Fish for Fish – Chapter 2

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After a longish hiatus, Fish for Fish – Chapter 2 is now complete.

You can start at the beginning of Chapter 1 here, or the beginning of Chapter 2 there.

The very last page is the first I’ve done using InDesign, which I’ll probably be using for all pages from now on. It’s taking me a little longer to do layout using this tool, but that’s just a familiarity thing, and it definitely gives me better control. I may go back and update the other pages at a later date to tidy them up, but I’ll be concentrating more on new updates for the time being.

We hope to have Chapter 3 completed by Christmas, and in the meantime, you can check back for the weekly page updates if you can’t wait till then!

They’re gone (and it’s quiet now)

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There are few sounds as simultaneously beautiful, disturbing and heart-rending as the music of Tindersticks. Tonight’s performance at the Cork Opera house was no exception; After enjoying a splendid performance from Irish singer/songwriter David Kitt, the house lights dimmed, and the stage slowly populated as the first song (aptly named Intro) from The Hungry Saw picked its way to gentle fullness. Things went uphill from there.

The band were joined on stage by a string quartet who seemed very happy to step outside of their normal roles and join in a bit of maraca shaking, glass tapping and whatever else was needed to produce the fantastically beautiful analogue cacophony that makes up your standard Tindersticks song.

Sleepy song about half-way through the performance was the highlight of the evening for me. But then it’s always been a favourite of mine. This was quickly followed by She’s Gone which singer Stuart Staples claims he’s spent most of his life attempting to write a better song than.

It was announced during the encore that it was guitarist Neil Fraser’s birthday tonight and he nearly broke his right arm in a brilliant and frighteningly fast rendition of Her.

They left the stage and a very satisfied audience in typical low key fashion, with very few words. “Thank you. I think we’d better go now.” said Staples.

I think I’ll take my cue from him. If you get a chance, do go and see them.

It seemed better than shooting myself

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We have a newly designed main site!

Plans are afoot to fill in more content and possibly tweak the design a bit more over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, all feedback is appreciated.

In other news, I am a bit under the weather with migraines and brokenfootpain, but had a fantastic time visiting friends and their offspring in England. I am very much enjoying reading The Chronicles of Amber and this Saturday we’re off to see Tindersticks who are one of my favourite bands of all time, and not at all depressing, despite anything Gar might say to the contrary.

We should also finally have the rest of Chapter 2 of Fish for Fish up by the end of the month. Thank you for patience anyone who’s been waiting.

Through the tarlatan holes

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with most projects on hiatus. For those of you who don’t read mytholder’s blog, his mother has been very ill – mainly due to a bout of pneumonia on top of an existing lung condition. She’s on the mend now, and will hopefully be leaving hospital within the week (so we are frantically cleaning and clearing her house).

We’ll be trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy this week, but this chapter of Fish for Fish may be delayed a bit further as I work on some design and other projects (some of which may make an appearance on this site eventually).

My design course is going well, and I’m going to miss it when it finishes at the end of this semester. I’ll have to make sure I continue working on it and try to build up a portfolio. Some of the projects we’re doing as part of the course will give me a step up on that, at least.

I’m hoping to start the “sister course” in Digital Imaging in January, but there’s a chance it won’t be running if they can’t get the numbers.

In other news, we now have a car. I feel some eco-guilt about this, but given that the public transport system in Ireland is so very very shoddy, and we will probably need it for Mother Transporting, I feel we can justify it. I’ll probably continue to walk out to CIT and back twice a week, though. I need to renew my provisional license and I’ll probably need to take a few driving lessons as it’s been 6 years since I’ve been behind the wheel.

I’m also flying over to England on Saturday to visit a good friend, so, additional eco guilt there. At least the car means the ferry will be a viable option for future trips.

That’s all for now. More updates to come as life allows.

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