks.  Today I’ve got an exciting entertainment-related discovery to share with you.  As I’m usually a late arrival when it comes to the modern developments of the consumer world, it may be less of a discovery for you, but nonetheless it could just be right up your street.  I’m talking about Smart TVs, and how you can create your very own with the use of an Amazon Firestick and a little bit of software called Kodi.  This means you get to spare the expense of having to shell out a lot of your hard-earned cash just to buy a fully set up product presented and marketed as a Smart TV.  Most people these have a flat screen or LED screen TV in their homes, so converting your existing TV into something that would otherwise cost a small fortune is entirely achievable, if you have the know how – and that’s what I’m here to share with you today.  Read more

Painting Models

18/10/2016 Main

Painting Models Read more

Bizarre British Cultural Traditions

17/10/2016 Main
Bizarre British Cultural Traditions 

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30/04/2016 Main

Hi folks. Just a quick one today as I've got a busy day ahead and haven't got a lot of time to dedicate to writing today. But I just wanted to share with you something that happened earlier this week. I was having a clear out in the attic and came across a box full of my old art and sketch books from my high school days. I had not looked at them in years and had totally forgotten that I had them in all fairness. They brought back so many memories and reminded me of how much I loved to sketch in my teens, something that I just do not have the time for these days. Well, that is not entirely true. It is something that I have failed to make time for. There is nobody to blame but myself really. So I am planning on heading down to my local stationary store later this week to pick up a few pencils, a rubber and a sketch book. If I am disciplined and put 30 minutes aside a day, I should get back into it in no time at all. I can start by just sketching things around the house and in the back garden and possibly progress to something more challenging when I have had a bit of practise and have a little more time on my hands. I will be sure to post some of my sketches on the blog from time to time so you can help me judge if I am improving at all. Anyway, That is it for this post folks. Take care! Read more

How Cool is the Fender Jazzmaster?

31/03/2016 Main

Is the Fender Jazzmaster the Coolest Guitar in History? Read more

Blue Eyed Soul

11/03/2016 Main

March marks the anniversary of the death of soul icon Dusty Springfield. Dusty is one of my favourite all-time artists. Her sensational and distinctive mezzo soprano voice is the kind that gives you goose bumps and brings a tear to your eye.  Born in 1939, Dusty’s career spanned from the late 1950s right through to the 1990s until, sadly, she lost her life to breast cancer on March 2nd 1999. Read more

Fender Telecaster

11/02/2016 Main

Hey everybody and welcome back to Bazza’s blog on music. I have covered a few different topics so far, from anticipated new albums to fridges that look like amplifiers for your studio. I haven’t spoken about any real musical instruments yet though and I thought it is about time that I do. The fact that I wanted a fridge that looked like  a Marshall amplifier should give you a clue about what kind of instruments I am into most… Yep you probably guessed it, guitars! And mostly guitars of the electric variety. I have always loved the sound of the great guitar players banging out their iconic riffs and nothing sounds better than a gritty lead electric guitar being shredded by the best players in the business. Read more

A great discover : Ibrahim Maalouf

04/02/2016 Main

The best portables speakers

01/02/2016 Main

Soulful House

28/01/2016 Main

More often than not people hear the phrase house music and their ears coil over. They pull up images of hard-core, thumping beats that only the high on acid ravers amongst us can really handle (because they don’t know what they are listening to I presume.) Not only this but the word house has been used and abused for years with people associating it with the likes of Garage and Dubstep which are frankly pretty damn awful. To many though House music is more than just a sound it is a feeling and really can lift your spirit (a natural kind of high!). There is a soulful and melodic side to house music which makes it the respected genre that it is today. It is music that is easy on the ears, romantic, sometimes funky, and very playful. If you haven’t heard of or listened to such a thing then I suggest you do right this second (seriously go to YouTube right now!). Anyway, for those of you who are two damn lazy to do any research of your own (I guess that’s why I’m here after all) here is my little introduction to something known as Funky, Afro or Soulful House… Read more