For about fifteen years, I used to be a cool dude in a rock band on and off...lol...Well, several bands actually. How things have changed! Back then I was convinced I was going to be a rock star. Me and my friend, Pat Slaney, got a band together when we were at school, The Crew, and did our first gig in front of the whole school. I joined several other bands after I left school, one of which is pictured above. I'm on the left side playing bass guitar. The last time I played in public was Battle of the Bands 98 at a venue in Hitchin. I have some recordings on Youtube I made many years ago if anyone's interested. The recording quality is terrible! Disclaimer: Some songs (one in particular, Like it Dirty) will contain some bad language.
The band 'Listen' featured in picture. Live at Fairlans Valley.
Let me in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ktXrq0QqY
Maybe Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtrdjVSWr6Q
The band 'Bones on the Ivory's' Studio recordings.
Not the Indian Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfDL8cXxILg
Accident & Emergency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctiISN5bPr0
Like it Dirty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7e0H2NQXL8
The band 'Nebula' Studio recordings.
Drag you to Dispair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRDy5iXUv4w
Setting Lies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-g6PF8eLwk
Being a builder, I like building things. One of my greatest accomplishments is the telescope I built. I never imagined I could ever build a telescope knowing nothing about how they worked, until a friend of mine, Jerry, showed me one he had built himself. Very impressive! Not being able to afford a big telescope, I set about building my own one. As it turns out, it really wasn't that hard. I made a quarter scale drawing of how it would work, and off I went. It took me about two years to construct, but came out really well. For you technical folk, it's a six and a quarter inch Newtonian Reflector on a Dobsonian mount with a f8 (48 inch) focal length. How clever does that make me sound? haha!! I called my masterpiece, Exit. Way out man! The picture shows the main telescope without the stand.
Here is a picture of the moon I took with Exit. It's not great quality, but taking a photo through a telescope is no easy task.
Sticking to the boy theme, I have to mention one of my most fun hobbies, making rockets! There's nothing more satisfying than taking a pop bottle and turning it into an impressive looking three-foot projectile and launching it 600 feet in the air at 130mph! That is FUN! This all started when I bought a two stage water rocket from the internet, and it was rubbish. Bitterly disappointed, I thought I could make a better one myself. So that's what I did. I searched the internet for ideas, and after several failed attempts, I designed my own rockets with a launch system I also designed myself using interlocking hose connections. It worked a treat! Pictured above are some of the rockets I made, the largest of which (The Mothership) exploded at 80lb per square inch pressure before I had chance to launch it LOL It nearly burst my eardrum. So I made an even bigger one, as you do, which was the most impressive launch I've ever seen. Unfortunately, it only flew once, and went home in a black plastic rubbish bag haha!! I still haven't finished with this hobby yet. I'm planning to move on to solid fuel at some time in the future. I want to make an exploding rocket. I'll let you know how it goes if I survive the experience. :)
I like hobbies, and these are just a few of them. I may have a pink laptop, and be considered as one-of-the-girls by lots of my friends, but I'm a boy at heart.
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