Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Long weekend

Just had a fairly laid-back 3 days...

Bought a load of steaks from the new butcher in town, gave them a bit of pepper seasoning and then whacked them on the grill. Served with fries, onion rings and fresh bread.  Very tasty.  Will certainly be doing that again soon!

Been doing some revising for me last exam on Friday.  Not cramming, just re-reading stuff and bringing it all back to the front of my mind.

Been playing the new bass, of course.  Starting to hone my favourite sounds, including one with mega-distortion.  The best thing is that my amp allows me to program in different settings so all I have to do is push a button to change from one sound to another.  Yes, I will demonstrate once the exam is done and dusted.

We actually had some sunshine yesterday!  Soooo good to see it again!  But today the clouds are back.

Watched a movie yesterday, called Iron Clad.  Set in the reign of King John (the bad guy in Robin Hood movies).  It was pretty good (if somewhat unnecessarily bloody) but there was one detail that stuck in my throat.  The main focus was around a seige at Rochester Castle, which is around 25 miles from where I live.  They made a good replica of it for the film, a very pretty computerised one for distant views and really seemed to have done a lot of homework.

Except for one thing.

They declared that they have a fresh water supply from the River Medway that runs right next to it.


The river is tidal at that point, so they would be drinking sea water!  Not recommended!

Picky I know, but why allow something so simple to slip through?  The castle must have had a good water supply - just not from the river!  Ah well, pedantic rant over...


ShadowRun300 said...

I love finding little mistakes like that in a movie, but it does tend to take away from the credibility.
Sounds like you had an awesome weekend, complete with a day of sun even! Hope the week is just as good for you!

Shrinky said...

Ha, you and my hubby would get along like a house on fire - he's always annoying the life out of me spotting mistakes on any drama/film we're watching! I think it's a guy thing..?

Good luck for the exam - you know we're all rooting for you.

Rock Chef said...

ShadowRun300 - Thanks - a busy week coming up but should be OK, if not great.

Shrinky - My wife is REALLY good at finding fault with films - she should have worked in continuity. I always thought women were worse for it than men, to be honest!

terri said...

Fries AND onion rings? I usually have to choose one or the other. And actually, we never make them at home. Mark and I recently figured out that one of us should order fries and the other, onion rings. Then we can enjoy both.

Sounds like you are having a blast with the new bass. Can't wait to hear some clips.

I never notice such details in movies. I might catch minor details, like clothing or hair length changing within the same scene. And that's always fun.

agg79 said...

Sounds like some nice steaks you grilled up there. And I could do with a round of onion rings and fries.

I am also a bit of a stickler when it comes to authenticity in films. I know they have to use artistic license, but it really takes something away from the movie when it is obvious (to me).

Rock Chef said...

Terri - Remember the glory days of Dallas when people's hair would change colour mid-scene? It took you HOW LONG to work out you could share? :-)

Agg79 - I am all for artistic license, but I hate it when something could have been done right very easily.