Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Uh oh...

I can see I am going to get some terrible ribbing about this...

The weekend went great.

I got loads of work done on the V-bass, it is all put together with the new pickups, volume and tone controls and a little row of on/off switches for the pickups. It all works great, and sounds terrific.

Yesterday I sat down in the sitting room, propped the camera up and pressed record.

I played away for a little while, stopped it and pressed play. The camera had not recorded the sound very well, clearly being too far from the speakers.

So I moved around, put the camera closer to the speakers, turned up the volume and played again, fluffing it terribly. So I tried again and all seemed to go well.

It was only when I got her this morning that I realised my problem. You see I have found that the easiest way to do a vblog is to record something in one take, which becomes a single file on the DVD inside my recorder. I then just upload this file. Easy! But with all of my messing around yesterday I had not switched the camera off between takes, meaning that all I have is one huge file with all 3 takes on in, with no way of editing it! Argh!

So I can see that at least one person out there will be rubbing my nose in it very badly today. Still I can take it! I deserve it!

PS, as if to confirm Teresa's comment to this post (that I am having a contest along the lines of "how many excuses can I make to avoid doing a vblog of myself playing the guitar"), I went out at lunchtime to do one of myself with my battery amplifier, you know the one with the battery that died on me. I found a nice spot by the river, settled down, switched on the camcorder and, you guessed it, the battery was dead! I make that number 4 now...

14 comments:

Teresa said...

Well, allow me to be the first one! LOL!!

I think Rock Chef is actually having a contest of some sorts...it's called..."How many EXCUSES can Rock Chef come up with to NOT do a video blog of him playing his guitar!"...and we're on what...excuse #3 now!

LOL!!

...just messing with ya! You know we love you VBLOG or not...just a ltitle bit more with a VBLOG, that's all.

:)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Teresa - I am starting to feel that I just not destined to do it. Check the PS on the post...

Doesn't that last bit count as blackmail? :-)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Hm, things are pretty slow today - I might get away with it! Only Logzie will know and I can send her another present to keep her quiet...

terri said...

WRONG! Theresa's not the only one to know!

I'm actually wondering what we'll do for fun once we can't hassle you about not posting your vblog!

I'm not too worried. I'm sure we'll find other ways to rib you!

Ali said...

Ahem.

I'm beginning to wonder if your profile picture is just a staged photo of you with some random guitar in a pawn shop or something...lol.

My darling John - make yourself a list with everything you could possibly need to make the vlog a success, and get on it! It's killing me to have to wait! Patience is not one of my strong suits :)

Claire said...

There are more of us out here waiting...

Teresa said...

SEE...it's not just ME! But...even if it was...trust you me that I could make it feel like 12 women nagging you...I do have that talent! LOL!! :)

...blackmail?...why what-ever do you mean?...{insert innocent smirk HERE}

Kiki said...

I just had to work all day, so I couldn't get to it until now....I'm dying to see and hear you play all at once, but I know you'll get it going soon!!! especially with me whhhinnnninnggg like this!!!

mr zig said...

Hm... there seems to be a lot of battery dying over across the pond! Hmmmm

Sitting in Silence said...

LMAO @ Teresa...you go girl...I'm with you LMAO xoxox

Chief Rock Chef said...

Terri - Other ways, huh? That sounds sinister!

Ali - Let's see - guitar with no broken strings, leads, amp with battery, fx box with battery, camcorder with battery, plectrum, me...

Claire - I know - I WILL get on to it soon...

Teresa - 12? Do you use this ability on Chuck? Poor guy! ;-)

Kiki - "whhhinnnninnggg" - I just imagined you saying that with a really strong NY accent - going to be grinning all day at that!

Zig - Yes, it's a side effect of the "credit crunch" - the "battery ba&&£up".

Sitting in Silence - Isn't she great?

tz said...

hmmm, having just finished my psych rotation I could delve into the meaning of this for you :)

Teresa said...

TZ-you are hilarious!

Hey RC-I've got another excuse for you...there must be some sort of battery sucking power cloud over there that follows you around and sucks your batteries dead.

This is redicilious that I'm helping you with EXCUSES now. What can I say...I love a good contest! :)

Chief Rock Chef said...

tz - What would Freud have said? I secretly want to have sex with my guitars and am not comfortable being filmed doing it?

Teresa - Yes, that sounds good. Maybe it is the Hadron Collider that is sapping my batteries!