The bands/music I've posted so far have been pretty serious stuff in the main! The Hu possible being the exception.
I've been exploring fields further away, but what do I find for UK based traditional instruments/music being updated with current genre slants?
There's a fair bit of classical infused music,
But of course this also brought Bagpipes into play - leading me to Celtic Rock:
"Celtic rock is a genre of folk rock, as well as a form of Celtic fusion which
Moving a little less rock towards industrial post punk, and a local band I've been closely following since I first stumbled on them for their very raw 1st performance at Ramsbottom Festival. Over the few years in between they have matured and brought more depth to their music and performances.
This is a self indulgent promotion of one of my favourite new bands Ist Ist and their 1st Album release 'Architecture'. Released on 1st May, I have been playing the Vinyl and imo the whole albu
Continuing with the weaving threads of blended old and new music, this blogs aural delight harkens back to Medieval Times.
Sweden's Apocalypse Orchestra weaves a faceted tapestry of music. The band was inspired by their love for folk music and slow metal so they decided to combine the two.
The tones of ancient drone instruments entwines with heavy guitars and music separated by over 800 years do meet. With a foundation of original music and lyrics but also incorporating melodies
April 24th, 2020
Although being confined at home, I have spend very little of it with the Westfield as that's more or less finished and raring to go. I did 3D print some interior bits to see how they will fare in use.
Last month: £ 9636.76
This month: £ 0.00
Total: £ 9636.76
Music can definitely be theraputic treatment of the mind in a chaotic and demanding world. I often have music playing whilst working in the office as well as listening in my downtime.
Music can be far more 'de-stressing' than visual media, which is due to images passed by optical nerves taking massively more processing power of the brain. Sound conversly uses far less of the brain resulting in less stimulation and more relaxation.
So to a band who describe the impact of t
I also enjoy exploring multi-genre music, where different genres intertwine.
Moving on from Kauan, a Band originating in Chelyabinsk, Russia and singing in Finnish.....
To The HU, a rock band hailing from Mongolia singing in Mongolian incorporating traditional music.
The band’s name The HU, is the Mongolian root word for human being. Influenced by rock bands such as Foo Fighters and Slipknot (I can't hear the Slipknot connection!), they call their style “Hunnu Rock”…
For a while now I've been exploring Scandanavian Rock (the top countries for Metal bands per capita ratio are 1-Finland 2-Sweden 3-Iceland 4-Noway)
A short while ago I managed to get hold of an LP I’d been wanting for ages – only available on vinyl and limited availability from a record label out of Finland.
The music link I’ve included below isn’t for the LP recently purchased above, but of the same Russian/Ukrainian band Kauan’s greatest work ‘Sorni Nai’
The 52-minute si
I started the build back in November '19.
Did the easy stuff in the first, first four chapters. However.
I thought I was doing well to get the brake lines, fuel lines and bulkheads in. I failed to appreciate that the manual could be so wrong in the first few pages. The offset for the steering column hole is, in the manual, 100mm. In real life it's 80mm It's too late to remove the drivers bulkhead so some tin-bashing will have to be done.
Then I got to the fit
February 1st, 2020
Not happy with the layout of the new centre console, I moved the USB charger to the dash and moved one of the remote control buttons to the other side of the steering wheel.
February 2nd, 2020
Replaced the saddle clip and re-greased the Type 9 gearbox linkage, hoping it will improve the shifting issue I've been having for the past 2 years. This time I put two spacers on the extension to rais
January 5th, 2020
Having won a £50 voucher to spend at the Westfield Parts department with @Julie Hall - Peak District AO's Battle of the ODO's just before Christmas, I decided to replace my battery cut-off key with a proper FIA kill switch. I had one previously fitted, but that broke within a week, so having spend nearly all of the voucher on the switch, it better last longer!
January 12th, 2020
Ok so this is the start. The car get's picked up on Friday so we can then pick through everything in detail but immediately I am going to need to source the following so if anyone want's to sell the following it would be greatly appreciated:
For the whole car:
New chassis (this will be ordered from Westfield)
4 Adjustable shocks
Front Roll bar plus rose joints
Rear Roll bar plus rose joints
Full set of wheels or two to repl
December 1st, 2019
Continuing with the badge fixing.
And then I moved onto the next thing, replacing the odo display. This turned out to be a bit of a 'mare, but hopefully once put back together, not very noticeable where I had to damage things to get it apart.
I'm taking the opportunity to change the face of the gauge as the plan is to replace all gauge faces in a similar style.
December 8th, 2019
November 16th, 2019
Winter upgrade time! After cleaning the car last weekend, today I finally made a start with replacing the damaged nose cone. Part of the hesitation to do it 'in season' was that I wanted to go from 2 bolts holding the nose cone down, to 2 dzus sliding fasteners. I had @Ben (bunje) create two M8 to M4 reducers which would allow me to re-use my rivnutted M8 mounts on the chassis. But once they've been screwed in, there would be no unscrewing.
October 19th, 2019
Earlier this week I had a small electrical faux-pas as my carbon cycle wing had slowly worn away at my wiring and caused a short!
At the same time my engine would turn over but not start, so after a lot of failed attempts at diagnosing the issue, it actually turned out to be the damn idle adjuster screw again. Have now marked it's position, so I can spot it earlier. Repaired the wiring and all is good again... other th
Tel’s Tales Ty Croes, Anglesey 5th/6th Oct 2019
As has become usual, drivers headed to the Island of Anglesey for the final weekend of the year run by our friends at Longton and District Motor Club. Many of us like to arrive early on the Friday afternoon to beat the traffic and get settled in place with electric hook ups in the paddock. As we had to wait to get into the paddock due to a “private testing event” we were queued and parked up on a part of the old circuit close to Radar bend com
September 21st, 2019
I'd never been to the Peak District, so when I asked on the forums if my planned route for today was ambitious or not, @IanK (Bagpuss) kindly volunteered to show me around. What a day it was...
We started out as four with @LukeW and @Nemesis joining @IanK (Bagpuss) and my son in his Mini Cooper S in Ashbourne.
Afer some driving we met up with @Paul Hurdsfield, @bioman and Kibriyah (NWKCOG) at The Devils A***
Knockhill Sprint Sept 2019-09-09
Well I am back from a most amazing weekend in sunny Scotland having attended the 2 day sprint. It seemed like everything that could happen did happen and it turned out to be a great weekend of motorsport with 8 Westfields plus the class J cars taking part in the sprints alongside the usual Super Lap Scotland competition. It was originally Mark Anson’s idea to go to Knockhill (it has been many years since we were last there) and my discussions with Steve Arkl
3 Sisters Sunday 12st Sept 2019
Following the last few really hot weeks the weather was taking a change as we approached the first day of Autumn (1/9/19). As a results the forecast was poor with the chance of rain throughout the day but what do you expect in Lancashire? As the 8 Westfield competitors arrived at the circuit they were greeted by a nice rainbow. Quite soon it was raining as we prepared our cars for the 1000hrs start with a full entry. As predicted the track was very wet but
If it wasn't dark, I'd post a picture. The day started well, I took the car for a jaunt up to the fringes of the Big Smoke to visit my Mother. The return trip took me near the Dartford Tunnel of Love, or hate if you have to actually use it. Even at 2.45 on a Friday it was well and truly fubared, solid traffic on the coast bound A2 trying to get off for the tunnel and the M25 tailed back for miles. The idle speed rose to 2k for no apparent reason (a carb rebuild is happening soon) so I sat there
Curborough 24thAug 2019
Whilst the drivers who liked hillclimbs travelled to Loton Park a few of us entered the sprint at Curborough to tackle the favoured Figure of 8. The is by far the best layout but it does take a lot of time to get through the cars and with a full entry there was a lot of hanging around between runs in the blazing heat of the sun….and boy was it HOT. In the end we finished at 1810hrs, even with a 0900hrs start, and then I faced a long 2 hour journey home. There
Tel’s Tales 3 Sisters 4th Aug 2019
This weekend saw 4 Westfields competing at Hethel and 4 at 3 Sisters where I was. John Hoyle was in class F whilst myself, Steve and Matt were in class G. In some ways this was a strange event for Longton and District Motor Club as there were only 43 drivers taking part. The day ran well and the predicted heavy rain started at 1500hrs but by then we had completed 1 Practice and 8 Timed runs so it was great value for money and the competition was ke
July 8th, 2019
A lovely evening at the pub with likeminded people
July 17th, 2019
My son and I both wanted a 3D printer, and with the great thread from @nice_guy on all things 3D, we bought an Ender 3 Pro which was delivered a couple of days ago. Biggest hurdle for me is the CAD side, but after a few tutorials I was confident enough to print my 1st car part: a backplate for the Hella 3rd brake light mounted on
Distractions of reality - the things that keep you away from the things you like doing. Anyway, time was found to fix a few small things like fitting an air filter (kind of essential!) which entailed cutting the bonnet, fitting an abs Car Builder Solutions bulge and then a 3D printed grille to stop seagulls falling in. This is temporarily held with some old black sealant to see how it performs.
My son and I have recently shortened the sump as it had worn paper thin on all