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Africa!

This isn’t really “Rosie” as such, more of a side project. I’m supposed to be doing a 20 minute soundtrack for a drama project at Nidderdale High School. Last years theme was “The Deep”. Underwater stuff is easy. This years theme is Africa. I don’t know anything about African music…

So we went down to Knock on Wood and Andy kindly lent us some instruments to play with. We were going to spend the whole weekend on it but I managed to catch a bit of swine flu so it has been postponed. Anyway, this is what we came up with: (it goes on a bit btw, we haven’t bothered with a proper structure so it just loops over and over, you don’t have to listen to it all)

It’s a pretty rough recording, and I don’t think it fits the brief at all (this section was supposed to be Meerkats). If anyone out there knows anything about African music and is willing to offer some advice, it would be greatly appreciated.

African Instruments

We should really talk to Sega about this whole sonic thing tommy has got going.

Anyway, back to Rosie. We’re pretty stuck at the moment, what with having no money. We have a huge merchandising scheme planned, but we cant afford it at the moment (keep an eye out for Rosie branded underwear :D). I also want to get some web hosting so that we can expand the blog a bit.

Our wish list is here, our e.p. is here and our Paypal donate button is here :D

I was cleaning out one of my drives last night (in my dressing gown) and I dug up a load of old recordings. They were just for memory purposes (recorded in bidule with no drums mics so the sound is terrible) but there are some pretty funny ones.

I give you Stoned Improv:

I’m not sure I should put the drunk doug recording up, it’s pretty bad (although if we get a few donations I might consider it :D)

I’ve decided I’m not very good at concluding posts…

7 responses

  1. OOoh, as regards merch – have you looked at SpreadShirt.com ? You can have merch! with nno cash up-front!

    November 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

  2. Ooh, also, http://theshadracks.com/blog/?p=14 have gone with the bands idea. Reach out to them and see how it’s working for them!

    November 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm

  3. Would love to have you open up a Spreadshirt shop! It is totally free to open a shop – all of our products are print on demand. You set the commission for each product so you can use your shop to earn some money too. And we have a couple of different styles of underwear you can customize.
    Let me know if you need any help setting up your shop.
    Lindsay

    November 2, 2009 at 4:12 am

    • Hello!
      I hope you’re not a robot. If you’re a human then I am quite touched that you should contact us! We actually have a Spreadshirt page, but I need to spend more time on it (I’m not very good at HTML) and I was planning on releasing a rough version today.
      Thanks for the interest!
      Louis

      November 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm

      • Hi Louis – Nope not a robot – I am a real live human – you can check out my real blog at http://www.iheartpgh.com and I also work for Spreadshirt too. Actually I was a shop partner before I started working at Spreadshirt. That is so great you are already working on your shop- I can’t wait to see it! Would love to hear more about your project too. Have you checked out the Spreadshirt forums – some helpful info on customizing your shop. Also check out TommyWhite.com http://www.tommywhite.com/category/pod-talk/spreadshirt-talk/ – he is a shop partner that has posted some helpful Spreadshirt tutorials on his blog.
        Lindsay

        November 2, 2009 at 6:48 pm

      • Hi Lindsay!

        Thanks for the link (I think it will prove itself very useful). It’s great to see companies taking a more personal approach! I think Spreadshirt is a fantastic. I love the amount of control you have over your site (even if it takes a bit longer to do). You have Rosie the band’s official approval :)

        I’m glad you’re interested in our project. Our music is great isn’t it? :D We would love to be a guest on your blog! You have some really interesting articles up there (but you need more music articles!).

        Cheers!
        Louis

        November 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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