Sunday, November 30, 2008

Edirol UA-25EX

Today I purchased a Edirol UA25-EX by Roland to connect the computer to the keyboard using MIDI and USB. It worked on the first test. This is the track I laid down in Garage band. One take, and I was not really focusing on playing as I was working on making sure that technically everything was correct.

Aunty Jack


Here are my two first compositions:

BVYY 1.1 - yewenyi

bvyy 2 - yewenyi

And now the third:

SpanishLadies.mp3 - Brian Yap

and a fourth:

the Bushfire random verses - yewenyi

but wait, there is more!

The Team Part 2008-12-28A - Brian Yap

Spanish Ladies and variants - Brian Yap

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Summer Storm

In the summer the big storms form in the north east and roll down into town.

Storm over sydney by yewenyi

Tillman Park - Sydenham

I decided to do some exploring in the local area and found Tillman Park. It is a nice park wedged between two railway lines, the main south line and the goods line that heads into the airport. There are some council facilities, a toilet and community centre. A small dogs grave is set up near the storm water gulley and in the far right corner some old home made bongs.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

400 george street

I have started working with Telstra at 400 George street one day a week. Normally I'll be there on Fridays.

A rainy day in Sydney

crane by yewenyi

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A weekend at Wangi Wangi

I had been invited a long time ago up to Lake Macquarie for the weekend. So I took up the offer of a visit. They day started out with drama. My mobile phone, which has been playing up for as long as I had it, gave up the ghost. It looked like the SIM card had finally spat the dummy. So I had to delay my departure to go into the shop and get a replacement. Since I had the card replaced, it has worked properly. But this meant that I was late for the protest march I was going to photograph. As I was there after the time allocated, the police would not let me in to join up with the others. Clearly they had also massively overreacted to the protest and there were so many police there on motor cycles and a massive temp fence erected around the power station. Really they could be spending their time and money more effectively fighting crime.

Wangi Wangi

Having some time to kill I decided to drive around the lake. I have never really explored this part of NSW before. I stopped in Warner's Bay for lunch. The place was good, but overpriced.

Warner's Bay

I then headed around to Swansea Heads.

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I then joined up with the others. I went out on a walk around the shore at Wangi Wangi.

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After a pleasant dinner, the next morning, we went down to the try out the new cafe.

Wangi Wangi

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There was a bower bird nest in an empty house block. I think they must love the arrival of blue plastic.

Wangi Wangi

Later went for a walk at the point.

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