Tuesday, July 28, 2020

It's a bit dusty in here...

Looks like there's not been much posting round here recently.  Partly this is because I think I've moaned about most of the things I most obviously want to moan about - and perhaps partly being worn out and worn down by all the on-line nonsense where you have to pick a side and a party line and if you get it wrong even down to a tiny slice of inexactitude everyone piles in and it tires you out.  Not that I've suffered from a lot of that myself I guess though I am sick of that internet thing 'you'll never guess what this person said, click here'.  I'm still pissed off by people parking on the footpath and all the rest but fed up with 'engagement' i.e. being wound up.    

Anyway...I guess it just hasn't felt like I've had the time to come on here and go on about stuff.  I've written and partly recorded a load of songs with my mates Simon Smith and Alaric Lewis as The Sunny Smiles Three and so some effort will be re-directed there.  We're at www.thesunnysmilesthree.com

There may well be some updates on there otherwise you can find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/johnparkesacoustic/ - You can also find the Sunny Smiles Three there https://www.facebook.com/thesunnysmilesthree/

And there are loads of videos either already up or on their way to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJzSuYkM7jwbiZbtT4wmbw 

You never know, I may get a renewed enthusiasm for posting but I'm guessing that there won't be much...

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Domain thing that happened today roundabout here...

I just bought some new domain names (hence 'domain thing' today - gedditt??) - one is a band name and one is for film-making.  The band is the one where top bass player Alaric Lewis and top drummer Simon Smith play along with me and it all sounds great.  We're got a fair few songs 'in the can' as they say and some of it will get released (as they say) when I get myself together and get the money (as I say).  When I say 'film making' I mean music videos really.  Mostly the sort of thing that I've put on YouTube relatively recently - but thought I might set something up that's a bit more standaloney.

Am I going to tell you what they are?  No, not for now.  It's for the exciting stuff happening 'soon' - which in my world means sometime in the next 5 years probably if I'm not dead by then...Which has been predicted - more on that anon...   

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Definitely worth the rusk...

If you were wondering what happened to www.johnparkes.com I sold it.  I was offered money, I wasn't using it directly as it were (its been redirected to this blog for a while now) so I sold it to another John Parkes in the United States who really wanted it.  In return for money. 

I'm hoping that people can still find me via Bandcamp or here or by Googling 'John Parkes music' or some-such so I thought it worth the risk.  Or rusk as I initially typed...

I'm going to buy some more domain names for 'other projects' as they say.  More on that soonish.

 

It's definitely not paaayyyydddaaaayyy!

Why do Premier Inn (and others) keep emailing me telling me that ‘it’s pay day’ when it’s not.  Not only is it apparently payday but in Premier Inn world “It’s paaayyyddddaaaayyy!” and “That all-important payday before Christmas is finally here!”

Presumably some people have jobs when they get paid at the end of the month but I’ve never had one.  It’s not something I’ve questioned people on much but when I have found out when someone is paid it’s never so far as I can remember at the end of the month.  Do all hotel chains or marketing firms pay their staff at the end of the month?  Whatever, it just makes marketing people even more idiotic in my eyes (if that’s possible).  It's not payday...

Friday, September 14, 2018

T'Northern Powerhouse?

A bod who was captioned as ‘Minister for the Northern Powerhouse’ appeared on a local TV programme the other day.  Perhaps the BBC were having a laugh or maybe it was some sort of prank where someone wins a bet by pretending to be someone that doesn’t exist in order to get on the telly.  The brief was simple enough in this case it seems – being a bloke with nothing to say.  Might try it myself at some point.  The subject might have been railways.  This is the place where there are hardly any trains and hardly anyone can afford to use them but it’s OK because they’re about to spend x pounds on station improvements.  Mm…at least there’ll be a tram running down the bottom of my road by 2007.  Though that’ll be in the same world as the one where they have a Minister for the Northern Powerhouse…