(bow before my magnificent punning wit)
Here in Glasgow the thermometer has now dropped to the point officially designated ‘Holy Crap! cold’, and the canal has now frozen so solid that it can apparently support an entire living room’s-worth of furniture (see below). More excitingly, I saw a deer! I had no idea there were deer in Glasgow, and this was no more than a mile from the centre. Here’s some video proof:
And some photos of the bitter cold:
I’m not sure I’ve mentioned minecraft here before, but this series of videos has recently rekindled my interest:
It’s worth watching at least up till episode 6 I think. That’s when things take a turn for the weird. And if you’ve not played the game, you really should. There’s nothing quite like it. Bear in mind that the free ‘creative’ version is a very different (and inferior, imo) game to the paid-for ‘survival’ version. It’s survival you want. Anyway, here’s a recent screenshot of my own magnificent castle in the sky (with an annex under construction on the right):
…some video from my new camera:
(note the HD button)
This is the first time I’ve really tried to do any video editing, so it’s pretty clumsy and scruffy. The music’s one of the tracks from the upcoming EP (which may possibly be finally released within a couple of weeks). It was all shot by the canal and from the flagpole in Ruchill Park. I edited it in kdenlive.
I just shot some more footage along the canal this morning, with all the fresh snow, so you can expect more videos in future. Hopefully I’ll get a bit better at editing too.
So in preparation for the EP’s release, and the new band website, we’ve moved the blog to wordpress. And changed the blog’s name, now that we actually have a band name. WordPress seems to be a nicer piece of software than blogger, though I’m not too impressed you have to pay to be able to alter the blog’s stylesheet (hopefully not a problem when we have the blog mirrored on the band website).
Anyway, I’m going to leave this post at the top here as an introduction. Lonesome Monsters is a Glasgow band making an electronic-y guitar-y noise. We’re releasing an EP later this year on Giant Bear Tracks. As well as my own ramblings, this blog documents our culinary adventures.
Here’s some work-in-progress tracks we’ve recorded to tide you over till the EP’s out:
A special Christmas track:
And a slightly scruffy video shot up by the canal:
And of course, be sure to check the posts below this – I generally update the blog once a week, though it’s not always band-related.