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#896630 by NYLON
24 Feb 2015, 10:00
gfonk wrote:
Bretty wrote:G-Spots, ROFLMAO! :P

defo lol
maybe a oneoff guest appearance from GFONK on drums. the funky g.


Nice idea: so maybe more of a collective, then.
#896639 by 74shoreline
24 Feb 2015, 11:43
So many interesting jobs, what a great thread. This band definitely has to happen! I would be glad to offer services of keys/guitar if required ;) Once upon a time I used to do vocals too but we don't talk about that anymore...! :w

NYLON, do you compose mostly just with manuscript? Or do you use any software?
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#896642 by pjh
24 Feb 2015, 11:53
NYLON wrote:
Nice idea: so maybe more of a collective, then.


Why does the placing of the terms "jazz" and "collective" next to each other in a sentence bring me out in hives? It's Melody Maker circa 1967 all over again... :)
#896644 by NYLON
24 Feb 2015, 12:00
74shoreline wrote:NYLON, do you compose mostly just with manuscript? Or do you use any software?


A bit of both. Nothing beats pen and paper for jotting down a quick idea (especially on the VS45!), but anyone in the music industry (whichever part of it) needs to have a firm grip on the available software today.

pjh wrote:Why does the placing of the terms "jazz" and "collective" next to each other in a sentence bring me out in hives? It's Melody Maker circa 1967 all over again... :)


The Fast Show were were pretty spot-on there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAjRmHPiESc
#896666 by pjh
24 Feb 2015, 15:21
NYLON wrote:
The Fast Show were were pretty spot-on there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAjRmHPiESc


Mmmmm....niiiiiice.
#896696 by spacedog
24 Feb 2015, 18:20
Bretty wrote:It's only Em-Con in Nottingham, in its second year. I'm looking forward to it though :)


Enjoy! I've heard it's fun, but we've not been. We're heading to London Super Comic Con in March, but it's a little less fun sitting at a table for the duration!
#896698 by gfonk
24 Feb 2015, 18:39
@spacedog have you been to any in tokyo? anime expo etc?
#896731 by spacedog
24 Feb 2015, 23:05
gfonk wrote:@spacedog have you been to any in tokyo? anime expo etc?


Yes! My husband was a guest at one in 2013 called Kaigai Manga Festa. It was absolutely huge; I think the capacity was similar to San Diego Comic Con, which is massive. However, it was very much focused on art and artists, there wasn't much in the way of cosplay, which I know is a big attraction for some people going to conventions. The only bizarre thing was that the show was only 5 hours long. That's right; a show with a massive capacity that lasts five hours. At 4:45pm everyone started packing away their tables!

We haven't done Anime Expo yet; my husband mainly works for US companies like Marvel, so we don't do many anime-centric shows, but I'd be very curious to go if ever we did get an invite! :)
#896740 by mikethe3rd
25 Feb 2015, 02:27
NYLON wrote:
I see a v-flyer band forming. ):


That ProTools setup in the CH finally makes sense! (Is it even still there?!)

...if you're looking for someone to air the VF ensemble, I'm a deputy programme director at a radio station. We concentrate on top 40 but one of our sister stations is non stop classical. Limited travel so I fly VS for fun.
#896746 by NYLON
25 Feb 2015, 10:24
mikethe3rd wrote:
NYLON wrote:
I see a v-flyer band forming. ):


That ProTools setup in the CH finally makes sense! (Is it even still there?!)


Yes it is; I've even used it a few times. It's good if your flight is delayed, you've drank your body weight in Lanson, and you just want to just play around on something you've already been working on. Or if you want to make a rough edit of something.

The idea that it's "a professional grade recording studio" is a bit a of a joke, though.

The other issue is that nobody in the CH knows how to work it. The setup is a bit patchy.
#896751 by clarkeysntfc
25 Feb 2015, 11:59
I work for a very large Management Consultancy - current role is as a Project Manager delivering technology projects to a Media Industry client.
#896885 by Mash Tattie
26 Feb 2015, 13:45
Small time local house builder (approx 3 per year) working hard to finance our twice yearly Florida trips on VS.. Would like to go more often but that's not going to happen yet!
#897360 by mrsw
02 Mar 2015, 18:49
Also late to the party here and I wish I had something exciting to tell you, but I'm a chartered accountant working for a large US-headed oil and gas company.

Work travel (in economy for all) includes Dubai, Houston and Aberdeen, and you can probably tell by my lack of work travel lately that the oil price is hitting us hard...thank goodness for leisure trips :)
#897792 by mattt9999
06 Mar 2015, 01:38
Nothing excited these days I am BDM for a commercial refurbishment / fit out company and its sister company that specialises in dental surgery's.

Mind previous life worked in music PR for rather well know acts!
#898161 by Rugger Mad
09 Mar 2015, 18:18
I serve in the Royal Air Force, though not for much longer as I will soon be leaving after 22 years. Not sure what I'll do next though. As little as I can get away with I suppose!
#898268 by classybird
10 Mar 2015, 19:55
Have been retired for a few years now. Still do the occasional
interior design. Property in Turkey so we holiday there a few times a year. What with grandchildren, children and aged parents time just flies by!
#898269 by Nikolic
10 Mar 2015, 20:06
clarkeysntfc wrote:I work for a very large Management Consultancy - current role is as a Project Manager delivering technology projects to a Media Industry client.


Same here, just a more junior role :)
#898362 by julmops
11 Mar 2015, 16:42
I'm managing an outsourced Shared Services team in Czech Republic so can travel a bit but used to manage another team in India so I could fly Virgin instead of Ryanair ;)
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